09-14-2017 03:03 AM
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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a US unlocked Galaxy S8 (not carrier unlocked). I've adjusted the permissions for things (all through settings and app permissions...not through any rooting) and have only now noticed that there is no option to turn off the shutter sound for the camera. I went to Verizon today (in the US) and their version has this option. Did I go wrong somewhere with the permissions or can anyone confirm that the US unlocked version never even had the option to turn off the sound in the first place?
    07-11-2017 08:13 PM
  2. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Mod Note: Thread moved for better visibility.
    07-11-2017 08:30 PM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Don't see the option in my S8+ US unlocked model.
    07-11-2017 08:54 PM
  4. justnivek's Avatar
    Using the unlocked Galaxy S8 from Best buy I don't see any option to remove camera shutter sound, was that ever an option on previous Galaxy Phones? I don't remember seeing this even on my S6
    07-11-2017 10:22 PM
  5. gernerttl's Avatar
    Turning the shutter sound on and off is in the camera settings not the sound settings... go figure...

    Camera->Settings and scroll almost all the way to the bottom. The branded and unbranded use the same camera app... Or they should.
    07-12-2017 02:23 AM
  6. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Turning the shutter sound on and off is in the camera settings not the sound settings... go figure...

    Camera->Settings and scroll almost all the way to the bottom. The branded and unbranded use the same camera app... Or they should.
    I don't see anything shutter sound related when I go this in the camera settings on my US unlocked S8+. The volume key function doesn't have an option for it either.

    Does the US Unlocked Version of the Galaxy S8 Have the Option to Turn Off Shutter Sound?-screenshot_20170712-122050.jpg
    07-12-2017 01:22 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    I don't see anything shutter sound related when I go this in the camera settings on my US unlocked S8+. The volume key function doesn't have an option for it either.

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    That is so odd. I can understand certain things like video calling not working. The carriers want people to get their respective branded devices and therefore allow or disallow certain things. But this is weird. It's the stock camera app for Pete's sake! Why would Samsung have two versions of something that basic? It has nothing to do with network connectivity. To quote Larry the Cable Guy, "this makes about as much sense as wiping before you ****!"
    07-12-2017 01:48 PM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    I don't see anything shutter sound related when I go this in the camera settings on my US unlocked S8+. The volume key function doesn't have an option for it either.

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    Yeah I'm on an unlocked S8 as well and do not have that option either. I usually disable the shutter sound the first time I launch the camera app.
    07-12-2017 03:33 PM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    S8 US unlocked version... No option for shutter sound on/off. Strange omission for something so basic.
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    07-12-2017 04:09 PM
  10. VW Maverick's Avatar
    If the volume on the device is all the way down, there will be no shutter sound when taking pics or screenshots.

    Mav.
    07-12-2017 04:26 PM
  11. Deke218's Avatar
    I can disable shutter sound on my T-Mobile S8+.
    07-13-2017 09:05 AM
  12. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Unlocked - shutter sound can't be turned off independently of sound. Turn volume all the way down to silence it.

    Carriers - may or may not have the option based on the carrier software
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    07-13-2017 09:35 AM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    Beauty of Samsung software, no control over firnware and inconsistent across million versions of the same model.
    07-13-2017 10:42 AM
  14. Rob Chew's Avatar
    If the volume on the device is all the way down, there will be no shutter sound when taking pics or screenshots.

    Mav.
    Mav beat me to it. Just turn off the phone volume when taking pictures if you need to be discreet.
    07-13-2017 11:14 AM
  15. gernerttl's Avatar
    Unlocked - shutter sound can't be turned off independently of sound. Turn volume all the way down to silence it.

    Carriers - may or may not have the option based on the carrier software
    Well Verizon and T-Mobile branded phones have the option. Still, it's odd that the un-branded (aka unlocked) version doesn't have that option.

    Makes me appreciate having a Verizon branded version. Sure it has Verizon bloatware, but I can live with it and I even use a couple of the Verizon apps. Btw, all Verizon phones are unlocked. If you want to use it on another carrier, just pop in an activated SIM and change the APN settings and your up and running.
    07-13-2017 12:49 PM
  16. Cowboy8467's Avatar
    AT&T version has the option to disable the shutter sound as well. This has been long discussed with previous versions of Samsung phones and the different variations they have. My understanding is that it has to do with the "creepshot" issue that is more prevalent in Asian countries than it is here, with people trying to take surreptitious shots of people when out in public. Samsung and other phone manufactures have tried to make it harder, although obviously not impossible to do.

    I believe that for phones sold in South Korea and Japan it is impossible to turn off the sound, even if you turn your phone volume down all the way, although I can't confirm.
    07-13-2017 12:57 PM
  17. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Well Verizon and T-Mobile branded phones have the option. Still, it's odd that the un-branded (aka unlocked) version doesn't have that option.

    Makes me appreciate having a Verizon branded version. Sure it has Verizon bloatware, but I can live with it and I even use a couple of the Verizon apps. Btw, all Verizon phones are unlocked. If you want to use it on another carrier, just pop in an activated SIM and change the APN settings and your up and running.
    Different strokes for different folks I guess. I'd much rather have a camera shutter sound that I can easily silence than a Verizon logo on boot and some verizon apps I can't uninstall. I also think the unlocked has some features enabled on VZW that verizon had turned off in their own models.
    07-13-2017 01:14 PM
  18. gernerttl's Avatar
    I also think the unlocked has some features enabled on VZW that verizon had turned off in their own models.
    Which features? Like I said, Verizon phones are fully unlocked and it doesn't turn off features. And by the looks of this thread, actually has features the non-branded version doesn't have.
    07-13-2017 01:22 PM
  19. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Which features?
    Device Maintenance has been crippled on Verizon phones, there is only a subset of the apps features available in Settings. You also can't enable hidden settings menu. Each carrier has their own thing, for whatever reason.
    Zendroid1 likes this.
    07-13-2017 01:43 PM
  20. gernerttl's Avatar
    What hidden settings menu? Are you talking about developer options? And what features in device maintenance are disabled?
    07-13-2017 02:31 PM
  21. PaulQ's Avatar
    I use a macro in MacroDroid to silence phone when I open the camera app. It works most of the time. I had to do this with Tasker on a phone in the past. More of a Macrodroid user now.

    My only guess is that some countries require a shutter sound. When the phone is attached to a US carrier, it's going to be used in the US where it's not required.

    I think you can use a different camera app and silence the shutter.
    07-13-2017 04:34 PM
  22. badcat's Avatar

    I think you can use a different camera app and silence the shutter.
    Just tried this with Proshot and the shutter sound can be silenced.
    07-13-2017 05:10 PM
  23. d1g1n1xy's Avatar
    Can confirm. I live in Japan. Shutter sound is mandated for all phones released in this market.
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    07-14-2017 07:19 AM
  24. phatdonkey's Avatar
    I found a way around it on my unlocked Note 8. I told Bixby to turn off shutter sound and she did.
    09-13-2017 01:57 PM
  25. CTREV21's Avatar
    Give me Bloat and sound control. LOL. You can have the Bloat, I don't mind the sound.
    09-13-2017 03:06 PM
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