Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Use Tracking Autofocus

It has never been easy to take pictures of moving objects. The Galaxy S8 has a feature for the camera calling camera tracking AF (auto focus) so that photo of moving objects will be more clear if you did not know. We will talk you through the process of tracking and automatically focus on the selected subject when a subject is constantly moving.

Some DSLR cameras have this feature on them but it is not that common on smartphone camera and there are also exceptions too. The camera tracking AF on your Samsung Galaxy S8 is turned off by default and you need to use the steps below in order to turn them on before you start to use auto focus tracking. You may ask why you would want to do that?

For your creation to continue and not let your crazy friend to do something crazy again or to get the exact moment where you little one go on his first bike. For cases like this, keep the focus on the subject since it is the most important. The feature of tracking autofocus on your Galaxy S8 moves with subjects and keeping the images sharp when photos are taken.

Take a look at the guide below in order to have this feature enabled.


Enabling the Tracking Autofocus on the Samsung Galaxy S8:

  1. First, you need to have your Camera app opened by clicking the icon for the Camera app in your favorite tray on the Galaxy S8 home screen. You can do this by click the app icon for your camera in the screen for Galaxy S8 apps such as all apps and app drawer.
  2. Next, you can click on the Settings that is at the top left of your screen.
  3. From here, you need to slide the switch for tracking autofocus from the left.
  4. Then, when the device is pointed towards a person, just click on her or his face. A box will show up so you can see what focal point is selected.
  5. Make sure the camera has the specific part of your scene is in focus just like you want it.


After you follow the steps above, you should know how to use tracking autofocus on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.


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