Samsung Galaxy S7 User Guide

Enable Tracking Autofocus on Your Galaxy S7

Whether you want to shoot your adventurous extreme biker friend or your adorable child's first performance, keeping the focus on your subject is essential. The tracking autofocus feature in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge follows moving subjects around, making sure they stay sharp in every pic you snap. Here's how to enable the feature.

1. Open the Camera app.

2. Tap Settings on the top left.

3. Slide the Tracking Autofocus switch to the right.

Now, when you aim your phone at your star (you can only pick one), just tap on his or her face, and a yellow box will appear to indicate your selected focal point. The camera will keep that part of the scene in focus.

Cherlynn Low

Cherlynn is Deputy Editor, Reviews at Engadget and also leads the site's Google reporting. She graduated with a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University before joining Tom's Guide and its sister site LaptopMag as a staff writer, where she covered wearables, cameras, laptops, computers and smartphones, among many other subjects.

  • Metalshaper
    ATT Settings-Device-Applications-Messages-Emergency Alert Settings-Emergency alerts. Turn of buttons.
  • Frank811
    There is no "more" at the upper right of my call screen, just "delete." Verizon S7.
  • Juliemorrison
    On the S7 am I able to change the size of the keyboard buttons?
  • techlikeme
    The Swipe palm gesture works for me the best.
  • andrew.may003
    These instructions are out of date for Oreo (Android 8) - it would be nice to see them updated.
  • 6008lubkin
    I am still getting calls from blocked numbers. What next?