Basics of the Camera App on an Android Phone - dummies

Basics of the Camera App on an Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

A camera snob will tell you that no true camera has a ringtone. You know what? He’s correct: Phones don’t make the best cameras. Regardless, your Android phone has a camera. It can capture both still and moving images. That task is carried out by using the Camera app.

  • The Camera app is typically found on the Home screen, often in the favorites tray. Like every other app, a copy also dwells in the apps drawer.

  • When you use the Camera app, the navigation icons (Back, Home, Recent) turn into tiny dots. The icons are still there, and they still work, but you may find them difficult to see.

  • When you first start the Camera app, it asks about location settings. Accept the settings as presented. You can change them afterwards, if you like.