Samsung Galaxy S7: How To Silence Camera Shutter Sound

For those that own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, you may want to know how to silence the Galaxy S7 camera sound when it takes a picture. This camera shutter sound is annoying to some people and the clicking sound can even draw unwanted attention when taking a selfie.

In the United States, turning off the camera sound is illegal, as the law states that cell phones containing digital cameras must make a sound when taking a picture. The following is a guide on how to turn off the camera sound on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and also just turn down camera sound on the Galaxy S7.


Use a third party camera app

A great way to turn off the Galaxy S7 camera sound is by using a third party camera app. The reason for this is because the stock Android camera app plays a shutter sound when you take a picture, but not all camera apps do this. You can search for different apps on the Google Play Store and test the camera apps to see which app doesn’t make a camera noise on your Galaxy S7.

Plugging headphones in won’t work

A great concept to turn off the camera sound on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge that doesn’t work is to plug headphones in to the smartphone. In most cases when you plug headphones in, all sounds from the device will play through the headphones instead of from the smartphone. But with the Galaxy S7 this will not work, as the smartphone separates media audio from notification sounds, so the sound will still play from the speakers as normal.


How to mute or turn down the volume

An alternative method to turning off the camera sound on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is to mute or turn down the volume on the smartphone. The way you can do this is by pressing the “volume down” button on the side of Galaxy S7 until the phone goes into vibrate mode. When the volume sound is on mute on the Galaxy S7, the camera shutter sound will not be heard when you go to take a picture.


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