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How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera Failed

We have listened to many reports of the error message ‘Warning: Camera Failed’. That is occurring on Android devices, and it seems to happen most often to Samsung owners. The good news is that while it’s annoying, it’s likely a software problem instead of a fault with your camera. Here’s how you can fix ‘camera failed’ on Samsung Galaxy devices. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Fix Galaxy S7 Camera Failed – Samsung. Let’s begin!

The steps detailed below are not difficult or time-consuming, but you should make sure that your device has a decent charge in its battery before you do them. If the battery level is too low, the camera often won’t work, so it’s worth ruling that out before you start trying anything else. In most cases, these solutions won’t involve losing any photos or data from your device, but we recommend backing up anything you do not want to lose, especially if it gets to the point where you need to perform a factory reset.

How to Fix Galaxy Note 10 or note 10+ Camera Failed

Even the latest iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Note flagships are not immune to this error, made all the more frustrating by the fact that the Galaxy S10 and S10+ have fantastic (and expensive) camera equipment. First things first. Try to simply restart your phone and then making sure your apps are up to date by opening the Google Play store and checking My apps & games. If that does not work, then you should try the following:

Force Stop Camera

  • Open Settings>Apps
  • Find and tap on the Camera app
  • Tap Force stop
  • Then try to reopen the app and see if you are still getting the same problem

Reset app preferences

  • Open Settings>Apps
  • Select More in the upper right part
  • Then select Reset app preferences
  • Restart your device
  • If the problem if being caused by a default Application, this should solve it

Samsung Galaxy S10 OR S10+ Camera Failed | How to Fix Galaxy S7 Camera Failed – Samsung

Unfortunately, the same goes for the 2019 Galaxy S Series smartphones as well. Luckily the Galaxy S line and the Galaxy Note like are becoming increasingly similar. So the method for fixing this problem is exactly the same on both devices.

If neither of these solutions works, you should continue down this list and try the solutions for the older devices, start with the S9 and S9+. The wording on the menu might be ever-so-slightly different, but the options will remain the same.

Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ Camera Failed

If you are currently using one of the third-latest Samsung Galaxy S9 series smartphones, it is worth checking that all of your applications are up to date. In case if it does not work, try resetting your S9 or S9+. If that does not work, then follow the list of instructions below.

Clear camera app cache

  • Open Settings>Apps 
  • Find and tap on the Camera app
  • Then tap on Storage
  • Select Clear cache

Clear camera app data

  • Open Settings>Apps 
  • Find and tap on the Camera app
  • Then tap on Storage
  • Select Clear data

Boot into safe mode

Sometimes a third-party camera application can also cause issues with the default camera app. Booting into safe mode (that disables 3rd party software) is the best way to identify if the issue is caused by a third-party camera app. You can then uninstall the problem application to solve the issue.

  • Power off the device completely.
  • Press and hold until the logo appears
  • Once the logo appears to release the power button and the press and hold the volume down button
  • Then release the button when safe mode appears at the bottom of your device screen

Clear system cache

  • Power off the device
  • Press and then hold volume up button, Bixby button and power button
  • When the screen with No commands message shows up then you gotta tap on the screen
  • Use volume keys to highlight remove cache partition and use the power button to select it
  • Select yes to confirm

Factory Reset

The factory reset also involves returning the device to its default software. That will remove all your data and files, so make sure you have backed up before trying this.

  • Power off the device
  • Then press and hold volume up button, Bixby button and power button
  • When the screen with No commands message shows up then click on the screen
  • Use volume keys to highlight wipe data or factory reset and use the power button to select it
  • Select yes to confirm

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Camera Failed

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a close relative of its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, so first, you should also try the steps for the S7 to see if they resolve the camera failure issue. If this does not work, there are many additional methods that you can try to fix this problem on the Galaxy S8 Plus:

Sometimes the outdated apps can cause this issue. Make sure all the apps on your device are updated. Go to Google Play store and open ‘My apps & games’ to check what apps are updated and which should be updated. After the update, the apps, check if the camera issue is resolved or not.

Boot the Galaxy S8 into a safe mode. First, turn off the device completely. Next, hold down the power button until the Samsung logo appears on the screen. Then you have to hold the volume button until the phone completes restarting and ‘safe mode’ appears on the left bottom corner of the screen. If the ‘Camera Failed’ error does not occur in safe mode, then some third-party app is the reason of the issue. Uninstall applications one by one until you figure out the one responsible, starting with those installed just before the camera failure started.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Camera Failed

Try all of these steps in order, So, one of them fixes your phone’s camera issue:

  • Restart the phone.
  • If restarting does not work, clear the cache and data of the camera app by Settings > Applications > Application manager > Camera app. Then click Force Stop, and go to the Storage menu, where you can select Clear Data and Clear Cache.
  • If clearing your camera app data and cache did not work, wipe your cache partition. Turn the phone off, press the Power, Home, and then Volume Up buttons together and hold it until you see the Samsung logo pop up on the screen and the phone goes to its recovery mode. Use the Volume down button in order to scroll to Wipe Cache Partition and then press the Power button to begin. When you do that, restart your phone.
  • If all of that does not work, the problem likely has to do with Smart Stay. Some users have also reported that there seems to be a software error when the rear camera starts up, but only when this function is on, likely because Smart Stay is already using the front camera to detect when you are looking at the screen so it stays on. Go to your phone’s display settings menu and then turn off Smart Stay to fix the issue temporarily. The long term fix actually for this, according to Samsung, is to make sure your phone’s software is up to date since the software issue has already been fixed in one of the updates.

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Camera Failed | galaxy s7 camera failed

Reports of ‘camera failed’ errors on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are very rare. But some users do experience them. In most cases, the problem appears to be a third-party app that’s messed things up, so booting into safe mode is the way to test that:

  • Turn off your phone
  • Press and then hold the Power key and, when the Samsung logo appears. Release it and hold the Volume Down button instead.
  • Your phone will now restart in safe mode.

If the camera works in this mode, then you do not have a hardware or firmware problem. Unfortunately, if it does not work in safe mode, then you might. Do not go rushing to your retailer just yet, though: try the steps detailed above first. In many cases, a factory reset can give your device the kick it needs to sort out the camera problem.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Camera Failed | galaxy s7 camera failed

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5, we have good news and bad news about this one. The good news is that there’s a very huge chance of the camera failed error has the same cause and solution(s) because it does for the S3 and S4. The bad news is that there’s a little chance that your device may actually have a hardware fault. a limited number of S5 devices actually suffer from faulty cameras.

The first thing to do is to follow the steps detailed above, but if none of them work, then you may need to talk to your retailer, carrier, or Samsung itself. It actually depends on who you bought the S5 from.

Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera Failed | galaxy s7 camera failed

In most cases, the ‘camera failed’ error occurs because the Camera app has got itself into a bit of a mess. You can mostly solve that with a fairly simple bit of housekeeping.

  • Go to Settings > Applications Manager and then swipe left for All Applications.
  • Go down to the Camera app and tap on it.
  • Now click on Force Stop, then Clear Cache, then Clear Data.
  • Don’t worry: this won’t delete any of your photographs, but it will delete your camera’s settings so you will need to set those again.
  • Reboot your phone and see if that worked.

If it did not, step two is to clear the cache partition. To do that:

  • Turn off your phone and then press and hold Volume Up, Power and Home button.
  • When the phone vibrates, leave the Power but keep the other two buttons pressed.
  • When you see the Android Recovery screen, navigate to erase Cache Partition using the volume down key and use Power to select it.
  • This will not delete your data but it should reset the app’s cache, that should solve the problem.

Nothing? Time for the nuclear option: a factory reset. Make sure you make backups of anything you need first, as this will return your phone to factory-fresh condition without any of your stuff on it.


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