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How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

Sometimes you might hear sudden sounds of some videos being played when you open your Chrome Browser. This sound is not magical instead it is coming from any video being played in one of your Chrome Tabs. The good thing is that Chrome allows you to anytime enable or disable the sound option. To do so, you need to launch the Chrome browser and tap on the three dots in the corner, and go to Settings>Site Settings>Sound. Now, to turn off the sound, toggle the button and Switch it off.

This happened to me recently. I boarded a train and was busy browsing some sites on my browser when suddenly I could hear the intro music and then, some news broadcast. I was just wondering about the emergence of this out of the blue!

I somehow managed to reduce the volume to take control. However, I couldn’t figure out why the sound was playing. I was using the Chrome browser for reading a blog post and multiple tabs were open at that time.

After checking all the tabs, I saw a live autoplay video embedded on the news site. I immediately stopped the video and closed the tab. But, it left me wondering how that happened without my consent. After a quick research, I found that this autoplay feature works like an ad that is often embedded in blogs and news websites for monetization.

Related: How to Allow or Block Sound Access in Chrome Computer?

This, I thought that I need to disable the sound access permission to any website that I am not aware of. In this blog, I’ve mentioned all the steps that I’ve taken to disable sound access for the website.

How to Disable Sound on Chrome for Android?

If you do not watch videos or listen to music in your browser, then you can easily disable the sound permissions for all websites using the chrome sound settings.

Here are the steps to disable sound in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open the Sound tab.
  6. The Sound is default set to Allowed.
  7. Toggle the button to turn OFF the Sound access to Chrome Android.

Block and Mute Sound on Chrome Android

After disabling sound access from the chrome sound settings, you won’t be able to listen to any sound or music playing in your Chrome browser.

However, if you do listen or watch anything then it’s recommended to enable sound access on the Chrome browser. It’s easy to turn off the sound within the browser by tapping on the volume icon in music or video player unless you do not know what is playing in the background.

How to Enable Sound Access on Chrome Android?

There will be certain times that you have to watch a video on Chrome. In that case, you can easily just toggle the sound access and turn it ON again. Considering that you’ve already turned OFF the sound access in Chrome sound settings.

Here are the steps to enable sound in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open the Sound tab.
  6. Toggle the button to turn ON the Sound access to Chrome Android.

Allow Sound on Chrome Android

How to Mute Sound for a Site on Chrome Android?

This is the option that I use more often. There is this feature called + Add Site Exceptions, which typically works inversely. For example: if you want to disable the sound access for Facebook.com, then here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser app on Android phones.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon the menu for more options.
  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and Tap on the Site Settings option.
  5. Within the Site Settings open the Sound tab.
  6. Toggle the button to turn ON the Sound access to Chrome Android.
  7. Tap on + ADD SITE EXCEPTION  command.
  8. Enter the site URL facebook.com.
  9. Tap on the Add button.

Site Exception for Allow or Mute Sound in Chrome Android

This will block the sound access for facebook.com on Chrome Android. But you will still be able to play sound and music except for Facebook.

Inversely, if you wanted only facebook.com should play the sound, then the rest of them will be blocked. At step #6 — Turn OFF the sound access and add an exception for facebook.com to allow sound permission.

Video on Sound Access Permission on Chrome Android

In this video tutorial, we will learn how to enable or disable sound permission to the website. This will help in disabling background sound from the selected website.

How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line: Chrome Android Sound Access

The chrome browser on the android phone grants privileges to its users to control the sound. It helps in customizing the sound and helps in media autoplay based on the choice of websites.

If you think a particular website is annoying and do not want to listen to any sounds or music, then blacklist the website URL by adding it to the exception list. All this can be accessed under the chrome audio settings.

Similarly, you can also control sound access permissions on a chrome computer browser. You can enable or disable the media autoplay as well as turn off the sound for selected websites.

What is your setting for sound permissions on your chrome android browser? Do you mute the sites and tab in chrome android?

FAQs

How to enable Sound access on Chrome Android?

To enable Sound access on Chrome Android, firstly click on the three dots at the top right corner of Chrome and go to Settings>Site Settings>Sounds. After tapping on the Sound option, toggle the button and switch ON the sound access.

How to disable Sound Access on Chrome Android?

If you want to disable the Sound Access on Chrome Android then tap on the three dots in Chrome Browser and go to settings. Next, open the Site Settings and scroll down to Sound. Tap on the Sound option google the button next to it and Switch it OFF.

What are the steps to mute Sound for a Site on Chrome Android?

If you want to mute Sound Access for particular sites then launch Chrome and tap on the three dots on the top corner. Open the settings>Site Settings>Sounds. Firstly toggle the button and switch ON the sound access then tap on Add site Exceptions. Now, enter the URL of the site for which you want to mute Sound and tap on Add.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

WindowsMacOSiOSAndroidLinux
Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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7 thoughts on “How to Enable or Disable Sound Access to Chrome Android?”

  1. Madragora

    Really helpful, ta. i had an issue with sound on my android, after having played around with settings, and perhapos inadvertently switiching it off, as described above. Couldn’t identify the problem, did a factory reset then installed the latest cversion of Chrome. Suddenly the sound cam eback and i made the connection as to what I think I must have done. however, one day later and the sound has dropped off again – checked the settings, all the same there, so now I’m stuck! ?s it Chrome, or is it perhaps a problem with my 4 year old phone??

    1. Editor Staff

      Hi Madragora, are you able to play sound or music in any other app? Like YT or any Music App? That would probably help you to judge whether it’s an issue with just the Chrome browser or overall Android phone. Let me know how it goes!

      1. Same issue. I have sound on every other app. YT, Pandora, FB, tictok, literally every app except chrome. All sound settings are ON. I’ve uninstalled the app, updated it and all and still nothing. I’m lost totally. My phone is only a year old. No one seems to have an answer for me. If you can help let me know , Thanks !

        1. Editor

          Hi Dave, is it happening for a specific site on chrome or any site? If everything else is good but chrome, then you can visit the nearest service center to get checked, I think it might be some other sound settings that are creating the problem.

          Did you check your Sound Settings with the Phone Settings app?

      2. Maurice

        This does not work if the Html file and audio files referred to from the HTML file are both located in a local directory.

      3. Thank you, finally an answer, other sites offer ridiculous advice like try putting the volume up, duh why didn’t I think of that!? I’ve spent hours trying to figure this out on a new phone I only just realised this was happening as I don’t check my emails often on the phone and video sound from links wouldn’t play and yet YT and Spotify were fine.

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