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  1. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    Hi. I have Android pie on a kyocera duraforce pro 2. When I launch the default camera app, the image always has the "pencil" effect in place. The effect icon shows over the image. Taking a picture in Auto does not reset the mode.

    I tried deleting the cache and data but it always returns to this mode. What's the deal? Not seeing other posts about this bug.
    06-23-2020 08:08 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this persist in Safe Mode? www.verizon.com/support/knowledge-base-222031/


    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    06-23-2020 08:27 PM
  3. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    Thanks for helping! Yes same result in safe mode.
    06-23-2020 09:29 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for helping! Yes same result in safe mode.
    Hi, welcome!

    Did you do clear data, cache, and force stop camera app?
    06-23-2020 09:31 PM
  5. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    Yes clear data and cache was the first thing I did. Force stop doesn't seem to do anything. I tried clearing cache/data in safe mode but no difference.
    06-23-2020 09:37 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes clear data and cache was the first thing I did. Force stop doesn't seem to do anything. I tried clearing cache/data in safe mode but no difference.
    If you download another camera app does it work?
    06-23-2020 11:20 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you show us a screenshot of what it looks like? http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html
    06-24-2020 02:16 AM
  8. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    Its just the image in the viewfinder with the pencil effect applied. The small paint pallet icon is on the bottom right indicating an effect is being used. I can set it back to normal/default but on reopening the camera, pencil is applied again.
    06-24-2020 01:29 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you ever notice "phantom" touches in other apps? Do you have a screen protector on? I'm wondering if the Camera app is immediately thinking that you tapped the pencil effect icon, but it's actually a phantom touch.
    06-24-2020 01:46 PM
  10. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    No screen protector. Interesting about phantom touching but changing effects is multi-step process. Resetting it to default does no undo it. Occasionally things happen spontaneously in other apps. Maybe the screen is a bit sensitive.
    06-24-2020 07:55 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This is a weird one for sure. What happens if you go to Settings>Apps, select Camera there, and then tap Open? Same thing?
    06-24-2020 08:36 PM
  12. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    It doesn't seem possible to launch the camera app from settings.
    06-25-2020 06:53 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Show us a screenshot of the Settings>Apps>Camera screen.
    06-25-2020 08:34 PM
  14. mustang7719's Avatar
    If you go to Camera settings under Camera app (3 bars on top left->other settings), there is an option for "Preserve last mode". Is that on or off? Does changing that help? Next to it there is also, Reset settings icon. Does that help?
    07-15-2020 04:15 PM
  15. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    Preserve last mode was on but turning it off doesn't help.
    Attached Thumbnails Kyocera Duraforce Pro 2 camera app stuck in special effect mode.-screenshot_20210519-230837.jpg  
    05-19-2021 11:10 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you always opening the camera from the homescreen app shortcut? If so, does the same thing happen if you open it from the App Drawer?
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    05-20-2021 01:03 AM
  17. Nick Mirro's Avatar
    Are you always opening the camera from the homescreen app shortcut? If so, does the same thing happen if you open it from the App Drawer?
    Think you found it! It's normal opened from app drawer. I always use the camera button.

    I reset that programmable button and found the special effect startup was one of many choices. Reset it to auto and all is well!!!

    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-01-2021 10:47 PM

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