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S21 ultra close up camera issue

(Topic created on: 29/03/21 22:30)
Terryj
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Galaxy S21 Series
I'm having a issue that if I hold the phone slightly too close to a item it will trun the flash off. Is there any work around? 
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GoanGeek
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Galaxy S21 Series
Ok .Do this.

With your camera on

Bring your finger close to the camera and you will see that the flash icon is disabled as you mentioned.
But at the same time you will see two yellow dots ( focus enhancer) which pop on the bottom left (of phone is in portrait mode)
Press them to turn it off (they will go white )
That's it.. now you can use the flash close up.

Word of caution . Don't flash someone's eye.
Terryj
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Galaxy S21 Series
Cheers.

It's mainly for taking pictures of notes and diagrams.
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GoanGeek
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Why use flash though? Won't it make the documents shine or have uneven light?
I am sure with scene optimiser you would get better photos without flash.
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Terryj
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Galaxy S21 Series
On matte paper it's fine. The flash overexposes the white of the paper and make the text stand out more.
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Terryj
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Heres a example from earlier.

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Joeeye
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Galaxy S21 Series
You might want to reconsider your position and the light source.
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Terryj
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Paper is on a table. Light source is above. I never had this issue with my s10 as the flash "just worked". The work around above may work for me though.
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