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How to fix 'Samsung phone Camera failed' in every Samsung Galaxy devices

Samsung phone Camera failed

Samsung phone Camera failed

Samsung Galaxy smartphones has an easy camera for taking  great pictures. But like all the other devices of Samsung, sometimes you may get the errors. And one of the error is Camera Failed error.

Cause of ‘Camera Failed’ Errors

This Camera Failed error does not include any kind of error code or also not any details about why the camera is not working properly, that makes troubleshooting difficult. And also it is not impossible to fix that error.

The error can be caused by the 3rd party apps that are out of date or from  SD card or mysteriously it does not recognize.

Fixed: Samsung phone Camera failed

Following are some Samsung Galaxy devices were we show you the method of how to fix the 'Camera failed' error, this method will work on almost every Samsung devices or any other Android mobile. So follow the method below to fix the Samsung phone 'Camera failed' error :-

1. Fix  the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10+

Even the latest Samsung Galaxy S flagships are not immune to this error so the 1st thing is to try simply restarting your phone and making sure your apps are up to date, Open the Google Play store and then go to My apps & games tab.

If that does not work, you can try the following method :-

Force stop the camera app

  • Open Settings on your mobile and then go the Apps
  • Find the Camera App and then click on it
  • Tap on the Force stop there
  • Now Try to reopen the app and check that if you are still getting the same error.

Reset app preferences

  • Open Settings on your mobile and then go the Apps
  • Click on More in the upper right
  • Now click Reset app preferences
  • Restart your Mobile

If this error if being caused by a default app, then this should solve it.

If the above method didn't solved the error then you should continue scrolling down this post and try the other solutions for the older devices which start with the S9 and S9+. The wording on the menu might be ever so slightly different only, but the options will remain the same.

2. Fix the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+

If you are currently using one of the 2nd latest Samsung Galaxy S series smartphones, make sure to check all of your apps are up to date. If that doesn't work, try resetting your mobile. If that doesn't work as well then follow the instructions below.

Clear camera app cache

  • Open Settings on your mobile and go to the Apps
  • Find the Camera app there and then click on it
  • Now click on Storage
  • Now click on Clear cache

Clear camera app data

  • Open the Settings on your mobile, go to the Apps.
  • Find the Camera App and then click on it
  • Now go to the Storage
  • Then click on the Clear Data

Boot into safe mode

Sometimes a 3rd party Camera app can cause issues with the default camera app, so booting into the safe mode which disables 3rd party software is the best way to identify if the issue is caused by a third-party camera app or not then you uninstall the problem app to solve the error.

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

Clear system cache

  • Power off your mobile
  • Press and hold the volume up button, Bixby button and power button
  • When the screen with No commands message shows up tap on the screen
  • Use volume keys to highlight the wipe cache partition and then use power button to select it
  • Select yes to confirm
  • Factory reset it.

Note: The factory reset involves returning the device to its default software, it will remove all your data and files, so make sure that you've backed up before trying this.

3. Fix the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+

There are the following additional methods that you can try to fix this Camera problem on the Galaxy S8 Mobile:

Sometimes outdated apps can cause this issue, so ensure all the apps on your device are updated. To update to latest version the go to Google Play store and open ‘My apps and games’ to check which should be updated. After updating the apps, check if the camera error is resolved.

Boot your Galaxy S8 into safe mode. 1st turn off the device completely. Next, hold down the power button until the Samsung logo appears on screen. and then 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 it means that some third party app is causing the issue. Uninstall apps one by one until you figure out the one responsible, starting with those installed right before the camera failure started.

4. Fix  the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

If your camera failed error didn't solved yet, then you can checkout the method below to fix it.

Restart the phone.

If restarting does nott work then clear the cache and data of the camera app by go to the Settings, then Applications then Application manager and find the Camera app, Now click on the Force Stop, now go to the Storage menu where you select Clear Data and Clear Cache.

If clearing your mobile camera app data and cache did not work, then wipe your cache partition. 

To do that :- 

  • Turn the off your mobile
  • The press the Power button + Home + Volume Up buttons together and hold until you see the Samsung logo
  • Then your mobile goes to its recovery mode.
  • Use the Volume down button and scroll to Wipe Cache Partition.
  • Then press the Power button to begin. 
  • Restart your phone when its finished.

If all of that doesn't work, the problem likely has to do with Smart StayGo to your phone display settings menu and turn off Smart Stay to fix the issue temporarily.

5. Fix  the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

Some users of Samsung Galaxy s6 and s6 edge do experience them. In most cases, the problem appears to be a 3rd-party app that is messed things up, so booting into safe mode is the way to test that:

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

If the camera works in this mode then you do not have a hardware or firmware problem. But if it does not work in safe mode, also factory reset can give your mobile the kick it needs to sort out the camera error.

6. Fix  the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S5

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 then there is a very high chance the camera failed error has the same cause and solutions as it does for the S3 and S4, but there is a small chance that your device may actually have a hardware fault and  a limited number of S5 devices did suffer from faulty cameras.

So follow all the above methods to fix the camera error problem, if still didn't work then you may need to talk to your retailer depending on from whom you bought your device.

7. Fix  the Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4

If camera errors is appearing on your S3 or S4 devices the try the following steps :-

  • Go to the settings of your mobile then go to the Applications Manager
  • Then swipe left for All Apps.
  • Find the Camera app and then click on it.
  • Now Click on Force Stop and then Clear Cache and Clear Data
  • 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 mobile and then it will fix the error.

So if the above method didn't work then try the following method :-
  • Turn off your mobile and then press and hold Volume Up + Power + Home.
  • When phone vibrates then release the Power button but keep the other two buttons pressed.
  • Once you see the Android Recovery screen then navigate to Wipe Cache Partition using the volume down key and use Power to select it.

If still all the above method didn't fixed the Camera error problem then the final thing you can do is the Factory data reset, Make sure you take backups of anything you need first, as it will wipe all of your data from Internal storage.

So Now to if all of the above methods didn't work then following are the few more methods which will help you to fix the Camera failed error.

Fix Samsung Phone Camera Failed on any Samsung Smartphones

So following are the method which will work on all Samsung Smartphones devices to fix the 'camera failed' on Samsung phones.

1. Restart your Galaxy smartphone

Many Mobiles issues that cause software errors which can be fixed by rebooting your mobile. So just hold the Power button and then click on restart then check if it fixed the Camera Error if not then follow the second method below.

2. Check for system and app updates.

If your Camera App is out dated then it can cause the Camera Failed error so follow the steps below to update the App:

  • Go to Settings on your mobile and go to System Updates.
  • Click on Download Update manually.
  • If the update is available then install the update on your mobile.
Also update the Camera App from the Playstore :-
  • Open the Google Playstore on your mobile.
  • Now click on My Apps and Games.
  • Now click on Update apps.
So this may fix your Camera error problem, if still not then go to the method 3.

3. Power up in Safe Mode.

If the error is coming from the 3rd party app then you can easily fix them using the Safe mode, so follow the steps below to open the Safe Mode on your mobile :-

  • Hold the Power button until you see Power off appear on the screen.
  • Now press and hold the Power Off on your screen and then you can see the Safe mode there.
  • Now click on Safe Mode and then your mobile will restart in the Safe Mode.

Now Check that your camera is working properly, if it is working then the Camera Failed error is because of the 3rd party software.

So restart your mobile and then uninstall the recently installed or updated 3rd-party apps one at a time until the problem of the Camera disappears. You may need to restart your mobile after uninstalling the each app to ensure all parts of the app have been removed.

3rd party apps are one of the most frequent reasons that other users have found they receive the ‘Camera Failed’ error, so do not skip this step.

4. Force stop the camera and clear the storage data.

  • Open Settings on your mobile and then go the App manager.
  • Now find the Camera App and click on it.
  • Now click on Force Stop.
  • Now go back to the Settings and then Device Care.
  • In the menu that appears click on Clear Data or Clean Now to clear out your cached data.
  • Now open the Camera and see if the app is working or not.

5. Remove, then reinsert the microSD card.

Mostly the Samsung Galaxy mobiles cameras will encounter an error reading the SD card which can cause the ‘Camera Failed’ error.

This is the most successful strategies for resolving the 'Camera Failed' error on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, so follow the steps below :-

  • Power Off your Mobile.
  • Now remove the SD Card.
  • Power on your Mobile and then reinsert the SD card.
  • If prompted, Format the SD card.
Note: Reformatting a microSD card will erase all the data on the card. If you have pictures or apps on the card and  you do not want to lose, try transferring them to your computer using a Card reader or USB Cable.

6. Hard Reset

The last thing you can try is to be hard reset your mobile:

Open the Settings on your mobile.
Now Search for Reset.
Now click on Factory Data reset.

This will return your mobile to factory settings.

Note: A Factory data reset will erase all apps and data from your phone. Be sure you have a backup of any information that you do not want to lose before you begin the factory reset process.

9. Contact Support

So If none of these steps work to fix the 'Camera Failed' error for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, contact Samsung's Mobile Support team for further assistance.

So these all are the methods to fix the Samsung phone Camera failed error in Samsung devices. If you still have any question then you can ask me in the comment section below. Keep visiting for more interesting contents like this.

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