How to open the camera by double pressing on the power button?

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Most cameras come with many options, from simple things like mute to more advanced depending on the brand of the device and the range of the device.

Therefore, they are very important to practically everyone. And one of the things that usually happens is that we live in a specific moment, ideal for immortalizing it in one photography. But until we take out the phone, unlock it, and access the camera, maybe that moment is over.

How can we quickly access the camera of our mobile? Configuring it so that pressing the power button twice not only unlocks automatically, but does so with the open camera.



This will help us save an enormous amount of time and use every moment to capture what we are experiencing. Do you want to learn how to configure this shortcut? We will teach you in detail how to do it, it is something very simple and is found in the Android gesture options.

Therefore, any device can be configured to quickly access its camera by quickly pressing the power button twice. We will see in detail how you can do to configure it in yours.

Open the Android camera by pressing the power button twice

Android system devices include the mobile camera opening function by pressing the power button twice natively. Therefore, all we need to do is configure our device to work this way.

  • For this we must enter " Settings «.
  • Then we will go to the section " System «.
  • Where we will find " Hand Gestures «.
  • Once we are here, we will see that we have the possibility to configure a quick access for the camera which, when we press the power button twice, it will open.

This feature is included on most mobile devices. However, a depending on the level of personalization and the brand, it may not be available or the way to access the settings may vary slightly.



Use the power button to open the camera

The opening of the fast camera it works both when the device is locked and when we are using another application. The idea of ​​this feature is that we have quick and easy access to the camera so that we can take pictures as quickly as possible.


Once the camera is open we can use it as usual, it is not a simple quick access to take pictures. If not, we access the camera app and all the functions it offers. Hence, you will also be able to use video mode to quickly record if that's what you want.

The only bad thing is that the video mode cannot be configured by default. This means that you will have to press the power button twice, so when you are in the camera app you will have to enter the recording mode as you normally would.


We hope this tutorial was useful to you. Remember that if you have any questions you can leave them in the comments box that you will find a little further down.

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