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Old July 14th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Camera shutter sound off/on?

How do I turn off the camera shutter sound when taking a photo in the Galaxy S3?
I can't seem to locate the on/off shutter sound in the settings. Best I can do is mute entire phone which is not practical.
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If your phone is rooted you can delete the shutter sound file (this is the method I use). If not then the only option is to use another camera app that has that feature.
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Not rooted. Was hoping there was a box to uncheck somewhere. Thanks
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No, it is done that way intentionally because a lot of places have laws that require a camera on a phone to make a sound when taking a picture so it is harder to secretly take pictures of someone.
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Work-around: Turn the volume down before you open the camera app.

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If your phone is rooted you can delete the shutter sound file (this is the method I use). If not then the only option is to use another camera app that has that feature.
do tell how?
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There is a cameraclick or camerashutter ogg file that you need to delete. It is located in /system/media/audio/ui
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Thank you what about video?
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do I do this on the phone or connected with USB cable? and if it's on the phone what APP do I use to find it?
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There is another file for video in that same folder. I use root explorer on my phone to do it.
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Work-around: Turn the volume down before you open the camera app.

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True, but then I can't hear when someone calls or get notifications. Was just looking to disable the sound for only the camera.
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There is another file for video in that same folder. I use root explorer on my phone to do it.
Got cam and vid also learned a few new tricks. Thanks much
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Tasker lets your phone do [X] when [Y] happens. Can Tasker put the phone into mute-mode whenever the camera is opened?

I see Tasker can tell when the camera button is pressed. If muted on button-press, how much more shutter delay would be added?

Would be ideal if Tasker could recognize when the camera is activated instead of button-press. Anyone know if possible?

When closing the camera another task could restore the volume level if the level could be stored.

Tasker https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm&hl=en
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Tasker lets your phone do [X] when [Y] happens. Can Tasker put the phone into mute-mode whenever the camera is opened?

I see Tasker can tell when the camera button is pressed. If muted on button-press, how much more shutter delay would be added?

Would be ideal if Tasker could recognize when the camera is activated instead of button-press. Anyone know if possible?

When closing the camera another task could restore the volume level if the level could be stored.

Tasker https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm&hl=en
That would be a very easy task to set up. When the camera is open Tasker could mute the phone, then by default the volume would be restored when the task exits (camera isn't open).
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That would be a very easy task to set up. When the camera is open Tasker could mute the phone, then by default the volume would be restored when the task exits (camera isn't open).
That's how I do it, and it was easy.
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This is so ridiculous not to put an option to turn S3 camera sound off when anybody can use another application !!!

People who take so stupid decisions should be burned !
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This is so ridiculous not to put an option to turn S3 camera sound off when anybody can use another application !!!

People who take so stupid decisions should be burned !
and the thing is..it was intentionally done (for some reason)...i believe the international version of the phone has the option...and the developers of the ROM im running (Synergy) have enabled the feature...

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i thought at least one of the versions of the phone had the option??

Edit: Apparently its AT&T and T-Mo that have the setting
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If you are rooted then you can enable the shutter sound menu item by adding
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<CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>true</CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>
to /system/csc/feature.xml (or changing false to true if it isn't already there).

This worked for me on a UK international SGS3.
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Work-around: Turn the volume down before you open the camera app.

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Not so easy. I turned the volume to silent and the camera STILL makes noise!
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Post #21 is the answer! I liked it so much that I just registered specifically to add this comment.

1) Root your phone
[There are so many reasons to do this.]

2) Install a root browser.
I used "Root Browser Lite," but I'm sure many others will do:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.root.browserfree

3) Edit /system/csc/feature.xml to set the option to true as described above.

4) Open the settings menu in your camera. The menu scrolls, and you have to scroll down to find the option. The option is next to the GPS tagging option.

This solves the problem for still photos, but there's still a clicking noise when you start or stop video recording, which I find rather annoying.
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Post #21 is the answer! I liked it so much that I just registered specifically to add this comment.

1) Root your phone
[There are so many reasons to do this.]

2) Install a root browser.
I used "Root Browser Lite," but I'm sure many others will do:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.root.browserfree

3) Edit /system/csc/feature.xml to set the option to true as described above.

4) Open the settings menu in your camera. The menu scrolls, and you have to scroll down to find the option. The option is next to the GPS tagging option.

This solves the problem for still photos, but there's still a clicking noise when you start or stop video recording, which I find rather annoying.
Since you are rooted, read post 2,7, and 10. That is the easy way to make sure you never have a sound for a picture or video.
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what you can do, is pull down the notifications bar, and put your phone on silent mode. that kills all the sounds.

i guess thats the easiest way to go about this, without having to download another app or root your phone..
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what you can do, is pull down the notifications bar, and put your phone on silent mode. that kills all the sounds.

i guess thats the easiest way to go about this, without having to download another app or root your phone..
This does not work with all phones. It will not work with a Sprint GS3. With Sprint you have to use a different camera app, or root your phone. I use a camera app.
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can this be done without rooting? i'm in the file directory for the audio files but it wont let me delete the sound files.
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can this be done without rooting? i'm in the file directory for the audio files but it wont let me delete the sound files.
No, the system partition is read only until you root. Rooting allows you to alter the system partition, or delete files.
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i thought at least one of the versions of the phone had the option??

Edit: Apparently its AT&T and T-Mo that have the setting
my AT&T version definitely has the option to turn off the shutter sound
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To be honest, I couldn't find this either, for a while. Under phone settings make sure you scroll down/down/down towards the bottom of the list.

New to Android, so at first I didn't realize the setting list finger-scrolled any further down than what was initially shown.
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If you are rooted then you can enable the shutter sound menu item by adding
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to /system/csc/feature.xml (or changing false to true if it isn't already there).

This worked for me on a UK international SGS3.

I did this in the U.S. on a Sprint SPH-L710 and it did put the option to turn off the shutter sound but whether you choose on or off it still makes the sound when you take a picture.
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There is a cameraclick or camerashutter ogg file that you need to delete. It is located in /system/media/audio/ui
Tried to do that and it said "camera_click.ogg cannot be deleted!"

I have the Sprint variant, rooted w/ 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
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Tried to do that and it said "camera_click.ogg cannot be deleted!"

I have the Sprint variant, rooted w/ 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
What file manager are you using to try and delete it?
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What file manager are you using to try and delete it?
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In ES settings -> root settings, the 3rd box down where it says "mount file system" needs to be checked. That should give you the ability to edit or delete system files
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On my GS3 I went to the notification bar and turned off sound and no click from the camera.
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In ES settings -> root settings, the 3rd box down where it says "mount file system" needs to be checked. That should give you the ability to edit or delete system files
Hmm, changed the settings, was able to delete the .ogg files (I no longer see them), but the camera still makes a shutter sound.

Appreciate the help, though.
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Hmm, changed the settings, was able to delete the .ogg files (I no longer see them), but the camera still makes a shutter sound.

Appreciate the help, though.
There are a couple, I think another called camera_shutter or something like that. If you delete the right file it is impossible for your camera to ever make the sound because there is sound to play.

You could do it by trial and error. Just rename a file and see if the camera still makes noise. If it does change the name back and try another until you find the right one.

Also you may need to reboot and clear your cache before the sound won't play anymore, just an idea...
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There are a couple, I think another called camera_shutter or something like that. If you delete the right file it is impossible for your camera to ever make the sound because there is sound to play.

You could do it by trial and error. Just rename a file and see if the camera still makes noise. If it does change the name back and try another until you find the right one.

Also you may need to reboot and clear your cache before the sound won't play anymore, just an idea...
Found it! It was "Shutter.org". Thanks again
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Found it! It was "Shutter.org". Thanks again
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Having updated to Jelly Bean, I no longer see the feature.xml file, so apparently it's moved or gone. As mentioned by others, there are now sound files cam*.ogg and shuttter*.ogg, so rename all of them to be safe.
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There is a cameraclick or camerashutter ogg file that you need to delete. It is located in /system/media/audio/ui
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Found it! It was "Shutter.org". Thanks again
If you go straight to the shutter.org file it takes away the noise.
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For those on Sprint here is a fix without root.

Download the linked file. Its a exe file in a 7z archive so extract it. Go to where you extracted it. Put phone in download mode (vol-dn+home+pwr) plug into PC and run the Odin one click exe. Will take about 10-15 mins then you should see the camera sound toggle in the setting menu. It works and won't mess up your phone.

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It's really interesting how it vary.
My Malaysian version of S3 and Note 2 will off the shutter if I turn the phone to mute via notification. It became common practice that when I do photos in public, I just mute it for a while, not to attract attention to the sound.

And I don't mean using it for evil

The device is unlock, off the shelve from Samsung store, not confined to any carrier.
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Have option to turn off/on shutter sound (only works for camera, find out for camcorder), allowing to take picture while on call (only works for camera, find out for camcorder)

Go to /system/csc/feature.xml

Change from RO to RW in Root Explorer

Open in Text Editor

Look for the lines:
<CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>true</CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>
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<CscFeature_Camera_EnableCameraDuringCall>false</CscFeature_Camera_EnableCameraDuringCall>

Change all the "false" to "true"

Make sure permissions on the file are rw- r-- r--

Restart phone
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I have the ATTi747 non-rooted but Unlocked and I have the option for shutter sound on or off in my camera menu. On my Unlocked GS 2, I download an app called "earpiece" which was a bit tricky but disabled the shutter sound for the camera.
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I have the ATTi747 non-rooted but Unlocked and I have the option for shutter sound on or off in my camera menu. On my Unlocked GS 2, I download an app called "earpiece" which was a bit tricky but disabled the shutter sound for the camera.
This option is carrier specific

Sprint sgsIII does not have this option but default unless you root and edit file
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How do I turn off the camera shutter sound when taking a photo in the Galaxy S3?
I can't seem to locate the on/off shutter sound in the settings. Best I can do is mute entire phone which is not practical.
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open the camera app
touch the "Gear" looking icon next to the stick with the light on the top icon
you'll see a drop down menu
scroll waaayyy down and 4th from the bottom is "Shutter sound"
it toggles, on or off


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