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How to Switch Camera in Google Hangouts on Android 11?

Google Hangouts shows an icon to switch between front and back cameras (or move it from the front to the back) but is there a way to choose between cameras on a phone with a multi-camera setup?
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Possible to use the same back side camera simultaneously?

I want to know if it's possible to use two cameras at the same side of the device, let's say ultra wide lens and the micro lens at the same time. If yes, I am interested on how and if it's a no why is ...
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Can I disable the gallery preview icon in the Galaxy S4's camera app?

The camera on my Galaxy S4 has a box in the top left corner of the screen which shows photos from the Gallery. How do I turn that off? I only want to be looking at the camera screen.
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Creating a virtual camera that shows an app (override web whatsapp QR code)

I'm trying to override the problem of connecting to web whatsapp on a phone without a camera in order to scan the QR code. It's probably not important but the computer runs linux. My idea: creating a ...
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Possible to use another application as default camera application?

Many apps let u use only the default built-in camera app. They not allow you to choose a third party app, such as the app "fake camera". Is there a way to remove/replace the default camera app? Any ...
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Camera icon was deleted

So my father managed to delete the camera icon from his app drawer. I searched the app drawer to see if it got hidden in a folder.. I checked his app settings to see if the camera is enabled. His ...
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My Galaxy A71 photos aren't being picked up in Google Photos

I've got a relatively new Galaxy A71. With all my previous Android phones, my camera photos automatically got picked up in Google Photos. This phone, for some reason, doesn't work that way; if I want ...
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How to Customize Lock Screen Shortcuts on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

I have installed a new camera app that I'd like to use by default. I set it as the default app in the settings, but that didn't make it the target app for the lock screen shortcut or the O gesture.
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stock camera app missing and front camera reported as rear camera in xolo q1000s

I bought a new xolo q 1000s recently, and I made sure to test the back camera before buying it. After four or five days, when I tried to use the camera for the first time, it shows only the front ...
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Camera app crashing on Nexus i9250 Android 4.2.1

I just bought a i9250 Nexus, and the system proposed to upgrade to newer version 4.2.1 (it is not a rooted phone. It is an unblocked UK phone) I played with the new phone and after a couple of days I ...
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Samsung's stock camera app, where are Virtual Shot 3D photos stored?

I've got a Samsung S7 and the default camera has a Virtual Shot mode where you walk around an object to take an array of photos as one photo. You can then view it in the default gallery app and turn ...
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High Speed Camera?

Since my phone (HTC One M7) can record in 720p at 60 fps, I'm curious if it's possible to record smaller video, like 320x240, at much higher speeds, like 180 fps. Is the 60 fps a hard coded limit?
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Automating android: stop all system/app related interference that prevents 100% reliability?

A team of us at work are trying to use Pixel 4a phones to take pictures every 30sec of a remote process from 6a - 6p each day, uploading the pictures to our AWS storage container. My colleague wrote ...
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How to use phone as camera and microphone for PC via ADB?

There are many previous questions asking about how to use the phone as camera and microphone for PC. For example: Use my Android phone as the camera and microphone for PowerPoint slide recording ...
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Take multiple pictures instead of making a video

I've an Samsung Galaxy S10e (Android 10) and I can't take picures fast after each other when I holding down the shutter button. It will always take a video. In the begin, it was well possible to do ...
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spoof android native camera input with video file

I think this would requiring rooting the phone. How can I spoof the native camera on an android? When an app wants to use the camera, I want to replace the native camera input with a photo or video ...
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When I take pictures of text with my android the text is too blurry to read

I have tried this with two separate Android phones. When I take a picture of text, say a letter posted on a window or a serial number on a device, etc., the text is out of focus and too blurry to read ...
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Camera not working in apps Xiaomi Mi Note 10 aka Mi CC9 Pro

The actual camera app on my phone works when I open it but when switching to the front camera it pauses for 10-20 seconds then it switches... but only if I leave it completely still on a desk. If I ...
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Turn off Snapchat camera sound in Android

The problem is that whenever I take a picture with the front camera on Snapchat on my Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it makes a horribly load fake camera shutter sound. I have tried putting the phone on mute/do not ...
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Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5)

Sometimes I've noticed that the Smart Lock - Trusted Face feature doesn't work, no matter what the lighting or the position of my face relative to the phone. I thought that an "Improve face matching"...
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Camera App disappeared

My camera app on my Android phone has disappeared. It all started yesterday. Everything had been working fine until then, but all of the sudden, my camera app didn't respond anymore (Can't connect to ...
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Use photo file instead front camera image

Instead of using the real camera, I would like to simulate the camera input as a static image file. I need to use it in one program, where I can't use 3rd party "fake camera apps" because program ...
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How do I keep my camera active on Android even when the phone is locked and screen sleeps?

When I play Ingress, Ingress remains active. Even when my screen goes black, if I push the power button, Ingress is still active. I do not need to unlock my phone nor wait for it to "wake up". (The ...
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LG G4 Camera and Call Have Stopped

So recently my LG G4 has started acting strange. A few days ago out of nowhere the camera stopped working no matter what the app i put on and how i tried starting the camera the message "Unfortunately,...
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Why can't Microsoft teams see my camera's content on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

Microsoft Teams does have access to the camera: But Microsoft Teams doesn't see anything on my camera: Why can't Microsoft teams see my camera's content on my Samsung Galaxy S9? My default camera ...
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How to remove camera shortcut on lock screen?

I want to remove the short cut from my phone's lock screen I find it quite annoying and have not found anything in settings or through my own searches. I'd like to get rid of the short-cut in the ...
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What's this persistent Camera-app notification in Android 6.0?

I've been using my Nexus 5X for about a week now, but this morning was the first time I noticed the following notification: Backstory: I snapped a few photos this morning (w/ default camera app). ...
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Galaxy S10+ - Gallery broken in weird ways - can't see pictures, can't save camera photos and can't take screenshots

I'm having a very strange problem today with my Galaxy S10+. I had an update yesterday evening, and all of today it's been broken in a weird way. This'll be a longish post because I want to be really ...
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Can a 3rd party app *technically* take better pictures?

I've seen in several forums that some phones have very good cameras and the photos taken are compressed too much and the details are lost. I was wondering whether a 3rd party application (forgetting ...
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How to change the compression and format settings of images taken in 8k+ 64MP on my Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

The Camera App natively supports 64MP and I have read that my phone (Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G) may be able to go even higher. I'm taking lots of pictures in 64MP and it's great, but I've noticed an ...
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WhatsApp QR scanner seems blurry

My WhatsApp QR scanner is not working when needed for WhatsApp Web. It seems blurry, while my phone's camera is actually perfectly clear. Secondly, I have restarted the phone none worked, same issue ...
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Samsung Galaxy S7: dark photos with sunlight

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. The camera is really great at night, but at daytime the photos are turning out way too dark. I tried tweaking the settings, also in manual mode but didn't help. ...
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Android - Camera LED broken

I have an LG G5, and my front facing camera LED (notification LED) is broken. Camera apps I have tried now take a long time to initialize and I get 'serious camera error' when I try to use the front ...
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How does one share Samsung camera “Virtual Shot” (3D spin-around) photos?

I recently traveled to Europe and took dozens of beautiful 3D spin-around shots using Samsung built-in camera's "Virtual Shot" mode photos. These look amazing on my phone, but I want to share them ...
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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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What does aspect ratio has to do with the megapixels?

See this pic, and why 4:3 AR has more MP than 16:9? This is my Moto G4 Plus's default camera app.
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Can any Google Pixel smartphones take 12MP or better photos in 16:9 aspect ratio?

I have been considering buying a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL Android smartphone to use primarily for photography and phone calls. Google advertises that these phones have 12MP main cameras. That's fewer ...
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How to turn off “Shake to wake camera” on Nexus 5?

Ages ago, while running Lollipop, I found a setting to allow activation of the camera whilst locked. All you have to do is shake the phone. I'll give that a try, I thought. After all, I can always ...
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How can I use another phone's camera in place of my camera?

Ok, the problem is my camera's protective glass cover has wore down and now some dust has entered, causing the camera's output to become blurred. This is causing me a lot of issues currently, ...
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Is there a way to access the wide-angle camera in xiaomi redmi 9 from the computer?

I'm currently trying to access the wide angle camera that xiaomi redmi 9 has. My end-goal is to be able to stream frames from the camera in a python script (using openCV). But knowing how to access ...
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Camera not working in any Android App

(OnePlus7 Pro, Android 11, everything updated) Hi, My camera doesn't work in any application (apart from the default camera app). E.g. in WhatsApp, I can't take pictures directly from the app or I can ...
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What does the “no thumbnail” error mean?

I am able to take photos with my tablet, but when I try to view them I get a blank screen with the message "no thumbnail". I never had this problem before. I can see older pictures with no problems ...
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How do I switch cameras for scanning QR code from Website - Lollipop

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime running Lollipop and need to scan a qr code through Chrome. The website allows for me to press the QR code scan option but when I do, the front facing (selfie) ...
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How to enable a PIN but allow quick access to camera?

In Android 4.1, when you set the lock screen security to "slide", you can quickly access the camera by sliding left. Is there a way to get a similar sliding mechanism, but at the same time require a ...
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Android Automotive - Driver's camera

I am taking my first steps into Android Automotive getting familiar with the documentation and would like to know if there is any component that supports the driver's camera? All references I can find ...
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How do I switch the shutter sound on the Samsung Galaxy?

I have gone into my camera settings and selected the shutter sound I want but still, no sound when I use the camera. Is this a fault, or am I missing something?
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Black screen when opening a random camera app on Galaxy S7 Edge on LineageOS 18.1

Since last week I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung's stock firmware to LineageOS 18.1 by using this message of the XDA forum and installed the "full" edition of NicGApps. ...
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How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5?

How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5 with latest official firmware (Android 7)? "Do not disturb" sound mode does not working for shutter sound.
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Taking pictures/videos from both front and rear camera simultaneously?

There are apps that can do this but they are not exactly Bothie. The app allows the user to first take a picture from rear camera and then from the front camera (but not simultaneously). Nokia first ...
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How to Use google assistant Offline when taking photos and video?

How to Use google assistant Offline when taking photos and video? I hike and cycle in the winter. Its very difficult to take photos and video with your gloves on. I can use the volume buttons to take ...

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