Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Camera

You can customize some features embedded on Samsung Galaxy SIII camera through its settings, such as choosing shot mode that suit your needs, turn on or off flash option, switch default camera storage between phone or memory card, etc.

See also: How to Set SD Card as Default Storage for Camera Photos Images on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on camera settings, you will see self portrait option available there. This option will allow you to change the camera from the back camera to the front-facing camera. By default, Self portrait option is set to Off which means it use the back camera.

How to change the back camera to the front-facing camera?
There are some shot modes available on Camera app which will result better if you use it for self portrait shot which means you need to use the front-facing camera to do so. To switch the camera, kindly follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Camera.
  3. Tap Settings(gear) icon to enter to the settings.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap Self portrait to switch between the back camera and the front-facing camera. When it's OFF means it use the back camera, while if it's ON means it use the front-facing camera.

By knowing on how to switch between the back or front camera, now you can set it according to your need. If you want to use the back camera, then turn this option off. While to use the front camera, turn this option on. So, hope this helps :)


  1. thanks............its really help as new user of galaxyyyy

    1. Hi Bhaskar Venkatesh,
      Thanks for coming.
      Glad to know that this post was useful for you :)

    2. A new question if I may be so bold.
      How do you turn off the automatic date tagging on a pic I take?
      It now shows at the bottom exactly when the pic was taken and I'm not fond of that.

    3. Hi Dee,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, did you want to hide the date at the bottom of the pictures when you viewed them in Gallery app? If so, try using the following steps:
      1. Open the Gallery app.
      2. Tap the Menu key and then select "Settings".
      3. Disable "Tag buddy" by sliding the ON/OFF switch to the left.
      4. Now, the date at the pictures shouldn't be displayed anymore.


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