How to Turn the Camera Shutter Sound Off on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhones are well-known for having wonderfully high-quality cameras, and the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are no exception. The cameras on these phones are very high-end and have a high megapixel count. However, as on most smartphones, the built-in camera app on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus makes a shutter sound when the picture is taken. This camera shutter sound is annoying to some people and the clicking sound can even draw unwanted attention when taking a selfie. In this article I will show you a few different approaches you can take to turning this sound off or down.
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Plugging headphones in won’t work
One seemingly great idea is to plug in headphones, so that the camera sound won’t be audible. It’s a great idea except for the fact that it won’t work. While in most cases when you plug headphones in, all sounds from the device will play through the headphones instead of from the smartphone speaker, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this will not work, as the phone separates media audio from notification sounds, and the sound will still play from the speakers as normal.
Mute or turn down the volume of your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
The second method method to turn off the camera sound on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus 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 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus until the phone goes into vibrate mode. When the sound volume is set to mute on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the camera shutter sound will not be heard when you take a picture.
Use a third party camera app
An alternative method to turn off the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus camera sound is to find and install a third party camera app. The stock iOS 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 App Store and test the camera apps to see which app doesn’t make a camera noise on your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.