How to Disable Camera Shutter Sound on iPhone

The sound that the Apple iPhone camera makes when it takes pictures is loud and annoying. You can silence it though with just a few steps.

Method 1

  • Use the “Volume Down” button to toggle the phone volume down to the vibrate setting.

Method 2

  • Go to “Settings > “Sounds” and slide the “Ringer and Alerts” setting all the way to the left.
    iOS slide ringer volume

Method 3

Users who have Jailbreaked their device can turn the sound off forever by renaming the sound file that is played.

  1. Download and install iPhoneBrowser.
  2. Create a ‘dummy’ file on your computer called “photoShutter.caf“. Make it using notepad or anything else, it doesn’t matter.
  3. Using iPhoneBrowser, navigate to /System/Library/Audio/UISounds.
  4. Replace the photoShutter.caf file with the ‘dummy’ file you created.


  1. It works!! says

    It works just fine for me.
    All you’ve got to do is now make sure the content of photoshutter.caf file is now empty so you know it’s successfully replaced by yourself.

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