How to Check When Your Photos Were Taken in the Samsung Gallery App

Last Update date : May 11. 2021

Using the Samsung Gallery app, you can view your photos in chronological order right on your phone. You can even check the exact date and time of a particular photo. 

Before you try out the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps: 

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Check the date of your photos at a glance

The Gallery app installed on your Galaxy phone displays photos and images that contain your memories in a smart way. By default, in the Pictures tab at the bottom left, your photos are sorted by date in the order that they were most recently taken.

gallery app date check

How to display the date and time on the photo

You can easily find out the exact date and time that a photo was taken on your phone. 

Step 1. Open the Gallery app, and then select the picture that you want to find more information about.

Step 2. Swipe up on the enlarged picture.

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Step 3. The exact date and time information for the picture displays on the top. If you want to check more details, tap the arrow at the bottom to display all the details of that picture.

Note: In the case of downloaded media files, the displayed date and time are based on the time of download.

Step 4. You can also tap Edit to rename the photo or view the location information.

gallery app date information step2


  • You cannot change the date and time of a media file.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your Samsung phones, tablets, or wearables, you can send us a question in the Samsung Members app.

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the 'How to use the Samsung Members app'.

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