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How To Fix Slow Camera On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus feature a great camera. Both cameras feature a new technology to allow for a highly quick auto-focus and shutter setting, an excellent camera experience and better low-light photography. However, some of us have reported that the Galaxy S8 camera is slow and frustrating for users.

You might see the Galaxy S8 message saying “Hold the device steady until it finishes taking the picture” with a loading circle that takes a long time. If you have experienced this problem and want to fix the “hold device steady” popup message that leads to blurred photos on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, here is a guide to bail you out.


Fix Slow Galaxy S8 Camera Performance

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus picture stabilization is a feature designed for night-time use. This feature is however enabled by default and causes the camera to be slow on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.


The instructions below should help you in fixing the slow camera on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus:

  1. Power on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
  2. Launch the Camera app.
  3. Go to Settings. You can find the settings from the lower left side of the screen.
  4. Look for and disable the “Picture Stabilization” option.


After following the instructions above, you will start to experience a faster Galaxy S8 camera and get better pictures taken which are not blurred. Picture Stabilization on the Galaxy S8 allows users to take brighter and clearer photos when in low light situations by keeping the shutter open for a longer duration to gather more light as well as details.

Thus, you will need to have an extremely steady hand when waiting for the picture stabilization. The smallest movement by your hand, or the object you are capturing, will cause blurry lines on the photo.


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