As explained in the new features of Galaxy S9 and S9+, the camera in both phones was significantly improved with an updated Galaxy S9 camera app.
Samsung revamped the user interface of Galaxy S9 camera app to make it more user-friendly (arguably) with different ways to access Galaxy S9 camera modes and effects. This new Galaxy S9 camera app interface is different from that in Galaxy S8.
This Galaxy S9 camera guide explains the items in Galaxy S9 camera app user interface (UI) and how to use them.
How to access Galaxy S9 camera app?
There are at least 6 different ways to access Galaxy S9 camera app in Galaxy S9 and S9+:
- Galaxy S9 camera quick launch;
- App icon in Galaxy S9 lock screen;
- App icon in Galaxy S9 Home screen;
- App icon in Galaxy S9 Apps screen;
- Bixby voice command;
- Google Assistant voice command.
Although the identical Galaxy S9 camera app will be used, there are some restrictions if you access the camera without unlocking Galaxy S9 or S9+.
How to use Galaxy S9 camera app?
By default, when you start Galaxy S9 camera, the Auto mode is activated as shown below.
In the Auto mode, in addition to the navigation bar in the bottom, you can find at least 11 items as marked in the screenshot:
- Shutter button.
- Video recording button.
- Shortcut to Gallery app.
- Galaxy S9 camera modes.
- Switch between two rear cameras (Galaxy S9+ only).
- Bixby vision.
- Galaxy S9 camera settings.
- Full-screen view.
- Turn on/off the flash.
- Galaxy S9 camera effects.
- Switch between front and rear cameras.
1. Galaxy S9 camera spp Shutter button
You can press this shutter button to take photos immediately.
If you tap and hold (long tap) the shutter button, the camera will take photos in burst mode.
Photos taken in Galaxy S9 burst mode will be always saved in the internal storage even you set photo location in the micro SD card.
2. Video recording button
You can tap video recording button to record a video immediately.
You can also tap and hold the recording button to frame the video.
3. Shortcut to Gallery app
To the right of the shutter button, the shortcut to Gallery app allows you to access Gallery app directly from Galaxy S9 camera app.
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