Google Camera 8.1 Adds ‘Storage Saver’ Mode to Help You Save Space on Your Phone

Google Camera 8.1 Adds 'Storage Saver' Mode to Help You Save Space on Your Phone
Rolled out to the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a earlier this month, Google Camera 8.1 has apparently added a ‘Storage Saver’ mode beneath the all-new ‘Storage’ part that was initially alleged to have been rolled out with GCam 8.0, however remained conspicuous by its absence. The Storage Saver possibility was initially alleged to debut as ‘Low Storage Mode’ in GCam 8.0, however is now lastly out there in model 8.1, albeit, with a modified identify.

According to XDA’s Mishaal Rahman and Android Police’s Artem Russakovskii, the characteristic is on the market in Google Camera 8.1 on at the least the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4XL. Some social media customers are claiming that it’s also out there on the Pixel 2XL, however we can’t verify that independently at this level.

According to Google, the Storage Saver mode reduces the dimensions of picture and video information to allow customers retailer extra media on their units. Turning it on, nevertheless, “may reduce image or video quality”, the corporate warned on its support pages. Interestingly, the corporate claims that the characteristic is on the market completely on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, though that doesn’t appear to be the case if Russakovskii’s put up is something to go by.

Either approach, now that it’s seemingly out there on a complete host of Pixel handsets, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see if the corporate will replace its web site or withdraw assist from older units simply to match what appears to be an out-of-date assist web page. In case you personal a Pixel system, you’ll be able to download GCam 8.1 from APKMirror and see if the brand new characteristic works in your your mannequin.

Featured Screenshot Courtesy: Mishaal Rahman

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