Skip navigation

Keyboard click volume fluctuation

10533 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2013 1:18 PM by Jas283 RSS
1 2 Previous Next
d4800 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 10, 2010 6:26 PM
I've only found a few responses from searches re: this issue, so I'll start my own...

Has anyone experienced the keyboard volume get louder and softer while typing? I'm not covering the speaker, because it happens when the phone is flat on a table. Randomly, while typing a text or e-mail, the keyboard sound drops to almost silent, and then, just as randomly, up to loud.

Obviously, this is a minor issue, but I do like the typing sound option, and it's a bit annoying when it jumps up and down. Thanks.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • bibo24 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 10, 2010 7:38 PM (in response to d4800)
    Yes, I have had that problem on my 3GS and on my 4. As I type, the volume of the typing clicks changes sometimes. Like you I have heard others say it is because the speaker is being covered while being held but that is absolutely not the case. Not sure what causes this but I've learned to just live with it since in my opinion it's just a software glitch.
    MacBook 1.83, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • soundmanbrad Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 10, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to d4800)
    I have the same problem. If someone figures this out, please let us know.
    ipt4g, iOS 4
  • tiapia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 22, 2011 11:05 PM (in response to d4800)

    I am experiencing something like this on my new iPad 2. I can be typing and the keyboard clicks are normal and then all of a sudden, it clicks louder. Seems like it happens when I click on a key on the right side of the keyboard (maybe return or delete of the caps - not quite sure). I' m guessing (there, it just happened when I hit the "s" - so it's not necessarily on the right side of the keyboard) it's a software problem since other people have reported it on their iPhones as well. I hope Apple looks into this and fixes it.

  • CY21 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2011 8:03 AM (in response to d4800)

    I experience the same thing too! on my ipod 4 working on 4.1.

  • CY21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 7, 2011 8:03 AM (in response to d4800)

    SAME! ipod 4, 4.1. same thing. it's pretty annoying.

  • pexdude Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 10, 2011 7:31 PM (in response to d4800)

    You'll find it has something to do with predictive spelling.  I'd guess it also only happens if you've chosen to hear the corrections "spoken aloud".

    When the iPhone suggests a word as you type, it temporarily raises the volume so you can hear the word, and then the volume returns to the previous level.

    As there is a few seconds lag for the volume to return to its normal level, you hear the key clicks change volume for a short time.

     

    Greg

    Australia

  • tedfromcalgary Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 6, 2011 10:05 AM (in response to pexdude)

    yes he is right about auto corrections and spoken aloud, when the word comes up the iphone says the word and it raises the volume of the keyboard click noticeably louder. Then few seconds later it returns to its normal volume. This only happens if you have the volume all the way up to the max. I think, but im sure spoken aloud is the main problem, you can just turn it off then it will solved your problem.

  • smolson1969 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 25, 2011 4:47 PM (in response to pexdude)

    I don't use the speaking corrections feature and still have the same proble

    . I do use the corrections feature though...just not the speaking part. Could that still be an issue?

  • Samt24 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 2, 2011 6:22 PM (in response to smolson1969)

    I am only new to this forum and not sure how things work. I see a lot of people here with the same problem but i dont see any comments from an authorised representative with a solution?

     

    my problem is ... All of a sudden i have REALLY LOUD keyboard clicks and its really annoying. How can i turn them right down again ?

     

    Please help

    Sam

  • ronaldfrompittsburgh Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 20, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to d4800)

    Ditto to Samt24's 12/2/11 response.  It would be nice to see a comment from an Apple rep.  The apparent inability to control the volume of the keyboard clicks (other than just turning off the feature) is highly annoying.  Notwithstanding that the phone (iPhone 4s) settings allow me to control the volume otherwise with the buttons, the keyboard clicks remain loud even though the ringer is turned way down. 

  • Pluto90 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 26, 2012 11:02 PM (in response to d4800)

    Yes, I also have the same problem with sporadicly loud typing volume for quick instances!  Glad to know I don't just have a defective phone.

  • Pluto90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 26, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to Pluto90)

    (p.s. this is on a brand new iPhone 4s, so they still haven't resolved the issue)

  • nberren Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 6, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to d4800)

    Yesterday I traded in my iPhone 3g for an iPhone 4s. I have had this same problem twice already.  All of the sudden, out of nowhere, the keyboard clicks become rediculously loud and the page turning sound is loud too!  I talked to a person from Apple Support and actually had them read the entries everyone has been writing here.  They told me to go into Settings > Sounds> And then under Ringer and Alerts turn the "Change with Buttons" to OFF.  We'll see if this works or not.  My phone had already gone back to normal volume by the time I spoke with someone. 

  • Kevin808 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 22, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to d4800)

    Same here...  On my new iPh4s.  Didn't happen on my 3Gs (Both running OS 5.*)

     

    It seems to happen to me when another sound plays while i'm typing (Like the "Shooop" sound when a text is being sent)  That sound gets truncated and the typing then goes spaztic and starts fluctuating up and down.  It seems like it's fixed when I am done with the text I am writing and send it.  Next text the volume is normal and constant.

     

    But yes, it is annoying.

1 2 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (2)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.