iMute is a free Windows utility that helps to silence the sound of your camera shutter on your iOS device. There are many situations where you may need to do so, especially in a public setting or when in a place that requires silence. For other Windows programs that work with iPhone cameras and settings, you can try iVCam and iPhone Simulator.
In essence, the program works like a jailbreak tool to enter the phone and change the settings. Unfortunately, lowering the phone’s volume doesn’t prevent the shutter sound from happening.
Jailbreak your iPhone
The main culprits that have forced shutter sounds when taking photos are Korean and Japanese iPhones. There’s a hard setting that you cannot change, no matter how much you play with the options. If you lower the volume or mute your phone, that noise still erupts when taking images.
iMute lets you break into your phone’s software settings so that you can remove the sound completely. It’s important to note that the change is irreversible unless you use iMute again or other software.
Where you would use iMute
There are many occasions that call for silence when taking photos. You might be in a library or a church, which prohibits noise during those specific circumstances. Additionally, when you’re taking images of wildlife, you don’t want the loud shutter noise to scare the animals away. You also don’t want it going off in the class or during a meeting.
How to mute the camera shutter with iMute
After you install iMute on Windows, you can connect your iPhone to your PC. The program will take about 10 minutes to jailbreak your device, but you’ll need to follow the instructions. Once you’re in, you can remove the shutter sound.
Silence your shutter
iMute is ideal if you bought a Korean or Japanese iPhone and you need to change the software to remove the shutter sound. While the installation and process are easy, you’ll need to be careful. One minor mistake, and you could damage your phone’s settings.
In the end, it’s a lot of effort to remove a sound, so perhaps it would be best not to take photos when silence is needed. But if you need to, iMute will take care of this task for you.