The Samsung Galaxy Note 5
features a powerful 16 MP
camera for you to take beautiful pictures and record 4K videos, but its large size, slippery texture, and the lack of a physical camera button can make handling difficult.
Fortunately, the Note 5 includes a couple of settings which can help to make the Camera
app easier to use.
Make the Note 5 Camera App Easier to Use
Enable Camera Quick Launch
There are two ways to launch the Camera
app: the first one being the Camera
app icon (Apps
), and the second being the Camera Quick Launch
option. You can easily open the Camera viewfinder screen by double tapping on the Home
button of your Galaxy Note 5.
To enable the Quick Launch
option, open the Camera
app and tap on the cog
icon to open the Camera Settings
menu. Toggle the Quick Launch
Use Selfie Mode
Open the Camera
app and switch to the front facing camera. When you're ready for your selfie, simply touch the heart rate sensor
located at the back of your phone (below the main camera) to capture the photo.
Control the Camera with Your Voice
Camera Voice Control
allows you to capture photos or record videos using voice commands. This feature is available on most Samsung smartphones, and can be enabled from the Camera Settings
Open the Camera
app, and go to Camera Settings
. Toggle the Voice Control
to enable the voice control.
Set the Volume Keys to Take Pictures or Record Videos
This final tip explains how to repurpose the volume keys
as a physical camera button on the Note 5. Note that enabling this feature will require a temporary sacrifice of your zoom
Go to Camera Settings
, tap on Volume keys function
, and select between Take pictures
and Record videos