Using the camera timer on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus can make taking photos far more convenient. For example, if you’re trying to get a shot of the whole family, the camera timer will give you enough time to prime the shot and get yourself in the scene.
Most smartphone camera apps feature a camera timer function, but you’ll have to learn how to set it up before you can use it. We’ll be explaining how you can use the camera timer on your Samsung Galaxy S8 in this article, so get your shot ready, set up the tripod and read the guide provided below.
Step 1. Launch the Galaxy S8 Camera app
First things first, make sure your Galaxy S8 camera app is open. After that you’ll need to tap the settings icon. This should look like a small gear.
Step 2. Turn on Camera Timer
Next, tap the timer icon. You’ll then need to choose how long you’d like the timer to run for. You can choose anything from 2 seconds to 30 seconds, so make sure to choose something suited for the shot you’re going to be taken.
Alternatively, tap the microphone icon to turn voice activation on – you can then say “timer” to start a voice activated 10 second delay.
Step 3. Take Photos After Setting Timer
If you’re not using the voice activation method, you’ll need to press the shutter button – this is the button that takes pictures. Once pressed, the timer will start. Use this time to get yourself in the shot!