COVID has us all doing our part to reduce the spread of germs. Simple Booth supports two ways to run a touchless experience so that guests can easily take pictures and share to social media without the worry: hand gestures and voice commands.

Certain settings are not supported in touchless mode, including edit tools and data capture. We plan to incorporate more options in the future!


Gestures are the latest and greatest touchless option in Simple Booth apps, and are recommended whenever possible. Gestures are only supported on iOS 14.

If you enable touchless mode on your preset from the web dashboard, it will only take effect for iOS 14 devices. Any devices on iOS 13 and earlier will either require screen touches like normal, or work with voice commands as explained further below.


It's easy to enable gestures. Simply tap the checkbox in the touchless panel (located at the top of your settings in app and online).

Any features that are not supported as a part of the touchless experience will disappear from your settings when touchless mode is enabled.

The following features are disabled when using touchless mode:

  • Start Screen images

  • Rear-facing camera

  • Age Gate

  • Participant Photo Editing (filters, props, crop mode, etc.)

  • Data Capture

  • All sharing methods except QR code

Chroma Key still works, but the booth will always use the first photo in your list of backgrounds. Participants will not be able to select an alternate background.

Participant Experience

Guests will move through the experience by holding a palm up to the camera. A green progress bar helps indicate that they are holding their hand in the right position.

At the end, they can scan a QR code to receive their picture! As always, sessions will automatically time out if any guests walk away from the booth without finishing up.

Voice Commands

Voice commands are supported on iOS 13 only and are not recommended for loud venues and events. We introduced the gesture-based flow to replace voice commands.


Voice commands do not have a dedicated panel, so in order to properly utilize this option, you will need to enable a certain set of features.

These are currently the default settings for all new presets, so the fastest way to set up a new touchless experience is to create a new preset.

In case you make an accidental change or want to update an existing preset, here's how to make sure voice commands are enabled:

  • Enable QR code sharing in your Preset from the send options panel.

  • Disable all other send options (this includes text, email, and printing).

  • Disable all edit tools (these cannot be navigated with voice commands at this time).

  • Disable data capture (we plan to develop hands-free support for this in the future).

Participant Experience

Guests will move through the experience with a series of voice commands (i.e., “retake” and “done”).

At the end of the session, participants can scan a QR code to receive their picture!

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