1. ghostlyx's Avatar
    I've noticed that some apps that can let you select photos for things give me the option to take a photo with the camera, but I can't choose pictures from my gallery. My friends were not having this issue :/
    09-20-2020 06:18 PM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Which phone?
    Which version of android?
    Which gallery app?
    Which camera app?
    Which apps are giving problems when you try to select a picture?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 06:25 PM
  3. ghostlyx's Avatar
    (Decided to make it more specific this time with an account)
    I've noticed that some apps that can let you select photos for things give me the option to take a photo with the camera, but I can't choose pictures from my gallery. My friends were not having this issue :/

    I'm using a samsung galaxy s10+ with android 10 installed and some of the apps it has issues with was an ios launcher with the option for me to change my icon styles, and replika
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 06:39 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the Android Apps forum to the General Help forum since the former is intended for developers to promote their apps.

    Show us a screenshot of when you try to select a photo: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html. I want to see if there are any options to back up one step to a broader selection screen.

    Make sure you block any identifying information in the screenshot, if you can.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 07:02 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.

    Sorry, I messed up a bit when merging threads, so I had to create a new thread title. Sorry about that, @ghostlyx!
    mustang7757 and Laura Knotek like this.
    09-20-2020 07:03 PM
  6. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot from 2 different apps when I try to select
    Attached Thumbnails [some apps won't let me select photos from Gallery, only Camera]-44124.jpg  
    09-20-2020 07:38 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved this to s10 forums for specific traffic]
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 07:57 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try reset the gallery app by long pressing tap info go to storage clear data,cache, force stop. See if that helps
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 07:59 PM
  9. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Doesn't help unfortunately, but thank you
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-20-2020 08:20 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Doesn't help unfortunately, but thank you
    Can try one more thing, go to settings>apps>3 dots upper right corner tap>reset app preferences
    09-20-2020 08:23 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you select Camera, does it automatically open the Camera app, or does it give you another selection screen to choose between the Camera and the Gallery?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 08:30 PM
  12. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Yeah, it's a weird issue. Nothing seems to be working. I really don't want to factory reset
    09-20-2020 08:33 PM
  13. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Just the camera screen. It's the same thing on the other app options too, it's just their versions of the camera
    09-20-2020 08:35 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Apps​ and select one of those apps, then Permissions. Do the apps have Storage permission turned on?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-20-2020 09:15 PM
  15. ghostlyx's Avatar
    They both do. I checked before to see if that was the issue
    09-20-2020 09:28 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you give the names of some of those apps so that we can test it out ourselves? You mentioned Replika -- do you mean this app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ai.replika.app
    09-20-2020 09:31 PM
  17. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Yeah, and this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...it.ioslauncher
    (Replika I got because my friends were messing with it, but they were able to send photos)
    09-20-2020 09:35 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Replika wouldn't let me test it without creating an account, so I didn't go further with that. On iOS Launcher 14, when I go to the Change Icon option, it gives a bunch of icon choices, but also a My Photos option at the lower right. When I tap that, I get Camera and Files as possible selections. Do you see that?
    09-20-2020 09:46 PM
  19. ghostlyx's Avatar
    No files, just camera apps
    09-20-2020 09:47 PM
  20. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Maybe my files app has an issue?

    (Not sure if clearing it's data will delete my files)
    09-20-2020 09:48 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Show us a screenshot of the selection screen in iOS Launcher 14 when you choose the Change Icon option, just so I can see if it's the same one I looked at.
    09-20-2020 11:41 PM
  22. ghostlyx's Avatar
    Here it is.
    This is also the last post for now, I'm going to bed
    Attached Thumbnails [some apps won't let me select photos from Gallery, only Camera]-44136.jpg  
    09-21-2020 12:22 AM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What happens if you use the stock OneUI launcher? I'm thinking that your issue is related to the launcher you're using.
    Galactic Zoo likes this.
    09-21-2020 12:33 AM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I agree with Laura Knotek -- this is probably some issue with how the particular apps are coded. Send feedback to those developers about it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-21-2020 12:43 AM

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