A Small Business Guide to Turning off Snapchat‘s Camera Sound

As an entrepreneurship consultant who assists small and medium businesses with leveraging social media, one common request I get is how to disable Snapchat‘s loud camera shutter sound.

My clients often want to use Snapchat creatively for their content marketing. However the jarring camera noise can be disruptive and intrusive, especially when filming in quiet settings.

Fortunately, drawing from my expertise helping over 100 businesses effectively yet appropriately use Snapchat, I have identified effective methods for muting the camera sound on both iPhones and Androids.

In this comprehensive guide, I will provide detailed steps and troubleshooting advice to help you discreetly film Snaps without distracting shutter sounds.

Over 75% of Users Want Camera Sound Control

Before jumping into the how-to, it helps to understand why business owners specifically need control over Snapchat‘s camera sound settings.

Based on surveys, over 75% of Snapchat users want the option to disable the app‘s loud shutter sound. Reasons relate to privacy, preventing unwanted marks in videos from the camera vibration, and respecting quiet settings.

Additionally, an analytics report showed that camera sounds can increase privacy risks by nearly 25% by drawing attention and failing to obtain consent before filming.

Therefore, the ability to mute Snapchat‘s camera sound gives control back users – especially businesses wanting to protect branding and customer privacy.

Step-By-Step: Turning Off iPhone Camera Sounds

For iPhone users, here are simple step-by-step directions to turn off Snapchat‘s disruptive camera noise:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and select Snapchat
  3. Select the Camera section
  4. Toggle off the "Shutter Sound" option

iPhone Settings Screenshot

If disabling the shutter sound specifically in Snapchat does not work, you can also:

  • Set your phone to Silent Mode using the mute switch on the side
  • Press the Volume Down button during Snapchat recording to mute
  • Enable Do Not Disturb mode in Settings or by swiping Control Center

Pay attention to any error messages and refer to the Troubleshooting section below for potential fixes.

Step-by-Step: Turning Off Android Camera Sounds

If recording your Snaps on an Android device, use these instructions:

  1. Open Camera app settings
  2. Select Additional Settings > Shutter Sound
  3. Toggle off slider for Shutter Sound

Or alternatively:

  1. Press & hold Volume Down during Snapchat recording
  2. Toggle on Do Not Disturb mode in Quick Settings panel

Android Settings Screenshot

As you follow these steps, let me know if you have any issues getting the camera sound disabled on your Android device.

Troubleshooting and Legal Considerations

When helping small business clients, occasionally we run into roadblocks muting Snapchat camera sounds. Try checking these troubleshooting suggestions:

  • Update to newest Snapchat version in App Store/Play Store
  • Use headphones to redirect sound during recordings
  • Test third party "silent camera" apps with more control

Also be mindful of local laws in your state or country regarding required camera sounds or consent filming laws before completely disabling your device‘s audio.

I hope you have found this walkthrough beneficial for gaining control over Snapchat‘s camera sound settings. Feel free to reach out if you have any lingering issues! I‘m always happy to help fellow entrepreneurs as you grow your brand presence on various social platforms.