Samsung Note 3: How To Turn OFF Camera Shutter Sound
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has an amazing new camera with high megapixel quality. A common question asked about the new Samsung smartphone is how to turn off the Samsung Note 3 camera sound when it shutters. This camera shutter sound is annoying to some people and the clicking sound can even draw unwanted attention when taking a selfie.
For those 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 Samsung Note 3 and also just turn down camera sound on the Note 3.
Use a third party camera app
A great way to turn off the Samsung Note 3 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 Samsung Note 3.
Plugging headphones in won’t work
A great concept to turn off the camera sound on the Samsung Note 3 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 Samsung Note 3 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 of your Samsung Note 3
An alternative method to turning off the camera sound on the Samsung Note 3 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 Samsung Note 3 until the phone goes into vibrate mode. When the volume sound is on mute on the Samsung Note 3, the camera shutter sound will not be heard when you go to take a picture.