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Samsung Galaxy: how to activate the hidden functions of your smartphone’s Photo Gallery?

Activate the Labs menu in the Photo Gallery app of Samsung smartphones to enjoy many hidden functions.

You may not know it, but Samsung has hidden in some of its applications a secret menu called Galaxy Labs. It gives access to experimental features, unofficial, but tested internally by the Korean manufacturer. This is the case, for example, of the Gallery application which allows you to manage the photos taken with your smartphone. The photo library of your Galaxy smartphone has a hidden menu, Gallery Labs, disabled by default.

Once the Gallery Labs menu is enabled, it should appear alongside the other menus present in the Gallery app settings. You will then be able to use and implement new features of your Samsung smartphone’s photo library, and even improve certain aspects of it. Note, however, that each change made from this menu requires you to restart your smartphone. Here’s how to take advantage of it.

1. Go to Gallery settings

Start by opening the Gallery app on your Samsung Galaxy. Press the main menu represented by three superimposed lines, at the bottom right of the screen. Then enter the Settings of the Gallery.

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2. Activate Gallery Labs

Scroll through all the options displayed then, at the very bottom of the Gallery settings, enter the menu About the Gallery. Then tap several times on the version number of the Gallery displayed at the top of the screen until a message [Labs] Gallery Labs is enabled is displayed at the bottom of your screen.

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3. Access the Gallery Labs menu

Then return to the previous menu. Settings from the Gallery app. At the very bottom of Settingsunder the menu About the Gallerya new menu Gallery Labs should be available. Select it to access the different options it offers.

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You will then have access to new unpublished functionalities which should significantly improve the use of the Gallery on your smartphone. There you will find, for example, an option to activate a “filmstrip” view (filmstrip in English) to more easily navigate through a video that is playing. You can also choose to activate an option to obtain more details in the EXIF ​​data of your photos. Gallery Labs will also allow you to view the amount of storage used by items you’ve deleted from Gallery (but not Trash), or choose to automatically play the next video.