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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on Android

Update: Newer devices and Android versions

Most smartphones produce a fake shutter sound when you take a picture. It can be loud and annoying, especially when you’re trying to discreetly snap a candid picture of a friend or a bunch of selfies. Getting rid of the shutter sound can be as easy as turning down the volume on some devices, whilst for others a little more effort may be involved. Find out how to turn off the camera shutter sound on your phone below.

Before you turn off the shutter sounds on your phone, here's a word of caution. In some territories, privacy laws make it illegal for anyone to turn off the camera shutter sound. Make sure that it is legal in your location before following any of the instructions below.

In most cases, your phone's sound profile will override your camera shutter sound options. So, if your phone is on silent, you shouldn't hear a peep from the camera anyway. But, if that or the tips below don't work for your Android phone, you can try downloading a third party app such as Silent Mode Pro.

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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on stock Android

Devices like the the Pixel 3 run a stock version of Android. Stock Android doesn't have a camera setting for disabling the camera shutter sound. Instead, you will have to turn your notifications/alerts profile to silent, do not disturb or vibrate. This can be done using the volume keys on the side of your device that act as master volume controls, or in the Sound section of the Settings menu. Newer devices which run near-stock Android tend to use the same intuitive method.

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Use the volume button or the Settings menu to turn the sound off on newer smartphones or those running stock Android. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on a Samsung

On newer Samsung devices, like the S8 or S9, all you need to do is change the master volume settings and the shutter sound will turn off when the phone is set to vibrate, do not disturb or silent mode.

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On newer Samsung smartphones, like the S9+, you just have to silence the phone.  / © AndroidPIT

On some older Samsung devices, you have to hit the cog wheel in the camera app and you will find the Shutter sound option on the following page. Switch it to Off for some peace and quiet.

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This is how to disable the camera shutter sound on older Samsung smartphones. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on an LG

Like stock Android, LG’s camera app doesn’t have a camera shutter sound option in the settings. Instead, it is tied to your smartphone's master volume setting. Set this to silent, do not disturb or vibrate and you won’t hear a sound when you take a photo.

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On the LG G6, you can mute the shutter sound by silencing the master volume of the smartphone. You can also snap a photo by saying "cheese". / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on an HTC

On the newer HTC U11 and U12+ smartphones, the process for turning off the shutter sound is the same as for stock Android devices. Just change your master volume settings to vibrate, silent or do not disturb, and the shutter sound will be silenced.

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Silence the HTC U11 using the master volume keys or settings menu to turn off the shutter sound. / © AndroidPIT

On some older HTC models, disabling the camera shutter sound can be a convoluted process, but it is still effective. From your camera app, drag down the two lines in the top middle. You will a variety of photo options. Scroll to the left until you see the Settings icon. Tap on it and untick the Shutter sound.

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This is how to disable the camera shutter sound on older HTC smartphones. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on a Motorola

For newer Motorola phones, like the Moto G4, G5 or G6, just use the master volume controls to set the camera shutter sound. Simply set your phone to silent, do not disturb or vibrate to ditch the camera shutter noise.

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On the Moto G6+, just silence the phone to ditch the shutter sound. / © AndroidPIT

Some Motorola phones have a little dial which slides in from the left-hand side of the screen. The loudspeaker icon represents the shutter sound. Just tap it to enable or disable it.

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This is how to disable the camera shutter sound on Motorola. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on a OnePlus

On OnePlus devices you will need to swipe in from the left side of your screen and then tap the cog wheel, which will be on the right (either at the top or bottom). You will see the shutter sound option in the window that then opens. Set this option to Off.

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This is how to disable the camera shutter sound on the OnePlus 5T. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on a Huawei

On newer Huawei devices like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, open the camera app and swipe to the left to open the Settings menu. Then turn on the Mute setting to turn off the camera shutter sound.

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Mute the shutter sound on a Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the camera settings menu. / © AndroidPIT

Disabling the camera shutter sound on certain older Huawei devices takes a few steps. Go to the camera app, then hit the menu icon (three lines), and then the settings button (cog wheel). Next, go to Mute and enable it. This is will disable the camera sound.

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This is how to disable the camera shutter sound on an older Huawei. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on an Honor

On newer Honor devices like Honor 10, you can change the settings within the camera app by tapping the gear icon, then turning the Mute option on. Alternatively, you can just use the master volume keys to silence the smartphone entirely, including the shutter sound.

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Mute the camera shutter noise in the camera app settings of the Honor 10. / © AndroidPIT

How to turn off the camera shutter sound on a Sony 

More recent Sony devices, like the Sony Xperia XZ2, use the master volume controls to turn off the camera shutter sound. Simply set the device to silent, vibrate or do not disturb.

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Just silence the master volume on the Sony Xperia XZ2. / © AndroidPIT

On some older Sony Xperia devices, go to your camera app, tap the three dots (hamburger) icon menu, then the cog wheel, and set the Sound slider to Off to disable the shutter sound. 

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This is how to disable the camera shutter sound on older Sony smartphones. / © AndroidPIT

Are you having issues turning off the camera shutter sound on your smartphone? Let us know in the comments if you have any problems!

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  • in one of those countries that does not allow disabling the sound. However, on my new Nokia 7 plus, the sound chirps every time the shot is taken on the panorama setting. My god. Dozens. A roar. Can't something be done?


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Go into settings and turn off "shutter sound"


  • I just turn the volume down. Reminds me of the old days, when the government/NASA whoever developed the ink pen with the pressurized ink cartridge, that would write upside down in zero gravity. When showing it off to the Russians about the accomplishment, the Russians said, we just use pencil.


  • Stock Android Nexus 6P running 7.1.1 has a toggle to turn the shutter sound off.


  • I own a CAT S60 with Android 6.0.1, none of the options helped me silence the camera shutter sounds. Can you help? Thanks


  • Ywc Nov 28, 2016 Link to comment

    Hi, my device is LG G5, recently got updated to Android 7. I tried muting my phone to 'Do Not Disturb' but I can still hear the annoying shutter sound :(
    Also tried those apps where it helps u disable the shutter sound, but didn't work.

    Any ideas? Anything is appreciated :)


    • Cosmo Dec 3, 2016 Link to comment

      Exactly the same, Updated to Android 7.0 completely muted phone but still hear the shutter sound at highest level, really annoying ..


  • Kaz M Nov 23, 2016 Link to comment

    I figured out this much so far. While I was on vacation in Japan, I insert SIM for Japanese network service provider,
    the ON/OFF switch in Camera application disappears (means it is always ON, regardless Data Only SIM or Talk SIM).
    I thought Android figures out where I am from GPS, then it disables the ON/OFF switch, but that's not the case.
    When I came back to Canada, it stayed the same way (makes shutter sound) but as soon as I removed Japanese SIM, the ON/OFF function becomes be available. Canadian or US SIM doesn't do this.
    From this, I think somehow Android looks into the some data for origin of SIM where service available.
    It is required to make shutter sound on cell phone Camera in Japan. This occurs in all of my SONY Xperia (Tipo, Go, M, Z Ultra, Z3 Tablet). Just for your information, Windows Phone doesn't care about SIM.


  • I cant disable de Camera sound on huawei ascend g6 HELP ME?


  • i have translate this article in persian in
    thenext.ir/software/os/android/%D8%BA%DB%8C%D8%B1-%D9%81%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%84-%DA%A9%D8%B1%D8%AF%D9%86-%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%A7%DB%8C-%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%AA%D8%B1/


  • Hi.
    My device is spice dream uno 498 .and i am using android 6.0.1
    Your apk does not work for me.
    Plz help me to silent the shutter sound.
    Thank you


  • In my samsung galaxy s6 there is no setting for turning off shutter sound.


  • http://youtu.be/_eTcqQDLI7c


    Disable Android Camera Shutter sound

    - no need to root
    - any android version
    - any android devices
    - any camera apps

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