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Any way to map camera to screen share?

Some apps like WhatsApp require the user to scan a qr code on the phone to access certain parts of it (WhatsApp web, 2chat API etc., for example). The problem is if one only has one device, the mobile ...
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Camera issue with CPU and software

Because of my phone's CPU repair last time, my cameras had issues. When I factory reset, they get fixed for some time. But after some time, they give issues like the front camera is opening instead of ...
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Set up remote camera monitoring on Android OS without user input

Bringing my question over from stack exchange as it was suggested I ask here instead. I'm developing a personal project app (NOT for Play Store) to run on an old pixel phone I have. Here are my ...
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Action camera stops recording on 18 minutes

I am using Denver ACK-8062W action camera to record while I'm driving my motorcycle and it always stops on 18 minutes, I tried using "loop video" feature where the camera starts a new clip ...
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How do I fix issues im having with WhatsApp camera, video calling and now the camera in general?

My Son has a Samsung A04 and has recently out the blue getting a whatsapp error that states: Whatsapp was unable to start the camera. if you continue to experience issues with the camera, please ...
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What is CameraX and JetPack?

In this answer I determined that OnePlus was shipping functionality in CameraX and JetPack extensions to com.qti.chi.override.so, but what are these things and how do they compare to the Camera1 and ...
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How to record video with different sound effects on starting and stopping?

The stock camera app on my Moto G62 5G has a "shutter" sound that is played when I start OR stop recording. The problem is that I'm vision impaired and I'm never sure whether I have just ...
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How is GCam APK Port created?

Google Camera app is the application responsible for taking photos and recording videos and is only available for Google Pixel smartphone. It offers many great features such as such as HDR+, color ...
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My camera app keeps replacing pictures I took on my Samsung Note 22 Ultra

I have a very weird and extremely annoying problem with the camera app on my Samsung Note 22 Ultra. When I take pictures with my camera app, it first shows the correct picture that I want to take when ...
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Is there a way to diagnose this camera issue? Like some kind of crash dump or log? [unrooted Galaxy Note 9]

After water damage, my phone camera had to be replaced. The camera worked after replacement, for a day or so. Then it came up with a black screen (menus are there, just no image). A reboot fixed that ...
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How to replace the stock camera app on Android?

I installed a GSI ROM on my Lenovo Legion Y700 tablet. This software comes with a camera app that I don't like. It is called org.lineageos.aperture. I found a Gcam app that works fine on my tablet. Is ...
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"Open Camera" app removed resolution of 176x144 in newer devices, how do I restore it?

The Open Camera open-source app uses the Camera2 API for listing the available photo resolutions. On older devices such as Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9, users had low resolutions such as 176x144, but on ...
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Picture taken from external Bluetooth connected camera -> save to smartphone camera folder

I am using MacroDroid and Tasker to automate multiple triggers/actions. I have managed to use this as a trigger for an example: a specific Android intent is received and then a photo is taken (even ...
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Android camera error in Samsung Galaxy J7

Got a Samsung Galaxy J7 and one day all of a sudden the back camera started throwing an error. When I try to open the camera, it displays a popup saying "Camera Error". How can I track this ...
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how to remove moist on the camera in my phone? [duplicate]

I've managed to fall into the lake three times last week. Yes, I'm trying to learn to sail a Laser dinghy The cameras on my Samsung S21 Ultra now contains small droplets, and cannot take proper photos....
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In Android Go, how can I change the camera app?

In non-Go Android versions I can install camera apps (eg OpenCamera) and set as default camera app. Then, in my custom app I could select OpenCamera as the camera and take pictures from it. I cannot ...
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Can I get back an image that displayed momentarily in the camera finder?

I had someone take a photo for me with my phone. I didn't verify the photo but I took the phone back and put it into sleep (pushed the power button to turn the screen off without switching off the ...
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The Android system can access the microphone when it is used?

The android blocks multiple aplications using the microphone at same time, for example, but the internal apps or the system can have access to it even on use? I'm asking this question because I want ...
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Xiaomi Portrait Mode: Where is the original data stored (before depth-of-field effect)?

My Xiaomi 10T Pro has a "Portrait Mode" which blurs the background. When opening such a photo in the Gallery, the phone offers the option to adjust depth-of-field. By default, a medium ...
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Is it possible for a Bluetooth device/button to wake up an Android phone and take a picture (hands free)?

Long story short, I am taking daily progress pictures and I am trying to take a picture with the phone without touching it or using a timer etc. Totally hands free. The phone is a spare Samsung note ...
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Weird black spots when taking pictures with the camera

I recently noticed there are black spots on the camera preview screen as well as the final picture saved by the camera. When I zoom in the spopts are not static, that is, it is possible to zoom to the ...
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ADB command to permanently disable Android 12 microphone & camera indicators

I want to permanently disable the microphone and camera usage indicator on Android 12. I tried the following ADB command, but it only disable for some minutes: adb shell cmd device_config put privacy ...
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Change default camera lens for all apps

I'm using realme x2 pro and have damaged my main camera lens (Because I mounted it on a bike holder) . I got it repaired once and it cost me about 15% of phone's value. But it got spoiled again. ...
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Making kernel to allow 2processes to access camera at sametime

Like split cam or obs in windows, Can i add virtual camera driver or moduel in kernel so that 2 processes in android can use camera at sametime? (One is default and the other is getting video frame)
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Why doesn't my Motorola G 5g 2022 camera focus

When I try taking a video, my camera does not focus on the subject. Although it is perfectly fine when taking pictures. Why is this and is it able to be fixed?
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Can 2 apps access camera at the same time, especially in a rooted Android phone?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note. When one app is using a camera in the background, is it possible to use another camera app at the same time? Some people say it depends on how the applications are ...
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How to disable maximum camera brightness on Samsung Galaxy A10s Android 11

In June, I upgraded to Android 11. In Android 10, you could set the screen brightness in the standard Camera app, just like in all other apps. But in Android 11, the camera automatically turns on at ...
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Google Pixel 7/7 Pro : Spontaneous Pictures \ Quick Shutter Mode Experience

I was curious to know about the shutter speed and how quickly one can jump into camera mode from lock screen/from-doing-something to capture those spontaneous moments. Usually what I have noticed on ...
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How to automatically block camera access after closing camera

Ever since Android added the camera and mic access shortcuts and the quick access menu, I've often found myself forgetting to click the 'block camera access' shortcut after I'm done taking a picture ...
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com.sec.android.app.camerasaver is using the camera in the background on Android 12

Samsung phone Android 12 One UI core 4.1 Whenever I reboot my phone, the camera indicator shows up in the status bar, there’s no camera-related app open in the foreground and I have not enabled ...
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Green Android camera notification

Since this morning, the green camera icon on the top right of the status bar appears. When I open this notification, it says "In use by Google". The problem is that I don't have any app ...
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Why is the camera / photo quality of 2021 Moto g stylus 5g is worse than my 2016 samsung s7?

I just upgraded my Samsung s7 to moto g stylus 5g (2021). Moto g stylus 5g 2021 has 4 camera's advertising a 48MP camera - but to my jaw dropping surprise the quality of pictures coming out of this ...
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OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why?

OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why? I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I don't use slow motion video. I can record videos in 4K 60 FPS with ...
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I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS on a Pixel 6 but the actual FPS is 29.XX and 59.YY. Why?

I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS. Why does Windows Explorer shows a slightly different FPS? VLC agrees with Windows Explorer. I used Google Camera.
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How to use the camera in WSA in apps that don't support front camera?

I've been trying to get an app to work on WSA (Windows Services for Android) but it needs a back camera, the only options I found Googling were either involving root (which is something I prefer to ...
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Bluetooth, audio, screenshot, camera stopped working on Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

So this problem started happening 3, 4 days ago. On my Lenovo Tab P11 Plus none of the following functions are working. It has Android 11. Bluetooth The icon is lit/turned on but it is not working. ...
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Is there any way to stream video from camera when the phone is locked?

I'm using video call on an android phone in order to keep an eye on my grandmother 24/7. The thing is that the light from the screen is troubling her to sleep, but when she locks the phone, the camera ...
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Accessibility: controlling Android and typing via eyes

I have seen a video where a person with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could type on a screen using their eyes (the software used eye tracking software). But there are also many disabled people ...
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Getting correct camera information about Android device

I was using the Droid Hardware Info app for Android and I checked the "camera" tab, and surprisingly for my Redmi Note 10 Pro, it only showed a 12MP. According to the specs, Redmi Note 10 ...
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How can I use adb or other utilities to query the camera list that my rom supports?

I'm using LinageOS with MicroG. Is there a method to get the listing of enabled/supported cameras by the rom/firmware? I am using Android 11.
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Take Pictures via Voice Command on a oneplus 7

I want to take photos automatically if I tell the phone "take picture" or something similar. Can this be done with Apps like Macrodroid or IfTTT? Happy to hear your suggestions.
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Raw photography with smartphone

A few days ago, I bought a Xiaomi Mi 11i phone and I want to take pictures of the night sky with this phone. The main camera of this phone is 108 megapixels, but you probably know that you can not ...
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Change default camera to USB camera

I'd like to know how to change the default camera on Android to a USB camera, I'd like to use my webcam to authenticate QR codes, but with emulator, the camera doesn't start, I can only get video ...
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Photo transfer from Android device (no screen) to Android smartphone

I am working on an Android passtime project. I have a camera device that runs on Android 8.1. This camera device doesn't have a Screen. I am trying to identify the best way to transfer photos from the ...
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Camera is not working on my Galaxy TAB

Suddenly, the camera and flashlight are not working on my Galaxy TAB device. Android throws a camera/flashlight is being used by another app issue. I have tried to uninstall the apps one by one and ...
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Receive IR signals through camera

I want to receive IR signals on my phone. The camera can see IR, but I cannot tell which button I pressed. (yes, I know that's not how it works). No app on the Play Store could help me because they ...
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USB Host/UVC Camera: specific camera detected as a unknown vendor / product ID

I have an application that records video from USB cameras mounted on microscopes in remote places in Africa. It is working fine from Android 4 to 12. We have a handful of camera models and the problem ...
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Stream photo/video to Android as camera on WSA

I am working with Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) which does support ADB and should support any solution for Android. The problem is I'm trying to set up Signal, but it needs to scan a QR code, ...
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How can I change the shutter speed when taking a picture with my Google Pixel 6?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can I change the shutter speed when taking a picture?
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture. How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?
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