Having become an automatic function on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, the Automatic Night Vision mode did not only make people happy. An update from Google now allows you to permanently disable the option.
The best is sometimes the enemy of the good, as the saying goes. This is kind of the sometimes frustrating feeling that many users of the latest Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G have had. On these two models, Google introduced the automatic Night Vision mode, that is to say that the flagship function of the Pixels, which makes it possible to brighten a very dark scene to see all the elements of it, was automatically activated at all times. .
So the manufacturer has revised its copy and, at the cost of an update being deployed, the automatic mode will be able to be deactivated, the site noted. 9to5Google.
One click to cancel mode
When opening the camera on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, a moon-shaped icon appears on the right with an “A” in the corner. This will mean that the Automatic Night Vision mode is activated. It also activates automatically by default or in portrait mode, in very low light. If you click on it, it will be disabled.
With the update, Google Camera will now remember your wish. Tap the icon to deactivate the function and close the Camera app. The smartphone will now remember your choice although, until then, it automatically reactivated the function.
For the Pixel 3 – which introduced the function – and Pixel 4 ranges, you still have to swipe the screen twice to the right to access Night Vision mode and therefore choose to activate it.
Note that Google Camera update 22.214.171.1242609439 also brings a revival for the flash with three options and a “More light” mode that appears by sliding your finger on the screen. You will have the choice to activate the flash or not, in particular to signal to the device that you are using the Night vision mode which was until then inaccessible when the flash was activated.