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    Default S4 Mini: Camera Zoom Problem

    Just bought my S4 Mini and love it except the camera zoom does not work. Any help in solving this? Thanks.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-19-2014 at 07:15 AM.
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    Default Re: Camera Zoom Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by ebeskimo View Post
    Just bought my S4 Mini and love it except the camera zoom does not work. Any help in solving this? Thanks.
    It doesn't work by pinching to zoom? Sometimes you need to do it slowly.

    Also, did through the camera settings and see if an option is available to display the zoom bar while taking a picture.
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    Default Re: Camera Zoom Problem

    Thanks for your response.
    Zoom does not work either by pinching slowly or by the volume up or down. Does not work in still or video mode. Gives me a message "cannot zoom in or out in this mode" for every mode possible.
    Not sure how to get to any camera setting.
    I have removed the battery and put it back in. I have booted in safe mode. Nothing helps.
    Still have not solved the zoom problem but I purchased an app, Camera Zoom FX, which works like a charm with 30X zoom.
    Last edited by ebeskimo; 09-21-2013 at 07:13 PM.
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    Lightbulb Re: Camera Zoom Problem

    I also had the problem where i could not zoom camera in any mode with my new samsung s4 mini. Also the settings menu wasn't appearing on the camera . I had to reset my phone to solve this problem. Lucky I had nothing on my phone to lose.
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    Cool Re: Camera Zoom Problem

    Turns out the zoom is not a "Camera Mode" but a "Phone Mode" issue. I couldn't find this anywhere on Google or Verizon's help lessons.
    I had the phone in 'Starter Mode". I looked up how to put it into starter mode, followed the instructions, then saw the option for Standard Mode. Walla!
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    Default Re: Camera Zoom Problem

    Nice one John!

    I tried for hours to 'fix' mine. I'd also did a factory reset, fortunately I was using 'Clone Phone.' Initially is was ok but then once again refused to zoom. I think it was the last update which did it, but can't be sure.

    Now we know . . . . .
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    Default Re: Camera Zoom Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kociemba View Post
    Turns out the zoom is not a "Camera Mode" but a "Phone Mode" issue. I couldn't find this anywhere on Google or Verizon's help lessons.
    I had the phone in 'Starter Mode". I looked up how to put it into starter mode, followed the instructions, then saw the option for Standard Mode. Walla!
    awesomeness Kociemba!! i just got the S5, and had this same issue OOTB (couldn't zoom, & no 'gear' icon). i scoured the web for hours before i found your reply. on the S5 it's "Easy Mode" (i think, i'll double check), but sounded the same... as soon as disabled it, i have full camera functionality!

    thanx Kociemba!!! d-(^^,)
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    Default Re: S4 Mini: Camera Zoom Problem

    Thanks for the "correct method"! Works great!
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    Default Re: S4 Mini: Camera Zoom Problem

    how do I get my s4 mini from starter mode to standard mode
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    Default Re: S4 Mini: Camera Zoom Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret Mooney View Post
    how do I get my s4 mini from starter mode to standard mode
    I'm not sure if this will work for you, but here's something to try:

    Settings > My device > Home screen mode

    Whether this affects the camera, I don't know.
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    Default Re: S4 Mini: Camera Zoom Problem

    thank you so much! phone can not be in easy mode! now zoom in and out works
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