Have you ever needed to take a photo without the sound being heard? I am referring to the shutter-like sound the idevice makes when taking a photo or screen shot.
This can be turned off a couple different ways. Unfortunately, it will require having a jailbroken device. Unless you are jailbroken the only option is flipping the mute switch on the side of the iDevice. Need jailbreaking follow here.
This method is the simplest of the two shown here. Simply just install a tweak from Cydia called “Silent Photo Chill”. This will prevent the sound from both the screenshot and Camera app while taking a photo. Users with older devices running firmware 3.0 to 4.3.3 may install a Cydia tweak called “Snaptap” to silence these sounds. Unfortunately, this tweak hasn’t been updated for newer devices running later firmwares. This is the simplest method and doesn’t require any technical procedures.
This option requires a little more understanding of iDevices. Users will need to connect their device to a Computer Also, you will need to download software for the procedure. I recommend i-Fun Box but their are others that will work the same.
Be sure your jailbroken device has OpenSSH installed. This will allow the user full access to all files on the iDevice. If you are new to jailbreaking I highly recommend installing OpenSSH first thing. You never know when you may need to access the files on your device.
This method will show users how to rename the sound file to mute the soubnd. In order to mute the sounds follow this string of files to find the sound file needed to rename for muting. Follow this string Raw File System /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/photoShutter.caf
Rename the underlined section here: System/Library/Audio/UISounds/photoShutter-off.caf
If you decide to turn the sound back on just undo the rename. This will put the sounds back on the device just like before.
The iFile method is the way I prefer to mute the sounds or rename any file. It’s much faster and easier to do on the device using iFile. It doesn’t require any computers only the iDevice running iFile. iFile can be downloaded in BigBoss REpo for $4.99.
Open iFile and follow the string of phone system files /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/. Be sure to remember the name of the sound file and where it’s located. It’s best to just add the word “off” to the name already there. It will be much easier to find after some time passes. In order to bring the sounds back just remove the word “off” that was added. Now all sounds will be just as they was before you renamed them.
How to Jailbreak iOS 6 to 6.2 using Evasi0n