This guide will explain how to quick launch the Galaxy S8 camera in less than a second. Allowing users to easily take photos without missing the moment. Instead of fumbling through the home screen or application tray trying to find the camera.
Many don’t know this, but on the Galaxy S6 and S7, the camera was fast and easy to use by just double-tapping the hardware home button. Launching from inside an app or even when the screen is off.
Samsung changed this quick and convenient shortcut because the Galaxy S8 and S8+ no longer have a physical home button.
How to Enable Galaxy S8 Quick Launch Camera
The Galaxy S8 will quickly launch the camera if you double tap the power button. After the first time doing so, a pop-up will let you choose to keep on or turn off this shortcut.
However, most Galaxy S8 owners are quick to dismiss these pop-ups and may have turned the shortcut off. Here’s how to turn it back on.
- Pull down the notification bar and tap the gear-shaped Settings button (or find Settings in the app tray)
- Select Advanced Features
- Tap Quick launch Camera to enable it
Additionally, there’s a settings menu inside the camera app with even more options. Launch the camera and look for that same gear-shaped settings button on the corner of the display. From here you can change the picture size, video quality, autofocus, add a timer, shutter voice controls and yes, the option for Quick launch camera.
Toggle it on or off here or with the instructions above. While you’re in camera settings feel free to change the storage location to your microSD card. Or try out the new floating camera shutter button to easily take selfies.
If you don’t have a microSD card down below is a slideshow of the best microSD cards for the Galaxy S8.