Take Galaxy S9 Camera Photos Using Voice

If you like taking photos but you don’t appreciate the selfie stick, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the voice commands. The title of this article says just that – you can take photos with the Samsung Galaxy S9 camera by using your voice instead of having to press the shoot or record button!

This feature has been around ever since the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S9 lines. Assuming it’s the first time you hear of it, rest assured, it’s never too late to play with this cool feature! And don’t feel too bad about missing it so far, it turns out that the manufacturer didn’t advertise it enough. Even with all the fuss they’ve made around the new camera module, when it came to the voice commands… it was all a big silence.

Without further ado, let us tell you that this feature, disabled by default, can be easily enabled with the steps from below.


When your hands are busy, here’s how to take photos with the Galaxy S9 camera using voice…

  1. Launch the camera app;
  2. Use the Settings icon from the top-left of the camera window;
  3. Select the Shooting methods;
  4. Identify the Voice control feature and switch its toggle to On;
  5. As you do so, you’ll see that you have more than one voice control option for taking a picture and that you can say any of the following words:
    • Shoot
    • Cheese
    • Smile
    • Capture
  6. Leave the settings, put your phone with the camera app in a position from where you can take pictures;
  7. Say one of the four words from above as loud as you can;
  8. Wait for it to automatically take the picture.


If you’ve done it all without success, make sure you spoke loud enough – this is the most common reason why people fail when trying to take photos using voice on the Samsung Galaxy S9, at least for the first time. But if you’ve made it, don’t forget that you can also record videos in a similar manner. This time, however, the trigger will be the voice command “Record video”.

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