Galaxy S6 has an incredible camera. It is actually hailed as the best smartphone camera in 2015.
The new camera app is easy to use, yet with almost all features you need.
When you need take some special photos, you can always use different camera modes in Galaxy S6, including the Pro mode, together with other options.
If you find the 10 pre-installed Samsung Galaxy S6 camera modes are not sufficient, you can always download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes from Galaxy Apps. All of them are free (currently).
To download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Start Camera app.
You can start Galaxy S6 camera by tapping the Camera app icon in the favorite tray in Galaxy S6 home screen.
You can also use Galaxy S6 camera quick launch as detailed in this guide.
Please note, you can launch Galaxy S6 camera app without unlocking the phone with quick launch or using the camera shortcut in Galaxy S6 lock screen.
Step 2. Tap Mode.
Step 3. Tap download.
You can find the pre-installed Galaxy S6 camera modes for the rear camera. Please check this guide on how to use and when to use pre-installed Galaxy S6 camera modes.
To download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, you need tap Download as shown below.
Step 4: Find additional Galaxy S6 camera modes.
After tapping the Download, you will be directed to a hidden page of Galaxy apps.
You cannot access this page directly in Galaxy apps. You must access it from the Download link in Camera app.
Please note, although a Samsung account is NOT required to install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, it is better to create a Samsung account or add one to Galaxy S6. Samsung account is needed if you want to unlock Galaxy S6 through Find My Mobile (see this guide on how to unlock Galaxy S6 using FMM) when you forget the lock screen password or fingerprint is not recognized.
In the list of available additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, you can find many interesting ones. Some were pre-installed in old Galaxy devices. Samsung now moved them to Galaxy apps for Galaxy S6 owners who really need them. In this way, the Camera app becomes more agile and faster.
You can tap any of these additional Galaxy S6 camera modes to read the details of each mode.
Step 5. Download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes.
In this guide, suppose you are interested in Animated GIF, which can make a GIF animation for fun or for sharing. GIF animation file is usually far smaller than that of a video with identical resolution. You may refer to this page on details of animated GIF.
Tap Animated GIF in the list of available additional Galaxy S6 camera modes.
Tap Install as shown above.
Just like normal apps, Galaxy S6 will prompt you the permissions which this camera mode is seeking for.
Tap Accept and download as shown below.
Now, this new additional camera mode, animated GIF, will be installed on your Galaxy S6.
You can continue to install other additional Galaxy S6 camera modes for your phone.
Step 6: Use new Galaxy S6 camera modes.
After downloading and installing additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, you can use them now.
In Camera app, tap Modes.
You can find the newly installed Galaxy S6 camera mode, Animated GIF, is available for you to use on your Galaxy S6.
The small download icon next to Animated GIF indicates this camera mode is not pre-installed, and you can uninstall it in Settings—Applications —Application Manager (or in Galaxy apps) as a standalone app.
How about installing additional Galaxy S6 camera modes on Galaxy S6 edge?
Galaxy S6 edge camera app is identical to that in Galaxy S6. So, you can use the identical procedure to download and install additional camera modes for Galaxy S6 edge.
In other words, this guide applies to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, although I used only Galaxy S6 in the guide.
Can you download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes for your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge? Do you have questions or problems on installing or using additional Galaxy S6 camera modes on Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge?
Please let us know your questions or problems on how to download, install and use additional Galaxy S6 camera modes in the comment box below.
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.