Facebook Sounds Too Loud (Notifications and Other Sounds)

Are you looking for assistance in disabling sounds on Facebook for your Android or iOS device? Strangely, the Facebook app is configured to produce disruptive noises, notifying you (and those around you) whenever you make a post or engage with content on the platform.

If these sounds become bothersome or you simply want to silence them, you can quickly mute Facebook on your Android smartphone or tablet, as well as on your iPhone and browser. This option is accessible to all users, and you can achieve it by following these steps:

How to Turn off Notification Sounds on Facebook?

You can turn off notification sounds and other sounds on Facebook following the step-by-step guide below that enlists three different notifications.

Solution 1: Turn Down The Ringer Volume (for Phone)

If your ringer or notification volume is set to maximum, it’s understandable that Facebook notification sounds may seem loud, especially if you typically keep your notification sound at a lower level.

To decrease your notification volume, you can utilize the physical slider button on your phone. Alternatively, access your phone’s Settings and navigate to Sound and Volume or its equivalent.

Next, lower the notification sound by sliding down the volume bar displayed on the screen.

For iOS devices, go to Settings, then Sound and Haptics, and reduce the notification sound from this menu.

Solution 2: Manage Notifications On Facebook (for Browser)

Tap on the ‘More’ button or the downward-pointing arrow at the top of the Facebook browser’s Home Screen. Navigate to “Settings and Privacy” from the available options.

Within “Settings and Privacy,” you’ll find various options like Privacy Checkup, Privacy Center, Activity Log, Settings, etc. Select “Settings” from here.

Under “Other Notifications,” several options will appear, allowing you to choose which notifications to keep and which ones to turn off. Utilize the toggle options to specify the notifications you’d like to disable.

Note: If you find a particular notification too loud, whether it’s Push, Email, or SMS, you can opt to turn off that specific notification using the toggle button; we recommend doing the same.

Solution 3: Turn Off Messenger Sounds and Notifications

The Facebook Messenger app, designed as a companion messaging tool for Facebook, facilitates seamless conversations with individuals worldwide.

When you receive a new message in Messenger, a brief sound accompanies the notification, alerting you to the incoming message.

Initially, the notification sound may not bother you, especially if you receive a moderate number of messages. However, over time, it could become irritating, particularly in public places where extraneous noise is already a source of annoyance.

Fortunately, you have several options to silence Messenger notifications. You can mute specific conversations, ignore them entirely, or disable sound for all Messenger notifications.

Here’s how to manage notifications in Facebook Messenger:

  1. Open the Facebook Messenger app.
  2. Tap on the picture of your profile located in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Select “Notifications & Sounds.
  4. Go to “Customize Notifications”.
  5. From here, you can tap on “Silent” and you will receive the notifications quietly instead of sound or vibration.

What types of notifications does Facebook send?

Notifications are essentially status updates regarding the activity on Facebook. It is dependent on the platform that you are using as to what kinds of notifications are available:

Desktop and mobile

Red alert notifications take precedence by being displayed atop other notifications. A red bubble will emerge, signaling the arrival of new notifications, with the bubble containing the count of these new notifications.

Email notifications refer to notifications received via email. Familiarize yourself with the intricacies of email notifications.

Push notifications are those that surface on your device, even when Facebook is not actively in use. These notifications are aptly termed “push notifications.”

Desktop only

Pop-up notifications manifest as on-screen pop-ups when you are logged into Facebook, signaling interaction from a friend, such as posts on your timeline. These notifications can be accessed by clicking on them to view the story, or you can dismiss the notification by clicking the X.


Text notifications are alerts transmitted to a user’s mobile device through text messaging (SMS). Obtain additional details about the text notification system.

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