When moving the S8/S8+ device to other far distant subject after focusing to close subjects while using Galaxy S8/S8+ Camera , the image on the screen is out of focus. Similarly when moving the S8/S8+ device to a close subject again after touching the screen to focus to far subject, the image on the screen is also out of focus. Is my device the faulty?

Last Update date : 2017.06.06

This is a normal operation concept of Galaxy S8/S8+ Camera.


If a subject is focused by touching the screen, the focus is maintained during 3 seconds with

showing manual brightness control level. However, if your camera moves to another subject

before the 3 seconds after touch, the camera will still keep focus with the distance to subject that

you selected manually before. This is normal concept and accordingly  your S8/S8+ camera

keeps the distance to subject that you want to focus by manual.


If you want that focus is on automatically and tracks a subject selected on the preview screen,

please activate “Tracking AF” feature.


On camera > Settings > turn on Tracking AF feature.











Did't you find the solution you were looking for?

Need Service? Service Center Locations

Contents Satisfaction Survey

Q1. Is this content helpful?

Q2. How satisfied were you with this content?

Q3. Tell us what you think. What could we have done to answer your question better?

Share this item

Close Share pop-up

Thank you!

We appreciate you filling in this questionnaire and thank you for helping us improve the Samsung.com website.