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Use Gear 360 with Your Phone

Use Gear 360 with your phone

The Samsung Gear 360 app makes it easy to control your Gear 360 and create and edit amazing content. With the remote viewfinder feature in the app, you can adjust the picture or video settings, preview the shot, and capture or record from a distance using your phone. But before you continue, your phone and the Gear 360 must be paired. Learn more about pairing Gear 360 to your phone.

Make sure the Gear 360 is powered on and connected to your phone.

Select the Lens

You can take photos or record videos using a single lens for 180° photos and videos, and dual lenses for media in 360°. To select the lens, open the Samsung Gear 360 app on your phone. Touch Camera, and then touch Switch Lens. Check out what each mode does below.

  • Dual: Capture 360° photos and videos using both cameras.

  • Front: Capture 180° photos and videos using the front camera.

  • Rear: Capture 180° photos and videos using the rear camera.

Select the Lens

Live Preview

The live preview functions and settings are only available in Dual Lens mode.

Live Preview takes the guesswork out of lining up the perfect shot. Follow the steps to see exactly how your photo will look.

On your phone, open the Samsung Gear 360 app. Touch Camera, and then touch Live Preview. To view the picture or video, touch Gallery. The following modes are available:

    • 360° view: Fish-eye lens view that you can adjust by swiping.

    • Round view: Wraps the image around a circle, You can change the perspective by swiping.

    • Stretched view: The image is stretched to fit the screen.

    • Dual view: Displays previews of both cameras simultaneously.

    • Panoramic view: Displays the preview as a panorama.

  • Live Preview

    Shooting Modes

    Whether you want to capture a time lapse video or create a neat multi-exposure effect, you can use five different shooting modes on Gear 360: Video, Photo, Time lapse, Video looping, and Landscape HDR. To access and select a mode, open the Samsung Gear 360 app on your phone. Touch Camera, and then touch MODE. Learn more about each mode below.

    • Video: Record 180° or 360° videos.

    • Photo: Take 180° or 360° photos.

    • Time lapse: Record 180° or 360° time lapse videos. Set the interval between each picture, then all of the pictures will be combined into a time lapse video.

    • Video looping: Continuously record 180° or 360° videos without using up too much space. Your Gear 360 will record videos for the time limit you set. After the limit is reached, the Gear 360 will start recording over what you've just recorded from the beginning.

    • Landscape HDR: Take multiple pictures at different exposures and combine them to create brighter 180° or 360° images.

    Shooting Modes

    Take a Picture or Record a Video

    With the remote viewfinder, you can take photos or record videos from a distance using the Samsung Gear 360 app on your phone. Here's how to do it:

    Open the Samsung Gear 360 app on your phone, and then touch Camera. Select the Lens and Shooting mode, and then adjust the camera settings. When you are satisfied with the settings, touch Capture/Record. To view the picture or video, touch Gallery.

    After you've captured the perfect image or video, it's time to edit it. But before you can edit it, you'll need to stitch and save the file to your phone.

    Take a Picture or Record a Video

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