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Nougat Tip: Switch between front and rear cameras by double pressing the home button

Tips & Tricks

Last updated: April 5th, 2017 at 15:37 UTC+02:00

Being able to launch the camera app by pressing the home button twice was introduced to the Galaxy lineup with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and has been a feature on every Samsung smartphone ever since. Samsung has also made numerous improvements to the camera app in the last two years, with the latest iteration working on swiping gestures for a faster experience.

For switching between the front and rear cameras, Samsung’s camera app allows you to swipe up or down or use the dedicated button, but it turns out you can also switch between the cameras by double pressing the home button after launching the camera. Earlier, doing so inside the camera app would do nothing, but Samsung has now extended the action to letting you quickly switch between the primary and selfie cameras. This feature is also available on the Galaxy A (2017) lineup even though they do not run Nougat yet.

This might not be something of much use to those who will be buying the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, as the new flagships have relegated the camera launch action to the power button. But it’s still nice to have many different ways of quickly going from capturing a landscape to taking a photo of yourself.

Check out other Nougat tips for your Samsung device here, and tell us if you know something that we don’t by leaving a comment!

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