Remove shutter sound from camera: iPhone 6.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Krologix, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Krologix macrumors newbie

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    I know what you are first thinking, "Easy, just turn your phone switch to silent." Well no it is not that easy. This phone was purchased in South Korea. In Asia there is no way to silent the shutter sound because from what I have read there are too many perverts taking pics under girls' skirts etc. So by law they have to have the sound at all times. The thing is, it is so annoying. Even if I want to take a screen shot at midnight at night when everyone else is asleep there is still "ka-chick" and when all is silent its quite intrusive.

    Anyone have any thoughts on how to silent the Asian iPhone via a trick or an app or some other method that I am unaware of? I tried to find something and so far have come up with nothing, thus why I am here.

    Thanks
     
  2. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    You can't turn it off. It is designed that way for certain Asian markets.

    Sell the phone and buy one from a market that doesn't require the shutter sound by law.
     
  3. Krologix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I know, but I just bought the phone 3 months ago. Selling it and buying another is not really a viable option. I thought perhaps someone knew a way around the stock setting. If it was programmed that way, there must be a way to either remove that program or override it. For every lock there is a key.
     
  4. Tyler23, Sep 6, 2015
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    Only if you jailbreak.

    And even then I don't think it's possible.
     
  5. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    It is built into the hardware, precisely so it can not be turned off via software.
     
  6. Krologix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    interesting. It is a hardware issue and not software?

    There are times when I do take a pic and there is no shutter sound though, like as thought there is a glitch. I can maybe get away with taking only 1 or 2 pics and then the shutter sound comes back. That is why I figured it was software not hardware.
     
  7. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    I had a number of friends rush to buy iPhones in Japan when supply was limited in Hong Kong, they all ended up regretting their purchases because of this annoying sound.
     
  8. Krologix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought someone might say that. Thanks.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes it's possible. I've done with with both my 3GS, my 5 and my 6+ on several different jailbreaks.

    It's a simple matter of using iFile to go to the shutter sound file and rename it. End of story.
     
  10. Krologix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it is software. I knew there had to be some way of doing it. Now, if I just knew how to DO that.
     
  11. Krologix, Sep 6, 2015
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    Yeah, I only had a month to go before going back to the US and I wish I had waited to buy the 6 there too.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Jailbreak.

    Install iFile.

    Shutter sound is located here: System/Library/Audio/UISounds/photoShutter.caf

    Notice I have named mine to photoshutter.caf.bak.
     

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  13. Krologix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet thanks for the info!
     
  14. tonyc46 macrumors newbie

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    I live in Thailand and bought my phone here. I can silence the shutter with the switch, so it's not all of Asia.

    There are a couple of methods do it if you are jailbroken (or you want to do it).
     
  15. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    No perverts in Thailand?! Eyoungren's method is your answer.
     
  16. Yette macrumors newbie

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    Hello, any update? Do you already turned off your phone shutter sound? I actually have the same issue. Anyway i try the iFile thing. They say needs to go to system/library/audio etc. but when i go to system there is no next folder. Any updates how u turned off urs?
    --- Post Merged, Jul 8, 2017 ---
    Hi sir. So i have the iFile thing now. I have the same issue. Do I need to jailbreak my phone before doing that trick. I have an iphone 6. Hope u can help me
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You cannot have the iFile I am referring to without a jailbreak because iFile is a jailbreak app.

    Anything found in the app store that may or may not be named iFile or iFiles is not going to let you browse the complete file system, much less make any changes.

    It will also present a problem to you if your device is not jailbreakable. No jailbreak, no iFile.
     
  18. Yette macrumors newbie

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    H
    i got this one from google. Let me show u sir. Is that the correct ifile?
     

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  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The icon looks correct.

    If you can't find the folder in the directory then there are a number of possibilities. A fake jailbreak, a fake iFile app come to mind.

    If you never jailbroke to begin with then what you have is most certainly fake.
     
  20. Yette macrumors newbie

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    I am really frustrated now. Huhuhu ! Been dealing with this for 1month now since i got the phone. Thank you sir anyway :) can u help me jailbreak my phone please.
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    What version of iOS is it running?
     
  22. Yette macrumors newbie

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    I got the 10.3.2 now sir.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You'll have to wait.

    There is no jailbreak for 10.3.2 right now. Anything you might find that claims otherwise will be fake.
     
  24. Yette macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. Okay sir :( I think I just have to be used to it. Hahahahaha Wanna bring my ip5s back now thank you anyway. Godbless
     
  25. JayJohnPaul macrumors regular

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    Just stop doing whatever you're doing and you should be fine. ;)
     

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