How to turn off the camera shutter sound in Moto G 3rd Gen

Good News – System Update available on March 29, 2016 comes with setting to turn off Camera shutter sound.

On all my smart phones, I follow the Smart Phone Etiquette of keeping the sounds in control.  I was quite disappointed when my new Moto G 3rd Generation didn’t had an option to turn off the camera shutter sound.

After checking on Google, I realized that this is a known bug in Marshmallow 6.0  and there are some alternatives, which may not be easy to try.

Today (March 29, 2016), I was amazed to see the below System Update screen which includes the bug fix for Camera Shutter Sound.

Moto G 3rd Gen New System Update Notification on March 29, 2016 – India

The below image is the default Camera App setting screen which does not contain the Sound setting:

Before Update – Camera App does not have Sound Setting

Post system update, the default Camera App contains the sound setting:


After Update, Camera App has Sound Setting

The update size was 371.4 MB. Overall update process took about 30 minutes to complete on my WiFi connection.

Version Information before update:

Android version: 6.0
Android security patch level: 1 December 2015
System version: 24.11.25
Build number: MPI24.65-25

Version Information after update:

Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: 1 March 2016
System version: 24.61.55
Build number: MPI24.107-55

Official Reference: Motorola official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Notes.