Fyuse for Android

Fyuse for Android FAQ

This list of Frequently Asked Questions is tailored towards users of Fyuse for Android. For other questions, please see the General FAQ.

Q: The Google Play Store says my device is incompatible, why is that? 
A: The Fyuse app has the following requirements: 

  1. Device must be running Android version 4.4 and above
  2. It must have at least one camera
  3. For Recording a fyuse: 
    • At least one camera supporting 720p recording or higher
    • Gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer

Q: How do I know if my device meets the minimum Android version listed above? 
A: On your device, go to Settings (usually by swiping down from the top of the screen) > Advanced Settings (often a gear icon) > About Phone > Android Version. 

Q: How do I know if my device has the required sensors for recording? 
A: Please download an application like SensorBox and verify that your device has a gyroscope (orientation sensor), accelerometer, and a gravity (magnetometer sensor).

The most common cause for device incompatibility is the lack of a gyroscope, as seen in the picture here. 

Q: How do I export a fyuse to my Gallery? 
A: When viewing a post Fyuse either in the Feed or elsewhere in the app, tap the action icon (●●●) in the bottom right corner of that post and select “Export to Gallery.” The Fyuse will be exported as a short looping video which can then be posted to the social network of your choice. The posts will be located in a directory called Fyuse inside your media Gallery. 

Q: Why is there no front-facing (selfie) camera option for recording?
A: In the Camera mode, if there is no icon for switching to the front-facing camera, that means that your device's front-facing camera does not meet the minimum requirements for recording a fyuse. The camera switch button is automatically disabled if the camera does not meet the specifications. 

Q: The camera preview of the front-facing (selfie) camera appears upside-down. How do I fix this?
A: This issue has most commonly been reported on the Nexus 6, however, it has been noticed on a few other devices as well. The problem is not specific to Fyuse and can appear in other apps such as Google Hangouts, the camera app, and others. A proposed solution which has been shown to work is to perform a Factory Reset of the device. For more information, please see: