1. dsalazar86's Avatar
    I've seen a couple of review videos that are up today on YouTube and it's split between some saying that the portrait mode on the front camera is awesome and the others are complaining that it's completely disabled and automatically defaults back to the rear camera so weird
    10-17-2017 06:31 PM
  2. vansmack's Avatar
    Some people did reviews with review units sent from Google, some people did reviews with units sent to Verizon stores?
    rbernard80 likes this.
    10-17-2017 06:33 PM
  3. dsalazar86's Avatar
    the Verizon display unit I messed with had it disabled too
    rbernard80 likes this.
    10-17-2017 06:36 PM
  4. vansmack's Avatar
    the Verizon display unit I messed with had it disabled too
    That was my point. The reviews I've seen online that have review units all had working front camera portrait mode. The only ones I've seen that were disabled were Verizon demo units.
    10-17-2017 06:41 PM
  5. RaRa85's Avatar
    You just select Portrait mode and it just works. At least it did for me when I went to Verizon. I was pretty impressed as well by the results.
    10-17-2017 06:53 PM
  6. dsalazar86's Avatar
    now that's really weird this problem isn't even segregated by the unlocked version or the Verizon version it just seems random AF
    10-17-2017 06:59 PM
  7. pappy35's Avatar
    The ones I've looked at at the three Verizon stores here all had front portrait disabled.
    10-17-2017 07:41 PM
  8. firebirder's Avatar
    The SuperSAF video posted in another thread had the front facing portrait mode working I believe. I thought I read in another post that it was disabled on demo units or something. Is there a setting someplace?
    10-18-2017 03:19 AM
  9. pstellato73's Avatar
    It's not disabled. When you take a portrait on the front facing camera it doesn't show the blurred background until after you snap the photo. I think it's a misconception.
    10-18-2017 08:28 AM
  10. Mike Nickles's Avatar
    I received my pixel 2 xl today and couldn't use portrait mode on the front facing camera until i updated the camera app. Once updated it works.
    dsignori likes this.
    10-18-2017 07:47 PM
  11. dsalazar86's Avatar
    I received my pixel 2 xl today and couldn't use portrait mode on the front facing camera until i updated the camera app. Once updated it works.
    I get my pixel 2 on Monday I'll have to check this out to verify hopefully it's true though
    10-18-2017 08:04 PM
  12. ihbsbA's Avatar
    It's not disabled. When you take a portrait on the front facing camera it doesn't show the blurred background until after you snap the photo. I think it's a misconception.
    We checked this at Best buy with my friend who works for Google. He said later in the day, that an update came and the portrait mode worked, after he activated the phone.
    10-18-2017 09:08 PM
  13. black_beard's Avatar
    We checked this at Best buy with my friend who works for Google. He said later in the day, that an update came and the portrait mode worked, after he activated the phone.
    Can confirm this is true. The app just needs to be updated.
    ihbsbA likes this.
    10-18-2017 09:19 PM
  14. decmbrheartbrk's Avatar
    Can confirm this is true. The app just needs to be updated.
    How do you update the app? I just got my Pixel2 yesterday and it's not doing Front Facing portrait right now... Not sure what to do to make it happen
    10-19-2017 09:08 AM
  15. decmbrheartbrk's Avatar
    I received my pixel 2 xl today and couldn't use portrait mode on the front facing camera until i updated the camera app. Once updated it works.
    How did you update it?
    10-19-2017 09:09 AM
  16. decmbrheartbrk's Avatar
    I received my pixel 2 xl today and couldn't use portrait mode on the front facing camera until i updated the camera app. Once updated it works.
    How did you update it?
    10-19-2017 09:09 AM
  17. prakash99's Avatar
    I did not need to update the camera app. The portrait mode worked perfectly right out of the box on mine.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-19-2017 09:17 AM
  18. ihbsbA's Avatar
    I have a feeling my friend's phone update itself after be activated it. We both took several pictures with it and the front facing portrait mode did not work. He sent me a picture later and it was working.
    10-19-2017 04:57 PM
  19. Richard Servello's Avatar
    nope, works fine
    10-19-2017 05:04 PM
  20. Jenny Nicole1's Avatar
    How did you update it? I just got my pixel 2 today (Verizon) and I can't access portrait mode with the front facing camera either. I was wanting to use it for pics with my kid. Any help is much appreciated.
    10-19-2017 05:09 PM
  21. ihbsbA's Avatar
    all of you who just got your Pixel, I say wait a few hours.
    10-19-2017 05:41 PM
  22. SJTrance's Avatar
    I've updated everything that I can. I don't see an option to update JUST the camera. My front facing portrait mode is not working. I'm assuming that you should have an option to "choose" the portrait feature when using the front camera, right?
    10-20-2017 11:17 AM
  23. asianfu's Avatar
    I have the same issue, can't find where to update camera app
    10-21-2017 12:11 AM
  24. JHBThree's Avatar
    I have the same issue, can't find where to update camera app
    The camera app is updated in the play store.
    10-21-2017 12:29 AM

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