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Use the Camera on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Don't fuss trying to open the camera app and never miss a shot. Accessing your camera and sharing the perfect moment has been made even easier on your S7 and S7 edge. Learn how to Use Different Camera Modes and learn what they do to capture that perfect moment with clarity and ease.

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Open the Camera App

There are so many ways to open the camera, you'll never be stuck fumbling through menu options while that photo op passes you by. Learn all the ways you can access the camera, right here:

From Apps

    Navigate to Apps > Camera.


Use the Quick Launch

    Double press the Home key to launch the Camera app.

    Make sure Quick Launch is turned on from the Camera settings.


Use the App Shortcut

    From the Lock screen, swipe the Camera icon.

    App shortcuts can be changed in the Lock screen and security settings. The default app shortcuts are Phone and Camera.

Camera Settings

The camera on your S7 and S7 Edge comes with so many modes, you'll feel just like a pro when you use it. Follow along to learn how to access your camera settings.

  1. Double press the Home key to launch the Camera app.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Adjust the following to the desired settings.   

    • You can customize the pictures and videos by changing the picture and video size.

    • Customize the way you take pictures by setting a timer, grid lines, and location tags.

Take a Photo

Wow, you stepped outside and caught a gorgeous sunset! Time to snap a photo.

  1. Double press the Home key to launch the Camera app.

  2. To take a photo, touch Capture.  

Take a Selfie

You can never take too many selfies when you've got a front-facing camera like this. Learn how to snap the perfect one:

  1. Double press the Home key to launch the Camera app.  

  2. To switch to the front camera, touch Switch Camera.   

Record a Video

Love taking cute videos of your pet's antics? Same here! Here's how to record a video:

  1. Double press the Home key to launch the Camera app.   

  2. To start recording a video, touch Record.

  3. To capture still photos while recording a video, touch Capture.

  4. To temporarily stop the recording, touch Pause.   

  5. To stop and save the recording, touch Stop.   

Share Photos and Videos

Now that you've taken all those great photos and videos, it's time to share them with your friends and family. We make sharing easy:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Gallery.  

  2. Touch the photo or video that you want to share.  

  3. Touch Share.  

  4. Choose from the available sharing options on your screen.

    Sharing options vary based on downloaded apps and enabled features.

    • Share a picture or video to your friends and family instantly by uploading to a social media app.

    • Attach a picture of a document to an email for quick delivery.

    • Showcase a picture or play a video using a device that has Smart View or Bluetooth enabled.

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