About About Your Vehicle’s Camera App

If equipped, the available CAMERA app allows you to select multiple camera views designed to show the area in front of, behind and around your vehicle. Available camera views may vary, depending on your vehicle.


What is the CAMERA App?

Your vehicle’s available CAMERA app lets you select multiple camera views that can help make you more aware of the area around your vehicle. The actual camera views you can select may vary, depending on your vehicle.


How Do I Access the CAMERA App?

Press the CAMERA icon on your infotainment display to access the CAMERA app. When you enter the app, you may see the following, depending on your vehicle:

 

  • Icons representing different views along the left or along the bottom of the screen.
  • A camera view displayed in the middle.
  • If your vehicle is equipped with available Surround View and you’ve enabled that feature, you may see an overhead Surround View/Overhead/Top-Down View of your vehicle on the right or left side of the screen (if enabled, this view will consistently display when you’re parked or driving at low speeds).
    • Surround View uses cameras mounted on the outside rearview mirrors. If you open a vehicle door while this view is displayed, you’ll notice a blank field on the overhead view where that camera view would normally be.

What Camera Views Can I Select?

Here are the camera views you can select, depending on your vehicle’s equipment. The names of views listed here may vary, depending on your vehicle.


Front Camera Views

  • Front View/Front Standard View: Shows the area directly in front of your vehicle.
  • Front Wide View/Front Junction View: Shows a wide-angle, cross-traffic view of the area directly in front of your vehicle.
  • Front Overhead View/Top-Down View: Shows a top-down view of the area directly in front of your vehicle.
  • Front Side View/Side Forward View: Shows the areas directly beside the front of your vehicle.

Rear Camera Views

  • Rear View/Rear Standard View: Shows the area directly behind your vehicle.
    • When in Rear View/Rear Standard View, you can enable two sets of guidelines with the guideline button on your display — one set of guidelines that tracks the path of your vehicle, and Hitch Guidance guidelines that can help you line up a trailer hitch.
  • Rear Wide View/Rear Junction View: Shows a wide-angle, cross-traffic view of the area directly behind your vehicle.
  • Rear Overhead View/Top-Down View: Shows a top-down view of the area directly behind your vehicle.
  • Rear Side View/Rearward View: Shows the areas directly beside the rear of your vehicle.

Available Trailering Camera View

Depending on your vehicle’s equipment, you can select Trailer Hitch View.

 

  • Trailer Hitch View
    • Trailer Hitch View shows a zoomed-in view of the vehicle hitch and trailer coupler to help make trailer hitching easier.
    • When this view is active, your vehicle may automatically apply the Electric Parking Brake upon shifting into PARK to help avoid unintentional rolling.

 

Note: Trailering views for trucks and full-size SUVs are covered in a separate article.



Related Links and Resources


Q&As

Can I use the CAMERA app while driving?

Yes. However, on older vehicles, you can only display some views while driving, such as Trailer Hitch View and Rear Standard View, and only for a short time.  

Why does the CAMERA app show a vehicle that’s a different color from mine?

The vehicle displayed in the CAMERA app will always be a default color that may vary by model. However, the camera will display objects such as trailers on-screen in their true color.

Why does Surround View/Top-Down View display a black field when I open a door?

Surround View/Top-Down View uses cameras mounted on the outside rearview mirrors to show the sides of the vehicle. Surround View/Top-Down View will display a black field around that area when the door is open.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.

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  • Suburban 2010-2021  
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  • Tahoe Hybrid 2010-2013 
  • Trailblazer 2021  
  • Traverse 2010-2021  
  • Trax 2010-2021  
  • Volt 2010-2019
  • Avalanche 2010-2013
  • Aveo 2010-2011
  • Blazer 2018-2021
  • Bolt 2016-2021
  • Camaro 2010-2021
  • Caprice 2011-2017
  • Caprice Police Sport Vehicle 2012-2016
  • Captiva Sport Fleet 2012-2016
  • City Express 2015-2018
  • Colorado 2010-2021
  • Corvette 2010-2021
  • Cruze 2010-2019
  • Cruze Limited 2016
  • Equinox 2010-2021  
  • Express Cargo 2010-2021 
  • Express Commercial Cutaway 2010-2015 
  • Express Passenger 2010-2021 
  • HHR 2010 
  • Impala 2010-2021 
  • Impala Limited 2015-2016 
  • Impala Limited Police 2015-2016 
  • Impala Police 2010-2012 
  • Low Cab Forward 2019 
  • Malibu 2010-2021  
  • Silverado 1500/2500HD/3500HD 2010-2021  
  • Silverado 1500 custom Max Tow 2019
  • Silverado 1500 LD 2019 
  • Silverado 3500 Chassis Cab 2019 
  • Sonic 2011-2020  
  • Spark 2010-2021  
  • Spark EV 2014-2016 
  • SS 2013-2017  
  • Suburban 2010-2021  
  • Tahoe 2010-2021  
  • Tahoe Hybrid 2010-2013 
  • Trailblazer 2021  
  • Traverse 2010-2021  
  • Trax 2010-2021  
  • Volt 2010-2019
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