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Google Camera apk

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App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
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Google Camera is google,android,googlecamera,photography,camera, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.19 by 1072 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 382736491+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Never miss a moment with Google Camera, and take fantastic pictures using features such as portrait and Night Sight.

• HDR+ with dual exposure controls – Take pictures using HDR+ to capture fantastic photos, especially in low-light or backlit scenes.
• Night Sight – You’ll never want to use your flash again. Night Sight brings out all the best details and colours that get lost in the dark. You can even take photos of the Milky Way!
• Super Res Zoom – Super Res Zoom keeps your pictures sharp when you zoom in – without the blur.
• Top Shot – Pick the perfect moment with Top Shot. Automatically recommends the best pics, where no one is blinking and everything looks just right.
• portrait – Add elegant background blur (bokeh) to pictures. Google Photos can also make the subject of your photo pop by leaving them in colour, while changing the background to black and white.
• Google Lens suggestions – Point your camera at QR codes, business cards, paper documents or foreign text, and it will help you read, scan documents, translate and more.
• Playground – Have fun mixing the real world with the virtual through AR Stickers and effects!

Requirements – The latest version of Google Camera only works on Pixel phones released after 2016, running Android 10 and above. Some features are not available on all devices.

• Camera: Required in order to capture pictures and videos.
• Microphone: Required in order to record audio with every video.
• Storage: Required in order to save pictures and videos.
• Location: Required if you would like to record location information with your pictures and videos. 

App ChangeLog

  • • Mute Camera Shutter Sounds – Turn shutter sounds off from Settings (this option is only available in some locations).
  • • Selfie Flash – When using the front-facing camera, turn flash on to improve front-facing pictures in low light.

App Screens

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Apk scan results

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

set wallpaper
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Android, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:Android, L:Mountain View, O:Google Inc., ST:California, OU:Android





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  1. Teepee Wireless-avatar

    Teepee Wireless


    Ever since the update to Android 11, can't use my flashlight or camera. I can still take video calls through the front camera, but the camera app will not load. The flashlight won't load because it says the camera is in use. Apparently lots of people have this same issue. Like everyone else I restarted to safe mode (still not working) and cleared the cache. Gonna try to factory reset after I remove the pics n stuff I need to keep off the phone. I'll give an update after

  2. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    search I'm really aggravated with this camera now, for the last month it has not been working right. Has anyone been able to get there's to work? Every time I want to take a picture it just goes back to my main screen. On occasion it will work but the photos come out blurry. HELP. I've taken it get fix at the store to see if they could help. World a few times I put it on but waited a bit & now it's not working again. I've done all updates and still not working..

  3. rachel b-avatar

    rachel b


    app For a couple of months now, its just been opening to a black viewfinder and then crashing. It works on occasion but I don't know the circumstances under which it works, it just does sometimes, but never when I actually need it to. This is so frustrating, my Pixel 2 has been good for a while but after this phone just gives up or I can afford a new one, Google isn't getting anymore of my money.

  4. J Scott-avatar

    J Scott


    apk Having the same issue everyone else is having. Camera opens and is a black screen, won't do anything, the closes. Obviously Google is aware of the issue and has not done anything. I was planning to upgrade to the Pixel 5, but if the camera is having issues across all models then what's the point. I can't use any apps that have camera permissions. So I might as well pull out my Nokia 5120 or Blackberry because this pixel is currently worthless.

  5. Celine Moore-avatar

    Celine Moore


    online Cameras and flashlight do not work on my pixel 3. I have had this issue since early August. It is incredibly frustrating. I have tried all the updates, uninstalled the latest camera update, tried the phone in safe mode and nothing will work. I spent a lot of money on this phone for the camera specifically and now it just doesn't work? It's clear that a lot of people are having the same issue. That's completely unacceptable. When can we expect to have this issue resolved?

  6. Bijoy Francis-avatar

    Bijoy Francis


    translate This app used to work good. After March update in 2020, the camera is not working. I contacted Google many times for a solution. They headed me UBIF. I gave my phone for repair and they said, there is no hardware issues. It's a software issue, for sure. After receiving my phone from UBIF, I contacted Google again. They said, there is nothing more they can do. Now, after Android 11 update, my front camera is not working! So, Google says, flagship phones are only good for two years??????

  7. Daniel Noffke-avatar

    Daniel Noffke


    port Camera doesn't work anymore. I finally had it working right before the update (only twice) before it decided not to work. When the update came out miraculously it starts working again. Cool. Don't have to worry about it anymore. Not two days later I try to use it and now it won't work at all. Why won't this work after the update had it working?? It's supposed to continuously work and not give up twice. Extremely disappointed and frustrated to say the least!

  8. Angela Martinez-avatar

    Angela Martinez


    nest This app was great until the recent update. Now, my camera randomly stops working & shuts down, freezes up, doesn't take the zoomed in picture (it literally takes a picture of the entire view), the new options for editing are not as user friendly, and I now have a little yellow dot that randomly appears in my pictures. This is so frustrating and disappointing! I was pretty proud of the pictures I could produce, using my Google Pixel camera. Now, I am seriously looking at using other app.

  9. Selena Trujillo-avatar

    Selena Trujillo


    car Update: even after the update the camera STILL DOESN'T WORK. It's continuing to show a black screen and force close the app. Camera randomly stopped working a couple days ago and I've followed all the instructions according to their own support page and it's still not working. I use my camera a lot and actually bought my pixel phone because of the camera. Needless to say I'm very disappointed and highly irritated.

  10. Kalex Wonder-avatar

    Kalex Wonder


    app for android I have lost many important moments as the camera only crashes immediately now. It can't be completely uninstalled to even see if a different camera app will work. This occurred after an update and I'm very upset over this. I'd give a zero but it's not an option. You have to hold the camera icon to get "take a selfie" to pop up if you want any use from the camera that significantly increases the heat if your phone. Bad thing is life truly isn't best photographed in "selfie" mode, you miss a lot.

  11. Charge Michael-avatar

    Charge Michael


    Like everyone else experiencing problems for the past few weeks, I'm disappointed with Google. What a let down. Zero camera functionality and no fixes available. Thanks to all of the others who've tried dealing with Google support only to be told the device itself is at fault. This whole thing sucks. I'll stick it out for a while and see what happens. Come on, Google, seriously. You know it's the software. Just fix it please.

  12. Tan Bug-avatar

    Tan Bug


    Camera used to work excellent! However now it seems it would be used to capture a pic of bigfoot( doesn't take pictures) The past week and a few days the camera doesn't want to work. Updated it, uninstalled then reinstalled to no avail. Google needs to fix this. There's been some awesome moments that could've been great to photograph.

  13. Kris Vein-avatar

    Kris Vein


    The app doesn't launch. What I see is a black screen for a moment. A tiny magnet helps to launch the app properly, but there's still problems with focusing. After Android 11 update I can't turn on a flashlight. It says that camera in use. So sorry I can't set you -100 rate. You're not fixed this trouble with camera almost a YEAR. Probably now it's time to choose something else, not Google Pixel.

  14. Tim Lee-avatar

    Tim Lee


    Camera stopped working on my Pixel 2XL weeks ago and there has been no indication from Google that they even are aware this is a problem, let alone if there is a fix in the works. Apparently this has been affecting Pixels since late 2019 so it's not like they need more time to diagnose the problem. Some might say 3 years is a long lifespan for a phone. But there is absolutely no reason to stop supporting an otherwise perfectly functional product other than forced obsolescence to sell more phones

  15. Sidharth D-avatar

    Sidharth D


    Camera App keeps crashing. All I get is a black screen when I open the app and then it goes back to the home screen. Tried all the troubleshooting fixes but none seem to work. Google needs to fix this asap. This is a widespread problem judging from this review section and many online forums as well. Google please acknowledge this and roll out an update soon.

  16. Torin Frey-avatar

    Torin Frey


    An absolute joke. Spent almost $1000 on a new phone that is supposed to have the best camera on the market, and I can't even use it due to the fact that this app won't even stay open long enough for me to even see it before it crashes. How are you this incompetent? Update: had the phone replaced, same issue just started happening (9/22/20). Absolutely the worst phone I've ever had. One of the biggest wastes of time and money has been this garbage phone. Would give zero stars if I could.

  17. Swanand Wakankar-avatar

    Swanand Wakankar


    I bought a new pixel 4a and the camera stopped working 4-5 days back after a software update. It works on video calls so I know it's not a camera issue. Even in safe mode , the camera doesn't click any photos however I have not yet found any solution. Since it's less than a month since I bought the phone , I'm asking google for replacement device.

  18. D N-avatar

    D N


    Ditto CF's review from 9/20/20: app no longer works, even after a system update. Also, when I got my Pixel 2 in 20...18? '17? the camera app was pretty cool, allowed control over some settings while shooting, most notably color correction. Those are gone now, and all my photos are bleary and cool when I previously could've used color correction in the appropriate circumstances. Why am I even writing this? Google doesn't care.

  19. Frankie Cheek-avatar

    Frankie Cheek


    Camera app crashing constantly on Pixel 4 XL (like everyone else) and my rear camera is not detected by the phone at all. All of the fixes including factory reset did not fix the issue. Google's device support team seems to think it is a hardware issue and are sending me a replacement phone, but I'm concerned that it's a software thing and that the problems will continue on the new phone. I guess we'll see!

  20. Lanee Martin-avatar

    Lanee Martin


    As with everyone else's issues I have the same. My camera stopped working and I've tried all the updates and restarting my phone. If I get a new phone it will probably be a samsung or note but I really don't want to spend the money once again. It was nice not having a phone payment. Seems like once this update went through that's when the camera ceased. I recommended this phone to everyone now I wish I hadn't bought it.

  21. John Tufford-avatar

    John Tufford


    As with hundreds of others the camera app's viewer is black for the front and back lens and the app crashes in less than 30 seconds. I've tried everything other then resetting my phone. Others have said this doesn't work so I haven't yet. I upgraded to Android 11 September 11 and 11 days later the camera problem started. This just may be my last Pixel phone if Google doesn't address the problem.

  22. Michael Huang-avatar

    Michael Huang


    My Pixel 2XL camera suddenly stopped working last night. Same issue like many others experience. Black screen for both rear and front camera, and then app crashes. I have tried all suggested steps and even factory reset, and it still can't resolve the issue. Now I wonder if it's something to do with latest update (Android 11). Contacted Google technician, and he suggested me to bring the phone to UBIF service depot. This is work phone , and now I can't use it for video conferencing 😡😥

  23. Lauren Clark-avatar

    Lauren Clark


    My front camera keeps closing.. even after trying all methods of "fixing" the app myself, it's still not working. Usually works great, but hasn't been operational for a few months. Some settings are difficult to find, but overall easy to use. I tried to contact support but they don't seem to think there's an app issue 😑

  24. AMarketingSmith-avatar



    UPDATE 2: Short lived, it returned to the same issue. UPDATE: Hallelujah, Android 11 solved the problem! I have two functioning cameras again! What happened? I loved this app until one day, like many many others have experienced... My rear facing camera went black and has never worked since. Thankfully, I still have my forward facing camera, but I am disappointed in Google for not having a solution to this problem. I foolishly tried a factory reset my Pixel 2, which did not solve the problem...

  25. Jeanine Clark-avatar

    Jeanine Clark


    Stopped working after updating about a week ago... can't seem to find a fix even after all of the recommended steps online. Cannot uninstall... updating does nothing. Has worked perfectly on my Pixel 2 for years......come on Google help us out!!! Update 10/2/20 I read on another forum that if you turn the phone upside down the camera will open. That does work but it appears that all of my photos are now blurry. No way to update. No way to fix. 😤 10/5/20 update. Trick no longer works.

  26. Dele Fashola-avatar

    Dele Fashola


    The camera app no longer works on my Pixel 2 after I just received a replacement phone on 9/24. I have been an active user of the camera app and a fan of the Pixel phone but this will likely be the last time I buy a pixel phone. An update that doesn't allow users of previous phones to use a camera is completely unacceptable. In addition, the support seems to be very inadequate for a large subset of users. Please fix this Google!

  27. Theresa Miller-avatar

    Theresa Miller


    When pushing camera button to snap a picture, app tries to switch automatically over to video and instead of taking pictures as I tried doing, I keep missing my shots and getting videos instead. Happened occasionally before but since update to Android 11 it's all the time now. I take a ton of photos and this issue is making me seriously consider switching phones away from the Google brand. Fix this please!!!!!

  28. J-avatar



    Update: Android 11 now causes camera to click every few moments non stop, as if failing to initialize over and over. Phone now clicks when screen is on in any app. Was going to get a Pixel 5 but with Google making the issue worse with software, iPhone may be on the future. Since the most recent version of Android on Pixel 2, the back facing camera no longer functions. This may not be a problem with this app, but underlying with the OS, as it occurs in all camera-functional apps.

  29. Jordan Peloquin-avatar

    Jordan Peloquin


    My review may have been removed so here's another one. Same issue as everyone else here. Pixel 2 XL and app crashes immediately. Tried clearing cache, storage, disabling/re-enabling app, clearing/resetting permissions, magnet on the lens, nothing. Can sometimes get a single picture in but then goes right back to crashing immediately. Pretty absurd that this widespread of an issue has gone on for so long and that support is not helping anyone. Google, I'll take my hard earned $ and data elsewhere

  30. Evan Tewel-avatar

    Evan Tewel


    Camera app has stopped working completely as of September 8th. Phone is in perfect mechanical repair, this is a software issue. After factory reset the camera worked for roughly 1 hour and has since stopped again. Safe mode, deleting updates, clearing cache, and deleting recent apps all have no effect. This is disappointing for a flagship phone that cost me $1,000.

  31. Olypen Guy-avatar

    Olypen Guy


    Camera completely useless since last update. Just like all the others. Google has seriously dropped the ball with this one and has likely lost me as a customer. Their lack of owning their own mistakes is what really did it. If they would actually admit that they broke the camera app and are working on a fix it would be a different story. Do better Google, this is a n elementary fail.

  32. Bob Witte-avatar

    Bob Witte


    The camera worked perfectly until about two weeks ago. Like everyone else, the app will not open and if and when it does, the camera is blurry! I have been using my Apple work phone to capture memories now. I have like others tried all the fixes and nothing works. I'm a Google head but this has me rethinking my next phone.

  33. Taylor Garoutte-avatar

    Taylor Garoutte


    Fix It Please! Going on months now this camera "app" hasn't worked. Never realized how inconvenient not having a camera is - especially with newborn kiddos. The camera had worked great throughout ownership, now inoperative after update. Frustratingly, the phones "flashlight" is in use by the camera and cannot be used either. Can't run another camera app on the device because this camera is "in use" by the broken app (which can't be uninstalled). Tried everything.. planned obsolescence?!

  34. Tabatha Smith-avatar

    Tabatha Smith


    Have a pixel 2XL. Same problem as a lot of people, rear camera stopped working last year, front facing and flashlight not long after. Now I can't send pictures in messager without it freezing my phone for a good 30 secs. Cant use any app that requires the camera. And since my camera started messing up so has a few other apps, namely Amazon and Facebook (can't post a status update will lock up phone.) Used to love my phone now I'm not so sure.. 😔

  35. Julie Drake-avatar

    Julie Drake


    My Pixel 2 camera stopped working after more than two trouble-free years. I tried all of Google's suggestions to make it work. Nothing worked. As I am a journalist and bought the phone specifically to use the camera this is rather disheartening. I was going to upgrade to the Pixel 5 this year but now I'm not so sure since it appears Google has not fixed the problem.

  36. Meg Van Over-avatar

    Meg Van Over


    I am experiencing the same issues as many of the recent reviews, but I'm posting this hoping that the volume of reviews will help Google get this fixed ASAP. The app stopped worked after updating to Android 11. When I take a picture, it lags and shows a notification "processing HDR+" that never goes away until I force quit the app. Hoping Google fixes this soon as the camera was one of the main reasons I bought this phone!

  37. M M-avatar

    M M


    Pixel 2XL, camera was working fine for 2+ years. No issues in any of the developer previews / betas. 3 days ago the camera stopped working. A factory reset didn't resolve the issue. I was able to get it working a coupe times by stopping services, disabling other apps...mostly luck I think... but it never stays working. Been a loyal Nexus / Pixel user for years...You need to acknowledge and resolve this issue.

  38. Kimberly Haynes-avatar

    Kimberly Haynes


    Pixel 3a XL user and I'm having the same issues as everyone else it seems. The camera app WAS working fine but all of a sudden I opened it and saw nothing but a black screen and the software buttons for a few seconds, and then it crashes. Also because of this it will NOT allow me to use the flashlight app as well. SORT IT OUT GOOGLE!

  39. Henning Stensrud-avatar

    Henning Stensrud


    As with so many others, this app does not work with my Pixel 2xl anymore. I understand some have had issues for months now and I also understand this is a device at the end of it's support period. I bet Google wants us to buy their new phones and so isn't really prioritizing this issue. 3 years of "support" is great, but if Google "actively" breaks the device (camera app) with some update more or less at the 3 year mark and don't fix, well I think that's pretty sketchy...

  40. JJ Barajas-avatar

    JJ Barajas


    I joined the club of users for whom the camera app just brings up a black background with the ui and then immediately crashes. I've missed out on some good camera opportunities. It happened after the update to Android 11 as well, though it seems that users had this issue before Android 11 went out. This shouldn't be an issue with Pixel phones, yet here were are.

  41. Jenna Withrow-avatar

    Jenna Withrow


    Same here, my camera app will not open at all. Everytime I click on it, it opens up and then closes down immediately. Please fix this ASAP... UPDATE: AUGUST 9TH - Camera started to magically work again. UPDATE SEPTEMBER 1ST - Back to where I was before, no camera or flashlight working. I'm never buying another Google pixel again. UPDATE: Factory reset or Hard reset do absolutely nothing.

  42. Christine Fitzgerald-avatar

    Christine Fitzgerald


    Three years I've been very happy with the camera on my Pixel 2. Two days ago, there was an automatic update to Android 11. Today my camera WILL NOT WORK. I either have a black screen or, most often, the app closes immediately. I have emptied the cache and restarted my phone numerous times. Once, the camera worked, then back to the fault ever since. I am assuming this is some kind of incompatibility with Android 11.

  43. Sheriah-avatar



    My camera stopped working today after a little over two years I've had it after following all the instructions from google support automated system as I couldn't get a hold of any real human beings to talk to me or chat with me. Same situation with the other people recently posted reviews on here has happened to me. I guess of all the apps that could not work, I'm glad this is the one that didn't although it's not fair that it stopped working as I use the camera app a lot! Fix it please!!!!!.

  44. John Stutts-avatar

    John Stutts


    The camera is frustrating. Photo sphere... really how many times will I ever want to use that? The panorama function is a pain to use at best and takes too much time. Nine times from ten you will get visible seams in the finished photo. Not to mention the camera typically won't let you decide which way to turn the phone (vertical vs horizontal). Why not just let the user zoom out like every other camera can do? I can zoom in, but not out. Frustrating.

  45. Sean M-avatar

    Sean M


    Worked fine on every iteration of Android (and even betas) until shortly after the official release of Android 11. I tried troubleshooting from whatever Google recommended and random forums - nothing has worked. I guess I'll restore when I can, but what a let down. Oddly enough, the camera works in snapchat. Makes me hesitant about upgrading to the pixel 5.

  46. Erica F-avatar

    Erica F


    The day of the android 11 update my camera stopped working. At first it would allow allow the front camera to work and then within a few minutes the camera completely stopped working. The app won't open only flashes a black screen then closes. It appears I am not the only one with this issue so I hope it is resolved soon.

  47. Declan Russell-avatar

    Declan Russell


    As of a couple months ago, it stopped saving photos, glitching out, takes forever to flip camera, when I hit the home button it takes a moment to load everything, was a lot better before. Heavily dislike it now and can barely even use it anymore due to the amount of glitching, just wish the developers would fix the problems they created.

  48. Derek Anderson-avatar

    Derek Anderson


    I'm not understanding how a basic thing is a zoomed in picture isn't stored as a zoomed in picture. Again Google, these are basic QA tests. Google fails and all levels at basic quality control quality testing, typically totally automated testing. It is completely frustrating that Google fails to do this some of the most basic testing. I just ordered a Pixel 5 and now I'm starting to regret it, when I don't even own the phone yet....

  49. Holly MacKendrick-avatar

    Holly MacKendrick


    I have the Pixel 4 XL. Same issues as everyone else. I left a lengthy review so I had to delete it to post an update. I contacted Google customer service after trying everything, including uninstalling the camera and installing a previous update. Nothing worked. The person who helped me had me do a factory reset after backing up my phone. Before I did this, I turned automatic updates to OFF. My camera now works. Update all your apps except the camera. UPDATE NOT WORKING AGAIN!

  50. Raelyn Pattison-avatar

    Raelyn Pattison


    New update SUCKS. It was working perfectly on my pixel 2 and then the update hit and it won't even open! I am a small business owner, and my business relies on photos and videos. I can't post new product photos from my phone now. FIX IT! Edit. You push a system update and then a camera update and do NOTHING to fix the problem. Guess it's time for a new phone that ISN'T a google phone And now the flash light doesn't work.

  51. Banana Sonna-avatar

    Banana Sonna


    The Android 11 update takes some changes to my Pixel 4A camera app, especially the new file name rules. The good: they make ‘.NIGHT’ and .’PORTRAIT’ to be suffix rather than prefix. But the ugly, which is very annoying: the timestamp in file name is based on GMT+0, not my local time zone. So a photo taken in mid noon has midnight timestamp in its file name, and this may result date confusing. Hope this to be fixed ASAP!

  52. Kiery Wilson-avatar

    Kiery Wilson


    Google deleted my review I have a shaky wave on my camera screen for my pixel 3a. It only is only with the rear camera. Customer service was no help. I uninstalled/reinstalled the app, restarted multiple times, even booted in safe mode. Nothing worked. I updated to Android 11, and updated the app this morning, still not fixed. Because I was a Fi customer I had to use their CS (worse than regular Google CS). But they won't talk to me because I wasn't the original acct holder I'm done with Google

  53. Jerry Smith-avatar

    Jerry Smith


    I was happy with my Google Pixel 2XL till today when my camera app failed and then I read all about others also having problems and NO Fixes at all..... you can tell it's a software issue and not hardware because 1. A bunch of people all of a sudden complain about the same problem and 2. In my case both cameras are inop! Google you are losing some loyal customers! Fix the problem now! Samsung is looking pretty damn good right now!!

  54. Teddy Rodriguez-avatar

    Teddy Rodriguez


    Zooming in doesn't seem to apply to photos. Photo is saved at normal zoom level. Camera also often causes my entire phone to crash and reboot. Thought this was an Android 11 issue since it stopped working properly after I enrolled in the Android 11 beta program. Seriously, I'm starting to find that quality in whatever Google rolls out (not just software but their hardware too) has been seriously dropping.

  55. Tayler Troutt-avatar

    Tayler Troutt


    Camera was amazing before early 2020. At some point the app stopped working like many others. Could use the forward facing camera but not the rear facing one. It would just close if I tried to open it the default way. As of writing this review post Android 11 system update and most recent app update the camera will actually open! Unfortunately the camera won't focus at all. The app was excellent before whatever happened in early 2020.

  56. Albaro T-avatar

    Albaro T


    Updated a while ago and the back camera lost functionality. Did all the recommended steps to correct but no luck. Now with the new android 11, I've lost the front facing camera as well. If this was your attempt at forcing us to buy a new phone, well, it's certainly happening but I'm not picking a new Google phone. Pixel 2 user. Problem lies in software, not hardware.

  57. Jenna Serghini-avatar

    Jenna Serghini


    Worked wonderfully. Then an update caused it to constantly crash. It's been almost a month now since I updated the camera and haven't been able to take any pictures except in selfie mode. I don't really use my camera to primarily take pictures of myself so I'm pretty frustrated that the problem still isn't fixed.

  58. Lynn Stewart-avatar

    Lynn Stewart


    I hate the Android 11 update. You can no longer do selfies or take any photos unless you push, very hard, the volume and power buttons at the same time! Try doing that with one hand! I loved using the one push on the power button option and then choose take photo. I can't find photo filters to adjust now either. This is a horrible change.

  59. David Gilbert-avatar

    David Gilbert


    Just got the android 11 update about a week ago and haven't used my camera. Went to use it on a job site I'm on and all it does once you open it is close/crash. Tried multiple times and it just repeats itself. Tried clearing the cache and uninstalling my newer apps and it still does the same thing. Also tried restarting my phone and still no luck. I just got the phone a few months ago and really like it but im thinking I should've just went iPhone...

  60. Mike Croucher-avatar

    Mike Croucher


    App opens and shuts down since Android 11 was installed. Long press allows me to choose selfie which works fine but if I try to switch to read camera it closes the app. Uninstalled the latest camera version but problem remains. Reinstalled latest, same problem. Forced stop, cleared cache, same problem. Restarted phone, same problem. As a work around if I open FB messenger and press the camera button a 5-10 times, the camera begins working as well as the camera app. But it is just random.

  61. Andrea Weyl-avatar

    Andrea Weyl


    I've had my Pixel 2XL for just over two years with no problems. All of a sudden, I can't access the front or rear camera. The app crashes after a few seconds, all the whole showing a blank screen where the fee from the lens should be. I'm not the only one with this issue! Google, please fix this!

  62. Amanda Tam-avatar

    Amanda Tam


    Camera hasn't been working, similar to many others. I was hoping the update to android 11 would fix the camera app, but I was wrong. I've also restarted my phone, cleared the cache, been in safe mode, you name it. Nothing has worked. I just got a dog and I haven't been able to take photos in two weeks. Fix what people buy the Pixel for already!!!

  63. Venca Bielý-avatar

    Venca Bielý


    Good photo app but last month is very slow. I mean for example switching between camera mode and night sight take to long time 😏😏 because of that I have already missed many moments And one more thing... Google? When you allow for developers in camera2api use more time than 10s, more ISO than 7111 and control of both sensor? Google! Please wake up! Your cameras are one of best on android and you're so screwed up 😐

  64. Talia-avatar



    Worked fine until a few months ago, and then after an automatic security update my camera stopped working and crashes to home screen after a few seconds of black screen. Of course, I'm out of warranty. I can either pay 75$ and go without a phone for up to a month (!) while Fi honors my monthly warranty, or I can just like, shell out for a new phone. All fixes offered by Google help services have been tried and not worked, short of just buying a new phone. Pixel 2 user.

  65. **-avatar



    Google Pixel 3 owner here. Ever since I had an update around April, the Pixel front facing camera has never been the same. When you turn it on, there's a crackle/static noise and the picture shakes as if someone is constantly sending you text messages while you're trying to take a pic. If you're not using it, it's not a big deal, but for people who use their phones for video conferences, it's kind of a deal breaker. Hopefully Google will fix this issue soon.

  66. Charles Lenard-avatar

    Charles Lenard


    The camera had been working perfectly for over 2 years. A few days after I upgraded to Android 11, the app stopped working completely, just a black screen for a few seconds, then a crash. Initially I was able to quickly switch to the front camera, then it would allow me to switch to the rear camera (often unfocussed), though more often it would crash. Interestingly, the front camera still works when I am using WhatsApp video calls. I hope Google sorts this out, feels like a software issue!

  67. Blair Curless-avatar

    Blair Curless


    The Pixel 2 bought 30 months ago has been flawless. This new version 11 crashes the phone app and started about a month after the update. I can live with only one input for charging and listening to music. I want to continue using your product. Fix your issue and we are good, then you get 5 stars. Cheers!

  68. Shardai-avatar



    Camera App stopped working now nothing camera based works, thanks Google. I have a Google pixel 2 Xl and I've been dealing with the no camera thing for months now, it even effects my torch and camera related apps. I even updated to the Android 11 beta and nothing was fixed. Google is just sweeping this problem under the rug and ignoring us. I love my google phone and was thinking of upgrading to the new model for Christmas but not if this is going to be a reoccurring problem.

  69. vikranth reddy-avatar

    vikranth reddy


    My pixel 3 XL is taking blurry pictures from atleast 10 days now. Front camera works fine but rear is always blurry. Tried restarting, cleaning the lens, restarting in safe mode, updating all the apps, Clearing cache and storage, updated to android 11. None of them worked. Did everything except for factory reset (which according to other reviews is useless as well). The camera sometimes takes non-blurry pictures after closing the cam and opening it repeatedly until it's good. Fix this plz.

  70. Gavin Jones-avatar

    Gavin Jones


    Has been complete trash lately. Lags. Doesn't save photos taken. Camera screen is completely black and thankfully a restart fixed it but who wants to restart their phone to take a picture? Moment likely would've passed by the time it's ready to go again. A Pixel without the camera app is just a paperweight and I wouldn't suggest anyone purchase one at this point.

  71. Robert Wojtow-avatar

    Robert Wojtow


    Same issue everyone with a Pixel 2 is having. Woke up one day to a phone without a camera. Has to be a software issue because I never drop or have dropped my phone. If this many people are reporting it then there needs to be an investigation against Google about this issue. Cannot believe this is forcing me to get a new phone. Without a camera my daily business production has been drastically slowed down. Bad Business Google, make this right!!!

  72. Christos Lolos-avatar

    Christos Lolos


    Front facing camera stopped working out of the blue. I own a pixel 3a. Tried every problem solving solution Google support provides and still not working. Very disappointed because I can't see a light at the end of the tunnel. I think I have to switch to another phone. Sorry Google. I was a huge supporter.

  73. Robert Frankera-avatar

    Robert Frankera


    App it's not working, has been crashing since latest updates. Been patiently waiting but even the latest update 8/7/20, and it has not been addressed. I really don't want to go back to Samsung. Might have to look at other phones instead of Google if this is how they are handling older phones. Update 9/11/20, still not working after android 11 update. I really want to stay within the Google phones but if I get another pixel and this happens... I'm not sure what phone to get.

  74. PAV-avatar



    Can you make it so when taking a horizontal picture - like taking a picture of a receipt or A4 bill laid flat on a table - that the photo shows up with the orientation as taken. Every time I do this with phone and object both horizontal the picture displays on the phone landscape when I've taken it portrait - it was portrait on the phone's screen when I pressed the capture button yet shows up in landscape. Love colour pop filter. R, G, B pop would be nice too. And Portrait and Night mode grt

  75. Melanie Gutzmann-avatar

    Melanie Gutzmann


    Pixel 2XL, camera suddenly stopped working across all apps today. Symptoms are black viewfinder and grey gallery preview for 1-5 seconds before crashing. Can't use the flashlight because 'camera in use', even though it isn't. Resets and such have given no improvement. Happening before and after update to Android 11. Edit 9/16: Am able to use only the selfie camera now, but back camera still crashes.

  76. Jonathan-avatar



    Terrible. Pay a thousand dollars for a phone, primarily for the camera, and it crashes literally every time I open the app. The camera is so broken, I can't even attach pictures to a text because the camera turns on and crashes messaging. Unacceptable trash from Google. I will be switching to iPhone when Google Fi is more accessible.

  77. Brandon Baldwin-avatar

    Brandon Baldwin


    The camera is useless since a recent update. The selfie side works but the main is blurry and won't focus. There is nothing on the lens and no scratches. Pixel 3 nearly 2 years old,never had any issues until about a month ago. I tried downloading a different camera app but it seems to be the software for the camera itself, I just didn't know where else to leave a review about it.

  78. Kevin Novak-avatar

    Kevin Novak


    My camera randomly stopped working and couldn't be blurry past 1ft of sight..... Using this app on a pixel 3 XL and it randomly started. Of course, right after the warranty goes. Found so many articles with the same issues yet Google won't fix? This is my first and last phone I'll purchase of theirs and I recommend you do the same. Zero stars here

  79. Maria Ruiz-avatar

    Maria Ruiz


    The camera has been editing the faces in it to look longer and out of proportion, no matter if I take the picture on portrait mode or normal or anything, and even more now with the update. At least before it would work fine on only portrait mode but now it doesn't on any. It's frustrating.

  80. Adil Aman-avatar

    Adil Aman


    Hi, I have purchased this pixel 3xl because of the below reason. [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected] (gyro-EIS) However only 2 video options are available i.e 4k,[email protected], no other options, could you please look into this? A camera phone has no options that a normal phone/almost every other phone has. It is a bug or the pixel was falsely advertised. Please look into this issue and provide a resolution.

  81. Alicia Yoder-avatar

    Alicia Yoder


    I loved this camera up until this morning. The camera gives me a blank screen and then shuts off.... Both front and back camera. I have not updated to 11 and don't know that I want to based on what I've read this morning. No new apps installed to interfere. No new setting changes in the past week or so. I have restarted my phone twice this morning. I have puppies I'm trying to sell and NEED MY CAMERA!!

  82. Jill Turner-avatar

    Jill Turner


    I am having the same issue as so many others seem to be having. Camera worked wonderfully until the this last spring. I had trouble with it crashing almost every time I opened it. Then other issue seemed to resolve and it was fine for a few months. Now it simply won't focus. Tried all the "fixes" Google suggested. Nothing worked. Very frustrating. If it isn't fixed soon, I'm going to have to buy another phone. And it WON'T be a pixel.

  83. Curtrell Brumfield-avatar

    Curtrell Brumfield


    I don't know if the company tryna get me/everyone with the same issue to get a new phone, but it's not happening. I like my Pixel 4 and don't plan updating it anytime soon, but it would be better if the Camera app wasn't tripping so hard. Soon as I turn it to the selfie Camera it immediately closes. I literally had a video interview that I missed out on because my camera was out of wack. 😩 This is horrible and nothing I do is making it work.

  84. David Simmons-avatar

    David Simmons


    Android 11 takes 3rd party camera app linking away because dev's can't program the security for it. Sure I can use a 3rd party camera app and my associated program separately, but the time it takes to link the pictures in correct spots makes my job twice as time consuming. If your going to pigeon hole us into using your app primarily (with no choice), please increase the functionality of this app. Medium quality pics (lowest setting possible) still over 1080p (goodbye quick uploads), flash does not work properly (try holding a flashlight in 1 hand and snap a decent picture in the other), can not focus certain areas of pictures properly, lots of other q.o.l. losses.... Come on google!!!

  85. Karl Villanueva-avatar

    Karl Villanueva


    12th July Camera completely stopped working Initially I thought it may have been because I had run out of storage space but I've got 11gb free. I've uninstalled and reinstalled so have the latest version of the Google camera, neither rear facing or front facing cameras working in other apps as well, FB messenger, WhatsApp, can video call but will not allow photos. Have tried the troubleshooting on the Google website and still haven't got a functional camera 9th of October still the same problem

  86. David Edgecomb-avatar

    David Edgecomb


    WORKAROUND: Google Lens is the problem. My camera broke this year too. Here's what I did today to finally get it working. Open the app and in the quarter second you have before it crashes and closes, hurry and press "More" on the lower menu. It may take several attempts. Go back out of that, and then pull down from the top to show the flash options and other settings. Go to the Settings cog wheel and TURN OFF Google Lens Suggestions. It's working normally for me now.

  87. Giobani Herrera-avatar

    Giobani Herrera


    Ever since early this year my Pixel 3's camera has gotten worse and worse with every new update. If Google will not fix this huge issue and just come up with new phones, then Google must be dreaming that we, their customers, would ever buy a new Pixel phone ever again. I'll most certainly go back to Samsung since Google clearly don't care about their customers.

  88. J Garrett-avatar

    J Garrett


    This is an Asurion replacement device I just got (Google 2 XL) They deemed it as a failed fix bc the tech left the plastic film inside obsuring the frt cam. I was excited about getting a new device until I noticed the camera stopped working. I have cleared the cache, checked all the permissions even going as far as opening my old device camera settings to make sure they match. My old device has never had any issues with the camera, now I'm blown bc I have to send my old device back. This sucks !

  89. Serena R-avatar

    Serena R


    Just stopped working! So dang frustrating. Out of no where the Google camera app just stopped working. The rear camera doesn't work at all yet the forward one does. I used my camera daily for work. I need to be able to take photos of the homes I'm remodeling. Apparently this is a consistent issue with Pixel 2 XL users and 3 users. I call bull on Google. Let's get everyone to upgrade their "old" phones.

  90. Nick Stoler-avatar

    Nick Stoler


    It's able to take pretty amazing photos, though some of that's certainly my hardware. Still, Night Sight is incredible and I think most of that is software magic. The thing is, it takes up so many resources when performing this magic that other apps will often crash after each shot. I'm currently on a Pixel 3A, so it's not the beefiest phone, but its specs are probably pretty common. And no other app seems to cause these crashes so reliably.

  91. Maya Quinn-avatar

    Maya Quinn


    Since the new download, I have not been able to use my flashlight or camera. I can sometimes use my front facing camera, but the front camera doesn't work at all. I tried restarting my phone and using it in safe mode and it still did not work. I really don't want to do a factory reset. So this needs to be checked out soon.

  92. Kitty K-avatar

    Kitty K


    I dont why people buy the phone JUST for the camera, it sucks! People should just buy a camera or download another camera app. When i try to take a selfie, the angle is fat and weird at the bottom. Update: Now a new problem has appeared. My videos and or pictures keep disappearing a day after I make them or if I restart my phone. I will never buy another Google phone again.

  93. Kenpachi Durt-avatar

    Kenpachi Durt


    ***** replaced camera, it now works I do notice that the camera area gets hot.***** 9/28/20- replacement camera still works, software is slower compared to android 10. Worked fine before the august update. On the 3a front camera stopped working. App will just display a black screen. Did everything I could it just doesn't work. Also im out of warranty last month. This was a good phone but if they can't fix this then I'll be switching.No fix software wise from andriod 11, ordered a replacement camera will update once i change it.

  94. Magali Plascencia-avatar

    Magali Plascencia


    This only started today for me, but now my rear camera is ONLY taking blurry photos and nothing I do to fix it is making it work back to focusing and taking clear photos! I've tried so many potential fixes but non of them are working. Right before this happened, I was hearing my phone buzz randomly for a few days. The best way I can describe it is that it sounded like a bug was stuck in my phone and it was flapping it wings to get out. Front camera seems to work fine for some reason.

  95. Adrian Lee-avatar

    Adrian Lee


    Pixel 2XL: Same issue as everyone else, camera is not working, along with Youtube being stuck on a constant loading screen. Some other apps also stopped working. Was going to upgrade to a Pixel 4, but just read that Pixel 4 users also experienced the same crash. Google, you just lost a previously loyal customer to Apple.

  96. Tom Hobbs-avatar

    Tom Hobbs


    Completely stopped working on pixel 3 XL after android 11 update. Have done all trouble shooting. Have been told, even though I am in warranty, because my screen is cracked, I will have to pay for the fix.... And also have to pay to fix the screen at the same time! This is clearly a software issue and it is disingenuous to say that it is due to a cracked screen.

  97. Chris Lipka-avatar

    Chris Lipka


    Pixel 4 XL unbearable lag Since the automatic update a couple of days ago, the camera app fires up. Then the screen goes black. Then about 8 seconds later it loads fully. By this time, the photo op is usually gone. Was my perfect phone before this! The lag is also present if I try to use the camera through any other app. 😡

  98. Forsyth Bacon III-avatar

    Forsyth Bacon III


    One star is one too may. Like so many others one day in the last 2 to 3 months my camera quit working. App opens to black viewfinder and after a few seconds crashes. Hard to believe a company as capable as google can't fix this. They must not want to, don't care or are trying to force me to upgrade. Have pixel 2xl.

  99. Leighann Badger-avatar

    Leighann Badger


    *THIRD UPDATE, COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 24TH- CAMERA STILL DOESN'T WORK* * SECOND UPDATE, COMPLETED JULY 21ST UPDATE AND CAMERA IS STILL NOT WORKING!** *UPDATE* COMPLETED JUNE 5TH UPDATE - STILL DOESN'T WORK! Looking at all the recent reviews, I'm having the same issue as everyone else with their pixel 2 XL. Started after an update on the phone. I've done every, updated camera app, force stopped it, cleared cache, uninstalled update and restart my phone. Nothing helped.

  100. JMA90-avatar



    Please fix update and I will change my rate. Thank you. UPDATE: Still no working camera after 2 1/2 months! So glad I know now to never purchase a google phone ever again and I've already told everyone I know to not make the same mistake I did. How does a multi billion dollar company make such horrible phones?? I hope you all get your karma in life and nothing but troubles come your way, have fun..................

  101. Griff Curtis-avatar

    Griff Curtis


    Same as everyone else: camera app stopped working out of the blue last week on my pixel 2. Essentially won't open to take pictures with the rear facing camera, crashes immediately if you try. Same goes for any other app the integrates with the rear facing camera (just see a black image). I have tried ALL the suggested remedies on the Google support page to no avail. If Google doesn't fix this soon, I will not be buying another pixel again even though I otherwise liked the phone.

  102. Mike Gannon-avatar

    Mike Gannon


    Camera stopped working altogether. Fix this so I can take pictures of my child.... **UPDATE** After waiting for months for Google to fix an issue that is so important to their devices with absolutely no response to the community, I've decided to switch brands. I loved my Pixel 2XL and was ready to buy the next one when the it was time, but I can't tolerate this horrid level of customer support. You're Google. Fix the fundamentals first.

  103. Ravi Sabharanjak-avatar

    Ravi Sabharanjak


    The camera is great! Android 11 update broke it. Use play store to uninstall updates, then clear storage in the app info in settings. Reboot and the camera should work again. Letting the updates kick back in doesn't seem to affect working of the camera afterwards. Spoke too soon - even with the updates off, this only works for a while and the camera crashes again. This is the only reason to buy a Pixel - Google needs to fix this.

  104. serena spitalsky-avatar

    serena spitalsky


    Not working. All of a sudden for no reason my camera just stopped working. Literally the reason I chose to buy this phone. And no fix?? It seems unfair that I actually have to go out and buy a new phone after I paid $1,000 for this phone just for a camera to work. seems like the developer should be able to fix this glitch cuz it's definitely a software glitch. I am ready to switch to Apple because of this.

  105. ray see-avatar

    ray see


    Original review June 2019: it was good till it stopped working. now i have to restart any time i want to take a picture then cross my fingers in hopes it will work. Update Sept 2020: Still problems with it. The selfie camera doesn't work at all so I can't do any video calls. Not sure why Google would not fix this. It's clearly a software problem. Needless to say I won't get another google phone.

  106. Brian Wu-avatar

    Brian Wu


    I had my Pixel 2 XL for 2 years, and the rear camera stopped working a few months back. The front one stopped working a few days ago as well. No acknowledgement of the issue from Google despite all these reviews complaining of the same thing. Safe to say I won't be purchasing another phone from Google.

  107. Andrew Simpson-avatar

    Andrew Simpson


    As many other people have put my camera also randomly stopped working around August time. App opens, black screen then crashes and closes itself. Don't know what or if Google are doing anything to fix the issue but it doesn't seem like they are. Now questioning if I will my replace my Pixel 2 with another Google phone.

  108. Chase Barnett-avatar

    Chase Barnett


    Google Pixel phone camera totally shut down. No help, no work around, so I guess you have your answer. Google will never be a choice of a phone for me ever again. They refuse to acknowledge the problem. It is obvious that it is software not hardware. I have phones that are 10 years old that the camera still works on. Google you should really listen to this. Because there are many many many other people who are saying the same thing!!!!!!

  109. doug m-avatar

    doug m


    Astrophotography seems to have disappeared from my Pixel 3a with the Android 11 update. Doesn't say "Astrophotography mode on" and if I take a photo I can briefly see the Milky Way until it "processes" it and suddenly I've got two bright dots and the rest is black. Sucks, because until this update, it was really nice.

  110. Utkarsh Thapak-avatar

    Utkarsh Thapak


    With recent updates, rear camera has totally stopped working. I went through the internet and almost everyone is reporting the same issue. Google is not acknowledging it. Please fix the issue at the earliest or else I'll switch to other manufacturers like everyone else.

  111. Jamie reed-avatar

    Jamie reed


    Hate I have no option for photo size and camera has very limited options. format should be one the user always had control of. Seems to take good photos but wouldn't know until I actually print something. Got the 4a as a cheap phone so I shouldn't expect what I've be used to with my galaxy. When I break it I'll go back to galaxy lol

  112. Sydney Campbell-avatar

    Sydney Campbell


    Fix. The. Camera. The Google pixel 2 camera for all applications no longer works after updating, and the fact that this problem has occured for almost the entire year shows how irresponsible those handling the issue are. If this continues I will be purchasing an entirely different brand of phone.

  113. Jonathan Goolsby-avatar

    Jonathan Goolsby


    Pixel 2 owner. Camera crashes for weeks and months at a time. Clearing all my phone's data, the app's cache, force-stopping the app, and rebooting the phone have all failed. Great phone camera hardware is worthless without reliable software to run it. Google has never fixed this issue, although it's a common one (check out the forums; ugh). Never getting a Google phone again. NEVER.

  114. The Piker Family Hub-avatar

    The Piker Family Hub


    I love all the innovations with the camera app. My only complaint is when I switch to video mode it looks statick-y. I'm currently using a Pixel 2 which has a great camera but the video is sub-par. I like using lens to figure out what kind of bugs and plants I see in my yard and to find things I want to buy online.

  115. Jake Balto-avatar

    Jake Balto


    GOOGLE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT WE ARE SAYING. The Pixel WAS the best camera out there. And while the hardware remains sturdy, the software cripples it. I can't count how many moments were missed because Google can't bother to fix a software issue in their camera, that they caused. Don't boast a phones physical capabilities if you can't even take the time to fix them. The only reason the pixel 4 was purchased was for the camera. Nobody cares about it's ridiculous sonar, or lack of headphone jack.

  116. Laurence Knutsen-avatar

    Laurence Knutsen


    ADVICE TO THOSE WITH A DEAD CAMERA If your camera stopped working recently it's dead. The camera module has been broken by a software update. Don't waste your time with factory resets etc. Anything you try is a complete waste of time. FYI mine died after the Android 10 update in September 2019. There is no fix coming. Google don't care. You'll have to buy a new phone if you want a working camera.

  117. Tony P-avatar

    Tony P


    Like others, Pixel 2XL camera keeps crashing. Looks like a few Pixel 3 & 4 have this issue too. The camera on my cheaper 7 year old Motorola still works. I should have bought a Samsung instead of this. Let's tell our cell service providers about this issue so they stop selling Google phones. Camera still not working after Android 11 update and an Oct 5 2020 patch. Don't buy Google phones!

  118. Josh Bogart-avatar

    Josh Bogart


    Horrible experience, much like every other review on this right now. I've been looking every day to see if they've updated the camera app yet since it stopped working with the last update weeks ago. How has Google not fixed this issue yet? UPDATE I have just ordered a new phone as going 2 months without being able to use my phones camera was long enough. I will never purchase a Google product again due to their lack of service with my Google Pixel 2 (which was totally fine before).

  119. Soubhik Paul-avatar

    Soubhik Paul


    Camera issue exists after Android 11 update also in Pixel2XL in India. This flagship phone is flaunted! What the developer's are doing? I was hoping after Android update it will go! Nothing is happening, fully software issue! I have only one phone, how to survive like this without camera! Google should refund the money or update the system immediately!

  120. Matthew Hatfield-avatar

    Matthew Hatfield


    Works easy enough. Simple and still high-tech. Produces great pictures and videos with lots of the other things such as panorama or full 360 bubble. But it would be nice to be able to change where pictures, screenshots, and videos are stored. Do instead of the DCIM folder. I can change it to a located where I keep all personal files. This would make it easier than changing everything else or using a 2nd party camara app.. thank you

  121. james pirtle-avatar

    james pirtle


    My camera worked fine perfectly for 2 years even after I cracked and destroyed the screen it worked that got this refurbished piece of s*** and now those sudden the camera wants to be blurry and they don't want to replace it unless I pay again $200 but I don't remember buying a refurbished phone when I paid insurance to replace it it was supposed to be for what I bought not for what they think I should get it's a little bit disrespectful looks like iPhone's going to have a new customer

  122. Harley Quinn-avatar

    Harley Quinn


    Today the camera stopped working. Will turn on, go black for a few seconds then crash to home screen. Just like everyone else is experiencing. I have done ALL the "fixes" that I was told to do by Google help desk folk. Nothing has worked. Please fix the problem

  123. Shannon Rothwell-avatar

    Shannon Rothwell


    SERIOUSLY. Please fix this issue. My camera has suddenly broke out of no where. Haven't smashed it. No water damage. I've done all the steps to fix it via Google Support. I use my camera for Zoom classes as I'm training for my degree. It is essential!!!

  124. Proverbialfunk-avatar



    Thanks for helping me finally leave Google Fi. My Nexus 6p got the boot loop issue back in the day, and I already had my Pixel 2 replaced once. Now with this rediculous issue with their own app on their flagship phone, I'm done. This is why I don't recommend updating most apps... You get systematic failures like this .

  125. Alan K. Sean-avatar

    Alan K. Sean


    Still having problems on my Pixel XL 3 with the camera app. The problem that I was having with the camera is that there would be four to five light gray dots in the photo. This would show up on screen when taking the photo and on the actual photo itself. I contacted Google, since I'm using Google Fi. Support had me reset my phone to factory defaults and then reinstall all of the apps. The problem remained. They sent me a new phone, yet the problem still remains. Definitely a software problem.

  126. Urooj Sagheer-avatar

    Urooj Sagheer


    ***Update 9/15, still crashing, no response from Google. ***Update 09/03: still crashing and now I can't use any app that uses camera. Still haven't heard from Google about this issue. ***08/15: Tried troubleshooting different ways but my Camera App is still not working!! Crashing still!

  127. Paula Lo-avatar

    Paula Lo


    edited 8/16/20, well, you lost me with the camera fail Google, went back to Motorola. ----Well it looks like I'm not alone, my Google Pixel 2 XL camera app stopped working. Some users have had trouble a lot longer than me. Mine just started, and I cannot believe there's no fix yet for this. Need to fix ASAP or new phone for me will not be Google.

  128. Oscar Garcia-avatar

    Oscar Garcia


    Like many others on here, after a software update my front camera stopped working. After months of hoping for a software release fix, I ended up having to get the camera hardware replaced under warranty. Seems the software update some how fried the camera. If you're still under warranty, contact Google and make them fix your phone!

  129. Samuel Lee-avatar

    Samuel Lee


    Not sure what happened. But about a week or two ago, my camera stopped working. Turns out my back camera seems to be causing the app to shut down. I've had some success using the back camera on messenger app, but it stopped working altogether. Would love some transparency on the situation. Edit: everything works well now

  130. Tim Braun-avatar

    Tim Braun


    Camera on pixel 2XL has stopped working, black screen and force close of the program. Camera was working great, no issues before hand, no longer works today. I am not the only experiencing this issue with the app. Is there a solution in the works for the app or does this indicate the phone failing? I have always had a case on my phone, no damage to the screen or camera. Can we expect a solution or update on the app? Where does Google stand on the amount of failures occurring with app or phones?

  131. Yudhi Wiyono-avatar

    Yudhi Wiyono


    pixel 2xl user here, updated security patch on 1st aug 2019, and cant use the camera ever since. it has been more than 24hours, restarted the phone 3 times, sent 3 emails to google, reported the problem and gave them the log. NO REPLY WHATSOEVER! 14oct2019 update: Google replaced my phone, everything works fine now 2oct2019 update: After installing Android 11, camera is now laggy. Taking pictures in WhatsApp and other apps show lags. FIX IT GOOGLE!

  132. Jenny Potter-avatar

    Jenny Potter


    Same problem as many, camera of my Pixel 3a is not functioning. Absolutely useless! Tried all the steps to fix it with the help of a Google technician, still not working. The only option is to send the phone back for a replacement, or wait to see if a future update will fix it! Most inconvenient, never had this with either Samsung or Apple. First Google phone for me and definitely the last.

  133. Mel C-avatar

    Mel C


    Not working all all on Pixel 2xl. What other apps can I use? Still not working. Installing update to see if it helps. The 3aXL my husband has seems fine. But my Pixel 2XL camera WILL NOT OPEN. I love everything else about this phone, but I need a camera. I'm giving this one more week to see if it's addressed/fixed, then I'm buying an iPhone, which I really, really don't want to do, but you're kinda forcing my hand here, Google.

  134. Jeff Tyrol-avatar

    Jeff Tyrol


    This app along with Google's latest update crashed the camera on my pixel 2xl, it can't be used by an other apps... Sent in a diagnostic report to Google only to have them tell me my phone is out of warranty and it would have to be paid out of my pocket to be fixed... STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCT GOOGLE!!! never buying another Google phone again!

  135. Dayce Schrieber-avatar

    Dayce Schrieber


    W. T. F. Google broke it in August Worked great until August. Not sure what update was pushed, but nothing fixes is. Not Android 11. Not clearing cache and storage. Not I installing updates and reinstalling. Nothing. This has gone on too long. Guess it's time to switch to an iPhone.

  136. Chloe Slater-avatar

    Chloe Slater


    Extremely disappointed. Like everyone else, my camera app is not working, it doesn't even flip in the snapchat app. I bought this phone just for the camera. I have a year left on my contract so it's not like getting a new phone is even an option, it's an expensive one to say the least. Fix it google, this is disgraceful.

  137. Michael Pedroza-avatar

    Michael Pedroza


    Camera was working perfectly fine until I made the terrible mistake of installing Android 11 Friday night. Since then, my camera is unable to focus on anything further than 6 in away and thus all pics/vids are blurry and terrible quality. Followed all the trouble shooting steps and even did a factory reset and no luck. contacted customer support and the agent said it's a hardware issue but since I'm out of warranty I would need to go to a repair partner. This is a software issue. Fix it ASAP!

  138. Eric Fletcher-avatar

    Eric Fletcher


    I thought you fixed it. This is so annoying, my front camera works, and then when I want to take a picture, it crashes. This happened to me a few weeks ago and lasted for six days. Now it's happening again. The only reason I have a Google phone is for the camera. I missed photos of an awesome sunset tonight. I'm about to go to Samsung or Apple.

  139. H M-avatar

    H M


    It keeps crashing. It won't open about 90% of the time and when it does open, it crashes when I take the photo. Update 7/24: Now it won't open at all. Seriously Google, if it's because the update for the 4, make a retro app for previous versions, that would stop the issues and maybe get you better results and reviews. Unless you don't actually care, which seems more likely since you want everyone to upgrade. This will probably be my last pixel, which is sad, it was a good phone before this.

  140. John Cherbini-avatar

    John Cherbini


    UPDATE: camera still broken. Frustrating EVERY DAY. Google has succeeded in losing me as a customer. Going to get an iphone today......Wow....been having problems with my camera just recently and amazed to see the widespread impact that the software update has caused. Unbelievable that they would do this.

  141. Lindsey Ruffell-avatar

    Lindsey Ruffell


    Ever since most recent updates the camera will crash my whole phone and shut it off if I have less than a 25% battery charge. This will also delete whatever video I was recording so it causes missed memories that cannot be replaced. I know this did not happen before the update. Previously if the phone did crash, I'd still have what was recorded until that moment.

  142. Heather Needham-avatar

    Heather Needham


    Experiencing the same issue as everyone else with the camera not working anymore. Either a hardware or software problem that Google doesn't want to fix or can't fix. Contacted Google support today (9.9.20) and they said they aren't aware of the issue. Told me to go repair my phone myself. How could they not be aware at this point?! Disappointed and will have to go buy a different brand now to get a working camera.

  143. Geoff Shea-avatar

    Geoff Shea


    Normally a 5 star on my Pixel 2XL. Ever since the upgrade to Android 11 it's been very fussy. Sometimes it worked sometimes it doesn't but now it's worse, it's been working less and less and time goes on. Tap the icon and get the black screen of death. Please fix

  144. Brenda Butler-avatar

    Brenda Butler


    As is mentioned by apparently so many others, once I did the newest update, I am unable to use my camera...which is VERY frustrating because I take LOTS of pictures all the time! I may have to get a different phone all together because this won't do...👎👎👎 Why can't we get any answers or resolve from Google? I've tried all suggested use sending it off as it'll go back to the same problem.👎👎

  145. T.A. Wright-avatar

    T.A. Wright


    Thought I was losing my mind, camera has been crashing for weeks. I searched the web came up with nothing that helped, only to come here and see it's a bigger issue. Get it together Google! This happens with every Pixel I've owned! You guys botch an update and leave phone owners in the wind Maybe it's on my dumb a** for continuing to buy your products.

  146. Chi Son-avatar

    Chi Son


    The camera app suddenly took fuzzy pictures and then just crashed. No amount of clearing cache, restarting, disabling/enabling, rebooting, booting in safe mode. Nothing. Nothing works. I am about to chuck this phone out the window. Being without a working camera is a huge concern to me. And I see everyone else here and in support forums are in the same boat. Please take this issue seriously. Whatever you did last update, roll it back. It's broken. Seriously. Seriously broken.

  147. Angela Ladewig-avatar

    Angela Ladewig


    Same camera issue as everyone else. Pixel 2 never had issues and then a couple months ago the rear facing camera stopped focusing and then just crashed. I was finally able to switch it to my selfie camera and the selfie camera works just fine. The other camera just crashes the app. I've tried to troubleshoot, clear cache, googled every question I could think and now I came to the reviews section and see that I am not alone. This is such a shame. I used to talk up this phone and now I cannot. 😡

  148. Lainey Graham-avatar

    Lainey Graham


    Same issue everyone else has been experiencing. Since the last update, camera app crashes when trying to open. Getting a "need to clean lense" notification. Can only take selfies if I hold down the app and select "Take Selfie". This is really frustrating. Seriously considering getting a new phone if this issue doesn't get resolved soon. I've worked with Google Support and none of the "fixes" were successful. Please figure this out ASAP.

  149. Arantza Smith-Rodriguez-avatar

    Arantza Smith-Rodriguez


    Worked beautifully for me until yesterday, when it just crashed. Now everytime I try to open it it automatically closes, I'm still able to use the frontal (selfie) camera but the main one refuses to respond. I'm seeing a lot of people having the same issue, not sure if my case is related to the update or not. Regardless, I've had this phone for less than 6 months and can't believe I won't be able to use my camera until the new update probably?

  150. Phil Lubke-avatar

    Phil Lubke


    Twice now in two years I've had the phone app stop working on pixel 3s (Verizon helped me get the first one replaced under warranty) and Google has been completely useless getting the issue resolved. I'm done with pixels. I bought this phone for the camera and now (for the second time, mind you- once on each phone) it's useless. Time to file a complaint with the BBB