The never-ending tap, tap of physical keyboards has been replaced by a sound effect on the iPhone. Apple provides familiar clicking noises with its virtual iOS keyboard, which are enabled by default. While Keyboard Clicks may help to confirm that a character key is pressed, the sounds are not necessary. Some iPhone users may prefer to silence the iOS keyboard once and for all.
Sounds and Ringtones
Knowing when an important call or text comes through can save time. Instead of looking at your iPhone, there's an easy way to give different people their own unique iOS ring. This means iPhone owners can know exactly who's calling or sending messages right away. Custom text tones and ringtones can be configured directly from the Contacts or Phone app.
Sometimes you want to hear a special ringtone for specific callers. To assign a ringtone other than the default ringtone to a contact follow these steps:
- Open your Contacts list.
- Select the name of the contact to customize.
- Touch the Edit button. Scroll down and select ringtone.
- Choose the desired ringtone from the list. You will hear the ringtone.
- Press the Done button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
- Tap the Done button again.
- Now when that contact calls you will hear the new ringtone.
The iPhone can be silenced with one switch. The upper left hand corner of the iPhone has two volume buttons and a sliding switch. This sliding switch is the ring/silent switch. To place the iPhone in vibrate mode and silence the call ringer flip the ring/silent switch down so that a bright orange color appears. The iPhone is now in silent mode.
Apple surprised iPhone X owners with an exclusive iPhone X-only ringtone named Reflection. The new tone has been described as an update to Marimba, the original iPhone ringtone first launched in 2007. Of course, an exclusive is only temporary. Once the ringtone is publicly released the genie doesn't go back in the bottle.