Disable Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Shutter and Focus Sound

How to Disable Camera Sound in Samsung Galaxy S3? Do you want to turn off Samsung Galaxy S3 focus and shutter sounds. Here is how you can disable the shutter sound in Samsung Galaxy S3.

This is the step by step for beginner on how to remove the annoying camera focusing sound and the shutter sound.

How To Disable Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Sound / Turn Off Shutter Sound

1) Download Root Explorer.apk on your Rooted Galaxy S3 & install it.

2) Open Root Explorer, navigate to /system/media/audio/ui Folder.

3) Then Mount R/W. (Check Bellow Pic)

4) Now find the Sound File it should be named like shutter.ogg or Shutter_01.ogg.

5) After you found it, long press on that sound file a popup will appear on your screen >> choose rename > & rename the file to shutter.ogg.bak.(Check the bellow pic)

[ Note : If you want to return it back to its original state, simply reverse the name change. ]

How to Disable Samsung Galaxy S3 camera focus sound

Using “Root Explorer”, open the folder /data/

Set the sound parameter on file /data/local.prop, this file might not exist for some people

Create the file if not exist by Clicking Menu -> New File, enter the filename local.prop, then click OK

Open local.prop in Text Editor

Add add the line to the file, then click Menu -> Save & Exit

Now, launch Camera application on your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, all camera shutter and auto-focus sounds has been disabled.

Note: To restore sound, just delete local.prop (or set ro.camera.sound.forced=1) and then reboot.

Done!!! In case you cannot complete theProcess, then you should ask for more help in comments. Make sure to leave a detailed comment describing where you got stuck so that we will be able to offer you a viable solution.

Myself Prajith Kv and I am founder and chief editor of this blog. Here I write articles related to upcoming technology, gadgets, Internet etc.


  1. Rasel Rony

    May 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I’ve successfully disabled camera shutter and focus sound of my Galaxy S3. Its really easy. Thanks for post.

  2. peter pandey

    May 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Sorry Operation Fail… Root Access Denied, Help Me.

    • Vishaka Raj

      May 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      first root your phone…..

  3. AGiladi

    Jun 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Hi, what is the line you want us to add in the step “Add add the line to the file, then click Menu -> Save & Exit”? Thanks!

    • chyeah

      Jul 4, 2013 at 2:54 am


  4. Thuthija

    Jun 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I’ve got s4 i9505,
    Could you please explain how to do the step 3
    “3) Then Mount R/W. (Check Bellow Pic)”
    Does this process work on my phone?

  5. Jason

    Sep 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I have the S3. I succeeded in disabling the shutter sound, but the zoomfocus sound is still there. I also tried to .bak every focussound in /system/media/audio/ui.
    Do you know a solution?

  6. Johnson

    Dec 13, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Well you can simply delete the file. Hold and delete. For me, the focus sound isn’t important. If it really bothers you, just delete.

  7. dudexx

    Mar 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    ummm… i created the file, but the focus sound is still there!! :(

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