You may have noticed that you get a clicking sound while capturing photos on smartphones. This may sometimes not be desired when we capture photos in silent zones like libraries. Sometimes we don’t want our object to let us know that his photos are being captured. But click sound noise will let anyone know that you clicked pictures.

Here in this article, we are going to discuss how to disable camera shutter sound on Android devices. There are mainly two ways you can make your smartphone’s Shutter Sound Off. The first one is with rooting, and another one is without rooting. Here in this article, we will talk about doing it without rooting.

How to Disable Android Camera Shutter Sound

The Stock ROM smartphone does not come with a camera sound On/Off setting button, so if you want to off the camera sound, you have to choose silent or vibrate mode to off the shutter sound.

This works for most of the devices that you put your smartphone in silence mode, and it will not make a clicking sound when pictures are clicked. It’s very simple to disable or put your smartphone in silent mode. You just need to use the volume rocker keys to a silent device.

Shutter Sound Off on Android
How to disable the camera shutter sound on a Sony smartphones

Some Sony smartphones have an option in their camera app to disable camera shutter sound, here is how you can do it.

disable the camera shutter sound on a Sony

First, open the Camera app and go to the camera app setting, then scroll down to the “Sound” button to turn off the camera shutter sound. Go to “Camera Setting” > Click the “sound button” > “Disable it” using the slider button.

How to disable the camera shutter sound on a Motorola Android device

disable the camera shutter sound on a Motorola

The Motorola device has a mini dial for the camera setting on the left-hand side of the display; In the mini dial, you can see a little loudspeaker icon for sound On/Off. Now press it to disable the camera sound.

How to disable the camera shutter sound on an Asus Zenfone Smartphone

This works for almost all smartphones; we have tested it with ASUS Zenfone Zoom, a zenfone laser smartphone device.

disable the camera shutter sound on a Asus Zenfone

To disable camera noise, you need to go to the Camera app and click on the setting button. To Off-camera sound, scroll down to the sound setting button and press it. Check detailed steps to disable camera sound on ASUS Zen ones.

Putting Android Device on Silent Mode: This is the best way to stop that clicky noise. But there is a disadvantage; say, you might not get any notification for your incoming calls, SMS, etc.

Setting For Rooted Android Devices: Samsung-like devices don’t allow a user to make their camera silent, so the best way is to root the device and use the following setting to disable the Camera Sound from the Android device permanently.

1. Must have root access.
2. Download Root Explorer or another file manager like ES file explorer that helps you to open the root folder
3. Navigate to system -> media -> audio -> UI
4. Tap Mount R/W at the top
5. Scroll down to Shutter.ogg and rename it to Shutter.ogg.bak
6. Rename Shutter_multiple.ogg to Shutter_multiple.ogg.bak

How to disable the camera shutter sound on an LG smartphone

The LG smartphone does not come with any camera sound setting option, so if you want to capture pictures silently, you have to silence your smartphone’s ringtone or other notification sound using the volume rocker keys. It’s similar to what we do for Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Using Android apps

If you cannot turn off the camera shutter sound on your smartphone, you can use some apps available on the Google Play store that will help you capture pictures silently without any clicking sound. Here we have an Android application that helps you capture the best picture without sound. One of them is Silent Camera Pro.

Silent Camera [High Quality]

The Silent Camera [High Quality] camera app allows you to capture photos without any shutter sound.


  • High-speed continuous shot, Timer shooting
  • Zoom, Autofocus, or manual focus
  • Scene Selection
  • White balance, Color effect
Silent Camera [High Quality]
Silent Camera [High Quality]
Developer: Peace
Price: Free

[High Quality] Silent camera

The [High Quality] Silent Camera Android app has full freedom to capture graphics silently with high-quality pictures.


  • Silent feature by default
  • Operating mode: General, Black,
  • User Screenshot
[High Quality] silent camera
[High Quality] silent camera
Developer: duaoddl
Price: Free

If you are using any other trick to turn off the camera-click sound on your smartphone, you may feel free to suggest us by commenting in the comment section below.

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Lucky Sharma
Lucky is Senior Editor at TheAndroidPortal & an expert in mobile technology with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from MIT and a Master's degree in Mobile Application Development from Stanford University.