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Take great photos and videos with the camera. For your convenience, there's more than one way to launch the Camera app.
  • If you've set up Edge Sense, just squeeze the lower sides of the phone anytime—whether the display is on or off.

    For details, see What is Edge Sense? and Taking camera shots using Edge Sense.

  • On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
  • Press POWER twice while the display is off.
    Tip: Make sure Quick launch camera is selected in Settings > Display, gestures & buttons > Advanced.
You'll see Photo mode, which is the default capture mode.
Camera viewfinder screen showing the various onscreen controls.
Switch flash mode button Switch between flash modes.
Slideout camera settings button Open the slideout menu to select a capture mode and choose camera settings.
HDR mode button Toggle between photo HDR modes.
Switch camera button Switch between the front camera and main camera.
Switch to Video or Photo mode button Switch between Video and Photo modes.
Camera shutter button Capture a photo.
Thumbnail of last photo or video taken View the last photo or video taken.


Before taking a regular photo or video, slide two fingers apart to zoom in or together to zoom out. You can also freely zoom in or out while recording.

Turning the camera flash on or off

Tap the flash icon to choose a flash setting.

When using Flash on indicator or Auto flash indicator, the camera intelligently sets the best flash brightness for your photo.

In Selfie Photo mode, you can also tap the flash icon to turn the screen flash on or off.

Using the volume buttons for capturing

In the Camera app, you can set the VOLUME buttons to function as the shutter release or zoom controls.
  1. On the Home screen, tap the camera icon to open the Camera app.
  2. Tap Camera settings slideout menu button to open the slideout menu.
  3. Tap Settings > Volume button options.
  4. Choose how you want to use the volume buttons when you're in the Camera app.
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