How to enable Face Detection on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X

In this article I'm going to show you the easiest way to enable face detection bracket along with many other options on the camera app of your Motorola Moto G. This procedure will also work on other devices such as Moto E, Moto X and Moto G (2nd Gen).

If you're subscribed to my YouTube channel, or follow my blog, you would've seen my tutorials on rooting and unlocking the Moto G. I've also made easy to follow videos on this device that can be found by clicking on the link above. However, to enable this feature, there's no need to root your device. I've personally tested this on my Moto G running stock Android 5.0.2 and it works like a charm.

Face Detection on Moto G

This screenshot above is an example of how your Motorola Moto G, E or X is capable of detecting a face before taking a shot. This option by default is disabled by Motorola for reasons unknown to me, however can easily be accessed by following this tutorial.

Difficulty Level: 

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To be able to unlock the face detection option along with other hidden features, we'll install a camera app based on the original Motorola camera designed by 'jefish' from XDA developers. There's no need to uninstall your stock camera app, this new application will work separately and will have a different app name and shortcut.

How to install:
  1. On your smartphone, head into Settings > Security.
  2. Enable the option 'Unknown Sources'. This will enable you to install apps that are not downloaded from Google Play Store. 
  3. Exit Settings.
  4. Download the "Camera+ app", a link to which is mentioned below, either directly on your smartphone or on your PC. If downloaded on PC, transfer it to your smartphone's storage.
  5. Locate the file, using a file explorer app on your smartphone and tap it to install.
How to use:

Ladybug camera app

  1. Once installed, you would notice two camera apps in the app drawer. The one named "Camera+" is the one that we've just installed.
  2. Open the Camera+ app.
  3. Once opened, slide your finger from left to right on the screen in order to access camera settings.
  4. Once the Camera settings page is visible, on the bottom right corner you would be able to see an icon that resembles a ladybug.
  5. Click on that icon, to see a host of additional options that can be enabled or disabled based on your preference and requirement.
  6. Under the 'UI Settings' tab, the first option would be to enable or disable face detection brackets that can be switched On/Off.
  7. Slide it On and Exit Settings to enjoy face detection on your smartphone's camera.

Please let me know in the comments section below, if it worked out fine for you. You can also try and use this app on any other device that you may have to see if it works on it. Don't forget to let me know which smartphone it worked and didn't work on. Here is the download link to the camera app.

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