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Use the Camera on Galaxy S6 Active

Accessing your camera and sharing the perfect moment has been made easier on your S6 Active. Learn how to 
Use Different Camera Modes and what they do to capture life's moment with clarity, beauty, and ease.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Opening the Camera App

There are multiple ways to access the Camera app. Choose your favorite way to open the Camera app and capture your precious moments with the Galaxy S6 Active!

Using Quick Launch:
Double press the Home key.

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


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.


From the Home Screen:
Touch Camera or navigate to Apps > Camera.

Take a Photo

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

  2. To take a photo, touch Capture.  

    There are three more ways to take pictures. To turn these features on or off, navigate to Settings > Ways to take pictures.

Take a Selfie

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

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

  3. Touch Capture to snap a selfie easily.

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

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

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

  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 with a Smart View or Bluetooth enabled device.

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