Every time when you take a picture with the awesome camera of your brand-new iPhone or iPad in iOS 11/iOS 12, you feel embarrassed because you have this feeling that people are looking at you the moment they hear the camera shutter sound? Maybe some people would look but most of them don’t. It is, after all, a common sound that pretty much any digital camera out there makes. But of course, if you don’t want to hear it, it’s ok that you want to turn off the camera sound.
Your annoyance makes it understandable, though, it can’t make it legal. That sound is there according to some wide regulations across countries that specify that digital cameras must make this sound every time when taking a picture, to let people know of it. Somewhat related to one’s image protection, it is still frustrating that it has to interfere even when you’re only interested in your own image, as in taking a selfie in a crowded place.
If you don’t want it to be an inconvenient, we’re going to ask you a few questions that will help you learn more on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 11/iOS 12 camera turn Off sound.
Have you tried plugging the headphones?
If you did, you already know it doesn’t work. If you didn’t, don’t even bother. It won’t work because this sound is not a media audio sound, for it to go out through the headphones as long as they are plugged in. It’s a notification sound, so it will always go out through the speakers, as long as the device is set to the loud ring mode.
Have you tried switching the loud ring mode off?
If you settle for the vibration or for the mute mode, your iPhone or iPad in iOS 11/iOS 12 will no longer make that camera sound when you take a picture. At the same time, it will also cut the sound from all your other notifications, from messages to calls. But at least you’ve solved your problem…
Have you tried switching the camera app?
Stop worrying about the headphones or about what ring mode to activate and how. Leave the volume button of the iPhone or iPad in iOS 11/iOS 12 alone and go to the App Store. Search for a better alternative to your stock camera app and a well-rated third-party camera app might spare you from the effort of having to hear that constant shutter sound. Of course, not all the apps available in there will lack this feature, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one and start using it right away.