Most Android phones have some interesting methods of quickly launching your phone, like Samsung’s double press of the home button or the Moto X’s popular shake gesture. As of Android Marshmallow, however, all Android phones can launch the camera with a double-tap of the power button (unless a manufacturer removed the feature for some reason or another). It’s easily one of the quickest ways to launch the camera app, no matter what you might be currently doing with your phone.
After a long and unhappy experiment with the Volume buttons on the back of phones, I am glad to see that LG finally put them back on the side on its latest LG G5 smartphone. That doesn’t mean they dropped support for the shortcut functionality, but on the contrary, you can still use the volume buttons to quickly launch the camera or take notes despite of the fact that the display is off.
Here’s exactly what you have to do on your smartphone:
How to How to Quickly Launch Capture+ and the Camera on LG G5:
- For the start, enter in the handset’s Settings;
- Then, find your way to Shortcut key;
- Switch the toggle to On;
- Double tapping Volume Up will launch the Capture+ app for taking notes;
- However, if you choose to double tap Volume Down, this will immediately launch the camera. And as long as you are here, let me tell you that on that same page in the settings you can choose to have the camera automatically take a photo as soon as it’s launched from the shortcut.
At the same time, I want to encourage you to be pleased by your LG G5 choice. There are also manufacturers like BlackBerry, where there’s currently no mechanism to launch the camera from anywhere, not to mention that the handset that you own lets you remove the battery in no time (read this guide on how to Remove the LG G5 Battery); Reinstall Recently Deleted LG G5 Apps, Turn on the EasyHome Launcher on LG G5 and get rid of this problem, easily Organize Apps on your LG G5 Home Screen, or Take a Screenshot by using one of thetwo provided methods.