How to Use Circle to Search on Galaxy S24 and Pixel 8 Series

With the release of the Galaxy S24 series, one of the most highlighted features of the lineup is the Galaxy AI tools. This is a bunch of AI tools that help you to get work done faster. While there are many tools out there for you to make sure of, there is a particular tool that stands out the most – Circle to Search.

So, What is Circle to Search? Well, it’s a brand new Google tool that lets you easily search for anything on your smartphone no matter what screen you are on. You could call it an upgraded or smarter version of the already existing Google Lens app.

This feature is currently available for the Galaxy S24 series but should soon be available to the Google Pixel 8 duos and also other premium Android smartphones during the remainder part of the year.

If the Circle to Search feature interests you and you are wondering how you can make use of it on your Galaxy S24 device, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Use Circle to Search on the Galaxy S24

For this guide, I will be making use of the Galaxy S24 Ultra to show you how you can make use of the Circle to Search feature. The steps will work for the Galaxy S24 and the S24+ models.

How to Use Circle to Search on Galaxy S24 and Pixel 8
  1. First, open up the video or the image that you want to get more information for.
  2. Now, press the home button on your Galaxy S24 device.
  3. If you have the three-button navigation bar, long press the middle button.
  4. But, if you have the gesture bar, simply long press at the middle of the gesture bar.
  5. Now, the Google To Search screen will appear as an overlay on your screen.
  6. Simply use the S Pen or your finger to draw a circle around the object.
  7. A pop-up from the bottom will slide up and you can now browse through and get more information about the object.

That is how you can make use of the Circle to Search feature on your Samsung Galaxy S24 device.

Google Lens vs Circle To Search

When you take a look at what Circle to Search does, you would say, well, why would you want to use this? Does Google Lens not do the same task? Of course, both services do the same task but, if you look at it deeply, there is a difference.

While both services let you use the camera to search for more details about the object, Circle to Search lets you do it from any screen, whereas with Google Lens you would have to launch the app.

Also, with Google Lens, if you want to get information about a product from a video, you would have to first take a screenshot of the video and then upload it to Google Lens. Circle to Search does it all without you having to take screenshots. So yes, Circle to Search is a much more useful feature as compared to Google lenses in every aspect.

Circle to Search For Other Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung has stated that the Galaxy AI and its tools will also be available to all of its flagship launches from 2023. Here’s the complete list of devices that will be getting this feature.

Closing Thoughts

This concludes the guide on how you can make use of the Circle to Search feature on your Galaxy S24 devices. Yes, the feature will soon be available to other Galaxy smartphones and tablets from 2023 during the later part of 2024.

With this being said, will you be making use of the Circle to Search feature? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Joshua D'souza

Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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