“I just received my new iPhone 7. Every time I take a screenshot or photo it makes the shutter sound. How do I turn off iPhone 7 camera shutter sound? Thanks!”
A Question from Apple Communities
It is hard to cater for all tastes. Some people like having iPhone camera shutter sound ON so that they can tell if it actually took a picture or not, while other people prefer to take photos silently without any sound. However, there isn’t a separate setting option for iPhone 7 camera shutter sound effect. To freely turn on and turn off camera shutter on iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, keep reading on this article to learn 2 ways.
How to Turn On/Off iPhone 7 Camera Shutter Sound
Method 1. Turn ON/OFF Camera Shutter Sound With iPhone Mute Switch
The mute switch on the left side of iPhone lets you quickly turn on and turn off iPhone Ringer as well as shutter effect. You can turn off camera sound on iPhone 7 by moving mute switch from top to sown side, or flip the mute button back to turn camera sound on again. In addition, you can control iPhone 7 camera shutter sound volume with the volume up/down button.
Method 2. Enable Live Photo Mode to turn OFF Camera Shutter Sound on iPhone 7/7 Plus
When your iPhone camera is in Live Photo Mode, you can take photos without shutter sound effect even if you move the mute switch to the top side. Therefore, you can switch on Live Photo Mode to if you want to take pictures with your iPhone silently.
You Cannot Turn Off Camera Sound on Japanese iPhone
However, due to different legal regulations, you cannot turn off camera sound effect in some regions or countries. One of the most typical example is Japan. In Japan, almost all cameras have an audible shutter sound when taking a picture for the purpose protecting privacy. So if you want to turn off shutter sound on a Japanese iPhone, you can only jailbreak your Phone.