How To Fix Camera Failed Error On Samsung Galaxy S Devices

There are many Samsung Galaxy S users that have recently reported about the error message ‘Warning: Camera Failed’ on their devices. The good news is that though it’s annoying, it’s just a problem relating to software rather than the fault with your camera. If you are in the same difficulty, here is how to fix ‘camera failed’ on Samsung Galaxy S devices.

How To Fix Camera Failed Error On Samsung Galaxy S

Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus

For the S8/S8+ users getting the issue, you can try these methods below to fix this problem on your device:

  • The outdated apps can sometimes cause this issue. So, make sure all the apps on your phone are up to date. Simply launch Google Play store and tap on ‘My apps & games’ and check what apps should be updated. After you update the apps, check if the issue is resolved or not.
  • Boot your Galaxy S8/ S8+ into safe mode. To do this, switch off your device completely. After that, press and hold the Power button until you see the Samsung logo on the screen. Now, hold down the volume button until your phone restarts completely and the ‘safe mode’ letters will appear on the left bottom corner. If the ‘Camera Failed’ error does not happen in the safe mode, then the issue might come from the third party apps. Simply uninstall apps one by one until you see the problem disappear.

Samsung Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge

If you are having this trouble on your Galaxy S7/ S7 Edge, you should try all of these methods below until one of them can fix the camera issue:

  • Restart your phone.
  • If restarting doesn’t take effect, you should clear the cache and data of the camera app by going to Settings > Applications > Application manager > Camera. Next, tap Force Stop, and then head to Storage > Clear Data and Clear Cache.
  • If the above methods didn’t work, you should wipe cache partition. Power off your phone, and press and hold the Power + Home + Volume Up buttons together until the Samsung logo appears on the screen and your phone will boot into the recovery mode. Then, use the Volume down button to scroll to Wipe Cache Partition and use the Power button to confirm. Once  done, restart your phone.
  • If none of above methods work, the problem might come from Smart Stay. Some S7 users have reported that there was a software error when launching the rear camera, but only when this function was on, as Smart Stay is using the front camera to detect when the screen stays on. Just go to Display Settings and turn off Smart Stay feature to fix the issue.

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Samsung Galaxy S6/ S6 Edge/ S6 Edge+

Reports about the ‘camera failed’ errors on Galaxy S6 models are rare, but there are still some users to experience them. In such cases, the problem comes from a third-party app, so booting into safe mode is the best way to fix that. Power off your phone, press and hold the Power buttons when the Samsung logo appears, hold the Volume Down button and go of the Power button. Your phone will now boot into the safe mode.

If the camera works in this mode, the problem won’t relate to hardware. But if it doesn’t work in safe mode, then you might check the hardware again. In some cases, performing a factory reset can take your device out of the camera problem.

Have you faced the ‘camera fail’ error on your Android device? Was it on a Samsung or on something else? Let’s know in the comment below.

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