1. zulu69's Avatar
    Saw the selfie post this morning and wondered if anyone knew that you can take a picture of you cover sensor underneath the flash with your finger when the front facing camera is selected. A red light comes on and off you hold it it takes the picture. It means you don't have to fumble the phone trying to press the shutter. I never take selfies myself but noticed it when a friend was holding it mucking around with the snap chat like features.....
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    05-16-2017 03:13 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can also do the same with the rear camera by holding up your hand to it. Same timer will begin and then automatically take the picture. The feature was also present on the Note 5 and S7 line Quite handy!
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    05-16-2017 08:37 PM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's not really a secret.

    It's a feature introduced with the Galaxy Note 4 where putting a finger on the heart-rate sensor would act as a shutter when taking self-portraits.

    It's been a Galaxy feature since then. I tried it with the Note 7 at one point even though I don't take selfies as much.
    05-18-2017 12:45 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    I wouldn't call it a secret but it is a less known feature.
    05-18-2017 03:34 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I stand corrected, it started with the Note 4 then. Thanks!
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    05-18-2017 04:54 PM
  6. BeyondtheTech#AC's Avatar
    I just say "Cheese" and never bother pressing buttons or putting my finger on a sensor anymore.
    05-19-2017 11:28 AM
  7. PIRATAS's Avatar
    You can also tap on the screen anywhere and it will take the photo!
    05-22-2017 05:22 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I just say "Cheese" and never bother pressing buttons or putting my finger on a sensor anymore.
    I feel cheesy saying cheese
    05-22-2017 06:39 AM
  9. TabGuy's Avatar
    You can also tap on the screen anywhere and it will take the photo!
    Well, that doesn't work for me, is there a setting for this?
    05-24-2017 03:15 PM
  10. Gary02468's Avatar
    This is one of many useful features you can read about in the user manual. It's a helpful reference.
    05-24-2017 05:03 PM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Well, that doesn't work for me, is there a setting for this?
    Yup, you need to enable it in the camera's settings. Tap the gear icon when you open your camera, go to SHOOTING METHODS, and turn on TAP SCREEN. I usually keep this off as I prefer to focus on tap rather than take pictures, but that's why it's there, to suit different tastes.
    05-25-2017 02:22 PM
  12. TabGuy's Avatar
    Yup, you need to enable it in the camera's settings. Tap the gear icon when you open your camera, go to SHOOTING METHODS, and turn on TAP SCREEN. I usually keep this off as I prefer to focus on tap rather than take pictures, but that's why it's there, to suit different tastes.
    Thanks for that!
    05-25-2017 05:17 PM

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