With default settings when a new notifications arrives in Windows 10, a notification bar becomes visible on the bottom of the screen simultaneously playing a sound. It appears for a few seconds before disappearing automatically.
However many users prefer only the visual notification and not the sound as they find it a little annoying. It can cause a disturbance while you are in the middle of some other stuff like watching a move, chatting etc.
One way to turn off the notification sound is the mute button but it won’t be of many use as it will turn off all the sounds. Other way is to use Quite Hours feature, but it turns off but visual and audio notifications.
Methods to turn off notification sounds in Windows 10
Method 1 of 3
Turn off notification sounds for specific or all apps
Step 1: Open Settings app.
Step 2: Access the System tile.
Step 3: Click on Notifications and actions.
Step 4: Scroll down, under Show notifications from these apps, tap or click on an app name that you want to turn off the notification sound for. For instance, if you don’t want to hear the notification sound for Mail app, click or tap on it.
Step 5: Turn off the option named Play a sound when a notification arrives. That’s it! From now onwards, when a notification arrives, Windows 10 will only display the visual notification without playing the sound.
If you want to turn off the notification sound for all apps, tap or click on each app one after another and then turn off Play a sound when a notification arrives option.
Method 2 of 3
Turn off all notification sounds under Control Panel
Step 1: Open Control Panel.
Step 2: Click on Sounds.
Step 3: Switch to Sounds tab. Under Sound scheme section, select No sounds, and then click or tap Apply button.
Method 3 of 3
Stop third-party programs from playing notification sound
Even when the notification sound is turned off, some third-party programs might continue to play the notification sound. For instance, the FeedDemon application plays the notification sound whenever there is a new feed.
Most of the desktop programs that play a notification sound also offer an option to turn off the notification sound. You need to open the program’s settings to turn off the notification sound.