How To Turn Off Screenshot Sound On Android

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There are times when you get to browse through some pictures online for a fashion style or for a product that you want to purchase at a later time. In your bid to select them and save them, you do not necessarily have to download the pictures. All you need to do is take a screenshot.

Even when you see an important piece of information or a captivating quote while surfing the internet, you may want to save it without having to write it down, which of course might be stressful for you. Therefore, to save you the stress, all you need to do is take a screenshot.

This android phone feature has made it so easy for android phone users to save vital information in the fastest way possible and this would just require the user to:

  1. press the power button and the volume down button together or
  2. Go to the control center on the phone and click on screenshot

Part 1. How To Turn Off Screenshot Sound On Android

Screenshots are a fantastic tool for preserving and sharing your favorite memories. However, when you take them, they also create noise. This might rapidly become irritating if you often take screenshots. Some individuals, nevertheless, may not wish to take screenshots. due to the loudness or embarrassment they generate when heard by others. However, when a screenshot is taken, a shutter sound is heard, as though the user is using the camera to take a picture. If you are not so comfortable with that sound, this article is for you, as we suggest ways you can turn off screenshot sound on android and they are as follows:

Step 1. Putting your phone on silent mode

With the silent mode feature on your android smartphone, you won’t hear a sound while taking a screenshot.

All you need to do is to press and hold the “volume down” button on your phone till the phone goes to silent mode.

However, one issue with using the silent mode to turn off screenshot sound on android is that the “silent mode” affects all aspects of the phone. This means that your phone will not ring out when a call comes in and this can be detrimental to important things in your life like work, and family, especially in the case of emergencies.

One way to deal with this is that once you want to take a screenshot, put your phone on silent mode. Once you are done taking the screenshot, return the phone to ringer mode.

Another way is to leave your phone in vibration mode if it is convenient.

Step 2. Take screenshots covertly with Google Assistant

There is a way to capture quiet screenshots on a smartphone running stock Android. 

There is however, no sound made when a screenshot is taken using Google Assistant. This is likewise unaffected by ringer modes.

Steps to follow include :

  • Activate Google Assistant.

Press the home button for a long time if you're using the three- or two-button navigation.

If you're using gesture navigation, swipe slantedly from the left or right corner.

  • To enter a command, tap the keyboard icon and type: take screenshot, or take a screenshot.
  • The screenshot will then be taken by Google Assistant without making a sound.
  • The Android share sheet appears as soon as it captures the screenshot.

Although you may share the screenshot straight from this page, you should be aware that it has not yet been saved. As a result, the screenshot won't appear in your gallery if you share it on an app.

  • If you were going to erase the screenshot anyhow, this is a good option.
  • If you decide to save the snapshot, choose Edit then Save.

When Google Assistant appears, you may voice the order to take a screenshot rather than typing it. However, it rather defeats the point of capturing a snapshot silently. This just to inform yo that uthere really is no point trying it.

Step 3. Employ the use of Third party apps

You may also test out a lot of independent screenshot applications on the Google Play Store. Many of them offer the ability to turn the sound off or do not produce one at all.

Examples of such apps include: screenshot touch which is very easy to use and it saves you the stress of pressing the power and down volume buttons together so as to get a screenshot.

 The other example is screenshot assistant. This app enables you to take screenshots with the home button. The only slight challenge with it is that it disables the google assistant feature by acting in its stead.

Step 4. Activate Do Not Disturb(DND)

Another choice to disable the screenshot sound is this one. All sounds and alerts are turned off when the DND is activated. But it only functions with Android devices.

To achieve this, follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the Control Centre.
  2. To turn off the sounds, tap DND.

Step 5. Connect to your earbuds  or headphones

This is one of the simplest and easiest solutions to consider if you turn off screenshot sound on android. This can also be considered as the best option. This is because you don't need to enable any mute features or go through any additional steps.

So all you have to do is to connect any wireless or wired headphones or earphones you may have to your android smartphone. Instead of the sound coming from your device's speaker when you capture a screenshot, it will come through your linked headphones or earbuds, which are only audible to the person using them. So if you want to stop hearing the screenshot sound, you should absolutely do this.


We know that there are people like you who do not like the idea of your phones ringing out loud, let alone a screenshot sound. Hope this article was helpful enough to inform you on the ways to turn off screenshot sounds on your android device.

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