“Tapping the gallery icon. Click
Tapping the Instagram icon. Click
Click! Click!! Click!!!
What the hell! Why is my Android phone making a clicking noise? I just bought it yesterday!”
Linda or whoever you are! Calm down first!
I received this mail yesterday and laughed out loud (Pardon my manners). I had to have addressed this issue in today’s blog. So, here you go!
Brand New Android Phone Screen Making Clicking Sound? Here’s What Has Gone Wrong
There is absolutely nothing wrong with your phone. It is just the default sound system of Android.
If certain settings are turned on, the cellphone will make a clicking noise when you touch an app or tap the keyboard. Some phone models even click when you lock the screen or connect an adaptor.
A clicking sound is more common in Samsung smartphones. Some brands use a water droplet noise instead of a click.
Troubleshooting Android Phone Clicking Sound
If your phone is on general mode and has the default sound setting, expect a click when you type or tap anywhere on your phone. Resolving this issue is a cup of tea and takes less than 5 seconds. Here’s how to make your your android not to make a clicking noise
1. Clicks When You Tap An App
- Open settings
- Go To Sound And Vibration
- Turn off the touch sound
2. Clicks When You Type On The Keyboard
- Go to settings
- Tap on Language and Input
- Select the keyboard
- Uncheck sound
3. Clicks When on Lock Screen And Charging
- Tap on settings
- Go to Sound and Vibration
- Uncheck the lock screen sound
- Turn off the charging sound
Phone Vibrates & Makes Clicking Noise: A New Problem?
The latest smartphones have a default vibration setting. You will feel the jiggle whenever you touch the home button or tap the icons. Don’t worry. You can turn off both the click and vibration by following the same steps mentioned above.
My Old Phone Is Making A Clicking Sound: No, It’s Not The Default Settings
Okay! Now we are talking about something worth my attention (is it really?).
Recently, forums have been flooded with complaints about androids making a clicking noise. Users mostly notice this sound when they shake their phones.
I know hearing the clicks from your expensive androids will worry you sick. In reality, it is not that big of a deal at all. This is common in more or less all smartphones.
What can be the reasons? Honestly, no brands have yet issued any statements addressing these clicking noises. But of course, we can always rely on the experts. They have shown 2 probable causes for this clicking sound.
Camera Sensor Stabilization: The smartphone in my hand is no less than a low-key DSLR. Due to the compact camera design on the phones, the high-resolution sensors have little room to move. No wonder the sensors and the lenses keep hitting the walls (No thuds!). There you go. I solved the mystery of your phone’s clicking noises.
Gyroscope Sensor: How do you think your phone picks up the rotation and motions so smoothly? The in-built gyroscope definitely is a help here. Some tech geeks think the gyroscope is the one behind those clicking sounds in Android phones.
Are these big issues? Absolutely no! Phone companies consider each and every aspect when designing and assembling the parts. If it were a hazard, you would have received a warning already!
Of course, the phones can make a clicking noise due to some irregularities, too. For instance, loose back parts, broken screen protectors, etc.
And the iPhone users! Do not get so happy to see us suffer! I have recently read multiple threads complaining about iPhones making these weird noises. Seat back and hold tight! Who knows, your phone can be the next (Kidding)!
Do not get frustrated and go nuts if your phone makes a splash instead of a clicking noise. The solutions are the same. Head to the settings, select sound and vibration settings and uncheck the bars. There you go! No more clicks!
And if the clicks are mechanical, no settings will help you with that, really. You can have your phone checked.
However, I have already told you the gyroscope and camera sensors are responsible for these clicks. Then again, getting your phone checked, especially when it is on insurance, does not hurt.