1. michko's Avatar
    So just got nexus 5 for my wife and wanted to know how do you turn off the camera sound?

    I've read everything from turning ringer volume down to rooting the device.

    I can't believe there isn't a way without doing the above.

    Help
    01-04-2014 11:22 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It doesn't exist with the stock camera app. As suggested above, try installing another camera app from the Play Store and see if that works. Otherwise, you'll need to root and install a modded version of the camera app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
  3. Foramex's Avatar
    So just got nexus 5 for my wife and wanted to know how do you turn off the camera sound?

    I've read everything from turning ringer volume down to rooting the device.

    I can't believe there isn't a way without doing the above.

    Help
    I'm not sure if it's the same on the Nexus 5, but on my LG G2 I just go to 'shutter sound', which means the sound the camera makes when it takes a picture, and select 'none'.
    Tell me if it worked!
    01-04-2014 11:28 AM
  4. ShazPrimus's Avatar
    Coming from BB. I had no option to turn off the shutter sound and was nice to know samsung did if you turn the volume off which i had found out one day but if there isn't a way then i can live with it after years of not being able to i guess

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    01-04-2014 11:35 AM
  5. michko's Avatar
    I'm not sure if it's the same on the Nexus 5, but on my LG G2 I just go to 'shutter sound', which means the sound the camera makes when it takes a picture, and select 'none'.
    Tell me if it worked!
    That setting option doesn't exist......
    01-04-2014 11:54 AM
  6. jdk2's Avatar
    If you're rooted, you could possibly rename a null sound to camera click sound. Not sure as the sound doesn't bother me.
    01-04-2014 12:13 PM
  7. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Or, use another camera app such as Camera Zoom FX.
    01-04-2014 12:40 PM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It doesn't exist with the stock camera app. As suggested above, try installing another camera app from the Play Store and see if that works. Otherwise, you'll need to root and install a modded version of the camera app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-04-2014 01:45 PM
  9. finseeker1960's Avatar
    Silent mode equals no shutter sound. A simple tasker profile, (open camera app - silent mode.)
    Chex313 and kd0h like this.
    03-13-2014 02:33 PM
  10. LeoRex's Avatar
    I can't believe there isn't a way without doing the above.
    I've seen the option on most custom ROMs I've tried. But the STOCK ones? Well, most probably leave the option out, for legal reasons. From time to time, laws get proposed all over the place to make it illegal to disable the camera shutter sound, what the min volume standard should be etc.... Companies like Samsung, Sony, etc... might just feel it is easier to just force the sound now rather than work to release software updates if say, something like the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act gets passed.
    03-14-2014 11:02 AM
  11. evolte52's Avatar
    For a short term fix, try plugging in an old cut off headphone jack (or the whole set of headphones, if you prefer). While not the most elegant or preferred solution, it works on my N5. You can thank the EVO4GLTE forum for that one.
    03-14-2014 01:38 PM
  12. Chex313's Avatar
    I've seen the option on most custom ROMs I've tried. But the STOCK ones? Well, most probably leave the option out, for legal reasons. From time to time, laws get proposed all over the place to make it illegal to disable the camera shutter sound, what the min volume standard should be etc.... Companies like Samsung, Sony, etc... might just feel it is easier to just force the sound now rather than work to release software updates if say, something like the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act gets passed.
    As finseeker says just press Power button and either vibrate or "no sound" either option turns camera sound off...I doubt the camera police could ever enforce such an absurd law.

    I'm not sure why the OP would find this to be an awkward solution...This post is pretty old. probably learned to live with it. I mean it takes a half second to to press down on the volume, which accomplishes the same thing. I don't know that any dedicated button on the camera app would do it faster. If your in a quiet concert for your kid or something, you would have already silenced the phone, its why its never been an issue for me. I never even noticed the camera sound till now.
    03-14-2014 10:10 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    I use "enforced stream silencer" on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-15-2014 12:19 AM
  14. mattibo's Avatar
    So annoying
    04-30-2014 04:05 PM
  15. kaasweckal's Avatar
    Simply renaming the camera sound file worked flawlessly for me on my Nexus5 as explained here (you need root): [Q] Turn off camera shutter sound | Google Nexus 5 | xda-developers

    Cheers
    06-06-2014 02:06 PM
  16. srkmagnus's Avatar
    So annoying
    As mentioned above putting the device on silent will silence the shutter. I just confirmed that it does silence it with the 4.4.3 update, and I'd expect it to work with 4.4.2 as well.
    06-06-2014 02:18 PM
  17. Harry Fajina's Avatar
    You can't turn the volume down when the camera is open. You have to do it before you open the camera. It's a pretty in-your-face option to omit.

    While we're on this topic, Google gives us two gallery apps: they're both dog-**** stinkingly appalling.

    Seems to be the case with all Google Apps. They have the data, they just don't seem able to present it.
    06-07-2014 01:47 AM
  18. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You can't turn the volume down when the camera is open. You have to do it before you open the camera. It's a pretty in-your-face option to omit.

    While we're on this topic, Google gives us two gallery apps: they're both dog-**** stinkingly appalling.

    Seems to be the case with all Google Apps. They have the data, they just don't seem able to present it.
    If you are not already using an alternative, give Quickpic a try. That's what I've been using for a long time now.



    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-08-2014 12:03 PM
  19. Michael Freeman4's Avatar
    It does NOT work on Camera Zoom FX! Try as you may with whatever sounds it still makes it! The only way AFAIK is to 'root' the phone and delete 'the cameraclick.ogg (or equivalent) file.
    Michael
    06-09-2014 12:15 AM
  20. samiyuru's Avatar
    You can make the phone silent then the camera does not make sounds.
    09-07-2014 04:52 AM

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