Monday, February 10, 2014

How to disable the camera shutter sound in Android


Most Android devices have the basic same functions across all manufacturers and carriers but when it comes to the little things, camera settings for example, some have more features then others. It comes down to what the manufacturer and/or mobile carrier decide to include or exclude.

I recently wanted to disable the camera shutter sound on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4. I looked in the camera settings and found all sorts of different settings but there is nothing that allows me to control the shutter sound. A web search turned up a small app called Enforced Stream Silencer. It's a safe and easy way to silence the camera shutter sound and the best part is it works on non-rooted devices.

To install. Visit the Enforced Stream Silencer homepage on your mobile device.
Select the link under Link to APK: to download the EnforcedStreamSilencer.apk to your device.
Open the EnforcedStreamSilencer.apk to run the installer. Be sure to activate it once it is installed.

Open the apk and choose Install

The next option is Open

Then select the box next to Disable STREAM_SYSTEM_ENFORCED

Once there is a check mark in the box then Enforced Stream Silencer is activated.
Press the Home button to exit the setup.

12 comments:

Nasserk said...

It didn't work on my s4

Kevin said...

Did you select the check box next to Disable STREAM_SYSTEM_ENFORCED?

Mats said...

Worked perfectly on my S4. So much better now!

Anonymous said...

THANKS! Worked great on the s5. I did have to go back a second time to check the box because the first time it didn't take.

Anonymous said...

Worked on my S5 (Verizon). I had to go back like the user above and check the box again. (It was initially checked by itself, but when I back in, it was unchecked.) THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Works for the camera app on my s5 (verizon) but not for the screen capture. Any way to turn off the screen capture shutter sound?

Kevin said...

The screen capture sound is a System sound so you would need to turn down the volume in one of the Sound settings. Settings > My Device > Sound.

Anonymous said...

Didn't work on my note 3. The box is checked and it said volume set to 0 but the shutter sound is still there.

Kevin said...

Here you go.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2502522

Scroll to the bottom of the first post and download the CameraMute1_5.apk

Anonymous said...

It worked on my Note 4. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Worked for me on Note 4, thank you. i've even uninstalled the app and the shutter is still silent, perfect.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Worked on my S5.