How to disable Samsung Galaxy S3 camera sound?

How to disable Samsung Galaxy S3 camera sound?

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How to disable Samsung Galaxy S III camera sound? Yes, I want to turn off Samsung Galaxy S3 focus and shutter sounds. Don’t want other to know that I am taking photo. Unlike Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3 camera sounds are not controlled by System Sound anymore. So you can’t control the volume but you still can disable it.


Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera

How to disable Samsung Galaxy S3 camera sound?
Samsung Galaxy S3 camera does not have sound control built in. And can’t control by ringtone, notifications and system volume controls. So the only way to disable Samsung Galaxy S3 camera sound. Turn sound mode into vibrate or mute mode. Not a good idea but at least you can turn off Samsung Galaxy S3 camera sound without changing Samsung Galaxy S3 camera application which requires root access.

Enjoy taking sleeping baby photo now…

  • kk203

    Dont work
    i turn everytihing off but nothing happens …

    • hola

      no problemn working ..
      kk203
      maybe u have mistake
      my s3 1 week already done for disable camera sound

      • Britney

        I also just tried it and it does not work. Hola, do you have the US version or Europe? Maybe there is a some sort of difference. I turned silent mode to mute and turned all the volume controls off and it still makes that stupid sound. :-\

    • Yoly

      I hated that clicking sound so much! This is the easiest way to fix it. Just go to Market and dowload CameraMX (MAGIX) app, in there you can disable the ‘play shutter sound’. And WALLA…… Anyhow the App it is way better than the one the ph comes with. Good luck!

      • yvette

        i downloaded the CameraMX app, deselected the shutter sound and it nothing happened the sound is still there!!!

        GRRRRR

        • Yoly

          No way ! Reboot the ph. Worked great for me and my friend. You went to Camera app then Settings/Camera and unchecked ‘Play shutter sound’??

          • Buddy

            The CameraMX works (in US)

  • PLANET

    And now with root you can delete/misplace the camera sound file…

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Yeah…

  • Leigh

    I have the Galaxy S3 and tried everything you mentioned but still cannot disable the camera shutter sound. Even with headphones in the sound still comes out of the phone speaker.

  • Loc

    It not work. I try to disable all sounds but it not happened
    Maybe it work for rooted device.

  • Granberg

    It worked on my phone (Sweden). I think this is different from country to country. Some countries does not allow you to take sneak pictures.

  • elle

    It doesn’t work for me :(

    – from australia

  • monfree

    it doesn’t work

    – from Turkey

  • Granberg

    I’ll try to change language on my phone and see if it change. Maybe you can do the same? Elle, try English UK or US instead of AU? Maybe it that easy :)

  • Granberg

    I tried English AU and it still worked (the shutter sound get silent when I mute the phone). I’ll not try Turkey because I don’t speak it and then I maybe not find my way back to English :(

  • Loc

    I mailed to Samsung Center and they said we are unable to turn off sound camera. so sad. Hope next firmware will change it

  • Anthony

    Just hold your finger over the speaker and it will deaden the sound a bit. Not ideal but if you cant disable it what else can you do!

    • jenn

      hahaa! thats whatt i do! :D buhh still wishh i couldd findd a dam way to shut iht up tho ;/

      • Julie

        I do the same hahaha but it would be nice if there was a way to just silence it all together :/

  • Granberg

    Yes Anthony, that worked quite well.
    I also found out that I can’t lock the screen and continue to use the video recorder like I could in my old i5500. If I press the on/off button my screen gets black and the recording stops :(

  • Aswin

    Sleeping baby foto………… Yea right :D

  • Mia

    If you go into video mode and start a recording you can make silent pictures. At least a way around it for the sneaky moments! ;)

  • Aynne

    I looked up this thread because I am going to my brother’s wedding today and at the rehearsal last night I noticed that the sound was incredibly invasive. I did find one work around in case you need to take pictures in a situation like mine: start a video recording (it will still make a sound, but smaller). You can take concurrent still photos, and those will not have that really loud shutter noise…and you can delete the video file later, if you don’t want it.

    Still, it seems like this is somethings that Samsung should fix. Was it an oversight, or a deliberate decision?

    • Graham

      Bring down the bar from the top to reveal the various options (WiFi, GPS etc). Tap the Sound icon twice (it toggles through Vibrate to Mute). Now go to your camera and try that. Works for me!

      • Britney

        Do you have the dual-core or quad-core, Graham?

        • Graham

          Dual

  • Lorri

    I have tried everything on my USA phone that everyone suggested and it doesn’t work…. It’s annoying that samsung doesn’t include this feature.

    • aonion

      open ur camera option, go to settings there, scroll down to shutter sound and switch it off.

      • http://mushroomartist.com/ MushroomArtist

        That worked!! Can’t believe I didn’t try this before. Thank you!!!!!! :D

      • Danie

        how do you get t camera options, I cant find anything that says shutter sound. Also, do you know how to add the date to the pictures?

  • Dizo

    I’ve tried everything on my Sprint Galaxy S3 to no avail. However, a friend of mine downloaded a free app from the Google Play store call “Mute”. This app worked on his Verizon version of the Galaxy S3, but did not work on my Sprint version. So this may help some out, but it wont help if you’re on the Sprint phone. I compared my phone to his and it appears the Sprint phone is running a newer kernel and a different rom. This is a simple software tweak that should be applied to all phones and I hope they allow muting the camera shutter sound down the road in future software updates.

  • Granberg

    I rooted my phone so now it’s easy to silent the sound and I get rid of the free apps advertising at the same time :)

    • Torres

      How does one root successfully.

    • Zadii

      My phone is rooted, so how do i silence my shutter and get rid of those free apps advertising?

      • Granberg

        You can install “AdFree Android” and the shutter sound by renaming /system/media/audio/ui/shutter.ogg. Use Root Explorer or other file manager that can handle root access.

  • http://htcevomod.blogspot.com/ Don

    The Samsung Galaxy S3 – “Photo while recording” feature takes photos quietly. You only have to worry about the one beep when you start the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ1vnLVVDoU

  • jake

    If you pull down the toolbar on the main page (where you can set wi-fi on/off, gps, car/airplane modes) and you select mute or vibrate from there, it works for me. I have the US version of the phone.

    • John

      I have the US Sprint version and while You can make the toolbar show up while in camera.. You cannot make the toolbar pull down.

  • Darren

    There is an option if while in the camera you just click on settings and then scroll down the list till you see Shutter Sound and turn it off

    • john

      My US Sprint S3 does not have that option.

      • Tom

        My AT&T US model has this option as well.

  • Ron

    I wonder if there is another Video and Photo app in the Play Store?

    I have a Sprint US version, and also cannot turn it off, and it is quite loud.
    I know it’s a privacy issue, but this is just another example of “big PITA brother”, “protecting” us from “ourselves”.
    As I get older, I’m getting sicker and angrier about all the limitations that are placed on people.

    Even if I want to take secret videos or pics of my date or anything else for that matter, it’s MY responsibility to divulge that activity.

    I tried to take pics and some video of a memorial for a friend, and EVERY GOD DAMNED Pic and video I took made that annoying-as-hell sound.

    Guess what? I’ve had the phone for a week and it’s going back to Sprint.

    • Ron

      It would be cool if EVERYONE who has recently purchased an SIII would return the phones to Sprint. This IS Sprint’s doing because other carriers are allowing the sound to be disabled.

      Also I’d wondered if any genius’ who know these phones know if there is a way to simply remove that particular sound file.

  • milnda

    this is incorrect and this does not work thank you for your convinced and false information.!

  • Cynthia

    I bought mine thru Sprint USA and I do not have any options, I called sprint and they told me that there was no way around that until a new software update comes out. They better release soon, it is totally crappy that they forgot something so important. So much for privacy.

    My brother has the same phone thru AT&T USA and his does have the option in the camara settings to turn off the shutter sound.

    Sprint is sucking, I should have switched while I had the chance. Plus the 4G Lite is not available in my area in California. And the Galaxy S III has the capability but Sprint does not.

    My brother thru AT&T is able to use his 4G Lite capability.

    Sprint sucks bad…

  • Igal

    I have the Galaxy S3 from Hong Kong, camera sound does not work at all, please help me to know how to operate the sound effect.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

      Hi Igal, try to factory reset first. If still cannot solve, please consult Samsung Support. It might be hardware issue then.

      • Igal

        Thanks for your quick response. If I do factory reset i will lose all my information and all my apps?

        • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce

          Yes, everything will be deleted.

  • aonion

    On my Samsung Galaxy S3, I simply opened the camera application, went to settings and scrolled down to shutter sound and switched it to off. It worked for me.

  • darkman

    When you open the camera make sure your looking at the setting in camera mode and not video mode. My shutter siund option was there on the TMO version

  • http://louisville.edu spiderbite

    Doesn’t work. US ver. Go to camera settings, there is no option for Shutter Sound. sprint sux.

  • http://www.gmrstudios.com Gerard R.

    Just download and install this apk. No rooting required. Enjoy!

    https://sites.google.com/site/enforcedstreamsilencer/

  • Nicole

    Okay so the first thing you need to do is go to camera settings >shutter speed > Turn it off and it wont make any more sounds and as for the video thing tht every time u click record comes a big annoying sound you just have to turn down ur phone volume to vibrate if you wang is you choice
    Hope this helps ~ ❤

  • Granberg

    Why do we still discussing this? We all know there are different firmware in different countries. Some users can disable the sound others have to mute the phone and some users can’t turn it off at all. If you google GT-I9300 firmware you can see how many different firmware there are so please stop give instructions to people and think we are stupid that can’t find the “no sound” option.

  • Charles

    With the US/Sprint version of this phone, there are no options within the camera app to turn off the sound of the shutter.

    I found a free app in the google play store called silent camera – it is a diff camera control app and there is no shutter sound..

  • Sweetthang

    Hi, I have a Sprint Galaxy S3 also. For those times when I need the ability to take shots without the shutter sound, I use the app Camera360. It’s a nice featured app and works until an update comes out for the camera.

    • Jennifer

      This worked. Thanks!

  • jess

    I was able to turn off my shutter sound but not as what was told on this website. Here’s how l did it:
    1. Open Camera app
    2. Go to settings(the button that looks like nut)
    3. Scroll until you find “Shutter Sound”
    4. Set it to OFF

    THAT SHOULD FIX YOUR PROBLEM

    Jess Pogi

    • jess

      The Camera app i noted is the standard camera app when you purchased the phone

  • frank

    When you plan to go photo sneaking (babies or up skirts) just cover the micro with a bit of blue tag. SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris

    I used the above enforced stream silencer and it worked I have the Samsung galaxy stellar and my phone had the same problem untIll I came here thankyou very much I was losing hope

  • Holly

    For those of us in the States, there will be no update to “fix” this. It is becoming a US federal mandate under the Privacy Act that dictates all cameras on all phones by all carriers MUST make an audible noise to prevent unwanted invasion of privacy. Sprint is one of the first carriers to comply and BY LAW, they will not be able to offer phones that allow for the camera shutter noise to be disabled or muted. Of course this makes no sense since there are apps available to easily bypass this, and think about it–everyone is on camera everyday anyway if you’re ever out in public anywhere (at ATMs, on buses, at intersections, entering grocery stores, etc.). Stupid, yes. Will it go away? No.

  • Granberg

    If you update to JB 4.1.2 you will get a new (I think it’s a new widget) called “disable all sounds” and it’s easy to have on your home screen. So when you need to take photo without shutter sound press this button. Don’t forget to enable the sound again or you will not hear a thing from your phone…and again, this may not work in every countries…

  • Christian

    how to enable shutter sound from my s3. there is no shutter sound after i format the s3

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      Did you change anything / install custom stuff?

  • Lorschi

    Simple but brilliant! I didn’t think this. Now I can use camera with no sounds! It’s a little bit annoyng but works! I use a Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2
    Thanks for the workaround.

  • Victoria

    To turn off the shutter sound in the galaxy s3 all you have to do is be in camera mode. On the bottom left corner is the settings icon which looks like a sprokett. Tap that so that the settings menu pops up then scroll down to shutter sound. Click on shutter sound and you will get a sub menu all you do then is select off. That should take care of it. Worked for me.

  • Jennifer

    Thanks Sweetthang! Camera360 Ultimate works! No sound! The quality is compromised a little (doesn’t take good close-up shots, takes 2 megapixel shots) but it’s the first thing that’s worked.

    I have the Samsung Gallaxy S3 from Sprint/California. Tried rooting and changing the file name, then tried changing the volume settings to “true”, etc. The phone will not allow for saved changes.

  • John

    As stated before for Sprint there is no option to turn it off in the camera settings. This is a big problem when out in the woods taking wildlife photos. They don’t particularly like loud noises!

  • Dani

    Doesn’t work for me with my S3 in Australia. Embarrassing going to a concert like I did last night and taking photos with the damned shutter noise. Does anyone know if you can disable it on the S4? If not may look at an HTC or Iphone next time round – Samsung will need to address this issue.

    • http://www.jayceooi.com Jayce Ooi

      It might not work on Australia S4 too. Malaysia version is working fine though.
      http://www.jayceooi.com/2013/05/03/how-to-disable-galaxy-s4-camera-shutter-sound/

      • Dani

        Thanks for the quick reply. When I change phones will certainly look more closely into this, if the S4 won’t let you turn off the shutter sound will check out HTC and Iphone – will definitely only get a phone which has this feature.

  • tine

    thank you for the tip. it worked on my Samsung galaxy s duo.:-)