In order to prevent your Mac from playing system sounds (startup, recycle bin, etc.), you may directly turn the volume of the device to maximum. We’ll show you how to turn off these sounds in isolation, so your Mac stays in sound mode, but not playing system sounds.

Turn off system sounds

MacOS, like any operating system, has different programmed sounds for the user interface, as well as at startup. You may want to have the Mac in sound, but not have those specific sounds reproduced. The solution is not to silence the Mac completely, but it can be configured to isolate these sounds.

The procedure is more than simple and is done in a few seconds from the Mac’s own settings. We will teach you how to do it step by step:

Open your Mac menu ( icon in the upper left corner). Go to ‘System Preferences’. Now go to the ‘Sound’ section. Inside you will see the options to turn off system sounds.

In the sound section, you can turn off the options “play sound at startup” and “play user interface sounds”. If you turn off these sounds, they will no longer play, even if your Mac will still be in sound mode.