What is Galaxy S6 camera voice control?
Probably you already know you can use Google Now voice commands (“Open Camera” or “take a photo”) to launch the camera app. S Voice also has the similar capability.
But they can only launch the camera app, not take a photo.
Even worse, in Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge, “OK Google” detection from any screen was removed and the only way to use Google Now voice commands is to start the Google search app.
Galaxy S6 (and S6 edge) camera app comes with voice control: you can shout some magic words (“Cheese“, “Smile“, “Capture“, “Shoot” or “Record video“) to take photos or record videos when your hands are busy or your hands cannot reach the shutter button on the screen.
This is Galaxy S6 camera voice control we are talking about in this guide.
Of course, Galaxy S6 camera voice control is not new. Samsung has this feature in their camera app for long time. For example, we even have a detailed guide on a similar feature for Galaxy Note 4.
How to enable Galaxy S6 camera voice control?
By default, Galaxy S6 camera voice control is turned off in most regions.
In order to use your voice to take photos or record videos, you need enable Galaxy S6 camera voice control first.
Step 1: Start camera app.
You can start Galaxy S6 camera in many methods:
- Tapping the Camera app icon in the favorite tray in Galaxy S6 home screen.
- Pressing home buttons twice to use Galaxy S6 camera quick launch (even when galaxy S6 is locked).
- Using Google Now voice command (e.g., “Start camera”) or S Voice command (“Open Camera app”).
Step 2: tap Settings icon as shown below.
Step 3: tap Voice control
You can tap the Voice control as shown below to enable Galaxy S6 camera voice control if it is currently disabled.
If the switch is shown in green color (in the right side), it means Galaxy S6 camera voice control is enabled already. Tapping it to disable this Galaxy S6 camera feature.
When Galaxy S6 camera voice control is enabled, it will show the voice commands you can use in a pop up window as shown below.
Tap OK to close the pop out window.
Please note, there is no microphone icon in the camera preview window after the Galaxy S6 voice control is enabled. This is different from other Galaxy devices.
How to use Galaxy S6 camera voice control?
After Galaxy S6 camera voice control is enabled, you can use your voice (the hot words), instead of the camera button on the screen (or volume button) to take the photo or record the video.
So, after you set up desired camera mode, flash and HDR, you can shout any of the voice commands:
- Record video (video recording)
Once the voice command is detected, a 2-second timer will be shown on the screen. Photos will be taken in 2 seconds automatically.
Unfortunately, you cannot adjust the timer for Galaxy S6 camera voice control.
Can you use Galaxy S6 camera voice control to take photos or record videos now on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge?
If you have any questions on Galaxy S6 camera voice control, or encounter any problems when using your voice to take photos on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, please let us know in the comment box below.
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
For detailed guides on how to use Galaxy S6 camera, please check Galaxy S6 camera guide page.