How to Turn Off Sound in Pokemon Go

If you’ve ever been playing the Pokemon Go game in public, then it’s very likely that you have encountered a situation where you wish you could turn off the music and sounds coming from the game. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn how to turn off sound in Pokemon Go so that you can play the game in silence.

The steps in this article are going to show you where to find the settings that control the music and sound effects in Pokemon Go so that you can turn them off. We cover these steps briefly at the top of the article, then we continue further below with more information and pictures.

  1. Open Pokemon Go.
  2. Touch the Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Choose the Settings option at the top-right of the screen.
  4. Tap the button to the right of Music and Sound Effects to turn them off.

Pokemon Go, like almost every game that you would play on your phone or on a video game console, uses music and sound effects to enhance your experience with the game.

But the sounds that come from the game when you’re playing it can be quite loud and distracting, especially if you are playing the game in public around other people. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the sound options in Pokemon Go so that you can turn them off.

How to Disable Pokemon Go Sounds (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 using the iOS 13.1.2 operating system. However, these steps will work for other iPhone models, as well as Android models.

Step 1: Tap the Pokemon Go icon to launch the game.

launch Pokemon Go

Step 2: Touch the red Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.

tap the Pokeball icon

Step 3: Tap Settings at the top of the screen.

open Pokemon Go settings menu

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Music and the button to the right of Sound Effects to remove the check mark.

how to turn off sounds in Pokemon Go

Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about how to turn off sound in Pokemon Go.

More Information on Changing or Turning off the Pokemon Go Sounds and Music

While most of what happens in Pokemon Go won’t be affected if you choose to turn off the sound or the music, it’s possible that you might miss certain game cues or information that may only be conveyed if you are able to hear everything that is coming from the game.

Note that muting your device will also stop the music and sound effects from playing if you would prefer not to turn them off entirely. However, you can always return to this menu later and turn the sounds off or turn them back on if you wish.

If you sign out of Pokemon Go, either to sign into a different account or as part of a troubleshooting method, then these sound settings will reset and you will need to turn them off again. For some reason the sound settings do not persist if you sign out of the game.

Curious to see how many Pokemon you’ve caught? Find out where to view the total number of captured Pokemon in Pokemon Go if you want to see the number that is shown as part of the shared stats with your in-game friends.

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