Common Tasks

There are many Android tasks that are common with this popular smartphone. Learn all about them in this free Android lesson.

Taking photos

The camera app can vary quite a bit from device to device. Not to worry—the interface should still be fairly intuitive. If you have questions about how your particular camera works, try checking your manual or your manufacturer's website.

To take a photo:

  1. Open your device's Camera app.
    opening the camera app
  2. The camera view should appear.
  3. If the picture is blurry, try tapping your subject to refocus.
    re-focusing the camera
  4. To take a picture, tap the camera button.
    taking a picture

Many devices give you the option to launch the camera directly from your lock screen. To see if your device has this feature, look for an icon like the example below.

lock screen icon