Have you ever been in a quiet environment and felt embarrassed when your iPhone camera made a loud shutter sound? Many countries have laws that require smartphones to make a shutter sound when taking photos, but there are times when you need to turn off the sound. In this article, we will show you how to turn off the shutter sound on your iPhone.
Why Does iPhone Have A Shutter Sound?
The shutter sound on an iPhone is there to notify people around you that you are taking a photo. It is a privacy feature intended to prevent people from taking photos secretly. In Japan and South Korea, it is required by law to have a shutter sound on all smartphones to prevent upskirting and other forms of privacy violations.
How To Turn Off Shutter Sound On iPhone?
Turning off the shutter sound on an iPhone is easy. Just follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Tap on Sounds & Haptics.
- Scroll down to the bottom and toggle off the switch next to Camera.
Once you turn off the shutter sound, your iPhone camera will no longer make a sound when taking photos.
What To Do If You Can’t Turn Off Shutter Sound?
If you are unable to turn off the shutter sound on your iPhone, it may be because of the laws in your country. Some countries require smartphones to have a shutter sound that cannot be turned off. In this case, you can try using the Live Photos feature on your iPhone.
When you take a Live Photo, the shutter sound is not played. To take a Live Photo, simply open the Camera app and tap on the circular icon at the top of the screen. When you take a Live Photo, your iPhone will capture a few seconds of video before and after the photo, creating a mini-movie.
Turning off the shutter sound on your iPhone is easy, but it may not be possible in some countries due to privacy laws. If you are unable to turn off the sound, you can try using the Live Photos feature to capture photos without making a sound. Remember to respect the privacy of others and only take photos in appropriate situations.