Samsung Galaxy S5 Use the volume key for camera zoom

There is an option on the Samsung Galaxy S5 to use the digital zoom function with the volume buttons. This corresponds to:

     - Volume button louder is equal to Zoom in
     - Volume key quieter is equal to Zoom out

Before you can use the volume keys as zoom lever for the Digital Zoom of your Samsung Galaxy S5 camera, you must enable this setting first. Proceed as follows:

Open the camera app on your smartphone and then tap the gear icon. It will open the appropriate settings for the camera. Search here for the tile with "volume key". Tap the tile and select within the next pop-up "Zoom". That's it. You can now use the volume keys of your Samsung Galaxy S for the digital zoom function. Have fun taking pictures!

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Comments (13)

  1. Ilisapeci

Successfully join a meeting without any sound. Please can anyone can help?

  1. Mitch

I get 16 controls/settings when I activate the Gear but I don't have the "volume key" setting. Anyone know why?

  1. Marty    Mitch

You have to scroll the tiles page downward; there are many more tiles below those 16.

  1. Andrew

Yep unchecked easy setting for camera then the gear sign come up thanks...

  1. Scott Sharbonno

Thank you

  1. Deb S.

Samsung S5 will not zoom in any Easy mode. I went under settings and unchecked camera easy mode and it works again.

  1. Steve

Closest icon on my S5 is called "audio zoom". With this on or off, the volume key acts as a shutter.

  1. Brent

I had trouble with this untill i switched from easy mode to standard. the gear thingy appeared.

  1. Greg

No gear (settings) icon on my camera ap. It does have a mode button which is no help

  1. mel

Doesn't work. Can't tap the gear icon as there isn't one!

  1. Ellen Lominick

Don't have a volume key. What now? Really want to zoom in.

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