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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Remote Viewfinder Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You would probably use the dual camera feature when you wanted to take an all-inclusive group photo using Samsung Galaxy S4 but had to act as the photographer too. But, if one of your friends has a smartphone with the remote viewfinder feature then you can connect your phone with that device via NFC or Wi-Fi. Once both the devices are connected, your phone can act as the main device and then you can use another connected device to control the Camera app in your phone remotely so that you'll be able to take a real all-inclusive group photo.

How to use remote viewfinder feature in Camera app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open Camera app.
  2. Tap to view more options.
  3. Tap and then select Remote viewfinder.
  4. To connect the devices via NFC go to the step #5 while to connect the devices via Wi-Fi go to the step #6.
  5. Connect via NFC:
    • Tap Easily connect via NFC button.
    • Bring the devices back to back.
    • When the "Touch to beam" screen is displayed, tap the screen to connect the devices.
    • Both the devices are now connected and display the same image.
  6. Connect via Wi-Fi Direct:
    • Tap Wi-Fi Direct settings button.
    • Tap the device you want to connect to.
    • Once your request to connect is accepted, both the devices will be connected and display the same image.
  7. Place your Samsung Galaxy S4 in an additional tool (e.g: tripods) and then aim the camera to the subject (group of people).
  8. Now, you can join with the group and control the Camera app (adjust the settings, zoom in or out, trigger the shutter button) in the Samsung Galaxy S4 remotely using another connected device.

Since the step above will make your phone acts as the main device thus all pictures taken with both the devices will be saved in your Samsung Galaxy S4. As a note, before using this feature, you have to make sure that the device you want to connect to supports with the remote viewfinder feature by checking the feature availability in the Camera app settings.


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