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Guide: How to Turn off Sound in Pokemon GO

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2024-05-07 / Update for  change location

You experience a lot of things while playing pokemon especially when you catch a pokemon, spin pokestops, or engage in a raid battle. One thing which remains constant in all these activities is the sound and music. 

how to turn off sound in pokemon go

Whenever you tap on any pokemon they produce sound and whatever occurs in the game accompanies certain sound effects. However, if you are a very quiet person and like to play games in silent mode then here is how to turn off sound in Pokemon GO.

How to Turn off Sound in Pokemon GO

Apart from personal liking of not having sound effects in the game, it also feels weird when you play in public places. If you didn’t know it before then you must know that turning off sound is possible in the Pokemon GO game. Here are the simple steps to turn off sound Pokemon GO iPhone.

  • Open your Pokemon GO app.
  • At the bottom of the screen, touch Pokeball icon.
  • From the next screen, choose the settings from the top right corner of the screen.
  • There you will see an option for music and sound effect, tap on the button next to them to turn them off.

    how to turn off sound in pokemon go

How to Turn off Vibration in Pokemon GO

Apart from sound, vibration which comes from the game can also be distracting since it makes you panic about the action you just performed in the game. 

So similar to music and sound effects, you can also turn it off to enjoy an entire calm and silent gaming experience. Here is how the Pokeball plus vibration off process works.

  • Open Pokemon GO game.
  • Tap on Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now press the settings option from the upper right corner of the screen.
  • You will see a vibration option there, just tap on the button next to it to turn it off.

    how to turn off vibration in pokemon go

How to Turn off Pokemon GO AR

Pokemon GO game uses augmented reality mode. It is used when catching pokemon or playing with a partner pokemon. However, this feature is not for everyone. Even some pokemon players recommend not using AR mode in Pokemon GO. 

It is because it makes it difficult to interact with pokemon. Moreover, it drains your phone battery rapidly. So, in case you don’t like to have AR mode turned on then here is how to turn off Pokemon GO ar mode.

  • Open Pokemon GO app.
  • Tap on Pokeball on the main screen.
  • Press the settings option in the upper right corner.
  • Next, scroll down the page till you see the AR+ option.
  • By default, it will have a tick mark, just uncheck it to turn it off.

    how to turn off pokemon go ar

How to Enable Pokestop Scan

Having the pokestop scan feature enabled gives you the flexibility to take and upload videos from real-world locations. You can upload mainly those videos which are attached to pokestops in pokemon. It can help game developers create a 3D map of those places. This feature is available if you have reached level 20. Here is how to enable it.

  • Open the Pokemon GO app.
  • Touch the Pokeball at the bottom of the screen.
  • From the upper right corner, press the settings option.
  • Scroll down to find the “enable pokestop scan” option. Press the circle next to it to mark it as turned on.

    how to enable pokestop scan

Bonus Tips: How to Walk in Pokemon GO at Home

Have you ever imagined walking without walking actually? Not sure about the real world but it’s entirely possible in pokemon that you can walk in this game without any need to move physically. 

This is possible with the help of Tenorshare iAnyGo software which helps you to spoof your location anywhere in the world safely. This way you don’t need to spend a lot of time walking and catching rare pokemon.

The best way to get rare pokemon is to play Pokemon GO without going out, users can play the game at home with the help of Tenorshare iAnyGo. Here is how to use iAnyGo’s joystick movement feature to play Pokemon GO being at home.

  • Launch iAnyGo on your computer and connect your device with it. Select the 4th option “Joystick movement” feature and proceed.

    joystick movement
  • Choose the speed you want to move with from the speed slider. You can also set walking, cycling, or driving speed.

    set speed
  • Now circle the joystick and release it to start an automatic movement. You can change the direction to 360 degrees anywhere in the game.

    start joystick movement


If you perform best in silence then consider turning off the music, sound, and vibration effects in the Pokemon GO game. We hope this guide helped you to figure out the easy process of how to turn off sound in Pokemon GO. Moreover, if you are too tired to go around and play the game then try Tenorshare iAnyGo to play game with the ease of staying at home.

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