The most important thing during taking the snap shot with phone camera is focusing on the right part of the view. This is especially important if you are taking snaps shots of human being as you may desire or sometimes require to focus on the face.

As there are many focus modes in the Android, it is a good idea to set focus mode for the desired type of snap. If you are taking snaps of human beings, it is better to set focus on face detection as it will focus on the face(s).

It is easy to set / change the focus mode in Android 4.4.4 KitKat but if you feel any problem, you may see the instructions.


1: Tap the icon of ‘Camera’ app on the Home screen of your Android 4.4.4 KitKat device.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode12: Tap the ‘Settings’ button the screen of ‘Camera’ app placed at the bottom right corner of the app. It will open up a semi-circled floating popup menu.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode23: In the first semi-circled floating popup menu, put your finger on the ‘Settings’ button and see a tool tip will tell you that this is ‘Settings’ button. Tap it and it will move the semi-circled floating popup a little upward and with new button in it.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode34: In this ‘SETTINGS’ semi-circled floating popup menu, again tap the settings button. It will open up a menu windows.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode45: In this menu window, see the ‘Focus mode’ – third option from top – is set to ‘Auto’ by default, i.e. when you will take the snap with this camera, it will focus on the best possible part of the view. If you want to change the ‘Focus mode’, tap it.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode56: At the ‘Focus mode’ popup menu, see there are 4 following focus settings options in it:

  • Auto
  • Face detection
  • Infinity
  • Macro

KitKat-Camera-FocusMode67: If you want to set the ‘Face detection’ as the focus mode, tap ‘Face detection’ to change it. It will immediately take you back to the popup menu window. Alternatively, you may set other options as desired.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode78: See; here at the menu window, ‘Focus mode’ has been changed to ‘Face detection’.KitKat-Camera-FocusMode8From now on ward, your camera will focus on the human face whenever it is used to take snap of the human beings.

That’s all!

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