If you’ve played Pokemon Go for a while, you’ll know that the music and sound effects can be a bit grating, so here’s how you can mute the game, either just the sound or the music alone, or perhaps even both of them.
How to Mute the Volume for Sounds and Music in Pokemon Go
As mentioned above, the music and sound effects in Pokemon Go can get a bit annoying, particularly on higher volumes or if you’re just played the game for a while already – as with most Pokemon games, it is a bit simple music-wise – but being a mobile game, it also repeats a lot more.
So how can we mute the sound effects and music of Pokemon Go? Well, fortunately, the options are provided in the settings menu of the game to do so.
To mute the sound effects of Pokemon Go, just lower the soundbar down to 0, or tap on the speaker icon next to it. Likewise, the music can be muted by doing the same with its speaker icon and soundbar. You can also, as I have done, mute both. If you play a lot of the game, you will get tired of the sounds sooner or later, so this is a handy thing to remember.
If you’re not aware of how to access the settings menu, don’t worry, I’ll cover that now.
Where Is the Settings Menu in Pokemon Go?
To access the settings menu, you’ll need to have the game opened and logged in. This cannot be done on the login screen as the buttons required to enter the menu are simply not present there.
Tap the Pokeball icon in the lower centre of the screen to bring up the first set of menu options. This screen will have a variety of buttons, with Pokedex, Battle, Shop, items and Pokemon all accessible from here.
In the top right-hand corner you can find Game news, Events, and the settings menu you’re looking for. Simply tap on that button to be taken into the settings menu.
The settings menu this takes you to does have a variety of options that are worth exploring. You can use it to mess with the Music and Sound settings for Pokemon Go, including using it to mute them as mentioned earlier, but you can also use this menu to do a few other things.
You can disable vibration for the game from here, for example – this is another thing that can get annoying. Pokemon Go has plenty of notifications it might push to you, so this is one you may wish to consider disabling. Battery saver is available here too, though that may negatively impact your performance so that’s something to decide on yourself.
You can also disable some of those notifications I just mentioned if you scroll down far enough on this very screen, or you can turn on Adventure Sync while you’re there – a setting I would highly recommend enabling as it’ll allow you to make progress in Pokemon Go even without the game open, adding to the totals of distance travelled for your egg hatching efforts and maybe finding a candy or two on the way.
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