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How to mute the camera sound on an Android mobile

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Take photos discreetly with your Android smartphone
Silent camera app
Phone in vibrate mode
Camera settings

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The vast majority of Android smartphones emit a reflex shutter sound each time a user presses the shutter button on the camera. Problem, this sound reminder can be very annoying in certain situations. We will explain in this tutorial how to turn off the camera sound on your Android smartphone..

Take photos discreetly with your Android smartphone

Few people know, but in Japan and many other countries, the law requires smartphone manufacturers to remove all devices that mute the camera. The purpose of this law is to block all applications capable of silently taking photos in spy mode. Why will you tell me?

Well, quite simply because for several years, malicious people have been using their smartphones to take photos discreetly under girls' skirts. These rascals take advantage of the crowd, especially in public transport to realize their misdeeds. Moreover, there are signs in the Japanese metro to remind you that this type of behavior is strictly prohibited.

In our country, the law does not impose any particular obligation on the telephone manufacturer. However, it is important to remember that each person has an exclusive right to their image. It is therefore advisable to ask the people you want to photograph their authorization..

Nothing prevents you from turning off the sound of your smartphone's camera. Especially since this trigger noise can be particularly annoying.

Phone in vibrate mode

There are several methods to mute the shutter sound when taking a photo. The easiest way is to mute notifications and put your phone on vibrate or silent mode . Please note that the procedure differs depending on the model..

On some phones, you just need to go to the home page and then press the volume button - until the cursor reaches the left edge of the window. You will feel a small vibration to indicate that the do not disturb mode of Android is activated. image

If the technique described above does not work, we propose two other manipulations

  • Open your smartphone settings
  • Select the sound section
  • Click the silent mode switch

You can also long press the On / Off button on your mobile device and then click on the vibrating symbol. Your smartphone will automatically go into silent mode. The vibrator icon will then appear at the top of the status bar

Camera settings

Does your smartphone continue to emit a small sound during a shooting? Don't panic, it's normal. On some Android devices, silent mode does not turn off the shutter sound. You will then have to go to the settings of your photo application to remove the sound reminder

  • Launch the Photo app
  • Click the Menu button
  • Press the parameters label image
  • Put your finger on the Camera Sounds switch image

Silent camera app

More and more people are buying smartphones on foreign websites. It must be said that with their unbeatable value for money, importing a phone is more than interesting. However, this operation involves some risks. In addition to customs and network compatibility problems, there are also usage constraints linked to the laws in force in the country of origin of the mobile.

So on some imported phones, you will not be able to deactivate the shutter sound of your Android mobile. To work around this limitation, you will then have no other choice than to download a new camera application in order to replace the one installed by default by the manufacturer of your smartphone.

image Imagined by two developers, the Silent Camera application allows (as its name suggests) to take high quality shots in the most complete silence. It also has a whole series of functions such as a zoom, a self-timer, a burst mode as well as a photo editor.

  • Open the Play Store
  • Look for Silent Photo Camera in the field provided.
  • Click on the install button
  • Wait a few moments, then once the download is complete, click on the icon to launch the Silent Camera application

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