Change photo & video settings on your Pixel phone

You can change your photo and video settings. For example, you can turn location stamps on or off, save storage space, and control dirty lens warnings.

Turn off shutter sound

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. Turn off Camera sounds.

Turn off photo & video location stamps

You can stop Google Camera from automatically attaching your location to your photos.

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. Turn off Save location.

Tip: To see a timestamp for any photo, in the bottom corner, tap the photo and then More More and then Info. If you leave location stamps on, you’ll also see the photo location.

Change what your volume buttons do

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Gestures and then Volume key action.
  4. Pick an option.

Save storage space

You can save space on your phone by reducing how much detail your photos and videos pick up and how many photos your camera saves.

Reduce resolution

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Photo" or "Video," pick which camera you want to adjust.
  4. Tap the resolution you want.

Limit size of bursts (Nexus 6P only)

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Burst settings.
  4. Turn on Smartburst.

Tip: You can back up an unlimited number of photos and videos from a Pixel phone to Google Photos. Learn about Pixel phone backups.

Turn off dirty lens warnings

If your camera thinks the lens is dirty, a warning message shows. To turn off these messages:

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Advanced.
  4. Turn off Show dirty lens warning.

Change more settings

Change when to use HDR+

On Pixel 3a, 3, and 2, HDR+ is always on by default. On Pixel (2016), you can choose when your camera uses HDR+.

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Settings.
  3. Under "General," tap Advanced.
  4. Turn on HDR+ control.
  5. Go back to the camera screen and tap HDR+ HDR mode.
  6. Tap HDR+ enhanced HDR+ Enhanced.

Tip: To speed up your Camera app, tap HDR+ off.

Turn off photo burst slideshows, collages & GIFs (Pixel (2016) only)

On Pixel (2016) phones, you can change how your camera uses photo burst photos.

Note: You can’t turn off photo burst.

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Burst settings.
  4. Turn off Auto-generate creations.
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