Export/Import Settings: .XML Configs

Some Google Camera versions support export/import of .xml files, allowing users to quickly load the best settings for their phone.

Config files are stored in the /GCam/Configs/ directory, with /GCam/ being next to the DCIM, Downloads, etc, folders (see image below).

This folder needs to be created manually using a file manager (no root needed) or automatically by exporting/saving your config (use the option in settings menu). Config files use the .xml extension.



To import a config file from another user, move it to /GCam/Configs/, open Google Camera, double click the dark area around the capture button, select the config, and then click on "restore".

Import Settings


To backup your settings, use the option available in the settings menu. Your configuration will be saved in the default /GCam/Configs/ folder (eg: /GCam/Configs/config-name.xml). This file can be used on another GCam version that supports this feature or shared with other users.

Export Settings

Use cases:

This can be used for a few things. For example: