How to remotely control your Android phone’s camera

remotely control camera

Android phones these days have incredible cameras built-in with different types of lenses like telephoto and wide-angle that help you capture amazing photos using your phone.

However, when it comes to the selfie camera, the technology is still limited and more often than not, you might find it hard to fit everyone in the frame, and using a timer is not always ideal.

So, what would you do if you want to include everyone in the picture and you cannot find someone to take the picture for you?

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Well, after reading this post you would be able to remotely control your Android phone’s camera from your friend’s Android phone.

This way no one gets left out and no one needs to rush into the picture without knowing how it would even turn out.

Just follow the below steps to remotely control your friend’s or family member’s Android phone camera from your phone and take pictures with everyone in them.

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How to remotely control your Android phone’s camera

Step 1: Install the app

First, download and install the SayCheese – Remote Camera app from the Google Play Store to both your and your friend or family member’s Android phone.

SayCheese - Remote Camera
SayCheese - Remote Camera
Developer: Camera Remote
Price: Free+
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  • SayCheese - Remote Camera Screenshot
  • SayCheese - Remote Camera Screenshot
  • SayCheese - Remote Camera Screenshot
  • SayCheese - Remote Camera Screenshot
  • SayCheese - Remote Camera Screenshot

Step 2: Allow permissions

Now open the app and it will ask you grant all the necessary permissions including storage, camera, and location.

Just click on ‘Allow all’ on both the phones to give the app the permissions necessary for functioning.

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Step 3: Enable location

If your location is not enabled already make sure to enable it now as the app will use your GPS signal to detect the nearby remote devices.

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Step 4: Connect your phones

Once you have provided the app with all the necessary permissions and enabled location on both the phones, the app will now start scanning for the nearby devices.

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The app will display your friend’s or family member’s device name on the connect page. Just tap the connect button to proceed.

Step 5: Remotely control your camera

You will now get a connection accept request on the remote device and once you have accepted the request you will now be able to control your Android phone’s camera with your friend’s or family member’s Android phone using the SayCheese Android app.

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Just hit the shutter button on the camera on either of your devices and you would be able to capture the image remotely.

All the images you take on your phone using the SayChesse app will be automatically saved to your phone’s gallery.

Remotely control your Android phone’s camera

The only downside to using this app is that you cannot use any additional functionality or options that are available on your stock camera app.

However, the app developer has mentioned that they are considering adding this feature in future updates and that they are also continually working on improving the app.

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So, you might get these features anytime soon!

Raja
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