Phones Samsung Galaxy S4 Randomly takes photos! Bug? Defect?

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    I don't know if my phone is defective or if this a bug/feature but it's really annoying. My Galaxy S4 takes photos randomly even when I don't tap the screen or press anything. It happens most often when I switch from landscape to portrait or portrait to landscape. Do you guys have this problem too? Thanks!

    Here's a video of my recreating the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGOx9XPOrJc&feature=youtu.be
     
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    fr4c

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    Is there some sort of gesture-control built within TouchWiz that does that? Sorry I'm not familiar with all the capabilities that they baked into the new S4.

    If not perhaps try a factory reset? Because that is pretty bizarre.
     
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    Yeah I reset this a couple of times already and I have all the gestures turned off.
     
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    fr4c

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    From the video it looks like you're using the stock camera app (I was going to say maybe a rogue 3rd party camera app issue). Perhaps its time for a replacement/swap?
     
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    captain kaos

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    When I had the s3 it would do the same. It's the voice activated shutter that takes a shot of you say "cheese, or snap". Unfortunately other noises around the camera also makes it take a shot. If you can see a little head icon then that option is switched on.
     
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    Chodite

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    On a related note, any way to change the the Camera from automatically recording as soon as I switch to Video mode?
     
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    Tinmania

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    Random thoughts as to why this could be...

    Volume keys set to take photo.

    Voice set to take photo.

    Smile shot set.

    Possessed.




    Michael
     
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    I have all of the stupid fancy gesture and voice commands turned off and it was still doing it.

    I changed the volume button to take photos instead of zoom and I think that sort of fixed it.
     
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    adder7712

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    I think it's possessed. :D
     
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    Chodite

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    My original S4 had to be returned due to quirky camera behavior, including upside-down uploaded photos and videos, the Gallery menu (play, pause, etc.) not disappearing, etc. Since the swap, no problems. I'd return yours.
     
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    You forgot 'FBI' and 'NSA". :p
     

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