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Get started with photos on your Pixel phone or tablet

You can take a photo on the camera on your phone in different ways. This article helps you take photos and find resources about advanced photo options. 


Take a photo

  1. Open your Camera app Google Camera.
  2. Point your camera and wait for it to focus.
  3. Tap Capture .


    Pinch open or closed on your screen, double-tap the screen, or use the slider at the bottom.
    Tip: When you take a picture from far away, to capture the most details, zoom into your subject first.

Choose how to take a photo

With your hand
  1. Open your Camera app Google Camera.
  2. Point your camera and wait for it to focus and take in light.
  3. Tap Capture .
With your voice
  1. Say "OK Google, take a picture," or "OK Google, take a selfie."
    Optional: Before you take the photo, you can tell the camera to wait between 3 to 30 seconds. For example, "OK Google, take a picture in 12 seconds."
  2. Your Camera app will open and take a photo.
With Wear OS
  1. Set up your watch with your phone. Learn how to set up your watch.
  2. Open your Camera app Google Camera.
  3. On your watch, swipe up from the bottom of your screen until you see the Remote card.
  4. To take a photo, tap the shutter button on your watch.
    • Your watch will vibrate and flash.
    • You’ll get a thumbnail of the photo on your watch.

Tip: You can get more details or take action on your photos. Find out how to use Google Lens.

Take advanced photos

To take advanced photos, follow the steps in these articles:

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