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Use the Camera on Galaxy S6

Don't fumble trying to open the camera app and miss that perfect shot. With S6, opening your camera and capturing the moment has never been easier. Learn how to Use Different Camera Modes to capture every moment with clarity, beauty, and ease.

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Open the Camera App

You've just made it to the fireworks display, and you want to capture the show before it's over. Open the camera app and fire away! You have three quick and easy ways to open the camera.

From Apps

Navigate to Apps > Camera.


Using the Quick Launch

Double press the Home key to launch the Camera app.

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


Using 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

You've got options at your fingertips. Set a timer so you can jump in the frame, or add location tags to your photos around the city. Learn about these camera settings and more below.

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

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Adjust the following to the desired settings.

    • 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

You've lined up the perfect shot of the city skyline. Now, take the photo! Here's how:

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

  2. To take a photo, touch Capture.  

  3. Pinch outwards or inwards to zoom-in or zoom-out.

  4. Tap the screen once and drag the slider up or down to adjust the brightness.

Take a Selfie

When you're lookin' good, snap a selfie. It's easy to switch to the front camera to take a great selfie.

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

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

  3. Touch the screen to snap a selfie easily.

    Tap to take pictures must be turned on in Camera Settings > Ways to take pictures.

  4. Swipe right to see more options to make your selfies the best.

Record a Video

When your cat is being too adorable, start recording a video. Who knows, maybe Whiskers will become a viral sensation! Just follow these steps:

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

  2. To start recording a video, touch Record.   

  3. If you ever want to take a picture while recording, you don't need to stop recording, just touch Capture.   

  4. To temporarily stop the recording, touch Pause.   

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

Share Photos and Videos

It's time to share all those awesome photos and videos you took. You've got a slew of options to share content quickly and easily. Learn all about it right here.

  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.  

    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 with a Smart View or bluetooth enabled device.

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