How to Use Layar
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of devices can use Layar?
The proper use of Layar requires a device with a camera, GPS, compass, accelerometer and an active WiFi or mobile Internet connection. Supported devices include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S (running iOS 4.0 or later) and Android devices (running v2.2 or later).
Does Layar work on the iPad 2 or other tablets?
Tablet devices like the iPad 2 (3G only) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab (as well as other Android tablets) will run a scaled-up version of Layar. A native tablet version of Layar is not currently available.
Do I need an account to use Layar?
An account is not necessary to use Layar, but creating an account allows you to manage your favorite layers and share layers and screenshots with your social networks. Not sure how to create an account? Click here.
Common Layar Issues
I found an error in one of the layers!
Layar is an open platform for third-party content, and we are unable to make changes to individual layers. If you discover errors or bugs within a specific layer, please contact the developer directly. You can find this information in the layer's description.
My Android phone crashes after updating Layar, or fails to download Layar properly.
Problems of this sort can often be solved clearing your Android device's app data and cache. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Layar and hit "Clear Data." If you experience further issues with the Android Market, consult this list of common errors and fixes.
My iPhone isn’t showing content in any of the layers I try.
Not all layers contain data in all locations. If you are certain that a layer is failing to display content in your area, try logging out and logging back in.
For a complete list of FAQs, please visit the Layar Support environment.