1. RTD212's Avatar
    Does anyone else have the problem of having the camera app crash when holding the camera in landscape mode and you press the power button twice the app crashes?

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    11-16-2015 09:20 AM
  2. ChinChillaz's Avatar
    Happens to me 90% of the time. Got to a point where I just use the camera icon from now on. Also, when the camera did launch it would send me to the lock screen when I closed the camera after launching it with the button.
    11-16-2015 09:29 AM
  3. RTD212's Avatar
    Happens to me 90% of the time. Got to a point where I just use the camera icon from now on. Also, when the camera did launch it would send me to the lock screen when I closed the camera after launching it with the button.
    Yep me too...glad it's not just my device! I kinda sucks that you dish out hundreds of dollars for a phone and there are issues such as this.

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    11-16-2015 09:35 AM
  4. ChinChillaz's Avatar
    Yep me too...glad it's not just my device! I kinda sucks that you dish out hundreds of dollars for a phone and there are issues such as this.

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    That more than likely is a software glitch that needs fixing.
    11-16-2015 09:40 AM
  5. maverick7526's Avatar
    Yep me too...glad it's not just my device! I kinda sucks that you dish out hundreds of dollars for a phone and there are issues such as this.

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    Hmm doesn't crash my camera app. The lock screen thing isn't an issue really. It all depends on your security settings, if you have it lock immediately of course hitting the power button would bring to the lock screen after your done with the camera, that's what the settings are telling it to do.....

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    11-16-2015 09:43 AM
  6. pr627's Avatar
    Mines works how I have it setup to work. If on unlocked screen I just tap camera icon....if locked screen, double push power button twice QUICKLY. It works that way in portrait or landscape for me
    11-16-2015 10:09 AM
  7. karmamule's Avatar
    I've done that a couple dozen times and (knock on wood) so far no crashes. I wonder if there's some pattern as far as who it crashes on vs who it doesn't? Do you have any camera-altering apps installed? Alternate launchers?
    11-16-2015 10:14 AM
  8. ChinChillaz's Avatar
    I've done that a couple dozen times and (knock on wood) so far no crashes. I wonder if there's some pattern as far as who it crashes on vs who it doesn't? Do you have any camera-altering apps installed? Alternate launchers?
    Happened right out of the box. No camera apps installed.
    11-16-2015 10:39 AM
  9. karmamule's Avatar
    Happened right out of the box. No camera apps installed.
    So much for that idea. Carrier wouldn't make any difference in this regard, would it? I'm on Project Fi,
    11-16-2015 10:42 AM
  10. planoman's Avatar
    Works fine for me but I have only tried it when locked and screen off.

    Posted via my Nexus 6P!
    11-16-2015 10:46 AM
  11. jaredsutter's Avatar
    Happens to me 90% of the time. Got to a point where I just use the camera icon from now on. Also, when the camera did launch it would send me to the lock screen when I closed the camera after launching it with the button.
    Go to Settings -> Security -> turn off Power Button Instantly Locks. That will allow you to do the camera shortcut without locking the phone. (If the phone is already locked when you launch the shortcut, you will have to go back to the lockscreen to do anything besides take a picture).

    By the way, I haven't had any camera app crashes when using the shortcut.
    11-16-2015 10:53 AM
  12. TommyZ23's Avatar
    Go to Settings -> Security -> turn off Power Button Instantly Locks. That will allow you to do the camera shortcut without locking the phone. (If the phone is already locked when you launch the shortcut, you will have to go back to the lockscreen to do anything besides take a picture).

    By the way, I haven't had any camera app crashes when using the shortcut.
    But, this turns off a nice security feature of locking the phone when I press the power button. Google needs to fix the issue so we don't have to use this work-a-round.
    11-16-2015 10:26 PM
  13. jam4775's Avatar
    I haven't use my camera very much but I have played around with the double tap to launch the camera app a quite a bit and I have never once had it crashed on me.
    11-16-2015 10:46 PM
  14. ryleyinstl's Avatar
    ^^same here. No crashing from double tap.

    Posted via Nexus 6p
    11-16-2015 11:05 PM
  15. Catherine Wilson1's Avatar
    My home button to acess camera also doesn't work anymore, i used it all the time. Any solutions on how to fix #note5

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    03-09-2016 07:41 AM
  16. cane prevost1's Avatar
    Go to Settings -> Security -> turn off Power Button Instantly Locks. That will allow you to do the camera shortcut without locking the phone. (If the phone is already locked when you launch the shortcut, you will have to go back to the lockscreen to do anything besides take a picture).
    Thanks for this. It cleared up an issue I was having with the double press power button to launch camera. I have the power button now set to lock the phone after 5 seconds of sleep instead of instant lock. Not really a security risk since someone would have only 5 seconds to get in. Button works consistently well now
    03-10-2016 03:57 PM
  17. cane prevost1's Avatar
    What's interesting is that I now have 2 default camera apps. I had set Manual Camera as my default camera but apparently something about the app won't let it launch from sleep. When I double pressed I had to choose Camera as my new default. Now if I double press to launch from awake I get Manual Camera. If I double press from sleep I get Camera.
    03-10-2016 04:01 PM

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