One of the major annoyances with all the modes that are available on smartphones these days, is the fact that if you leave the camera app and go back into it, it will revert to the default mode. This is usually the "Photo" or auto mode.
Fortunately, Samsung has included a setting within the Galaxy S10's camera app that will fix this issue. And it will open on the last used mode. So if you were doing a Hyperlapse and then closed the camera app, it'll open back up to the Hyperlapse mode, instead of going back to Photo. This does work on all four Galaxy S10 models that are out there. Not surprising, since this is a Samsung One UI feature and not a Galaxy S10 feature.
How to make the Galaxy S10 Camera Open in Last Used Mode
It's a pretty simple thing to do, but the option is somewhat hidden, and most people won't be able to find it to flip the switch.
Firstly, you're going to want to jump into the camera app.
Then tap on the Settings icon – it looks like a gear icon – in the upper left-hand corner. It'll be just below the Bixby Vision button.
Scroll down to the section titled "Useful Features".
Then tap on "Camera Modes".
Now flip the switch next to "Keep using last mode".
That's all there is to it.
Now when you open the camera app, it'll automatically default to the last used mode. This could get annoying if you want to quickly open the camera and take a photo. So you're going to want to remember where this setting is so that you can flip it off, if this does get too annoying for your liking.
It's a simple feature, but one that can do wonders for those that do use the camera a lot, and the different modes that are available in the camera app. Since Samsung does have a ton of camera modes available, including Food, Panorama, Pro, Live Focus, Photo, Video, Super Slow-mo, Slow Motion, and Hyperlapse to name a few.
If you are one that uses the professional mode a lot in the camera app, this feature will be very useful. As you can always open up to the pro mode and get the perfect picture thanks to adjusting the ISO, White Balance and other aspects of the camera.
It's worth noting that this will work with the different cameras. So that if you opened the camera and used the Telephoto lens, then opened the camera later on, it'll jump to the Telephoto lens, instead of the wide-angle or ultra wide-angle camera. It's really nice to see that this works on all three cameras as well as the camera modes that are available on the Galaxy S10.
This also works on all four Galaxy S10 models. That includes the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G. Samsung is covering all of the bases here, which is good to see.