1. badge4's Avatar
    When I take a picture and press the capture button half way down to focus, the flash will always illuminate, even if I have flash set to "off". Is there any way to fix this? Running 8.1 dev prev.
    01-05-2015 09:10 PM
  2. badge4's Avatar
    The flash won't actually illuminate if I take the picture when it's set to off though which is good. This happens both in Lumia Camera and the Microsoft camera.
    01-05-2015 09:13 PM
  3. djeire84's Avatar
    You could try downgrading your operating system. Check to see I camera flash problem persists. If not it could be the preview for devs update that caused the problem.

    **backup the phone first before downgrade**
    01-05-2015 09:24 PM
  4. BatteryLife's Avatar
    I believe it is the focus assist light. I'm not sure because I've never owned a WP with flash. Go into Lumia camera settings and disable Focus Assist Light. This would do it I guess. The LED fires a light to enable the phone to focus the subject properly, so you might want it enabled.

    Would the flash also illuminate in daytime? Bright conditions?
    CombatRock and Timbre70 like this.
    01-05-2015 09:26 PM
  5. CombatRock's Avatar
    This is the focus assist light. You can turn this off in your camera settings.
    01-05-2015 10:41 PM
  6. Timbre70's Avatar
    Focus light assist is much more useful than flash. Flash will cause glare and reflection on photos.

    My setting is on focus light and off flash.
    01-05-2015 10:49 PM
  7. badge4's Avatar
    Thanks guys, it was the focus assist light.
    djeire84 likes this.
    01-06-2015 09:00 AM
  8. djeire84's Avatar
    That's great to hear your up and running smoothly. :) have fun with your camera.
    01-06-2015 09:15 PM

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