How To Turn OFF Camera Sound On iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr
The new Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and the iPhone Xr are all fitted with an incredible camera boasting an impressive megapixel count. One of the most common questions asked by new users of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr is how to silence the camera shutter when taking pictures as the sound’s unnecessary for a digital camera not to mention that the shutter clicking sound can constitute a nuisance, especially when taking pictures in quiet areas or selfies.
Also, it’s generally annoying to other people around to have constant clicking shutter sounds as you take photos. If you disable the shutter sound you can take photos much more unobtrusively and discreetly.
However, be aware of the laws affecting camera sounds. For example, in the United States, it is illegal to turn off the camera sound when taking pictures as the law states that digital camera smartphone must make a sound (e.g., the shutter clicking sound) out when taking a picture. So be careful to only turn off camera shutter sounds where and when the laws allow.
If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you might find this article useful: How to Turn the Camera Shutter Sound Off on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If you have an iPhone 10, you might find this article useful: How To Switch OFF Apple iPhone 10 Camera Shutter Sound.
This how-to article will instruct you on how to successfully turn off the camera sound on Apple’s iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr.
Plugging Headphones in Won’t Work
A common mistake that people make when taking pictures is to use the earphones or headphones to silence their smartphone. Unfortunately, this does not work on the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr and many other smartphones.
Most devices will play sounds through the headphones when they are plugged in. The iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr do not follow this tradition as the flagship separates notification sounds from media audio so that the camera sound will play from the phone speakers as usual.
So putting on earphones or earbuds is not a way to silence the shutter sound from your iPhone’s camera.
How to Mute or Turn Down The Volume of Your iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr
The second preferred method for many users to mute the camera sound on there is to turn down the volume on their iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr smartphone. The only way you can do this is to turn down the volume with the buttons on the left side of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr until it boots into vibrate mode.
If the volume sound of the phone is on mute, the camera shutter sound will cease to make clicking shutter sound out when you take pictures. So turning down or muting the sound on your iPhone is a way to in effect turn off or at least turn down the sound of the camera shutter.
Use a Third Party Camera App
The other alternative to silencing the camera sound on the Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr is to use a third-party app.
The default camera app on the iPhone is tailored to play a shutter sound, but downloaded apps have the luxury of not playing a shutter sound. Your best option is to search for different camera apps and test them out until you get the best ones that don’t play a sound on the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr.
Some third-party camera apps are better quality than the built-in iPhone camera app so it may be worthwhile for you to explore third-party camera apps for your iPhone regardless of the shutter sound.
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