How to Remove the Camera Shutter Sound on an iPhone

by Avery Martin
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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.


  • Information in this article applies to iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.


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About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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