Samsung Galaxy S3 – silence the camera shutter sound

Have you ever whipped out your Galaxy S3 to snap a sneaky picture of that can’t miss moment, and had the shutter sound go off like a gunshot in a forest. I know you have and it can be embarrassing to have the whole congregation turn around and give you the evil eye.
You can of course put the phone on silent before taking a picture, which will turn off the shutter sound. However, you have then effectively turned off sound for all events, including calls so if you forget to turn the sound back on you could miss that all important casting call.
So the solution is this handy little apk from Google.

This installs as an app which if you run it gives you the following screen

Tick to Turn off the shutter sound / UnTick to bring it back. Having this ticked does not affect Call & Messaging sounds.

Tested working on the Samsung Galaxy S3.


4 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 – silence the camera shutter sound

  1. xdoomx

    Interesting.. the only way I know how on Blackberry is to make a call (ie Voicemail) and then activate the camera (shutter sound doesnt play in call).

  2. kkjkkj

    Thx for sharing, i wonder where i should put the apk file in the S3, and is it possible for Note II too?

    1. biggreenmouse Post author

      Hi there

      You can literally put the apk in any folder, browse to the folder using the My Files app and run the installation. I personally have a downloads folder which i keep that sort of thing in. I haven’t tested it on the Note but i imagine it would do the same thing. If you get a chance to test it, let me know the results.

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