Open & close your Google Camera app on your Pixel phone

You can use the latest version of the Google Camera app on all Pixel phones.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Open the Google Camera app

You can open your camera in several ways:

  • Tap your phone's Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn where to find your apps.
  • Double-press your phone's Power button.
  • On your phone's lock screen, swipe away from the camera.
  • Say "OK, Google, take a picture." After a 3-second delay, your phone will take a photo.
Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

Close the Google Camera app

From the Camera app Google Camera
  1. Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. 
  2. Then swipe up on the app.
If you have an older Pixel phone, to swipe up from the bottom of your screen, you may have to change your gesture navigation settings.
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