Not knowing how to turn off the camera sound of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr is the kind of problem that you don’t really see it coming. It’s all so great and the camera is working fine, taking high-quality pictures, just like you expected. But one day, you’re in a quiet place and you want to take a quiet picture. You realize you’re clueless on how to make that camera shutter sound stop, so that people will stop looking at you every time you try to immortalize something or get yourself a nice selfie…
You know that iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices are pretty smart and conceived to match a wide range of expectations and needs… The reason why you cannot find a solution for this problem of yours is that Apple doesn’t want you to find it. And it does so because it is forced by some extended legal regulations that require for every digital camera to make a sound whenever a picture is taken.
Phone manufacturers from pretty much anywhere in the world are forced to introduce this setting as a default option of the camera app. The purpose is straightforward – to prevent the bad intentioned people from taking pictures with other people without them being aware of it. The shutter sound is supposed to warn the people around you that you are taking a picture.
Now, assuming you’re not a bad intentioned person looking to spy on others and you just want a selfie without all the eyes being on you… Here’s how to make things work your way on the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus!
Treat your camera shutter sound as a notification on iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr or iPhone 8
In fact, this is what it is but nobody bothers with it. And surprisingly or not, this is also the answer to your question. This is not an audio media but a plain notification sound. If you want to turn it off, you will have to turn it off just like you do with all your other iPhone notifications.
You cannot use the headphones because all notifications bypass the headphones and go out through the speakers… So, what can you do? You can mute iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus and you will notice that you can take silent pictures.
You’ll have to admit, it is not hard at all to mute your iPhone because you have a dedicated Volume button on the side that you can use and activate the vibrate mode right away. But it’s not pleasant to constantly ask yourself if you’ve forgotten to switch the phone back to the loud ring mode after you’ve finished using the camera. Is there any other way you can handle it?
You can take advantage of the App Store
That’s right, we are suggesting that you ditch the stock iOS camera app and install a third-party version from the App Store. Of course, not all the options available in there will come without the default shutter sound, but some of them will and all you have to do is to find them. Read their reviews and make up your mind for the best-rated option. After that, you should be able to use it and take pictures with iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr without the camera shutter sound!