How often have you overlooked smartphone photo opportunities because you were unable to reach the shutter button? If you’re anything like me, your response will be numerous. Frequently, when using our phones to capture photos at odd angles, it can be difficult to press the large shutter button.
Given the size of today’s finest camera phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, it is understandable that reaching the entire screen is difficult unless the user has enormous hands.
Thanks to Samsung’s inclusion of a floating second shutter icon that allows you to take photos from anywhere on the screen, you’ll never miss another photo again.
However, in typical smartphone manufacturer fashion, they’ve concealed it within the camera settings, so you’re likely to overlook it unless you know where to look. However, this guide has your back covered. How to enable the floating shutter icon on Samsung Galaxy devices is detailed below.
Instructions for enabling the floating shutter button on Samsung Galaxy smartphones and devices
To ensure that everyone is on the same page before we commence, please update your device. If you need assistance, we can demonstrate you how to update a Samsung Galaxy device.
Open Camera > Camera settings
Launch the Camera app and select the gear icon.
Tap Shooting Technique
Tap Shooting methods after scrolling.
Activate the Floating shutter icon
Turn on the Floating shutter icon and return to the Camera.
Activate the floating shutter icon and take a picture
A second shutter control has now been added to the screen. Position the floating shutter icon as desired by dragging it around the screen. To snap a photo, tap the floatable shutter button. Additionally, the original shutter mechanism can still be used.
I find it extremely convenient to have the second shutter button located precisely opposite the first button; regardless of how I’m holding the phone, I can always access a shutter button!