How to Turn Off Feedback Sounds in Excel for Office 365

It can be helpful when you are using a program to receive some sort of notification if you have completed a task. It can also be helpful to receive an indication when you aren’t able to complete something, or if an action was unsuccessful.

Excel can provide information like this through feedback sounds, which play when certain tasks are performed, or are unable to be performed. While some users can find these feedback sounds helpful, others may find them to be somewhat annoying. Fortunately this is a setting that you can disable without needing to worry about muting the sound on your computer. Continue below and see how to turn off feedback sounds in Excel.

How to Disable the Feedback Sounds in Microsoft Excel for Office 365

The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Excel for Office 365 version of the application, but will also work in some earlier versions of Excel as well.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Excel.

Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.

open the microsoft excel file menu

Step 3: Select Options at the bottom-left corner of the window.

open excel options menu

Step 4: Choose the Ease of Access tab at the left side of the Excel Options window.

select the ease of access tab

Step 5: Click the box to the left of Provide feedback with sound to clear the check mark, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

how to turn off feedback sounds in microsoft excel for 0ffice 365

This Excel Options menu contains a lot of other settings that you can adjust which can improve your experience with the application. For example, find out how to hide the scroll bars if you find that they are getting in your way while you work on a spreadsheet.