COVID has us all doing our part to reduce the spread of germs. Simple Booth supports runing a touchless experience so that guests can easily take pictures and share to social media without the worry.

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

Gesture-based booth

We've taken advantage of new updates from Apple to use a simple hand gesture to move through the photo booth experience. 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 will require screen touches


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

  • Layout Chooser

  • 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.

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