1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I just got my Pixel2 straight from Google (so unlocked and not from a carrier if that's relevant) yesterday and I do not have the portrait mode for the front facing camera.

    I saw on the forum I might need to update the camera app but I can't figure out how!

    HELP!
    10-19-2017 09:02 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
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    Open the Play Store app, tap the menu bars top left, then tap My Apps & Downloads.
    I'm assuming you have a Google account.
    10-19-2017 09:58 AM
  3. decmbrheartbrk's Avatar
    I have a Google account. Checked there and I don't see the Camera App
    10-19-2017 10:12 AM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Mod note. Thread moved to the Pixel 2 forum for better visibility.
    10-19-2017 10:22 AM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    You won’t see the Camera app, but doing that ought to trigger any app updates.
    10-19-2017 01:33 PM
  6. decmbrheartbrk's Avatar
    Did not work
    10-19-2017 03:33 PM
  7. Jenny Nicole1's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem. Portrait mode doesn't work on front facing camera.
    10-19-2017 05:10 PM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I have to agree - Portrait mode not working with front camera.

    It goes into Portrait mode as evidenced by the "X" that appears at the top-left corner of the screen. But each tap of the shutter button simply takes a second , third, etc., photo.

    My camera app is version 5.1.014.171916386
    10-21-2017 07:34 AM
  9. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I believe it's in the Google Camera update. If you don't see anything in your Play Store for the camera update, try contacting Google support by going to Settings -> Support -> Phone.
    10-21-2017 07:49 AM
  10. jephanie's Avatar
    Follow the direct link Android Authority provided: LINK
    nelamvr6 and Jonneh like this.
    10-21-2017 10:46 AM
  11. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Wouldn't you know, portrait mode is working on my front camera, the guy who runs for cover whenever anyone makes with the pictures.
    Jonneh likes this.
    10-21-2017 11:11 AM
  12. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Follow the direct link Android Authority provided: LINK
    Ah, I get it now.

    Portrait mode is working, but it works *differently* then the "Lens Blur" function that I was expecting.

    The link above explains it all.
    10-21-2017 11:16 AM
  13. winterinsnow's Avatar
    I clicked the link and it told me 'Sorry! This content is not available in your country yet.' But I am in United states...
    10-26-2017 10:22 PM
  14. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I clicked the link and it told me 'Sorry! This content is not available in your country yet.' But I am in United states...
    Not sure what that was about, but here is the gist of it:

    Put the phone in selfie mode (or not; your choice)
    Tap the menu at top left and tap Portrait
    Take one or more photos
    When finished with Portrait mode, tap the "X" at top left to exit

    Go to the Photo Galery and, "You’ll now see two image icons at the bottom of your photo. The one on the left is the original and the one on the right has the portrait mode effect applied. You’ll also see a label at the top of your image that says either ‘Photo’ or ‘Portrait’."

    From https://www.androidauthority.com/ena...camera-808832/
    10-27-2017 11:52 AM
  15. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I noticed when taking a selfe the screen turns white for a moment before taking the pic kinda odd
    10-27-2017 12:16 PM
  16. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I noticed when taking a selfe the screen turns white for a moment before taking the pic kinda odd
    Pixel 2 or 2 XL?

    On the 2 XL, I don't see the screen turning white, but there is a millisecond or so of screen activity similar to what you would see in the viewfinder of a single lens reflex (SLR) camera as the mirror behind the lens flips.
    10-27-2017 12:23 PM
  17. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I couldn't put of the box but I had to update the camera app in the play store and it worked.
    10-27-2017 12:28 PM
  18. kolyan2k's Avatar
    Play store link doesn't work for me
    10-30-2017 11:59 PM
  19. jephanie's Avatar
    I noticed when taking a selfe the screen turns white for a moment before taking the pic kinda odd
    Google activated the same functionality that Apple did. If either you're in "auto-flash" mode and the camera thinks you need a flash or if flash is in "always on" mode, then the screen does that to serve as a light source/flash.
    Ca_lvn likes this.
    10-31-2017 09:39 AM
  20. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Jon Morrison said, oddly, having someone else log in to play store then log out and then you log in...fixes the update issue.
    10-31-2017 10:45 AM
  21. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    Same issue, haven't been able to fix yet
    10-31-2017 11:48 PM
  22. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    Figured out a solution - settings, apps, select google play store, storage, clear cache. when you relaunch the app you should see a bunch of google apps in update queue, including camera. Hope this saves someone time
    11-01-2017 02:51 PM

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