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Anyway to override camera not working with low battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jiggles, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Jiggles

    Jiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Phone gets to 15% (which is plenty of battery IMO) and I can't take a pic.

    Get in a car wreck and need to take some photos? oh no 15% battery because its the end of the day and you forgot your charger. Need to snap a pic of a deadly snake that just bit your dog to take with you to the vet's office? can't low battery.


    These 2 events happened to me (wasn't driving though). Please tell me this is a setting I can fix :(
     


  2. CoMaToast

    CoMaToast Well-Known Member

    get a car charger?

    :)


    But no.. You cant.. Maybe if you root? But I doubt it eben then
     
  3. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    i was hoping someone could answer this question too
     
  4. Jiggles

    Jiggles Newbie
    Thread Starter


    I have a car charger.. and I leave it in my car :(

    It just seems like a perfect storm of something can happen (even worse than mine! :( ) and you would be ****ed because you have 15% battery which is more than enough. I've been texting (about 50 total in/out) and have made about 5 mins worth of calls since I made this thread and battery is at 11%. (made at 15%)
     
  5. You can get a different camera app to use when your battery is low. I plan on doing this, and using tasker to set things up so that when I launch the stock camera app AND the battery is below 15% it automatically opens the other app.
     
  6. Surfer

    Surfer Well-Known Member

    I use Camerazoomfx. Its odd though, it didn't work on past phones but it works on my Captivate with low battery. I recommend it not only to take pictures, but as the camera you SHOULD be using!
     
  7. mi04se1

    mi04se1 Android Enthusiast

    Doesnt camera360 work with a low battery? I have the app but never tried it with low battery.
     
  8. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member

    Was your dog ok?
     
  9. m_usman_ch

    m_usman_ch Newbie

  10. Android26

    Android26 Android Enthusiast

    Yes. And its what I use because its got a lot of great effects.
     
  11. NJtoTX

    NJtoTX Newbie

    I notice that the Facebook camera can be used with low battery. Problem with that is that Facebook is a huge battery hog, and whatever you photograph you have to post to save.
     
  12. What I do when my camera won't work due to low battery, is take a screenshot of what the camera is looking at. It has helped me out once or twice.
     
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  13. Xavier Black

    Xavier Black Android Expert

    This guy read my mind about a third party camera app..in my case I use CameraMx..it does take great pictures..also while at 1%..and gets even better..believe it or not..also takes pictures while I'm talking on the phone!!!
     
    racibennett and mikedt like this.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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