If you’ve ever used a camera on any smartphone, you know that it makes a shutter sound every time you take a picture. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus camera app makes no difference. For this reason, people who don’t want to draw attention when taking a photograph are interested in learning how to silence this camera shutter sound.
Before we proceed to teach you how to do that, we need to underline that doing so is illegal in the United States. That’s because the law specifies that any cell phone with a digital camera built-in must make that sound when taking a picture. With this in mind and reminding you that if you choose to do it in the USA you are doing it at your own risk, here is how to turn off camera sound on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Method #1 – Mute or turn volume down
One of the easiest ways to turn off your camera sound is to simply mute or to turn down the volume of your smartphone. Just press the Volume Down button until you change the sound mode. Once the phone is on the Vibrate or Silence Mode, it will make no sound no matter how many photographs you take.
Method #2 – Try a third-party camera app
Using a third-party camera app when you already have a built-in version that works perfectly may not be the most natural option. Nevertheless, there are many other camera apps that simply don’t make that shutter sound when taking photographs, as opposed to your Android camera that does it by default. So, feel free to surf and browse through the alternatives available on the Google Play Store. Test whatever enjoys the best reviews out there and see which ones you like most.
Note – Plugging headphones in isn’t an option
If you use the headphones when you want to stop sound coming out of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, it seems natural to do it when you want to silence the shutter sound. The problem is that, on this particular device, media audio is separated from notification sounds. Since the camera shutter sound is a notification sound, it will continue to play through the speakers, not through your headphones!