The Pokemon Go app makes it possible for you to find and catch Pokemon as you travel throughout the world.
As the game has been out for several years now, many new features have been added and the game has really expanded from what it was originally at release.
We have seen the addition of things like raids, where you and other players can team up to battle and catch a strong Pokemon, as well as a battling system where you can build a team of your strongest Pokemon to go up against another player’s team.
But in addition to these features, there have been other changes, such as the ability to take pictures of your Pokemon in the wild. This can let you create some pretty interesting images that you can share with others.
But in order to take these pictures, Pokemon Go needs access to your phone’s camera.
If you have already granted that camera access, then you can revoke camera permissions for Pokemon Go on a Pixel 4A by going to Settings > Apps and notifications > Permission manager > Camera > Pokemon Go > Deny.
This setting can be changed at any time, so if you start playing Pokemon Go again and discover that you can’t do something, you can always return to this menu and re-enable those camera permissions.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on the Pokemon Go camera permissions on a Google Pixel 4A, plus more information on changing app permissions in Android.
How to Change Camera Permission Settings for an App on a Google Pixel 4A
- Swipe up on the Home screen.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Apps & notifications.
- Touch Advanced.
- Choose Permission manager.
- Select Camera.
- Touch Pokemon Go.
- Tap Deny.
Our guide continues below with additional information on removing Pokemon Go camera access on an Android phone, including pictures of these steps.
How to Change App Permissions for the Camera in Pokemon Go on a Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Swipe up on your Home screen to open the app menu.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the app list and choose the Settings option.
Step 3: Choose Apps & notifications from the list of options.
Step 4: Touch the Advanced arrow to expand that section of the menu.
Step 5: Select Permission manager from the new list of options.
Step 6: Touch the Camera item.
Note that it is going to tell you how many apps have access to your camera.
Step 7: Tap on Pokemon Go among the list of apps that have camera permissions.
Step 8: Choose Deny from the set of options.
This is going to block Pokemon Go from using your camera at all. This is going to prevent you from being able to do some things in the game, such as using AR features.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about changing the camera permissions for the Android Pokemon Go app.
More Information on Adjusting Camera Permissions for an App in Android 11
The steps in this article have focused specifically on the Pokemon Go app, but the same process applies to any other app for which you would like to revoke camera permissions.
When you select Pokemon Go from the list of apps that have camera permissions you are going to be able to select the app’s permission level from these options:
- Allow only while using app
- Ask every time
There is also a link there for you to see all Pokemon Go permissions. This allows you to view which features of your device the app can access. If you select a type of permission on that screen you can change it there as well.
Additionally, you can choose to allow or block app access to other features on your Pixel phone, including:
- Body sensors
- Call logs
- Files and Media
- Physical activity
- Additional permissions – this can include things like car information, the ability to read instant messages, or write instant messages. You may see other things here depending on the apps that you have installed.
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