Snapchat is by far one of the most popular apps in the world today. With over 300 million users and counting, it is evident that people enjoy interacting with the camera on their smartphones. Be it taking photos or recording videos and sharing with the world, the app has stamped its place in the social sphere.
Even with all the upsides that come with this social chat app, the Snapchat camera sound sticks out like a sore thumb. It can be annoying especially while trying to take photos in a quiet environment or you just want to be discreet.
Fortunately, there are ways to turn off camera sounds on Snapchat so that you can snap away in peace. How? Keep reading to find out.
Turning off the shutter sound on Snapchat
The Snapchat app has no feature or setting that lets you turn off the camera shutter sound straight from the app. Therefore, most of the available solutions usually work on the phone’s settings. After all, Snapchat mainly uses the phone’s camera.
1. Turn on the Silent Switch on the side of your iPhone or iPad
Considering iOS users can’t change their camera settings, they have to activate the silent switch on the side of their device. This puts the iPhone or iPad in mute mode. Therefore, you won’t hear any shutter sound when taking photos on Snapchat.
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2. Turn on Live Photos (iPhone 6s and later versions)
If you own an iPhone 6s or any other later version, then you can enable live photos if you want to turn off the camera shutter sound without a mute switch.
On your camera app, tap on the circular icon at the center on top of the screen. If it’s yellow, then it has been enabled. Launch the Snapchat app and start taking photos. You won’t hear the shutter noise.
3. Mute the Ringer and Alerts Volume
If your iPhone camera shutter sound won’t turn off after turning down the volume, then you should mute the ringer and alerts the volume.
Go to Settings > click on Sounds > Slide volume bar for alerts and ringer to the left. This will turn down the Shutter Sound > Save Changes and exit.
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4. Cover the speaker while shooting
A good workaround to turn off the camera sound on Snapchat without turning off the ringer is using your headphone jack. This will muffle the sound and the shutter sound won’t be heard while taking photos on Snapchat.
This option can work well in countries where the iPhones are customized in such a way that you can’t turn off camera sounds on Snapchat, or on the phone’s default camera app. Examples are Japan and South Korea. Shutter muting for iPhones in these countries is disabled to prevent secret filming of people.
With these four options, you won’t have to worry about the camera shutter sound on Snapchat while using your iPhone. You can enjoy Snapchat anywhere at any time as you should.
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Melvin is a senior writer at iMentality. A DIYer at heart, Melvin loves to craft things in the tech space. He has amassed over a decade of experience in tech writing with special focus on apps and tech guides.