1. wabyrd's Avatar
    With my Moto Droid, I could turn the ringer volume all the way down and take pics without that annoying shutter sound. If I turn it down on my DroidX, the shutter doesn't make sound, but the focusing stills beeps rather loudly. Is there any way around this? Yes, I know, all of the perv reasons, but I just find it annoying. If it can't be changed, so be it.
    07-19-2010 08:48 PM
  2. galpdawg's Avatar
    yeah i miss that from the incredible. i know with the droid when it was rooted people were able to delete the sounds. maybe someone can create an app
    07-19-2010 09:00 PM
  3. Leif's Avatar
    Well...you can slightly dampen it by putting a pair of headphones...
    07-19-2010 09:43 PM
  4. 1088933's Avatar
    It still made noises in silent mode? Huh

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    07-19-2010 09:44 PM
  5. wabyrd's Avatar
    It still made noises in silent mode? Huh

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    In silent mode the shutter sound doesn't go off, but the autofocus sounds still beep. Was trying to take pic of our sleeping kid the other day and the autofocus beeps woke him up.
    07-21-2010 01:00 PM
  6. c4v3man's Avatar
    There's an app called "Vignette" that allows you to apply effects, change quality settings, etc. It's around $5, supposedly gets updated pretty often, and you can turn off the shutter sound. No autofocus sound either. I'm pretty impressed, my first app purchase. No 16:9 capture support yet, pictures are full-frame (at whatever resolution you want, 8MP, 5MP, etc).

    One other thing, I think it's a state/federal law that requires that the camera on phones make a noise, to discourage voyeur photography I believe.
    07-21-2010 01:18 PM
  7. kg6wtr's Avatar
    I can confirm the autofocus indicator sound occurs when the phone is in silent mode. Weird bug.
    07-21-2010 01:19 PM
  8. lemcoe9's Avatar
    This sound like a blackberry bug. I never could get a silent dieter on blackberry either.


    I can confirm the autofocus indicator sound occurs when the phone is in silent mode. Weird bug.
    KG6WTR de KI4YJL


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    07-21-2010 01:26 PM
  9. kg6wtr's Avatar
    FWIW, the camera on my original Droid does not sound the autofocus beeps when in silent mode.


    KI4YJL, QSL. 73s to you.
    07-21-2010 01:58 PM
  10. Theodore42's Avatar
    I just bought Vignette. Good app. Like the previous poster said, the camera is completely silent. It was actually 2.99.
    07-21-2010 02:21 PM
  11. c4v3man's Avatar
    I just bought Vignette. Good app. Like the previous poster said, the camera is completely silent. It was actually 2.99.
    It's actually 3 Euro or something, comes out to $4.xx US
    07-21-2010 03:08 PM
  12. Rob3rd's Avatar
    Quick Settings Widget/Volume Control,one touch turns everything off. Yes even the camera sounds.
    07-21-2010 05:04 PM
  13. Nocaster's Avatar
    Quick Settings Widget/Volume Control,one touch turns everything off. Yes even the camera sounds.
    I found that the slider for "alarms" if set to zero quiets the sound the camera makes when it focuses but it doesn't stop the sound from the actual taking of the pic.

    Which slider are you referring to?
    07-21-2010 05:30 PM
  14. Rob3rd's Avatar
    Download from app market.
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    07-21-2010 06:57 PM
  15. Nocaster's Avatar
    Download from app market.
    I have the Quick Settings app from the market. None of the sliders kill the camera's sound I have found.
    07-21-2010 08:52 PM
  16. rinnr1's Avatar
    I think it's a common practice for ALL cell phone manufacturers and software developers to not allow this on stock phones because of lawsuits for peeping toms and pervy up skirt shooters.
    07-21-2010 08:55 PM
  17. Rob3rd's Avatar
    Open app then hit menu button to customize. There are some hidden settings. Use the master control. One touch to turn all phone sounds on and off.
    07-21-2010 09:26 PM
  18. Nocaster's Avatar
    Open app then hit menu button to customize. There are some hidden settings. Use the master control. One touch to turn all phone sounds on and off.
    Awesome! Thanks! I have been using this app for a while now and overlooked the customization of it. Works great!
    07-21-2010 10:00 PM
  19. Arelunde's Avatar
    With Vignette, there is no sound at all - focus or shutter - and it's hard to know when the photo is actually taken! Too bad there isn't a way to control how loud the sound is in the native camera app. And, so far in Vignette, I can't find a setting to enable the shutter sound. Opposite problem!
    08-30-2010 11:43 AM
  20. greydarrah's Avatar
    Here's how to have a silent camera, including the autofocus sound with no external apps. Turn your phone to silent (or use the rocker to go to no sound), then go into your native alarm app and uncheck "Alarm in silent mode."

    No camera sounds at all.
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    08-30-2010 12:09 PM
  21. weasle543's Avatar
    @greydarrah yep, that works.
    08-31-2010 08:26 PM
  22. doctorlove316's Avatar
    Here's how to have a silent camera, including the autofocus sound with no external apps. Turn your phone to silent (or use the rocker to go to no sound), then go into your native alarm app and uncheck "Alarm in silent mode."

    No camera sounds at all.
    Wow! That's cool. That does indeed work. Nice find.

    Also works on the leaked 2.2 build.
    08-31-2010 09:55 PM
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