How to Remove the Camera Shutter Sound on an iPhone

By Avery Martin

When taking pictures, sometimes you don't want the clicking sound to occur with each image. Quiet areas such as libraries may even require that you turn off any device that makes noise or disrupts other patrons. You may also want to sneak several pictures of your pets without alerting them with the camera shutter sound. Whatever the reason for shutting off your camera shutter sound, you can use the side switch to take pictures silently.

Ring/Silent Switch

Step 1

Locate the "Ring/Silent" switch on the side of your iPhone.

Step 2

Flip the switch to "Silent" mode by flipping the switch downward so that the orange label appears.

Turn the switch back to "Ring" mode to enable sounds again after you have taken a picture.

Sound Settings

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" app.

Step 2

Select "Sounds" from the available options.

Slide the "Ringer and Alerts" slider all the way to the left.