Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a top-of-the-line device, but one feature has users talking: its random camera shutter sound.
Some users report hearing an unexpected shutter sound coming from their phones when they’re not taking photos or videos using the device’s camera.
What could be causing this strange issue? Is it just a bug with the software? We’ll explain these questions and will give you solutions to fix this problem once and for all.
Note: Solutions in this guide can also apply to Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus
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Why Does My Samsung Galaxy S23 Make Random Camera Shutter Sound When the Camera is Not in Use?
The sound of a camera shutter is the sound we hear when taking photos or videos, and it often So the problem here is users are hearing this same shutter sound multiple times a day on their Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – even though the camera isn’t being used
In order to understand why this might be happening, let’s look at some of the possible causes for the random shutter sounds.
One possibility could be related to certain features, such as taking screenshots, when you take a screenshot, you will hear a very similar sound to the shutter sound. So if you have turned on a feature like the palm swipe capture, and if it is activated accidentally, then this is the reason behind your case.
Another option could be notifications from apps like Messages, Snapchat, Instagram, etc., that use a camera-like audio similar to a shutter sound. Or maybe you have changed the default notification sound to a similar sound.
Lastly, system glitches, third-party customization apps, and caching issues can lead to such problems. But since this is very likely a software-related issue, the solutions below should work for most cases to fix the issue.
Fix 01: Restart the device
Restarting your device will almost always take care of any software glitches or other issues that can cause this issue.
To restart your phone easily:
- Press and hold the power key and volume key together until the device starts to turn off.
Fix 02: Clear Camera App Cache
Now, if restarting the device doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s time to clear its Camera app cache. This will remove any corrupted or outdated cache files causing the camera shutter sound.
To clear the cache files of camera app, follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Apps.
- Select the Camera app.
- Go to Storage.
- Tap on Clear cache.
Fix 03: Clear Camera App Data
This is very similar to clearing the camera app cache. However, this will also reset previously set-up camera settings as well. So if you mind losing your configurations, take a screenshot by going to camera settings before doing this.
- Go to Settings > Apps.
- Tap on Camera.
- Go to Storage.
- Tap on Clear data.
Fix 04: Check if The Shutter Sound is Set For a Notification
The next step to take is to check and see if the camera shutter sound is set for notifications.The best way to do this would be to wait for your device to make the camera shutter sound and see the notification panel for any notifications that have appeared.
Once you verify which app notification makes the camera shutter sound, go to Settings and follow these steps to change the notification sound:
- Go to Settings and then Apps.
- Tap on the app that makes the shutter sound as a notification sound.
- Go to the Notification section.
- Change the notification sound from there.
Fix 05: Do a software update
If your Galaxy S23 is still making random camera shutter sound, then this could possibly be due to a system bug. Updating your device’s software would be the best way to fix the bug causing the issue.
If you don’t know how to update your Galaxy S23, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Software update.
- Tap on Download and install.
If you have followed every solution we have mentioned in this guide, now the problem should be fixed. However, if you are still experiencing this, you may have to contact customer support for additional assistance.
Additionally, if you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment. We will be happy to help.