iMute is a free app for macOS devices, namely for phones that cannot mute the camera shutter sound. The shutter sound is the clicking noise that the camera makes when it takes a picture. With modern technology these days, this sound isn't necessary on smartphones. Rather, it’s more of a confirming sound so that users know when a picture is being taken. But what if you don’t want this feature?
iMute is produced by iToollab, a developer that makes a range of other products for iPhone users, including the AnyGo location spoofer and FixGo for iOS system repair. However, these apps aren’t free. iMute has four different fee structures from which customers can choose. A similar tool to iMute is Parallels Toolbox that has a ‘Mute Microphone’ function.
An app to silence your phone's camera
This app is ideal for anyone that needs to take photos in silence. For example, you may be a tourist or professional TikToker who frequently takes selfies. iMute makes sure you can do so quietly. The app can be downloaded for iPhone 5 all the way up to iPhone X. It’s also available for Windows. In addition, users can download it for Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. iMute also has a downloadable version for Windows available free.
Easy to use
The fees associated with the iPhone or macOS version of this app ensure that it’s constantly supported. As such, users can expect assistance if they run into any problems running the app. The app itself is also easy to use.
Once you connect your iPhone to a computer, iMute provides the instructions necessary to jailbreak your iPhone and silence the shutter sound. This tool is especially handy for Japanese and Korean phones.
Quick and quiet
If you’re a wildlife photographer, a parent of shy kids or a tourist who likes to play photographer, iMute is a tool you’ll appreciate. Taking pictures with the shutter sound can be intrusive or even rude in many social situations. So, it’s better to silence your device if at all possible.
iMute provides an easy-to-use app just for that. Alternatively, there are some more complicated workarounds, but they don’t come with iMute’s support team.