Capturing everyday moments is something made possible all thanks to our smartphone cameras. But as we all know, whenever we capture that special moment, the smartphone produces a fake shutter sound just so that we know that the photo is captured. However, not everyone is happy with this shutter sound that plays when we snap a picture. Some may like to capture photos silently, without being noticed. Some devices do offer an option to disable this shutter sound, or just turn down the volume. For those devices that doesn’t have either of these options, here’s what you need to do.

Smartphones from HTC and Sony have an option on the settings of your camera app to turn off the shutter sound. However, for many other companies like LG and Samsung, there’s no such setting. In such a case, as always, there’s an app for that.

Silently capture photos on Android: Mute Camera

Enter Camera Mute app, an app developed by the XDA Developers Forum member which disables camera shutter sound. To install this app, you simply need to download the APK, enable installation from unknown sources on your Android device and then install the app.

Mute camera

For those who’re wondering on how it works, it basically mutes your phone when you launch your camera app, and once you exit your camera app, it will then restore the sound of your smartphone or tablet.

This app is compatible with the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Stock Camera)
  • Samsung Grand (Stock Camera)
  • Lenovo P780 (Super Camera)
  • Huawei Ascend D1 XL (Stock Camera)

For those who’ve rooted their Android smartphones and tablets, they can use the popular Silent Camera app which can be downloaded from the Play Store.

So go ahead, use any of these apps to disable camera shutter sound on Android.