The shutter sound effect plays when you snap a photo with the built-in camera on your LG Optimus smartphone. If you find this bothersome, however, you can disable this sound on most models in the Optimus family. Find the shutter sound settings -- as well as a number of other features, like resolution, flash and timer options -- in your Camera app's advanced settings.

Step 1

Navigate to your Home screen, and then launch the "Camera" app.

Step 2

Tap the gear icon to launch the Advanced Settings menu once your camera's viewfinder appears.

Step 3

Tap "Shutter Sound," and then disable the sound effect.

Tips

  • Some older LG Optimus smartphone models do not have the Advanced Settings option -- if you can't locate this menu, you may not be able to disable the shutter sound for your stock Camera app. There are two alternate solutions: you can simply turn down the volume for the device's sounds, which also mutes the camera shutter, or install a third-party app like Silent Camera, ProCapture or Silent Spy Camera -- all of which don't feature shutter sounds -- and use it instead of the native Camera app to take photos (see Resources).