How to Turn Off the Shutter Sound on an iPhone

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Some people want to know how to turn off the shutter sound on an iPhone. I like to take pictures of my cat when she's asleep, but as soon as she hears the shutter sound, she starts to move. If you want to take nature photos without being noticed or just don't like the shutter sound, there's an easy way to mute the shutter. While you can turn down your volume or turn off the ringer, this tip will show you how to mute the shutter without having to adjust your iPhone's volume. Let's get started with how to turn off the shutter sound on an iPhone.

How to Turn Off the Camera Sound on an iPhone

The secret to turning off the camera shutter sound on your iPhone lies in your Live Photos settings; the shutter doesn't sound when you have Live Photos enabled.

  1. Open the Camera app on your iPhone.
  2. Make sure you're in Photo mode.

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  3. If there's a slash through the Live Photos icon on the top right, then Live Photos is disabled. 
  4. To enable Live Photos and mute the shutter sound, tap the Live Photos icon.

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That's it! As long as Live Photos is enabled, you won't hear the annoying shutter sound! For more great tips, like how to scan a QR code with your iPhone's Camera app, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter.

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.