Tip: Silent Camera (natively)

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  1. rambo47

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    I saw an old thread about this but rather than bump it I'm creating this new one.

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    I just found this out, and it's not a big deal but it comes in handy. You can silence the camera's shutter sound simply by flicking the ringer switch to silent. Great for snapping a quick pic of somebody dozing on the couch, mouth open, drool running down their cheek. Also great for taking a photo of animals when you don't want to disturb them. There are other more nefarious uses but those are not worth discussing.
     
  2. ITS ME DAVID

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    Been able to do this on iOS 5 as well.
     
  3. Europa

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    I'm pretty sure it's been this way since iOS 1.
     
  4. Kadelic

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    I can vouch for as far back as iOS 3. Handy tip though.
     
  5. rambo47

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    Yeah, I'm a little late to this party. But I felt it was neat enough to warrant a new topic.
     
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    Learn something new everyday.


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  7. alamarco

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    I do this every time I want to use the camera. It's not that I want to be sneaky, I just hate the shutter noise. I mostly take photos of objects such as my 360 controller or food, so I don't want to bug people around me with annoying noises.

    I wish it was built-in to the settings. Would be so much easier to have it permanently mute instead of having to turn it to mute and then unmute when you're finished.
     
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  9. rambo47

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    That would be one of those "nefarious" uses I hinted at. :D
     
  10. Booyow1204

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    Better late than never....
     
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