Most Android phones produce a shutter sound when taking pictures. This sound is at times annoying and loud, especially when you are trying to secretly snap a pic. Getting rid of this sound is very easy on some handsets, while for others, a little effort is needed.
Disable the shutter sound on stock Android
Smartphones like the Google Pixel and Nexus 5X run Android stock versions. Stock Android smartphones do not have the camera setting for disabling the shutter sound. Instead, you’ll have to turn the alerts/notifications silent, vibrate, or do not disturb.
This is done through the volume keys at the side of your handset which act as volume controls.
Disable the shutter sound on a Sony device
On some older Sony Xperia handsets, head to the camera application, tap the 3-dots icon menu, then hit the clog wheel and set the Sound slider to Off. Some Sony handsets have the volume control to disable the shutter sound.
Disable the shutter sound on OnePlus
OnePlus handsets require you to swipe from the screen’s left side and then hit the cog wheel. You’ll then see the shutter option in the window that pops up. Turn off the option.
Disable the shutter sound on an LG
Just like it is the case of stock Android, the LG’s Android Lollipop camera does not have a shutter option. Instead, it’s tied to your notification/priorities sound profile. Set it to Vibrate or Do not disturb. With that done, you won’t hear any sound when taking pictures.
Disable the shutter sound on a Samsung
Hit the cog wheel on the camera application and you will see the Shutter option. Turn it off and you will be good to go.
On new Samsung handsets like the Galaxy S7, you only need to change the volume settings and the shutter sound turns off when they are set to silent or vibrate.
Disable the shutter sound on an HTC
Disabling the shutter sound on some HTC handsets can be quite complicated, but it doesn’t mean it is complicated. From the camera application, tap the 3-dots icon, tap the cogwheel and head to General Settings > Shutter sound. Uncheck the box.
Disable the shutter sound on a Motorola
A good number of Motorola smartphones features a little dial that slides from the left side of your screen. Tap the loudspeaker icon to disable or enable the shutter sound.
Other Motorola smartphones such as the Moto G4 use the volume controls to change the shutter sound. Set your smartphone to vibrate, do not disturb or silent to eliminate the noise.
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