What is camera timer in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
Galaxy S7 camera timer in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge allows you to capture photos on a delay after the shutter button is tapped.
The delay is most useful when you want to include yourself in the photo and you can put Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in a tripod.
Essentially, the camera timer in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is similar to self timer in your normal camera. Photos will be taken after the specified period (delay).
But in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, in addition to tapping the shutter button, Galaxy S7 camera timer supports other shooting methods as well.
In addition, in stead of taking one photo, you can let Galaxy S7 and S7 edge take 3 photos consecutively after the timer elapses.
How to set camera timer in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
By default, Galaxy S7 camera timer is turned off.
You need turn it on and set it before you can use the timer on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Please note, camera timer settings for front camera and rear camera are independent. In other words, you need to set timer for front camera and rear camera independently. But the procedures are identical.
In Galaxy S7 camera preview screen, as shown below, tap the timer icon.
You can find the following Galaxy S7 camera timer options:
- Off. This is the default setting. Time is off.
- 2 seconds. The delay will be 2 seconds.
- 5 seconds.
- 10 seconds.
- Take 3 shots. This option is available only if timer is NOT off, i.e., if timer setting is 2 or 5 or 10 seconds. If selected, Galaxy S7 or S7 edge will take 3 photos one by one after the timer elapses.
For example, as shown in the screenshot below, you can set timer to 10 seconds and enable the option to take 3 photos.
How to use camera timer in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge?
Timer in Galaxy S7 camera will start after you tap the shutter button (or other shooting methods are activated).
Once Galaxy S7 camera timer is triggered, countdown will be shown on the camera preview screen as shown in the screenshot below.
In this guide, we set the timer as 10 seconds. So, the countdown starts from 10.
Because we chose to take 3 photos, you can find 1, 2 and 3 below the timer.
After 10 seconds elapse, 3 photos will be taken automatically in sequence.
The status will be shown on the preview screen as illustrated below.
How to cancel Galaxy S7 camera timer after countdown starts?
If you change your mind to stop the timer, you can press home button or back button to exit camera app.
Why my Galaxy S7 camera timer does not work?
Front camera and rear camera use different timer settings. You need to make sure the timer is on for the camera you are using.
Can you set and use Galaxy S7 camera timer?
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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.