Arsenal 1 Settings Screen Overview

Settings screen menus and features explained

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The settings screen provides easy access to device information and advanced shooting options.

How It Works

The settings screen can be accessed from any shooting mode screen by tapping the gear icon in the upper left of the Arsenal app.

To configure a setting, tap the radio button or switch next to the setting name. You can scroll down for additional settings.

To close the settings screen, tap the back arrow in the upper left.

Features and Capabilities


View the battery level of your Arsenal and connected camera. If you own multiple Arsenal devices, tap “Connect to a different device” to add a new Arsenal or switch between devices.

Time Delay

Set a delay timer as low as 1 second up to 10 hours. Great for setting up your shot beforehand for self-portraits, family portraits, and Timelapses.


Note: this feature is currently only available on iOS. Android support is coming in a future software update.

Overlay a grid on the Live View image to assist with composition. Available grid settings are:

Focus Peaking

Note: this feature is currently only available on iOS. Android support is coming in a future software update.

Highlight areas in your Live View image that are in sharp focus. This is useful for confirming that the correct focus point has been selected, and to see if your shot has sufficient depth of field to get desired areas of the scene in focus.

Zebra Stripes

Note: this feature is currently only available on iOS. Android support is coming in a future software update.

Highlight overexposed areas in your Live View image with zebra patterning. This is useful for knowing whether a bright area in the scene is washed out or will still retain detail at the current exposure settings.

Refocus Before Shot

Tell Arsenal to refocus on the selected focus point(s) before each shot is taken. This is useful if the camera or lens might change position between shots.

  • When disabled: Arsenal will only focus your lens each time you set a focus point(s). Unless you select a new focus point, the focus will not be recalculated between shots.

  • When enabled: Arsenal will refocus the lens to the point(s) selected before each shot.

Note: If the existing focus point is no longer on the desired subject (e.g. because the subject moved), Refocus Before Shot may lose the desired focus. In these situations, refocus by tapping on the desired subject or disable this setting.

Arsenal Placement

Arsenal works best when mounted on your camera’s hot shoe.

  • Mounted on camera: Enables vibration detection, live view orientation rotation, and the option to review photos in handheld mode.

  • Handheld photo review gesture: Tip your camera down to review photos on the back of your camera. Cameras disable their screen while Arsenal is managing settings. The photo review gesture pauses updates to allow review.

Mirror Lockup

Lock up the camera’s mirror (DSLR cameras only) before each shot to reduce camera vibration.

  • Off: Never lock up the mirror.

  • Auto: Lock up the mirror when appropriate, e.g. for a long exposure.

  • On: Lock up the mirror before each shot (excluding handheld mode).

Save to Phone

Arsenal can automatically save photos and videos to your iPhone’s Photo Library. Arsenal will create an “Arsenal” album and will automatically transfer new photos and videos while the app is running.

  • All: transfers all images

  • Stacks: transfers only stacked images that Arsenal creates

  • Timelapses: transfers only time lapses

Clear Arsenal Gallery

Delete all photos, stacks, and timelapse videos from Arsenal’s gallery. This does not delete photos from your camera.

  • Clear Gallery

Enable LEDs

Disable Arsenal’s blue LED bar to reduce ambient light, e.g. for nighttime shooting.

  • When disabled: Arsenal’s blue LED bar will not illuminate.

  • When enabled: Arsenal’s blue LED bar will illuminate.


View regulatory information and device certifications.


View the version number of the Arsenal Remote app and the serial number of your Arsenal device.

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