How does the false shutter sound in mobile camera help?
Mobile Photography
Amit K Srivastava
October 14, 2016

Every day is a new day. Really?

Well I used to doubt that too…

Yes used to.

But since I met the photographer me….

Everyday is really a new and wondrous day.

-The Photo-Hippie


I am clicking photos since quite a long time now and all these years I have come across a kind of confusion that exists between the photographer and the poser. For instance, you may suddenly realize that your subjects often fail to understand when to stop and stretch their lips for a smile.

In such circumstances, a fake shutter sound comes to rescue. It helps the subject understand for how long she should stay in the pose so that you could click the best moment. Also in the absence of shutter sound, you would have experienced instances where your friend asks you whether you took the shot or not. And often it happens that we miss the shot! Besides, there is no particular technical basis for the presence of false shutter sound. It’s simple there to help you and your subject realize when the photo is clicked

Now you may want to get rid of the shutter sound. If yes then below are the steps to turn off camera shutter on your mobile devices.

Steps to mute shutter sound on rooted mobile devices

There are lot of apps that do the work, but we will discuss other ways to mute shutter sound-

Install a mod and access the Xposed module to turn off or mute the shutter sound of your mobile camera.

Install a custom ROM that enables you to mute shutter sound.

There are apps like Ultimate Sound Control and Camera Sound Off that have the feature to mute camera shutter sound.

Further, you can install apps like Try Quite Camera and Silent Camera that click pictures without shutter sound.

Steps to turn off camera shutter sound on non-rooted devices

Now you can even turn off shutter sound in your android device that isn’t rooted. So you don’t need to root your Android device to mute the shutter sound.

Camera Mute is an app that was primarily developed to turn of the shutter sound of Galaxy Note 3’s camera. But now you can use this app to mute shutter sound in all Samsung Galaxy devices. It also works on the stock camera app.

Camera Mute app works on the following mobile devices

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • Lenovo P780
  • LG G2
  • Huawei Ascend D1 XL


The Camera Mute app works without root access. This is because it enables silent mode after you launch the stock camera app on the device.

If you want to disable or stop the sound of false shutter sound in mobile cameras that are not rooted, use this app. The process is simple. Just download it online. Copy the Apk on your device and install the app.

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