I need to take a picture silently. Currently the only way I've found to silence the shutter sound is to enable Live Photo.
My iPhone 5s on iOS 10.x obeys the ringer/silent switch setting, but the following methods reported around the Web do not appear to work for my iPhone SE running iOS 12.1.4:
Enable silent mode
Turn down the sound effects volume in the control center
Turn down the ringer volume
Turn off screen lock sounds
No combination of the above produces the desired effect; the shutter always sounds unless Live Photo is enabled.
Am I missing something? As far as I know this phone has a European firmware.