Sharing photos on Snapchat is one of the most popular activities done by Snapchatters. Users can take pictures via Snapchat’s in-app camera through a conversation or in public via Stories. However, some Snapchat users are curious about the camera sound Snapchat and how to turn it off.
This sound is built-in on the app’s camera and only plays whenever you take a photo. In this guide, we’ll show you how to turn off camera sound on Snapchat using different methods.
Read this guide to learn more.
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How to Turn Off the Camera Sound on Snapchat
Generally, you cannot disable the camera sound on Snapchat since the app has not created a mute option for it yet. It seems like such an obvious setting, that users have wondered if Snapchat is not working when they can’t find the silent switch. Going through the app’s settings will not help unless you look for other camera-related settings.
However, this doesn’t mean you cannot totally mute the shutter sound on Snapchat’s camera. Below are some workarounds that you can try to disable or lessen the sound coming from the in-app Snapchat camera. Review each method and see which is effective for your device.
Method #1: Disable the Camera Shutter Sound on Your Phone
One quick alternative to turn off the shutter sound on Snapchat and other apps with in-app cameras are via the Camera Settings on your phone. This setting is available on most Android phones but rare for iOS devices due to privacy policies.
To disable the camera shutter sound on your Android device, follow these steps:
- Turn on your smartphone and launch the Camera app.
- Navigate to the camera’s Settings (gear icon) and set the Camera sounds option to Off.
Depending on your country, this option might be unavailable due to privacy regulations. Some countries encourage shutter sounds on phone cameras to avoid unsolicited photos from strangers, which invades someone’s privacy.
Method #2: Lower the Volume of Your Device
Another way to decrease the camera sound on Snapchat is by lowering the device volume of your smartphone. To adjust the volume for Android and iOS devices, first, find your phone’s Volume buttons. Most of the time, it will be placed on the top-left side of your phone.
Press the Volume down button (bottom button) on the side to lower the volume until you cannot hear the shutter sound on the Snapchat camera. After reducing the volume to its lowest level, open the Snapchat app on your phone and try taking a picture. Check if you can still hear the shutter sound.
Method #3: Enable Silent Mode
Silent mode is a feature on most smartphones that basically puts all device sounds on mute except for played media. It’s helpful when you want to use your phone entirely without sounds, including the camera shutter.
To enable Silent Mode on Android phones, proceed to these steps:
- Open the Settings app and choose Sounds & Notifications.
- Select Silent Mode and set it to On.
To turn on Silent Mode on iOS devices, you can toggle the Ring or Silent switch on the side of the device, on top of the Volume buttons. Toggle it to the bottom to enable Silent Mode—you will also see a red color on the switch when it’s set to Silent Mode.
Method #4: Activate ‘Do Not Disturb’
The ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature on iOS and Android devices is used in high-concentration situations. It’s also used often in meetings, work, and important calls to avoid the user being disturbed by any notifications, messages, or calls from your phone.
To enable Do Not Disturb on Android, swipe down on the screen to open the Notification panel, and tap Do Not Disturb.
On iOS, you can swipe from the bottom up to launch the Control Center. Tap the Do Not Disturb (waning crescent moon icon). Or you can also go to Settings > Focus and set Do Not Disturb to On.
Hopefully these methods prevent you accidentally posting videos with embarrassing audio! Keep up the great content & you will be rewarded with 5k snapchat subscribers in no time.
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Shutter sounds on Snapchat’s in-app camera are enabled by default when taking a picture. Although they’re considered normal on most camera apps, it can be annoying to hear camera sounds while using Snapchat to take photos. Unfortunately, Snapchat has not yet added a mute feature to camera shutter sounds.
Hopefully, these methods guide you to try muting or to decrease the camera sounds when taking photos on Snapchat.