Camera Shutter sound?

Bryman

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Is there a way to turn off the shutter sound? I searched but can't find anything!
 

cliffeman

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If you're jailbroken...yes (you can just create a blank sound and replace the file.)
Stock...no.
 

shutter13

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If you jailbreak you can replace it with a less annoying sound or just a blank sound file. If you do not want to jailbreak...just flip the silent switch on the side of the phone before you start snapping ;) There is no way that I know of to turn the camera sound off, in settings, on a stock iPhone.
 

MileHighRob

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Is there a way to turn off the shutter sound? I searched but can't find anything!
Nope. Apple has put in this safety measure to protect the would be stalked and/or perved upon. :015:stickouttounge

On a serious note, there's possibly an app in Cyndia that will turn off the sound but I could be wrong. I haven't looked for one.
 

Lincoln

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Put the phone in silent mode. That does it.
 

jdinner

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Yes, what's the big deal, flip the silent mode switch and it works without a sound.
 

psylichon

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Lol... I really thought I was going to get to the bottom without one mention of the silent switch. Good on you, Lincoln!

Really, it's quite a simple procedure.
 

psylichon

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Ah... so he did. He lost me at "jailbreak". :)
 

Blueline29

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This is yet another reason I prefer the iPhone to my old Bold--there's no way to disable shutter sound on it, or at least there wasn't last I checked. I believe it had something to do with legal requirements, so as to protect the "perved upon." :) Love that phrase.
 

hinky

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I believe it's law in Japan that a cell phone camera has to incorporate a shutter with sound.
So this explains why the phones in the US come standard with English instead of a character based alphabet. :D
 

hinky

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I was kidding. ;) The reason the iPhone in the US requires the shutter sound is due to Japanese law, hence the reason why we have English on our phones as standard instead of Japanese, lol.
 

jimmy-m

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So how does one replace the sound file with a blank file?
 

MileHighRob

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This is yet another reason I prefer the iPhone to my old Bold--there's no way to disable shutter sound on it, or at least there wasn't last I checked. I believe it had something to do with legal requirements, so as to protect the "perved upon." :) Love that phrase.
Thanks! Feel free to use it anytime you'd like. ;)
 

shutter13

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So how does one replace the sound file with a blank file?
The easiest way is going to be to create a blank .wav or .mp3 file and use ToneFXs to change it, but ToneFXs is a paid app.

You can do it for free by creating a blank sound file, convert it to .aif, then just rename the extension to .caf name the file "photoShutter.caf"and place it in /System/Library/Audio/UISounds replacing the other file of the same name. It's probably a good idea to back up the original "photoShutter.caf" prior to doing this.
 

jimmy-m

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Done. I didn't have to pay for ToneFXs though. I got it through Cydia, when I opened it, it asked for a donation and said it was a trial version. I DLed the Windows application to my PC and it took about 30 seconds to fix the tone.

Thanks.