How to Turn Off the Camera Sound on an iPhone

Shooting photos have become second nature for most iPhone enthusiasts, especially since iPhones have the best mobile phone cameras in existence. But mobile phone cameras – like standalone cameras – can be noisy, and each iPhone camera is accompanied by a shutter click that plays whenever you snap a picture. But sometimes this sound is both unnecessary and unwanted. If you are attending a meeting, or in a crowded room, you may prefer to shoot photos in silence. Thankfully, you can turn off iPhone camera sound in most countries. Here’s how to do it, and why you can’t turn it off in some places.

Turn on live photo

The easiest way to turn off the camera sound is to enable Live Photo in the iPhone camera app. When live photos are on, your shutter sound is turned off by default. In iOS 14, the live photo control is a series of circles at the top right of the screen. First tap to turn it on, and then tap the arrow at the top center to fine-tune the control. Auto, On, or Close. Then quietly go ahead and get photographed.

In iOS 13, the Live Photo control is located second to the top left.

When the Live Photo button is yellow, it means that it is on. When the button is white, it means that it is closed. Live photos are different from regular photos, as it saves a short video for every shot you take and takes up more space than other photos. If you don’t need live photos all the time, be sure to tap to turn it off.

Use mute switchiPhone 11 mute switch

Another easy way to mute iPhone camera sound is to use the ring / silent switch on the top left. When you flick the switch to mute, you will feel the iPhone vibrate and see a notification signaling the switch. Turning off the ringer mutes all notifications, incoming calls and other alerts, so although you want to use this control judiciously, it’s great to know if you need to turn off all sound quickly .

Lower the volume

iPhone 11 low volume switch
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What can you do if the silent switch is not working? If you are having trouble switching your silent to support, then reducing the volume is the best thing. Do this using the volume button on the left side of the phone. Just hold it down until you see the volume drop all the way down. But you have to do it at the right time. Here’s why: In iOS 13, if you do it while in the camera app, it will start taking pictures in burst mode. If you do the same in iOS 14, the camera will start shooting video. Oh, is that so.

Trick volume reduction before this You launch the camera app and start shooting. Alternatively, in the Camera app, you can swipe from the bottom of the screen (in iOS 13) or from the top right of the screen (iOS 14) to access the Control Center, where you can lower the volume.

Country Restrictions

In some countries, especially Japan and South Korea, camera shutter sound is on all the time. Shutter muting is inefficient, as the phones sold are optimized for those markets to ensure privacy and prevent clandestine filming. While this is not a law, manufacturers and Japanese wireless carriers have collaborated so that phones make a distinctive sound whenever you use the camera. If you are in these countries, even if you mute the iPhone, your camera app will make a sound.

Possible workarounds include muffling the sound by covering the speaker while you shoot, using a headphone jack, and shooting photos as a shutter to your headphones, using a third-party camera app instead of the iPhone’s default camera app, and Using the volume button on your iPhone is included. As the shutter button. For those shooting legally in those countries and not violating the privacy of anyone, this is worth a try.

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