Windows Phone 8: Disable Individual Sound Elements

By default, the Windows Phone 8 system plays a sound for many actions like key press, camera shutter, or notifications. If you do not like those sounds and want to disable them, follow this tutorial.

In my opinion, I find it unnecessary for my phone to play a sound every single time I press a key on the keyboard. This can drain the battery very fast. In addition, a photo shutter sound is not allowed in many public places. Using this tutorial, I can disable those sounds for good.

1. Go to the app list by swiping to the left of the screen, and then choose Settings.

windows phone 8 settings

2. Once you are in the Settings section, find and tap on the ringtones + sounds option, which is located at the top of the screen.

windows phone 8 ringtones sounds

3. At the bottom of the ringtones + sounds section under Play a sound for, there will be several options you can enable or disable. By default, all elements including Reminders, Key press, Lock and unlock, Camera shutter and All other notifications will be notified by sound. Just uncheck the options that you wish to mute.

windows phone 8 play sound key press camera notification

4. Later, if you want to re-enable any sound elements, just repeat the steps above.

 

 

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  • Job Ballard

    Hello,

    Maybe my phone is weird but I don;t have the option to silence the shutter. Imagine if I were a reporter trying to capture something on the low!!!!!

    Anyway, is there now a workaround?

    Job.

    • Djerry

      Hey Job,

      I’ve got the same issue, purchased a new phone a month ago (august 2013) and was going on a guided tour. I’ve tried to disable the shutter sound, but it doens’t appear near the options (latest version too). This is weird, I mean why would they take away that option?