How to Turn Off Screenshot Sound on Android

how to turn off screenshot sound

This article is a how-to guide on how to turn off the sound in your device when you take a screenshot.

We all know that screenshot sound is a real nuisance. You don’t need to tell Brett in your team room or office mates. They already know how annoying it can be when you are on a conference call, Skyping with your girlfriend, or just writing an important email. Taking a screenshot on your computer or mobile device is one of the famous works.

However, taking a screenshot can make some sounds because of system requirements. So if you are using the laptop located in the office or don’t want to disturb others who are sleeping around you, you may want to turn off the sound of your screenshots.

There are many ways you can disable the screenshot sound on your device, but I am going to tell you about two very simple and quick ways. This tutorial will show you how to turn off screenshot sound without using third-party software or apps.

How to Turn Off Screenshot Sound?

Screenshots are a great way to capture and share your favorite moments. But they also make a sound when you take them. If you’re taking a lot of screenshots, this can get annoying quickly. However, some people may not want to capture screenshots. Because it makes noise or is embarrassing when someone else hears them. If you don’t want to use this feature, you can always turn it off.

how to turn off screenshot sound

Also, turning off the sound on your Android phone can be a great way to save battery life and keep you from being distracted by notifications. We’ll show you how to turn off the notification sound for screenshots on:

  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Windows 10
  • iPad

How to turn off screenshot sound on Android

The Android operating system allows you to take a screenshot of your screen. You can do it by pressing the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.

However, it may happen that you do not want to hear the sound when taking a screenshot. If you’re worried about privacy or want to avoid people knowing when you’ve taken a screenshot. Then there are ways to disable the screenshot sound on your Android device.

There are several different ways to do this, depending on what type of phone you have and which version of Android it runs.

It will be in most devices’ notification panel or quick settings area. Scroll down until you find “Screenshot,” and tap that entry. You’ll see a toggle switch labeled “Vibrate” next to it. Toggle that switch off, and you won’t hear any sound when taking a screenshot.

The following guide will show you how to disable this feature on your Android device:

  1. Open Settings and select Sound & Notification.
  2. Select Additional Settings
  3. Now you will find an option for Screenshot Sound. Turn it off.
  4. Also, uncheck Capture screenshot sound and Vibrate on the screenshot.

Alternative ways to take screenshots without making sound

There are many ways to take screenshots on Android. But most of them make a sound, which is a problem if you want to take a screenshot silently.

Suppose you need to take a screenshot and want to avoid making any noise at all. Here are some alternative methods.

Use Google Assistant

Google Assistant lets you take screenshots by voice, so it’s one of the easiest ways to take a screenshot without sound. Just say, “Okay, Google, take a screenshot,” and it will automatically save the screen in your Gallery app. If you have the Google Assistant app installed on your phone, you can also use its quick access button (the microphone) to do the same thing. Tap it once and say, “take a screenshot.”

Keep your phone in silent mode

If you want to take quick screenshots without making any noise, put your phone on silent mode before doing so. This way, when the screenshot is taken and shared with other apps, nobody will be able to hear it being shared and taken over text messages or emails.

Some phones have an option to mute all sounds when taking screenshots. If your phone has this feature, it’s pretty easy to capture an image without making noise. For example, you’ll find this option under Settings > Advanced features > Motion controls > Mute shutter sound on Samsung devices.

Use Airplane Mode

If you’re worried about someone hearing your phone’s shutter sound, then Airplane Mode might be your best bet. This setting turns off all network activity so that no one can track your activity, and it also disables the shutter sound on any photo or video recording functions.

It’s important to note that this doesn’t disable other sounds — such as alarms or ringtones — so if anything happens while taking pictures in airplane mode, those sounds will still play out loud and clear for anyone nearby.

Use Assistive Touch 

Assistive Touch is an accessibility feature that allows you to create custom gestures for various actions like taking a screenshot, opening Control Center, etc. You can also set up Assistive Touch so that it takes a screenshot whenever you press its home button twice in quick succession (or triple if enabled).

How to turn off screenshot sound on iPhone

You can turn off the sound on your iPhone if you don’t want people to know when you take a screenshot. When you capture a screenshot, the phone makes a shutter sound, so it’s obvious that someone has taken a screenshot. The feature is helpful for people who like to take screenshots often and don’t want others to know when they do it.

how to turn off screenshot sound

However, the sound will be off by default on iOS 11 and later. But if you’re using an older version of iOS, you’ll need to follow these instructions to enable or disable it.

To turn off the iPhone screenshot sound, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings and go to “Sounds.”
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Screenshot.”
  3. Toggle “Play sound when taking a screenshot” to OFF

How to turn off screenshot sound on Windows

The screenshot sound is a new feature in Windows 10 that allows you to take a screenshot of your current screen without using third-party software.

It’s an extremely useful feature and can be quite convenient if you’re working on a project and need to save screenshots regularly. However, the default sound is annoying, so we will show you how to turn off the screenshot sound on Windows 10.

Here is how to turn off screenshot sound on Windows 10:

  1. Open Start Menu and click on Settings.
  2. Select the System tab from the Settings window, scroll down on the left pane and click on the Notifications & actions option under the System group.
  3. Under the Notifications & actions section, scroll down until you find Take screenshots using the button option and press it once to disable it as shown above (if enabled). Now your screenshot will not make any sound at all when captured.

How to turn off screenshot sound on an iPad?

One of the things that I like about the iPad is taking screenshots easily. You can do it in several ways, but the most common is to press both the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously. The other way is to use a keyboard shortcut.

As it turns out, there’s an easy way to stop the iPad from making its signature “Click” sound when taking screenshots: turn off haptic feedback for that specific function.

Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings on your iPad and tap on General;
  2. Scroll down and select Accessibility;
  3. Scroll down again until you find Haptic Feedback (underneath Interaction);
  4. Tap on it and select Off

FAQs on How to Turn Off Screenshot Sound

How to turn off the screenshot voice?

To turn off the screenshot voice, follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the Profile icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  3. Now, tap on Settings from the menu that appears in the top-right corner of your screen.
  4. Tap on Screen Recording from the options that appear on your screen.
  5. Toggle Off’ Voice’ under ‘Share Screenshots.’

How to turn off screenshot sound on iOS 10?

The screenshot voice command is “Hey Siri, take a screenshot.”

Screenshot voices can be disabled in Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch. You can also disable it by swiping up the screen and tapping the Assistive Touch button. Then navigate to the ‘Screenshots’ option and toggle off ‘Screenshot Voice.’

The feature will still work if it is enabled for other features, but it won’t be triggered when you take a screenshot.


Taking a screenshot is a great way to capture important information, but sometimes you don’t want to be heard or seen while doing it. For example, if you’re taking a screenshot at work, there’s a chance that someone could walk in and see you doing it. Or maybe the person you’re trying to take a picture of is sleeping, and you don’t want to disturb them by making noise.

Benedict is an entertainment enthusiast and a passionate blogger. He loves to share his insights and opinions of the ever-evolving entertainment world. When he's not writing, you can find Benedict immersing himself in the latest releases, following the latest industry events, and engaging with fellow entertainment enthusiasts online.


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