Asha 311 is a decent budget smartphone, but everything has its downsides. One such downside of Asha 311 is the inability to turn off camera sounds in most of the regions (like India) where the device is sold.
Nokia has always been in compliance with local laws and policies prevailing in a particular country, hence no allowance to turn off camera sounds in many of the Asian sub-regions plus many other countries. This is all done to stay in compliance with the law here that restricts the user to click someone without his/her notice.
Turning Off the Camera Sounds
It took me some time and effort, but I’ve made this easy for others who want to do the same. Just follow the steps below:
- Download this Backup file (named Camera Sounds) from here.
- Transfer it to your phone, or else if you’re downloading it on your phone, just continue to the next step.
- Open this file on your phone and confirm the Restore from Backup which the phone will ask. Tap on continue and then initiate the restore from backup.
- The phone will restart and that’s it. The camera sounds will be turned off and you’ll also start seeing an option in camera settings to turn the sounds on or off anytime as needed.
The backup file is just created on Asha 311 running different software variant of a country where turning camera sounds off is allowed. The backup file only contains settings, but there’s no other change in settings, hence all your personalized settings will reset to default. You need to set them as per your need again. Your personal files or applications will not be affected however.