How to disable Samsung Galaxy S II camera sound?

Don’t like Samsung Galaxy S II camera focus sound? And want to turn off camera shutter sound when taking photo? Here is the way to turn off the camera focus and shutter sounds. Or reduce the sound to lower volume. We don’t want to wake up sleeping baby when taking photo, right?

Samsung Galaxy S II Camera

How to disable Samsung Galaxy S2 camera sound?
Basically, the camera sounds are controlled by System Sound (at Settings – Sound – Volume – System). You can reduce or turn off the system sound completely. Then, you will not have to hear any camera sound at all. However, it also affects feedback sounds like audible touch tones, audible selection and screen lock sounds because they are considered as system sounds too…


  1. Worked for me, too (Galaxy S2, black, 2.3.3, Baseband version I9100XXKE7, Kernel … (manuell von Vodafone Branding befreit).

  2. It did not work for me either. 🙁 Strange that it works for some and not others. It did turn off that annoying little sound when the phone turns on though.

  3. my S G S II camera dont work. everytime i switch it on, a message come up on the screen reading WARNING, Camera failed.


  4. I just put my finger over the speaker. Doesn’t mute it completely, but quiets down significantly. Enough to matter….at least for me. Not much on ‘sneaking pix.’

  5. Folks, in the USA the camera is legally NOT ALLOWED to be silent. Stupid but true….the military is worried that somebody will use their smartphone to take pictures of classified information, so they passed a law that ALL cameras must make or simulate a sound when they’re used.

    They’ve even succeeded in suppressing the selling of apps in the US market which don’t make a shutter sound, or even have a sound that can be disabled. The only workaround is using one of the out-of-country apps which are available.

  6. Before you open the camera app just turn the volume down or press the must button. The same controls that mute the ringtone also mute the camera sound.


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