Why you need Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut in home screen?
As discussed in this page, the selection of Galaxy S7 camera mode is not persistent.
This can be very annoying if you want to use some Galaxy S7 camera modes very often. You may want Galaxy S7 or S7 edge to “remember” your selection.
Currently, there is no option for Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge to remember the last camera mode used.
But Samsung does provide a new feature in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to solve your problem: you can add Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to Home screen.
This means for any of the camera modes (including the pre-installed camera modes, and Galaxy S7 camera modes downloaded and installed by you), you can add a shortcut in Galaxy S7 Home screen. If you tap the shortcut icon in Galaxy S7 home screen, it will start camera app, and at the same time switch to the corresponding mode.
For example, if you use Pro mode very often, you can add it to Home screen. You can then use this shortcut to directly launch camera app in Pro mode.
Of course, you can still use the default camera app icon and other methods to launch Galaxy S7 camera in Auto mode.
Isn’t a good solution?
You can even use Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut in home screen to launch front camera directly
Although Galaxy S7 camera does not save the camera mode used, it does remember which camera was used last time.
When you start camera app, it always use the camera you used before closing the app (until you reboot the phone).
This is convenient for some Galaxy S7 owners.
But this can also be a problem.
Sometimes, when you want to take a selfie, you may find rear camera is active. You have to fiddle around and manually switch to front-facing camera.
Now, the Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut can solve this problem.
You can add a shortcut for Selfie mode or Wide selfie mode to Galaxy S7 home screen.
You can then use this Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to launch front-facing camera in selfie mode or wide-selfie mode directly.
How to add Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to home screen
To add Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to home screen, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Launch camera app in Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge
You can use any of the 4 methods, including quick launch, to launch camera app in Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge as detailed in this guide.
Step 2: Tap Mode
In Galaxy S7 camera preview screen, tap MODE as shown below.
This will bring you to Galaxy S7 camera mode page.
Step 3: Tap More — Add shortcut to Home screen
In Galaxy S7 camera mode page, tap MORE button as shown below.
Then tap “Add shortcut on Home screen” as shown below.
This will allow you to add shortcuts for different camera modes to Galaxy S7 Home screen.
Step 4: Select camera modes
Now, select camera modes you want to create shortcuts for on home screen of Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge.
You can select multiple camera modes at one time.
For example, you want to create shortcuts for Pro modes and Selective focus mode.
Tap Pro mode and Selective focus mode as shown below to select them.
Once finishing selection tap DONE button in top right.
Step 5: Check Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut in home screen
Now, return to Home screen.
You can find the shortcuts for two camera modes were added already.
You can use them as normal app.
How to use Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut in home screen
Once the Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut is added to Home screen of Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, you can use them as normal app.
Tap the icon to launch camera app, and use the corresponding mode.
For Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcuts for Selfie mode or Wide Selfie mode, front camera will be active.
For shortcuts for other camera modes (including Galaxy S7 camera modes that are available for both front and rear cameras) , rear camera will be active.
You can also move Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to other locations as other apps or widgets. You can also remove them from home screen just like other apps or widgets.
Can you add Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to home screen? Can you use Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut in home screen of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
If you have any questions or encounter any problems on adding Galaxy S7 camera mode shortcut to home screen, or using shortcuts for Galaxy S7 camera modes in Galaxy S7 Home screen, please let us know your questions or problems in the comment box below.
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
For more Galaxy S7 camera guides, please check Galaxy S7 camera guide page.