05-04-2013 01:37 AM
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  1. mrsstraty#AC's Avatar
    I personally like the option to snap pictures with my lock button, like I had on my iphone. Is there an app for this??? I am always snapping pictures of my 2 year old and Need quick access to my camera.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    04-15-2013 07:58 AM
  2. digital0verdose's Avatar
    If you go to your Gestures options, there is one in there to quickly access the camera when the phone is locked.

    After that pushing the digital button shouldn't be any quicker or slower than a physical one. You can also use your voice to snap a quick picture which you can also tailor.

    To answer the root question, not that I have seen. Though there could be something out there for a rooted phone.
    04-15-2013 08:49 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you want quick access, you can (as digital0verdose said) enable the Gesture in your settings (press your thumb on the locksceen, rotate the phone, voil! Camera open).

    If you want to snap the picture with a button (while the camera is already open), you can set the Stock Camera to use the volume buttons as a Shutter instead of the default zoom in/out. Apps like Camera360 and CameraFX will let you configure 'hot buttons', including the Power/Lock one to snap a picture using those while the app is open.
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    04-15-2013 08:53 AM
  4. mrsstraty#AC's Avatar
    But where is the Gestures so I can configure???

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    04-15-2013 09:23 AM
  5. mrsstraty#AC's Avatar
    Also isn't here anyway to "hide" the notification bar. I like it but I don't want it showing all the time, just when I need it. Or at least lighten it??

    Thanks for your help.
    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    04-15-2013 09:24 AM
  6. cdf3's Avatar
    If you want quick access, you can (as digital0verdose said) enable the Gesture in your settings (press your thumb on the locksceen, rotate the phone, voil! Camera open).

    If you want to snap the picture with a button (while the camera is already open), you can set the Stock Camera to use the volume buttons as a Shutter instead of the default zoom in/out. Apps like Camera360 and CameraFX will let you configure 'hot buttons', including the Power/Lock one to snap a picture using those while the app is open.
    How do you make the stock camera take photos with the volume buttons? I don't see that option on mine.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    04-15-2013 07:27 PM
  7. mrsstraty#AC's Avatar
    Yeah I don't c that option either. Been looking and nothing. I still can't figure out how to get the camera from the lock screen either.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    04-15-2013 07:51 PM
  8. digital0verdose's Avatar
    Yeah I don't c that option either. Been looking and nothing. I still can't figure out how to get the camera from the lock screen either.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    From your homescreen:

    1. Go to Settings (found in menu that comes up when you touch the haptic button to the left of the main Home button)
    2. Select Lock Screen
    3. Select Lock Screen Options
    4. Turn "Camera quick access" to On.
    04-15-2013 09:20 PM
  9. JasW's Avatar
    Yeah I don't c that option either. Been looking and nothing. I still can't figure out how to get the camera from the lock screen either.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    Open the Camera, and select Settings (the gear icon on the upper left). Change "Use the volume key as" from "The zoom key" to "The camera key."
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    04-16-2013 06:10 AM
  10. cdf3's Avatar
    Open the Camera, and select Settings (the gear icon on the upper left). Change "Use the volume key as" from "The zoom key" to "The camera key."
    I don't have the zoom settings for the stock camera app. I'm wondering if they have been removed for my device. What carrier are you with?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    04-16-2013 08:08 AM
  11. JasW's Avatar
    I don't have the zoom settings for the stock camera app. I'm wondering if they have been removed for my device. What carrier are you with?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    AT&T. You don't have "Use the volume key as" under Settings? Carriers screw around with a lot of things, but I don't know why they would mess with this.
    04-16-2013 09:52 AM
  12. cdf3's Avatar
    AT&T. You don't have "Use the volume key as" under Settings? Carriers screw around with a lot of things, but I don't know why they would mess with this.

    I'm with Verizon. These are all the settings for the stock camera app.

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    04-16-2013 10:15 AM
  13. mrsstraty#AC's Avatar
    Same here.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    04-16-2013 10:48 AM
  14. JasW's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon. These are all the settings for the stock camera app.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II using Tapatalk
    It looks like VZW took it out (or perhaps AT&T had it added). It should be between Burst shot and Self-portrait:

    04-16-2013 10:49 AM
  15. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Bummer! they removed it :S Mine's International factory-unlocked... Then your best bet would be to download a different camera app. As for the notification bar, I'm afraid you can't hide it or apply coloring/transparency unless you root your phone.
    04-16-2013 02:38 PM
  16. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    I personally like the option to snap pictures with my lock button, like I had on my iphone. Is there an app for this??? I am always snapping pictures of my 2 year old and Need quick access to my camera.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    When I had my note 2 I asked this same question and unfortunately it's not exactly how the quick camera function on the iPhone is.. but there is a similar way..

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ring-code.html
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...-passcode.html
    from other posters they are saying they are hoping this will be a feature added in the next update.. i'm crossing my fingers.. that's one of the reasons I returned back to my phone (but am considering the note 2 or the SG4 - can't make up my darn mind)
    04-16-2013 03:32 PM
  17. SpookDroid's Avatar
    REALLY??!! YOU WENT BACK TO IPHONE BECAUSE OF THAT?!! (Trying to calm myself down here...)

    The iPhone camera launches (correct me if I'm wrong) by sliding the camera icon up to access it. Guess what?! You have JUST THAT in your Note 2! It's a little camera icon on the lockscreen, you drag it up and voil! Don't want to drag anything? Do it quicker! Activate the gesture control and just press the screen and rotate your phone as if readying to take a picture; simple!

    Want more shortcuts or options? Try a different lockscreen like WidgetLocker. Want even further freedom? Try rooting your phone and tinkering with it (dangerous, yes...worth it? sometimes...)
    04-16-2013 04:09 PM
  18. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    REALLY??!! YOU WENT BACK TO IPHONE BECAUSE OF THAT?!! (Trying to calm myself down here...)

    The iPhone camera launches (correct me if I'm wrong) by sliding the camera icon up to access it. Guess what?! You have JUST THAT in your Note 2! It's a little camera icon on the lockscreen, you drag it up and voil! Don't want to drag anything? Do it quicker! Activate the gesture control and just press the screen and rotate your phone as if readying to take a picture; simple!

    Want more shortcuts or options? Try a different lockscreen like WidgetLocker. Want even further freedom? Try rooting your phone and tinkering with it (dangerous, yes...worth it? sometimes...)
    Lol well that is ONE of the reasons I went back to my iPhone.. that and other things like iMessage/Facetime... and just because I already had everything on my iPhone like music playlists already set up and when I moved it over to the Note 2, no more playlists and it would be a PITA for me to add the songs manually to my playlist for the gym lol..

    I know I didn't give it enough time to get used to.. I have everything Apple so of course I missed getting iMessages on my iMac/iPad/iPhone etc.. like when it pertained to my kids and i didnt have my phone on me at least my iMac would notify me if I was studying etc (or just not with my phone)..

    But like I mentioned I WANT to go back to android - cause I am bored with my phone lol but I do love my other apple products..

    I just can't decide between the note 2 or S4..

    as for the Note 2 it's not exactly like the quick camera grabber on the iPhone.. I don't know for those that didn't have this feature on their iPhone quite understand it..or I don't quite know how to explain it.. yes the Note 2 has quick camera access - but you still have to press your passcode (if you have it set to immediately etc).. and if you turn it to 30 minutes - it doesn't automatically lock your phone..

    Honestly I didn't know there were differentl lockscreens.. I don't know if you noticed but I am new to android and so I'm overwhelmed with everything.. heck I didn't even know much about jailbreaking my iPhone until it was too late and I upgraded to 6.1.3 and can't jailbreak now.. which is also the reason why I LIKED the androids because you don't need to root it to customize it..

    another thing I didn't like on the note 2 was my camera (not sure if it was just mine) but it was grainy and pixelated.. I always kept the lens clean and free of debris as much as I could and kept it in the case but pictures always came out weird..

    but i'm deathly scared to root my phone (when I decide to get another android). lol I'm not a tech junkie so i know NOTHING about doing these kinds of things and would rather wait until i'm more familiar with the phone before even attempting to do that.. (with my luck i would break my phone and be SOL lol)
    04-16-2013 04:25 PM
  19. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Lol well that is ONE of the reasons I went back to my iPhone.. that and other things like iMessage/Facetime... and just because I already had everything on my iPhone like music playlists already set up and when I moved it over to the Note 2, no more playlists and it would be a PITA for me to add the songs manually to my playlist for the gym lol..

    I know I didn't give it enough time to get used to.. I have everything Apple so of course I missed getting iMessages on my iMac/iPad/iPhone etc.. like when it pertained to my kids and i didnt have my phone on me at least my iMac would notify me if I was studying etc (or just not with my phone)..

    But like I mentioned I WANT to go back to android - cause I am bored with my phone lol but I do love my other apple products..

    I just can't decide between the note 2 or S4..

    as for the Note 2 it's not exactly like the quick camera grabber on the iPhone.. I don't know for those that didn't have this feature on their iPhone quite understand it..or I don't quite know how to explain it.. yes the Note 2 has quick camera access - but you still have to press your passcode (if you have it set to immediately etc).. and if you turn it to 30 minutes - it doesn't automatically lock your phone..

    Honestly I didn't know there were differentl lockscreens.. I don't know if you noticed but I am new to android and so I'm overwhelmed with everything.. heck I didn't even know much about jailbreaking my iPhone until it was too late and I upgraded to 6.1.3 and can't jailbreak now.. which is also the reason why I LIKED the androids because you don't need to root it to customize it..

    another thing I didn't like on the note 2 was my camera (not sure if it was just mine) but it was grainy and pixelated.. I always kept the lens clean and free of debris as much as I could and kept it in the case but pictures always came out weird..

    but i'm deathly scared to root my phone (when I decide to get another android). lol I'm not a tech junkie so i know NOTHING about doing these kinds of things and would rather wait until i'm more familiar with the phone before even attempting to do that.. (with my luck i would break my phone and be SOL lol)
    If you do end up returning to Android, you should look into some of the chat messaging apps and video calling apps. Many of them offer functionality that, as far as I know, isn't available with FaceTime (such as over cellular networks - that was at some point not possible with Facetime).

    For Music, if you start using Google Music, you can have it automatically mirror your iTunes library. It will sync and cache songs on your Android devices intelligently.
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    04-16-2013 05:02 PM
  20. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I don't want to root mine, either as most of the customization I want is right there on the system already. That being said, then you want to bypass your lockscreen security with the camera; I didn't know you could do that with iPhone since I've never set up a pin, just a slide-to-unlock (which is how I lock my Note 2, too... sounds funny hehe).

    The camera on the Note 2 is not that great in low light or indoors, it has a very slow shutter, so it does come out either blurry or noisy, definitely something the iDevices have always handled quite nicely. But in bright light, it is outstanding. IF you're going back to Android, I'd say go for the S4 if features are your thing (and an improved camera, from what I've seen). But if budget is now an issue, get the Note 2 or an S3, as they're sure to drop prices next week.

    BTW, you CAN keep you iTunes music/playlists if you use DoubleTwist or Samsung's own app, EasySync (the first is a full-fledged music player whilst the latter only lets you sync music/playlists). In my case I got Spotify and now that crosses over to any device I use.

    The one thing you'll always miss is iMessage (I know I missed BBM when I had a (shudders) BlackBerry... I know, I'm not proud). I've never owned an iPhone but I do own an iPod Touch, iPad and my sister has an iPhone, so iMessage can be a big thing. We use Whatsapp, but that's only between phones. I guess you can use GTalk to have communication with a PC, but then your kids would need to set up a GMail account.
    04-16-2013 05:05 PM
  21. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    If you do end up returning to Android, you should look into some of the chat messaging apps and video calling apps. Many of them offer functionality that, as far as I know, isn't available with FaceTime (such as over cellular networks - that was at some point not possible with Facetime).

    For Music, if you start using Google Music, you can have it automatically mirror your iTunes library. It will sync and cache songs on your Android devices intelligently.

    Thank you for your response! I WILL be returning to android.. just a matter of making up my mind on which awesome phone to get

    would those apps be able to work with those with an iPhone or only other android users?

    Also for music.. what threw me off was there was the Note 2's own "music player" (i think it's an orange icon) and then there was the google music player (the icon with the headphones i think lol).. I didn't know which one to use for music (for example if I wanted to "buy" music like iTunes)
    04-16-2013 05:09 PM
  22. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    I don't want to root mine, either as most of the customization I want is right there on the system already. That being said, then you want to bypass your lockscreen security with the camera; I didn't know you could do that with iPhone since I've never set up a pin, just a slide-to-unlock (which is how I lock my Note 2, too... sounds funny hehe).

    The camera on the Note 2 is not that great in low light or indoors, it has a very slow shutter, so it does come out either blurry or noisy, definitely something the iDevices have always handled quite nicely. But in bright light, it is outstanding. IF you're going back to Android, I'd say go for the S4 if features are your thing (and an improved camera, from what I've seen). But if budget is now an issue, get the Note 2 or an S3, as they're sure to drop prices next week.

    BTW, you CAN keep you iTunes music/playlists if you use DoubleTwist or Samsung's own app, EasySync (the first is a full-fledged music player whilst the latter only lets you sync music/playlists). In my case I got Spotify and now that crosses over to any device I use.

    The one thing you'll always miss is iMessage (I know I missed BBM when I had a (shudders) BlackBerry... I know, I'm not proud). I've never owned an iPhone but I do own an iPod Touch, iPad and my sister has an iPhone, so iMessage can be a big thing. We use Whatsapp, but that's only between phones. I guess you can use GTalk to have communication with a PC, but then your kids would need to set up a GMail account.
    Yea I liked being able to bypass the lockscreen passcode thing with the camera grabber.. but it's okay some people on these forums said it might be a feature added with the next update *crossing my fingers, toes, eyes* lol

    Although budget is an issue.. I'm sure whatever my iPhone sells for will cover the cost of whatever phone I decide to get - I just can't decide.. I Love the screen of the Note 2 (as well as didn't like it because of the size I couldn't fit it in my pocket like I could my iPhone when I went to the gym). I also love the S-Pen.. I love being able to write notes and draw on pictures.. and i'm sure I could do that though with my iPad and some apps..

    and the S4 sounds amazing! the dual camera action sounds like so much fun lol.. so that is also why i'm leaning towards that one.. I was considering the S3, but would that be a waste since the S4 is coming out?

    the music player totally drove me nuts because I originally didn't have a microSD card and then just moved all my music over.. then when I got the microSD card I just confused myself even more lol.. so I think this time I will just an app that will make my life so much easier lol..

    I know I'll miss iMessage.. my husband and friends chewed my **** out when I did have the Note 2 because they couldn't iMessage me anymore.. My kids are only toddlers so I meant that if my parent or whoever was with them needed me - it was easy for them to iMessage me really quick and it would pop up on either iDevice I was on/next to etc.. so they can't have a g-mail acct (not for awhile )

    I was telling my brother (who has a Maxx razr i think).. I know I NEED to stop looking at these phones like iPhones.. because they are not.. I need to respect them for what they are and work with what they have and what awesome features they have differently that I can use to my advantage - especially the features that Androids have that iPhones do not.. and i'm almost already there lol just the decision with which phone I want to stick with for a long time

    I know that there will always be a newer and better phone, but i'm just trying to find the right phone for me.. and it's hard because the majority of my friends use iPhones (heck even my parents just got iphones).. so not many of my friends can offer help/experience/advice so i'm really hoping these forums can help me make my indecisive mind up lol..

    I just basically want an awesome camera cause I LOVE taking pictures of my little ones.. they move so fast and I love capturing those kodak moments haha.. but I guess I need to remember, if I really wanted to get an awesome/amazing quality camera I can just use a DSLR or my Point and Shoot..

    but I also want a phone that can keep up with me (i love taking notes - i'm a personal trainer so I'm always scheduling stuff and writing things down.. as well as i'm a nursing student so I have notes everywhere lol).. at the same time I love playing little games to pass my time (like candy crush LOL!) oh and big screen! but not bigger than the note 2.. (so the Note 3 is out of the question for me)

    I also love social media (i'm a fitness and beauty blogger/vlogger so I like using my camera to facebook/instagram etc to vlog/blog) and I love using photography apps as well as like i mentioned doodling on my pictures LOL

    and I LOVE LOVE LOVE customizing my phone all girly like (yes i'm a girly girl at heart!) so yes.. i want a big screen and pink/hello kitty it out And I love not needing to root my phone to do that!

    so whatever phone can do that for me.. i want lol. (oh and is not an iPhone, I want the change) lol (Preferably between those two LOL)
    04-16-2013 05:26 PM
  23. Rickgsx's Avatar
    I need help fellows.... I tried the gesture setting above and for some reason, now my phone has a Lock at the bottom of the screen, when I go to slid it over to unlock it, it does a soft reboot and then goes back to the lock screen.... thoughts...?

    I am rooted and have the Jelly Bean 11 ROM.... Need help please...

    Thanks..
    04-16-2013 06:28 PM
  24. Rickgsx's Avatar
    Please disregard, I figured it out.... to be honest, I'm not sure what the issue was, but I figured out how to get back in and UNSET the camera gesture and reset the lock screen...
    04-16-2013 07:10 PM
  25. mrsstraty#AC's Avatar
    Heck are you my twin??? I loved my iphone 5 but hated how you can't customize and the small screen. I am probably gonna check out the S4 as im impressed with the camera, 13gb. But if iphone comes out with a larger screen (doubt they will) then its back to iphone. We have 7 devices, 5 iphones, 1 pad and now my Note, so there is always an upgrade available.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk 2.
    04-16-2013 07:26 PM
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