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    Default Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    Unfortunately this is the second time I've had problems with the camera on the HTC one. The first time I had issues with the video (which has now been fixed).

    Now, I cannot switch from the front camera to the back camera. When I click on the 'Settings' button inside the Camera app it doesn't give me the option to do it. Also, rather than just say 'Camera' when I click on the 'Settings' button, it says 'Picture Camera Mode'. Does anyone know how to get out of this mode? I've also noticed that my Zoe is missing from my camera app. I was able to take photos two days ago so this only happened recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AShum88 View Post
    Unfortunately this is the second time I've had problems with the camera on the HTC one. The first time I had issues with the video (which has now been fixed).

    Now, I cannot switch from the front camera to the back camera. When I click on the 'Settings' button inside the Camera app it doesn't give me the option to do it. Also, rather than just say 'Camera' when I click on the 'Settings' button, it says 'Picture Camera Mode'. Does anyone know how to get out of this mode? I've also noticed that my Zoe is missing from my camera app. I was able to take photos two days ago so this only happened recently.
    Well, have you tried restarting your device ?? If that still doesn't help then I would say think you may need to get to the nearest customer support for fixing it up.
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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    You shouldn't be clicking "Settings", you should press the Modes button (the four dots within a square). That contains all your camera modes, including front/rear and Zoe.
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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    I've been trying that button but there are only two mode options: Scene and HDR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AShum88 View Post
    I've been trying that button but there are only two mode options: Scene and HDR.

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    I think you're still pressing the wrong button because scene and HDR don't ever show up in the Modes menu. You may have to factory reset if your software is messed up but look for the Modes menu first.
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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    Is it the icon in the top left hand corner with three squares stacked on top of each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AShum88 View Post
    Is it the icon in the top left hand corner with three squares stacked on top of each other?

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    It's a square box with four circles in it in the bottom right corner for landscape and bottom left corner for portrait. You can also swipe down from the top of the screen in any camera mode to switch to the front facing camera (or to switch to the back camera as well).

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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    See the box with four dots?

    Problems switching from front camera to back camera-uploadfromtaptalk1399986741574.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccota08 View Post
    I keep reading your posts in Bender's voice and it's amazing.
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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    I don't have that icon. My screen looks like this. Problems switching from front camera to back camera-26683.jpg

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    I tried, but couldn't replicate that. Do you have ANY camera app or an app that is allowed to control the camera (for snapping shots within the app)?
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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    One other thing you could try is going into the camera settings and then scrolling down to the very bottom of the pop up and hitting the Rest to Default. Just in case there is a some sort of setting that is causing the issue.

    Click on the three dots, then the gear (this will bring up the pop up menu) then at the bottom "Rest to Default"

    Also, to quickly change from front to back camera, you can swipe to the left and this will switch them.
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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    I've tried resetting to defaults but nothing happens. Also swiping from left to right has never worked for me in switching the camera around.

    And Bowie, I don't have any other camera app.

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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    Also Bowie, I noticed you posted from HTC one M8. I'm only on standard HTC one. Not sure if that makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AShum88 View Post
    Also Bowie, I noticed you posted from HTC one M8. I'm only on standard HTC one. Not sure if that makes a difference.

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    Oh, you posted this thread on the M8 forum, so the replies you get here are for the M8. Maybe a mod can move this to the M7 section or a former M7 owner here can help you.

    Also, can you post a pic of what happens when you press the multi-colored button in the corner?
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    Hi Bowie,

    I get the filters. Problems switching from front camera to back camera-27311.jpg

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    Hey, you know there is just a gesture to do this, right?

    When you have the camera app on, just swipe from the right edge of your screen to the left. It is that easy. Your camera will switch instantly between the front and the back.

    You do NOT need to go into the app settings to switch between the front and the back cameras.

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    I'm aware of this but it doesn't work on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by law2010 View Post
    Hey, you know there is just a gesture to do this, right?

    When you have the camera app on, just swipe from the right edge of your screen to the left. It is that easy. Your camera will switch instantly between the front and the back.

    You do NOT need to go into the app settings to switch between the front and the back cameras.

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    He has an m7, not an m8.

    Op, do you not have this option in the three dot drop down menu? If you do, you should be able to click on the front/main text and it will switch

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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    The Camera subheading has disappeared. So I only have Photo Capture Mode. [ATTACH]null[/ATTACH]

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    Also I just tried downloading other camera apps and they default to front camera view only. I can't access rear camera at all.

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    Default Re: Problems switching from front camera to back camera

    Quote Originally Posted by AShum88 View Post
    Also I just tried downloading other camera apps and they default to front camera view only. I can't access rear camera at all.

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    Sounds like you may have a hardware problem. If it's new, see about getting replacement/repair asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AShum88 View Post
    Also I just tried downloading other camera apps and they default to front camera view only. I can't access rear camera at all.

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    Your rear camera is no longer visible to the system hardware.

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