If you just updated your mobile phone to Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you may notice there is no night mode for Galaxy S6 camera as illustrated in Galaxy S6 camera modes guide.
If you try to follow this guide to install night mode, you will also notice there is no night mode for you to install.
Does it mean Galaxy S6 or S6 edge cannot take good photos in night or low-light conditions? Or did Samsung forget to add night mode in Galaxy S6?
Of course, not.
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge can take better photos than most other smartphones you can get in 2015 including iPhone 6 Plus, in both normal and low-light conditions.
So, where is Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
The short answer is Galaxy S6 camera night mode is automatic.
In other words, when you choose Auto mode in Galaxy S6 camera, night mode will kick in automatically when certain conditions are met.
Therefore, it is not necessary to manually enable/disable Galaxy S6 camera night mode.
It sounds great.
But, how do I know my S6 is in Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
If low-light condition is detected, you will noticed the night mode icon as shown below.
Once you see the Galaxy S6 camera night mode icon appears, it means Galaxy S6 will automatically apply some special settings which you find in most smartphone’s night mode, e.g., using longer exposure time than the camera normally does when there is plenty of available light.
When taking photos in Galaxy S6 camera night mode, the exposure time will be longer. This means you need hold Galaxy S6 or S6 edge as sturdy as possible. Otherwise, you will get blurred photos in Galaxy S6 camera night mode.
Why did Samsung “hide” the Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
Samsung camera app was often criticized for cluttered interface. A lot of new smartphone users find it is confusing because there are so many options.
Even seasoned users may have problems to get the optimum settings to take nice photos.
So, apparently, Samsung is trying to simplify the camera app so that most users can take incredible photos without fiddling around the options or settings.
People just need a smartphone camera that just works.
The new camera app in Galaxy S6 does achieve this. Most Galaxy S6 users now can just fire the camera (you can even launch the camera app faster than any other smartphone users) and take very nice photos. Settings and options are the history.
How to disable Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
A few users may want to disable Galaxy S6 camera night mode because the photos may look grainy or noisy. This is a common problem for night mode.
Galaxy S6 or S6 edge does not offer the option to disable night mode, because it is actually part of the auto mode.
The good news is that you can choose not to use night mode by switching to Pro mode, which allows you to manually adjust 5 items: ISO, exposure, white balance, focal length and color tone. So, everything is under your control.
Can you use Galaxy S6 camera night mode on S6 or S6 edge?
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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.