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How to Turn Off the Galaxy S6 Camera Shutter Sound



The new Samsung Galaxy S6 comes equipped with plenty of excellent features and tons of settings to control nearly every aspect of the experience, and a lot of those are for the 16 megapixel camera. Here we’ll be explaining how to turn off the camera shutter sound.

While we’ve already detailed everything you need to know about the Galaxy S6 camera, one in particular is the shutter sound. This phone has so many settings that some users may get a bit frustrated trying to do the easiest of tasks.

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For whatever reason this is a feature that most smartphones don’t let you change. Whether it be for legal reasons, privacy and respect, or just carriers opting for certain things. Many of Samsung’s devices don’t allow this to be turned off, but some Galaxy S6 owners do have the option depending on carrier version, so read on to see how to disable it.

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Oddly enough only some of the Galaxy S6 variants in the United States will let you turn off the Galaxy S6 camera sound, and others wont. Most likely users can try third party camera apps or software to disable it, otherwise follow the how to below and turn it off in settings.

Most variants around the globe, our AT&T unit, and many others let you simply tap a few buttons in settings to completely turn off the camera shutter sound. And it only takes a few seconds to do.

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It’s worth noting that as long as you set the phone volume all the way down past vibrate and completely to silent, the above models should lose the shutter sound. That said, we don’t have all five carrier versions here to test it.


Launch the camera app on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and tap on the gear-shaped settings button. It should be located on the bottom left as pictured below. This will bring you to a rather massive list of options, controls and settings for the Galaxy S6 camera. Scroll down near the bottom to find what you’re looking for, and turn it off as shown below.


There is a huge list of options and controls on the Galaxy S6, which is nice, but so many that a lot of users don’t scroll down far enough to find the camera shutter option. Scroll down and simply tap this to turn it off, and you’re done. It is seriously that easy, so long as your carrier allowed the option.

Tap to turn Shutter sound to “off” and you’re all done. Now when you snap photos there won’t be a sound, but the rest of your device will still have regular volume and audible levels. This is much better than turning the entire device and all sounds to silent mode while using the camera.

Again, this Galaxy S6 camera shutter disable option isn’t available on all variants of the Galaxy S6. Some have it, some don’t. It also may not be located in the same place on each individual carriers Galaxy S6. Shown above is an AT&T model, and you may have to look elsewhere on other variants.

For more tips and tricks for your phone check out our 65 Galaxy S6 Tips & Tricks coverage.



  1. Mo

    07/30/2015 at 10:41 am

    My phone doesn’t have the shutter sound button or the help button. Also, whenever I take a pictures th click is really loud unless I have my phone I on silent

  2. Bob_WA

    10/28/2015 at 6:54 pm

    Like Mo, I don’t have any shutter sound option on the camera settings menu. Neither on the Device Sounds & Notifications menu.

  3. Mika

    02/19/2016 at 2:02 am

    I’ve made an app which does not require root :

    I’m using it on a GS6 Edge and it works like a charm.

  4. derek

    03/16/2016 at 7:42 pm

    No shutter sound off option

  5. Jar

    07/02/2016 at 10:59 am

    To mute the shutter sound on any Samsung S6 set the system volume to zero. Note that this will mute all system sounds such as the keyboard sound. It does not affect ringworm and other things like music.

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