Samsung Galaxy S20 camera does not focus during macro shooting - solution

If you want to take pictures with the Samsung Galaxy S20 that focus in the macro area, you'll be used to focusing by tapping the appropriate spot in the camera's live viewfinder.


On the Samsung Galaxy S20, you may now notice that this is not possible. This usually has nothing to do with a defective camera focus, but rather with a setting within the camera app.

Cause for missing focus in macro photography

For example, if the Samsung Galaxy S20 operates in a higher resolution with 64 megapixels, a correspondingly different camera module is used on the back of the housing. However, this is not able to focus at the macro level.

This means that one has to switch to another camera module and this is done by reducing the resolution to 12 megapixels.

1. Open the camera app

2. Navigate there to the camera settings

3. Set the picture format to 4:3 and the resolution to 12 megapixels

This will now lead to the fact that you can work with a camera module of your Samsung Galaxy S20 with which a macro focus is possible.

Simply touch an object close to the macro on the live screen and the Samsung Galaxy S20 will focus accordingly.

If this still doesn't work, the mechanical focus of the corresponding camera module may be blocked and must be released.

We hope that you can now take macro pictures with your Samsung Galaxy S20 without any problems.

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