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A camera on the front of the phone, facing the user. This is a secondary camera known as Front-Facing Camera. It is commonly used for two-way video chatting, and also for capturing self-portraits.

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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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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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Accessibility: camera switches and project activate: when will these be available internationally?

I have a friend with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As a result of this, muscles do not receive nourishment in a progressively worsening manner, so that the muscles start becoming more and more ...
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Tablet cam on: feedback using light

I love the way my laptop indicates when the webcam is on by illuminating the LED next to the cam. I wanted to try to get similar behaviour out of my Android tablet where it could indicate by some cue ...
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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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Is it possible to access Face ID sensors raw data?

My Honor 10 has facial recognition capability in the dark, I suppose it works like Apple's Face ID which would rely on and IR camera and an Infrared pattern/dot projector. So, since the Settings app ...
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Front camera not working on OnePlus 5T

Since yesterday my phone's front camera hasn't been working. Not working on most apps, including native camera. While touching "switch camera" button in camera application, nothing happens. ...
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My android phone cannot recognize my camera

How come my android phone cannot open my camera? I do have the system app on my phone, but I find it in the Apps portion and no matter what kind of camera app or camera repair app, it will not work. ...
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Stock OS vs Custom, Proprietary Camera

So i no stock manufacturers, roms have the blobs drivers for full potential of the camera. Does this only apply for the stock camera app say from Samsung? if i download third party apps while on ...
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Is there any solution to the lack of manual focus?

The Huawei P20 pro, and possibly other Huawei devices, seems to lack a manual focus (or perhaps even a good autofocus) in the front camera app. This can be an issue for close-up photos. Is there any ...
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Front-Camera: What does each icon do?

I cannot find information on the front camera settings on the LG G4. In particular, I would like to know what the icon on the leftmost side does (hand holding phone and arrow). See screenshot below ...
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Reroute requests for rear camera to front camera

My rear camera doesn't work (very well) and so I can't scan the QR Code which is needed to access WhatsApp web. There are no options within WhatsApp to change which camera to use or anything like ...
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Front Camera Not Working, Showing HARDWARE_LEVEL_LIMITED

I had to replace the screen on my Lg V20 and broke the front and wide angle camera while doing so. When I ordered replacements and replaced them, the wide angle worked, but now the front camera ...
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how to open whatsapp with out scanning QR code [duplicate]

i want to open whats app in browser . but i have to scan the QR code produced in the browser through camera. is there any way to get my whats in browser. problem is my camera is not working it is ...
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Laugh detection in Android [closed]

I'm trying to detect laughs in Android. Something like a score if your laugh is louder or something similar. Is it possible to detect laughs maybe through microphone, or facial detection through ...
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Turn LED notification light on when the front camera is being used by any app

I am looking for an app, or profiles in Tasker which would turn on the LED notification light for supporting phones, whenever the front camera is accessed by an app. Many laptops have similar features....
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What's the "Thumbs up" setting in Motorola Camera app

I have Motorola Moto Z Play phone. When switching to front-camera in Camera app, there is a setting that I haven't figured out it's purpose. It has three possible options: Off Manual (shows a slider ...
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Camera App disappeared [closed]

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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No 4K option Letv 1s

Last week i bought a Letv 1s mobile. In the device specification it states that the mobile has 4K support. And so the hardware info details. But It dont have 4K options in the default camera app.. ...
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Front camera not working after a while, issue with Smart Lock

This is basically the same issue as described here: Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5) Im running Marshmallow on a Nexus 5. So yesterday i enabled password ...
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Which camera gives more accurate image, the front or the back camera?

My phone is Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.4.2. I use its back and front cameras to take pictures of my head and face at distances around an arm's length. I found the front camera gives more ...
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Front camera is reversed

On my LG G4, the front (selfie) cam is working like a mirror: if I touch my left eye, the image will display the finger touching the eye on the left side of the picture. With the back camera, it works ...
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Small plastic ring obstructing the front facing camera on Samsung Galaxy s5

there. I am hoping to take apart a Samsung Galaxy s5. The trouble is that there is small black ring that has displaced and it is partially covering the front facing camera. I am not completely sure ...
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What is the front camera resolution for recording video on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?

Most resources I've found seem to say 1080p, but I found a Youtube demo that goes up to 1440p. Which is right?
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Switch cameras in rooted device (between front and back)

My back camera has broken although the front camera is still working. Certain applications, such as WhatsApp web, only let you use the back camera to read the QR code. Is there a way to switch ...
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In my android device when I take picture from camera, the image is reverting

I am using ASUS ZENFONE 4 - ASUS T00I, when I open camera and if I take any picture it is showing reverse image when I took image from Front camera how can change that in settings , please suggest me
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Skype is denied to use camera

My Skype on my Android 4.4.4 used to work fine, until about 2 hours ago, when it simply refuses to use my camera, flashing a message (AKA toast) that reads: Skype is denied to use camera What ...
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Front camera on Nexus 4: no HDR, and downgraded from 2MP to 1.2MP?

In Nexus 4, why is the front camera downgraded to 1.2 MP only, as it was 2MP initially? And also, we had an option of HDR in that as well, which is absent in Lollipop 5.0.1?
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How to make the best out of the Samsung Galaxy SIII camera application

Where can I find some good documentation concerning how to use the features of the camera application installed on the Samsung Galaxy SIII and how these features work under-the-hood? I would like to ...
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Nexus 5 front camera not working

Yesterday my front camera on Nexus 5 stopped working. It doesn't show up in any app (& there's a bug in the new Google camera app - I can switch camera only if the HDR+ is on, but then it's stuck ...
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Is there an app to use PNG for the FFC?

This is semi-related to a previous question and I have a new theory I want to test. I am looking for a camera app that will store it's images in PNG format (what screenshots are stored in) instead of ...
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What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. The ...
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Why does the preview image for my FFC look sharper than the actual captured image?

I feel this has been a problem on my Sprint Galaxy S3. The preview looks very crisp but when I actually take picture it becomes faded and bit blurry. I know it's not motion from the tapping the ...
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How do I fix my NATPC M010SE (Allwinner A13) touchscreen/WiFi/camera?

My tablet wasn't booting at all but my dad managed to install this firmware update, now the touchscreen doesn't work, or the WiFi, or the (front) camera. Any help? I've tried installing some TS ...
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How do I stop my screen from flickering when I wave my hand across my camera?

Whenever I wave my hand or finger over my front camera, it causes my screen to flicker off and then back on in 2-3 seconds. It does not matter what app I am using; it always occurs. What could be ...
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Android Emulator (API 10) Camera Not Working - ADT Bundle Linux

The Camera on my Android API 10 Virtual Device isn't working. While creating the AVD there are three options I found for Back Camera: NoneWebcam0Emulated I tried all options 1, 2 and 3 to no avail. ...
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Does the Nexus 7 have a LED flash for its camera?

Does the Nexus 7 have a LED flash for its front facing camera? Can somebody point me to some documentation online that states whether this is true or not?
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Keep screen alive by using camera

The new Samsung Galaxy S III has an interesting feature which keeps the screen alive (on) if the camera decides the user is reading something by detecting if the user is moving his/her eyes. Does ...
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How do I use my front facing camera on my Galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My Samsung Galaxy S front-facing camera doesn't work in camera app, Gtalk or Skype — How can I use it? It gives me the options of: single shot, beauty, smile shot, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S front camera [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do with my front facing camera? I have followed the directions and instructions from other users on here but, i have no "self shot" option nor do i have the camera ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 Questions

I plan to buy a Samsung Galaxy 3. Here are my questions: Does the Galaxy 3 have a front-facing camera? How is the main camera (in terms of clarity)? Can the browser support multiple windows?
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On a Nexus S, how do I activate the front facing camera in a Fring video call?

video calling in Fring is working but the video is only showing the rear-facing camera, how do activate the front-facing camera?
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My Samsung Galaxy S front-facing camera doesn't work in camera app, Gtalk or Skype -- How can I use it?

One of the reasons I brought my Samsung Galaxy S was because it has a front facing camera. However I have found since buying it: Camera app can't use it Gtalk doesn't support video calling on ...
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How to use the front camera with Tango?

Like lots of us, I guess, I discovered Tango today (one the greatest app !) As I own a Galaxy S, I wonder if we can use the front camera while talking. I know we can do that using the builtin ...
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