How to Turn Off Shutter Sound on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to take a picture with your iPhone but didn’t want the shutter sound to attract attention? Whether you’re in a quiet environment or trying to capture candid moments without alerting anyone, turning off the shutter sound on your iPhone can be incredibly useful. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to disable the shutter sound and enjoy silent photography on your iPhone.

Step 1: Access the Settings Menu

The first step is to open the Settings app on your iPhone. You can find it on your home screen, usually represented by a gear icon. Tap on the icon to launch the Settings menu.

Step 2: Navigate to the Sounds & Haptics Section

Once you’re in the Settings menu, scroll down until you see “Sounds & Haptics” and tap on it. This section allows you to customize various audio settings of your iPhone.

Step 3: Locate the “Ringer and Alerts” Option

In the “Sounds & Haptics” section, look for the “Ringer and Alerts” option. This is where you can adjust settings related to system sounds, including the camera shutter sound.


If you want to disable all sounds except for important alerts like phone calls and alarms, enable Silent Mode by flipping the switch above “Ringer and Alerts” option.

Step 4: Turn Off Camera Sound

Underneath the “Ringer and Alerts” option, you’ll find a toggle switch labeled “Change with Buttons.” By default, this switch controls both ringer volume and camera sound together.

  • To disable only the camera shutter sound while keeping the ringer volume intact, tap on the switch to turn it off.
  • If you prefer to completely mute your iPhone, you can also use the physical buttons on the side of your device to turn down the volume to zero.

Step 5: Test Your Settings

After disabling the camera shutter sound, it’s a good idea to test if the changes have taken effect. Open the Camera app and take a photo. You should notice that there is no longer any sound when capturing images.

Additional Considerations:

In some countries or regions, legislation may require camera shutter sounds to be always enabled. Make sure to comply with local laws and regulations when using your iPhone’s camera in public places.

That’s it! You’ve successfully turned off the shutter sound on your iPhone.

Now you can enjoy discreet photography without any unnecessary noise. Remember to use this feature responsibly and respect others’ privacy when taking pictures in sensitive environments.

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