The camera on the Google Pixel 4A smartphone is able to create some good pictures and videos. These can be improved in low-light situations with the help of the flash, which can be configured to go off automatically, or you can keep it on all the time.
But that flash can sometimes be problematic, or you might be going someplace where camera flashes are strictly forbidden.
In such a case you will need to know how to disable the phone’s camera flash if you intend to still take pictures.
You can turn off the camera flash on a Google Pixel 4A by opening the Camera app, touching the down arrow at the top of the screen, then choosing the Off button next to the Flash setting.
Once you have completed these steps to change the setting for the flash feature you should be able to take pictures in any lighting condition without needing to worry that the flash will go off.
Our guide below walks you through the process of changing the flash setting on the Pixel 4A, plus we provide additional information on some other camera settings.
How to Shut off the Google Pixel 4A Camera Flash
- Open the Camera app.
- Tap the down arrow.
- Choose Off next to Flash.
Our guide continues below with additional information on disabling the Pixel 4A camera flash, including pictures of these steps.
How to Stop the Pixel 4A Cameras Flash from Going Off (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system.
Note that changing this flash setting will keep the flash off until you turn it back on or switch to the Auto setting.
Step 1: Find the Camera app and open it.
If you don’t see the app on your Home screen then you can swipe up on the middle of the Home screen and choose the Camera app from there.
Step 2: Touch the downward-facing arrow at the top of the screen.
If you aren’t in Photo mode then you will also need to choose that from the slider at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on the Off option to the right of Flash.
It’s the one that looks like a lightning bolt with a diagonal line through it.
Once you have turned off the flash you can tap anywhere outside the menu to close it.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about the Pixel 4A camera flash.
More Information on How to Enable or Disable the Google Pixel 4A Camera Flash
When you complete the steps in this article you are disabling the flash in the Camera app. You are not preventing other apps or settings that use this feature, like the flashlight, from turning the flash on.
Speaking of the flashlight, you can find this by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the Flashlight icon. This is something that can be very useful, so it’s nice to know where it is.
From left to right, the Camera flash options are Off – Auto – On.
The rest of the options that appear on the Cameras menu are:
- Motion Photos
You can explore and implement these features while taking your pictures to see when they can be useful for your photography.
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