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How to Download and Take IR photos with Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

Smartphones are becoming more and more advanced day by day, and nearly every country is producing it. In the market, Xiaomi and POCOPHONE are the two top-quality smartphones that have all the necessary modern-day technologies. Though both smartphones are developed by Chinese manufacturers, both are different companies. However, due to professional level photographic tools and top-range hardware, the prices are super competitive.

Xiaomi MI 8 and POCOPHONE F1 are two smartphone models that every tech-loving person will love. Even people who don’t use Android and leans on the Apple ecosystem will love these two models because of their features. Mi8 and POCO f1 has a very interesting feature which many people might not know, both smartphones use infrared for facial recognition to unlock your device. Even more, you can take IP photos using the infrared camera.

Though the Infrared camera is exclusively used for facial recognition, you can use it to click pictures. However, you won’t get sharp and crisp images. The infrared can be used in very low light settings for better clarity. It can click pictures in dark. The technology was originally developed to unlock the devices even in dark using face unlock. Despite it was only developed to scan people’s faces. Xiaomi MI8 and  POCOPHONE F1 has also an infrared camera at the rear end of the phone.

How to Download and Take IR photos with Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

What is IR camera & How to use it?

The feature to use IR cameras and click pictures is officially hidden. When earlier the feature was introduced, there was no way to av pictures with IR. Therefore people used to install custom ROM like Lineage OS, etc. then, they download the IR Camera application from Google Play Store, and it worked. However, the solution nowadays is not that tricky, and now you can directly download the application and use it without any tweaks and configurations.

How to Download and Take IR photos with Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

The new IR camera app is compatible with MIUI 11, which is used by Xiaomi MI8 and POCOPHONE F1 as their official ROM. The steps to download and use the IR app will be mentioned below.

Step 1) First of all, you will have to visit Google Play Store to download the official IR camera. However, you can click on the link below to download it. If you don’t wanna use the link, then just type IR Camera POCO F1/ MI8, and the first app in the search result will be the app. If your device doesn’t support the application, Google will notify you.

[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joaolvcm.pocoseccamera&hl=en_US”]

Step 2) Now, you only have to open the application, and you are ready to go, there are three icons on the screen, and the shutter button is located at the bottom of the screen. You can change the camera from front to back. To click the picture, click on the Shutter icon.

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Step 3) You can change the default photo location directory, enable or disable the shutter sound, Photo Compression quality, and much more by click on the settings option.

How to Download and Take IR photos with Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8

Conclusion

It is a completely free application to use. If you have Mi8 or POCO F1, then you can directly Download and Take IR photos with Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8. You can use the application like any other camera apps. You can change the aspect ratio click the third last icon from the group.

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If you want to change the font camera to the back camera, click on the icon left beside the shutter icon. The application works perfectly fine, and only you will have to give the camera, microphone, and storage permission.

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