Hey Camera is a simple way to capture photos and videos using your voice.
You can use voice commands to -
• Take a photo
• Start/stop a video recording
• Reverse the camera
The voice commands are configurable via settings, allowing you to set your own phrases to perform camera actions. Siri Shortcuts are available for taking a photo or starting a video recording - Hey Camera is controllable using Siri!
You can configure the quality of recorded video and enable an "auto trim" feature so that you can remove a voice command from the end of a video. The app also functions as an excellent camera without using voice commands, and provides an intuitive way to preview and share media.
Hey Camera provides a true hands free experience for your camera!
• Siri Shortcuts are now available for taking a photo and starting a video recording. You can now control Hey Camera using Siri!
• 4k resolution option is now available for videos on devices that support it.
• Option to store geolocation info on photo metadata.
• Hidden photos are no longer shown in the app.
• Bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Cool app, but needs to be accessible
I just downloaded the app and played around with it and the voice recognition is amazing! However, navigating around the screen is totally inaccessible with VoiceOver, apples built-in screen reader. I would like the entire interface to be 100% accessible. Thanks.
MUST have a network connection!
Be aware that you MUST have a network connection in order to use this app for voice control. At first I was very pleased with the app, and it appeared to do everything I wanted from a voice control camera app. Then I strayed into the remote areas of New Zealand (which is approximately 99% of the country!) and found myself stymied as to why the app had quit working. So, unless you’re just hanging out in cities & towns, forget it. What a useless app, and an incredible assumption on the developer’s part to assume that cameras are only used near internet access. I’m extremely disappointed & frustrated—and stuck in the middle of a month-long holiday I thought was going to be so easy. Should have stuck with Samsung—which has long had the vocal “shoot” command.
Developer Response ,
I apologize that an internet connection is required. The Siri API that Apple provides uses network requests to process the speech recognition. There are alternatives but they aren’t as robust or reliable. The vast majority of speech recognition APIs and services rely on network requests to process the speech recognition.
Hopefully Apple provides an API for speech recognition without using network requests. The app size would be much larger to make that possible as you would need to store local dictionary files to process against. I’ve considered this and researched alternatives but they aren’t as good.
If you like the app except for this networking constraint please revise your review. This app has been developed and maintained by one person - I think you should consider that and realize that A LOT of effort went into this for it to be where it is at.
Voice controlled app is a must !
Voice controlled photo is a feature that I used on my former Samsung Note 5. This app allows to use voice control on the iPhone now.
A feature Apple should have included anyway !
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.