Pixel Camera Automatically Switching Lens: How to Fix

Pixel Camera Automatically Switching Lens

Pixel Camera Automatically Switching Lens

Here’s how to fix the issue of camera automatically switching lenses in Pixel. When it comes to smartphone photography, then there’s no denying the fact that the devices from Google are among the best in this domain. Thanks to its computation photography and the recent integration of numerous AI tweaks, it has elevated itself to the pinnacle of this domain.

Whether it’s the Night Sight for perfect a shot in the dark, the Top Shot to save individual shots from a motion photo or video, or the likes of Portrait, Panorama, or Blur, each of them has managed to excel in their respective category with ease. However, despite all the goodies that it has to offer, it isn’t free from its fair share of issues either.

For instance, numerous users have voiced their concern that whenever they try to focus on a nearby object, their Piuxel camera tends to automatically switch lenses. This switching of lens happens mostly between the ultra-wide and the standard wide lens and results in having to re-adjust the focal length for that perfect shot.

This unnecessary effort is uncalled for and only leads to infuriation among the users, more so in cases where you don’t have much time in hand and want to click an image within a second or two. Fortunately, we managed to find out the root cause behind this issue, and in this guide, we will make you aware of just that, apart from the steps to rectify it once and for all.

Fix Pixel Camera Automatically Switching Lens

First and foremost, let’s address the elephant in the room- it is not a bug but rather an intended feature, i.e. this is how things are supposed to work. As soon as you focus on a nearby object, Pixel will automatically switch over to the ultra-wide lens, all thanks to the Macro Mode feature.

For the unaware, macro lenses shoot at a 1:1 ratio and can focus only within the macro range of about 12 inches or fewer, which is needed for taking super-sharp focus detailed images of microscopic objects. So to address this concern, you just need to turn off this feature, which could be done as follows:

  1. First off, launch the Camera app on your device from the app drawer.
  2. After that, tap on the gear like Settings icon present at the bottom left.turn off macro focus pixel
  3. Then under Macro Mode, change its state to Disabled from Automatic.
  4. Now try taking an image and you shouldn’t face the lens issue anymore.

So these were the steps to fix the issue of the Pixel camera automatically switching lenses. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned tweak, do let us know in the comments section. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Turning off a Camera Feature for Fixing a Camera Issue: A Challenging Task.

In recent times Macro Photography has gained some popularity, especially among those sets of users who are interested in taking extreme close-up photography or close-up images of tiny objects to display intricate and complex details of the subject. However, truth be told, this user group is still in the minority, and the majority of the users hardly ever interact with this feature.

On the flip side though, this functionality is only making the lives more difficult for the vast majority as it results in the Pixel device automatically switching camera lenses. However, Google should address this issue in a much better manner because completely disabling a camera feature just for the sake of rectifying an issue is not a long-term solution, but only just a temporary bandage.

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Moreover, the users who are getting bugged by this issue but still use Macro Focus are simply out of luck as they just cannot rectify this issue because they are not in the position to turn off Macro Focus. So rather than disabling an important camera feature, there should be a much more viable and feasible approach of getting this job. Unfortunately for now, that isn’t the case, and turning off Macro is the only way out. But as and when a new and much more appropriate fix makes its way, we will update this post accordingly. So stay tuned.


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