If you’re like most Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 users, you love pretty much anything about your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, except for the camera shutter sound. You just can’t stand the annoying sound that it makes right when you’re trying to take a cool picture without drawing unwanted attention. And you want to know how to disable that sound, right?
We’ll get to that part in a minute but, before we do so, allow us to remind you a minor legal detail – anywhere in the United States, just like in many other parts of the world, no cell phone with a digital camera is allowed to take silent pictures! Of course, we are not here to debate the fairness or the reasoning behind this law. Now that we have reminded you that you’re doing it at your own risk, let us show you the details.
How to disable the camera shutter sound on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8:
To save you from all that waiting, there are only two ways you can get what you want. It’s not the headphones trick, as you must have discovered by now… It’s either that you:
- Mute / turn down the volume of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 smartphone
- Or you use a third-party camera app that doesn’t make the shutter sound
If you want to try the first option, you already know what you need to do. Simply use the side volume button to go from one ring mode to another, until you switch to vibration or to mute. As long as you’re on one of these two modes, the camera app will take silent pictures. Obviously, you can also use the sound settings from the Notification bar, which will give you the same results. Just don’t forget to turn the device back to the loud ring mode after you finish taking your silent pictures
If you prefer the second option simply to avoid constantly changing from one ring mode to another, it isn’t more complicated either. You will have to launch the Google Play Store and search for some free camera apps in there. Make sure you select something that doesn’t have the shutter noise feature and go with it.
If you’re wondering why you can’t use the headphones…
We probably owe you an answer to this question before we end this tutorial. And the answer is simpler than you were expecting. The camera sound is a notification sound, not a media sound. For this reason, it goes through the speakers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8/Note 9 no matter what you do, as long as you haven’t muted the notification sounds as suggested above. When you have the headphones and something happens on your smartphone, the notifications will be heard through the speakers, not through the headphones. And it goes the same with the Note 8 and Note 9 camera shutter sound!