sounds and clicks

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iOS & iPadOS
So when I use my 4s, I receive audio clicks and other sounds as I navigate around an app or select a button. My friend just purchased a 4s, but receives no audio feedback other than VO. I've compared the sound and VO settings on our two phones and they match, so there must be a setting elsewhere that I'm missing. Does anyone know how to activate the feedback clicks and sounds? Thanks for the help.

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Submitted by Shersey on Friday, August 10, 2012

I don't know how knew you are to the iPhone's layout, but on the left-hand side of the phone, if it is held in your hand with the touchscreen facing you and the audio jack upward, is a switch. If you pull that switch toward you, you will unmute the phone--in other words, turn sounds back on. I sort of wish the alarm would respect the mute switch. Even when the phone is muted, the alarm will sound. Maybe there's a setting I've overlooked somewhere. I hope this has helped, Shersey

Hi, The mute switch is the only solution I have to this problem as well. As far as alarms go, they don't abide by the mute switch's rules because I guess Apple figures if you set them up in the first place, you really want them.

It makes things kind of hard, though. My fiance and are on different sleep schedules, so having the alarm respect the mute switch would be important, since I would really prefer not to wake him when I'm in the same room in which he is sleeping. Thanks, Shersey

Submitted by Chelsea on Friday, August 10, 2012

In reply to by Shersey

Understandable. I think then what you would want to do is set the alarm like normal, choose a sound and all, and then turn the volume all the way down before you go to sleep and have the phone where you can hear/feel it vibrate. this won't work for me using VO and my iPhone as a clock during the night, but it may work for you.

That's a good idea. I'll give that a shot and see if it works okay. My fiance is very sensitive to unexpected soundd, so I'm hoping I can get it low enough to not disturb him. Thanks, Shersey

Submitted by Jamison on Friday, August 10, 2012

In reply to by Shersey

Wow, that seems like such an obvious solution now, but I sure didn't think of it until you mentioned it. Thanks for the responses.

Submitted by Eileen on Friday, August 10, 2012

In reply to by Shersey

Less disturbing alarms. I like timba because it is very quiet and low key. I also created custom ring tones which don't send me leaping up to the ceiling in the morning. I really enjoy the control the iphone gives over alarms. I haven't fsion a clock that comes close.