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Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby lannych » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:16 pm

Hi all,

Anybody having the same problem? My waze is actually taking pictures (sometimes i hear the sound of taking pictures and sometimes is shows the cameras live view on the screen.
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby mssusa » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:45 pm

Weird. Are you sure it is waze activating the camera? I would turn logging on then submit the logs when it happens again and contact support with the time and date of submitting the logs. If I remember correctly you can flip logging on/off by navigating to 2##2, but you better search nanorep or the wiki if 2##2 is not the correct command.

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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby ArlenBystander » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:36 pm

Is the voice control option enabled? If so, which activation method is chosen; three finger tap or that plus wave in front of the screen?
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:11 am

Waze has the function to take pictures when submitting a report. Are you tapping the camera button?
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:34 am

I think I know what the OP means.
When scrolling around the map on my S2, randomly it seems, the app will make a click sound. It does sound like a camera shutter a bit, but I assure you it isn't taking photos.
Could be an in built screenshot function though?
Never did find out what it was...

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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby the1who » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:59 am

I too have always wondered what it was...I assumed it was my Waze Icon getting ready to munch on road goodies.
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby lannych » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:08 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Waze has the function to take pictures when submitting a report. Are you tapping the camera button?


Of course I don't
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby lannych » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:12 pm

ArlenBystander wrote:Is the voice control option enabled? If so, which activation method is chosen; three finger tap or that plus wave in front of the screen?


I don't have that option on my phone.
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby lannych » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:15 pm

xteejx wrote:I think I know what the OP means.
When scrolling around the map on my S2, randomly it seems, the app will make a click sound. It does sound like a camera shutter a bit, but I assure you it isn't taking photos.
Could be an in built screenshot function though?
Never did find out what it was...

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I dont worry about the click sound, but It shows the cameras image on the screen, there is no way it is just taking a screen-shot.
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Re: Waze takes pictures without permission

Postby lannych » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:21 pm

mssusa wrote:Weird. Are you sure it is waze activating the camera? I would turn logging on then submit the logs when it happens again and contact support with the time and date of submitting the logs. If I remember correctly you can flip logging on/off by navigating to 2##2, but you better search nanorep or the wiki if 2##2 is not the correct command.

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Thanks for the hint, I have activated DEBUG in the in the logging and will send the report next time.
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