1. mikesmith's Avatar
    Is the only way to take a pic in the stock camera app to hit the on screen camera button?

    There's no way to make it so you can tap anywhere on the screen?

    It's annoying having the hit the button.

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    11-13-2012 09:07 AM
  2. ansextra's Avatar
    Is the only way to take a pic in the stock camera app to hit the on screen camera button?

    There's no way to make it so you can tap anywhere on the screen?

    It's annoying having the hit the button.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    Maybe I'm missing something here but if you have to tap on the screen anyway why is it more difficult to tap a specific spot on the screen?
    11-13-2012 10:30 AM
  3. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    Is the only way to take a pic in the stock camera app to hit the on screen camera button?

    There's no way to make it so you can tap anywhere on the screen?

    It's annoying having the hit the button.
    You can use "voice commands": Turn on voice commands and then say "Cheese" or "Smile", or "Snap", I believe other commands work as well.
    11-13-2012 11:24 AM
  4. mikesmith's Avatar
    Maybe I'm missing something here but if you have to tap on the screen anyway why is it more difficult to tap a specific spot on the screen?
    Try holding the phone with one hand and the screen facing away from you. Then you'll understand.

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    11-13-2012 11:36 AM
  5. ansextra's Avatar
    Try holding the phone with one hand and the screen facing away from you. Then you'll understand.

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    Ahhh.... I don't do those pics. Didn't know what you were talking about before. And the voice commands do work as Ricky stated above. It makes my wife laugh every time when I say "cheese" and the shutter snaps...
    11-13-2012 12:04 PM
  6. gaijin82's Avatar
    You could always just use the front camera.

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    11-13-2012 07:18 PM
  7. Reciprocal's Avatar
    I just push the "switch camera" button and see myself and the shutter button perfectly.
    11-14-2012 05:03 PM
  8. tony477g's Avatar
    I have the same problem, I cant use the front facing camera because there is no flash. I like offroading at night and when its dark you need the flash.
    11-14-2012 06:13 PM
  9. tony477g's Avatar
    By the way how do I make it so that the voice commands work?
    11-15-2012 07:57 AM
  10. jmaudi0's Avatar
    along these same lines...is there a way to get the camera to take a pic when you press either of the volume buttons or even the power/lock screen button?
    i liked that ability on the iphone.....
    11-15-2012 02:21 PM
  11. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Use the self timer. 2 seconds, 5 seconds, whatever. Hit the shutter, then turn it around to you. Problem with touching anywhere on the screen is that in many shooting modes, touching the screen will tell the camera where to focus or for face recognition. They really should start putting physical shutter buttons back on these phones like my daughter's free piece of junk LG basic phone has.
    11-15-2012 04:16 PM
  12. Felipe Motta's Avatar
    download the app "Tap Cam" in the google Play, it's great for your problem, I test and recomended!

    Thanks
    Kisses Brazil!
    07-17-2014 12:10 AM
  13. AxlMyk's Avatar
    download the app "Tap Cam" in the google Play, it's great for your problem, I test and recomended!

    Thanks
    Kisses Brazil!
    This thread is 2 years old now, but what the heck. Tap cam gets some lousy reviews.

    AC App on SGS3
    07-17-2014 06:05 AM
  14. Christian Gregoire's Avatar
    I came from note 4 and you could touch anywhere on the screen! Made it easier since I have big hands no need to use two hands tap to take pictures is meant for the one handed use!!! It's stupid that the feature is only on the front camera feature is missing on rear!!!
    12-02-2016 10:23 AM
  15. Christian Gregoire's Avatar
    Voice commands doesn't solve the tap anywhere feature!! I hate talking to phone people sound retarded!!! Question is why did they remove the tap anywhere feature!! It's on selfie camera but been removed on rear camera!
    12-02-2016 10:26 AM
  16. Christian Gregoire's Avatar
    Wow people the question is how to ? "tap to take pictures" tap anywhere on screen!!! Why reply with a stupid ulternative? Can anywhere explain how to get this feature?????? I dont need to hear the obvious !!!!!! Is there a third party app? Frustrating
    Tap anywhere was the best and easiest way to take pictures
    12-02-2016 10:30 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Wow people the question is how to ? "tap to take pictures" tap anywhere on screen!!! Why reply with a stupid ulternative? Can anywhere explain how to get this feature?????? I dont need to hear the obvious !!!!!! Is there a third party app? Frustrating
    Tap anywhere was the best and easiest way to take pictures
    Welcome to Android Central! I realize that you're frustrated, but please keep your responses civil. The discussion in this relatively old thread took a detour because some people were suggesting using voice commands, and clearly others in the thread were also interested in that option.

    The unfortunate reality is that if the stock Camera app on your phone doesn't have the ability to take a photo by tapping anywhere on the screen, then you can't add that feature. You'd have to look for a 3rd party camera app that does have that feature. I'm not sure if there's a good one available, but I can look around.

    EDIT: Try Camera ZOOM FX.
    12-02-2016 11:22 PM

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