Using a new smartphone for the first time is a mixture of excitement and impatience. Everything is a surprise, especially if you changed to a manufacturer that has a completely different interface than the one you’re used to. However, these little surprises can turn into frustration and annoyance real quick if we’re not a fan of the new features. That’s why I’m going to show you how to deactivate five stock options that drive us mad.
1. Deactivate touch response sounds and vibrations
When I’m using a smartphone for the first time there are few things that I like less than touch feedback. The vibrations and sounds that imitate the reaction of a real button just make me nervous, so it’s always the first thing I turn off. Besides badly imitating reality the only thing it actually does is waste battery.To stop the sounds and vibrations of the touch response:
Go to Settings > Sounds > Other sounds.
Once there you can deactivate: keyboard sounds, screen lock sounds, charging sounds, touch sounds, touch vibration, etc.
Note: If the smartphone is going to be used by an older adult who doesn’t have a keen sense of touch, it is recommended to leave the vibration activated so it’s easier to tell when the screen is touched.
In the beginning, everything vibrates. / © AndroidPIT
2. Deactivate keyboard vibration when you type
Ok, you’ve deactivated all the touch feedback on the system, so why does it vibrate when I type? Well, the keyboard has a mind of its own. To deactivate keyboard vibrations, you’ll have to head to the settings on the keyboard itself, whether you still use the stock one or one that you’ve installed.
Go to Settings