With its amazing high-quality camera, your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 tends to be annoying because of the shutter sound that it makes whenever you take a picture. Of course, you can’t blame it on that, since the law requires for any device with a digital camera to make a sound when taking pictures. That’s why Samsung designed its stock camera app this way and why it is considered illegal to turn it off.
But if you want to take silent pictures and only for your personal use, you might still be searching for a solution to avoid drawing unwanted attention with every single selfie you take.
One common way to take silent pictures on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8 is to simply ditch the Samsung stock camera app. Just because this app does the shutter sound it doesn’t mean that others will do the same. You have the Google Play Store at your disposal, where you can search for, read reviews, download and test new camera apps. You’ll find one that you can use for silent pictures and that also enjoys a good reputation.
The alternative, which will probably won’t please you too much, is to silent Samsung Note 9 or Note 8 every time you want to take a picture. If you turn down the volume from the side button of the device, you can be sure that neither the vibrate nor the silent modes will let any sound pierce when you take a picture. Of course, it isn’t quite practical to switch from loud ring to vibrate or silent all the time and you might easily forget your phone on vibrate and miss important events.
Whether you want to experience with a new camera app or you prefer to joggle between the phone’s modes, the call is yours. Now you know what it takes to make your Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 take silent pictures.