How to Fix the “Camera Failed" Issue on Samsung Devices

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Although Samsung devices can be some of the most reliable Android devices in the market, they are not without their problems. One of the most common problems with Samsung devices is camera related problems, specifically, the "camera failed" issue. This problem often appears as an orange error that pops up on the screen followed by a message saying Warning: "Camera Failed."

Since this error can prevent you from using your camera, it is generally a problematic one. If you are experiencing this error however, this article will provide several solutions that you can use to fix this problem.


What Causes the Samsung "Camera Failed" Error

There are several reasons why your device could be experiencing the "Camera Failed" error. Some of the most common include the following:

  • The problem can occur if you have recently updated the operating system and the update was recently updated or the download didn't complete resulting in several issues that can affect some apps on the device.

  • Your device could also have insufficient storage space. Without adequate storage, the camera app may be unable to save its data and therefore malfunction.

  • Failing to clear the app's cache and data could also cause the app to be too bogged down with -irrelevant data, thereby affecting its functionality.

  • A fundamental change in the system settings or a significant change in the camera's settings can also cause the app to malfunction.

How to Fix "Camera Failed" Errors in Samsung Galaxy Camera

There are several effective ways to fix the "Camera Failed" issue on Samsung Galaxy devices. The most effective solutions include the following:

Method 1: Do A Force-quittingof the Camera App

Force-quitting the camera app of Samsung can eliminate some of the errors or bugs that could be causing the app to behave abnormally. Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > App > Application manager.

  • Step 2: Locate the camera app, tap on it and then tap "Force Stop".


Method 2: Clear the Camera App Cache and Data

Clearing the cache and app data on the device may clear out the unwanted data that could be causing your Samsung camera app showed "Camera Failed". Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Apps > Device Maintenance.

  • Step 2: Tap on "Storage" and in the menu that appears, tap on "Clear Data" or "Clean Now" .

  • Step 3: When the data is cleared, restart the camera app and try to use it again.


Method 3: Check the Camera App on Safe Mode

You can try to use the camera while the device is in safe mode. This is a great way to check if some apps may be interfering with the camera's functionality. Here's how to do it:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the power button until the device's power off menu appears on the screen. Tap and hold the "Power off" option until you see "Safe Mode".

  • Step 2: Tap on "Safe Mode" and your device will restart in safe mode.

  • Step 3: While in "Safe Mode" open the camera app to see if it is working correctly. If the camera app works in safe mode, then the problem could be a third-party app that is conflicting with the camera app and causing the problem. Try removing all third-party apps that you installed on the device before the problem started. You may need to restart the device after each uninstallation to completely remove the app.


Method 4: Fix Samsung Galaxy "Camera Failed" in One Click

The "Camera Failed" issue in Samsung Galaxy devices is often a software issue. Therefore, the best way to eliminate the problem is to use an Android repair tool that can get deep into the device's settings and eliminate the bugs causing the issue. The best program for this task is iMyFone Fixppo for Android, an android system repair tool that is designed to fix any issue the device may be experiencing. The program is as effective as it easy to use and supports all Android devices. Some of its most useful features include the following:

  • It utilizes the most advanced technology to fix all Android issues including an Android stuck on the black/white screen, an Android device that won't turn on/off, an Android device that won't update, and an Android device that keeps restarting among many other common issues.

  • It supports all Samsung Galaxy devices including the Samsung Galaxy S10 as well as all versions of the Android OS including the new Android 9.0 pie.

  • In a few simple clicks, you can easily solve any problem with the Android device and its simple user interface make it an easy tool to use even for beginners.

  • It is a trusted program with favorable reviews from some of the top online technology blogs including PCWorld, MacWorld, Cnet, Techradar and Engadget.


To use Fixppo for Android to fix the "camera failed" error on your Samsung device, install it on your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Launch Fixppo for Android on your computer and then click on "Start". Enter the device's details as requested and then click on "Download Firmware" to allow the program to automatically download and extract the firmware for your device.


Step 2: Connect the Android device to the computer and put it in download mode. Fixppo for Android will show you the procedure to put your device in download mode. At this point, it is also very important to ensure the information you provided about the device is correct to avoid problems with the device during and after the process.



Step 3: As soon as the device is in download mode, Fixppo for Android will immediately begin fixing the device. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete. Once the process is complete, the device will restart. Check to see if the problem has been fixed.


Method 5: Install the Latest Updates

Running a device on an outdated version of Android OS could also be causing the issue. Here's how to install the latest updates on your device and hopefully fix this issue:

  • Step 1: Go to "Settings > System Updates and then tap on "Download updates manually" to allow the system to check for any available updates.

  • Step 2: If updates are available, install them on to your device. You may also want to make sure that all your apps are also updated.


Method 6: Do A Factory Reset

If all the above solutions don't work, it is time to consider a factory reset. This method will erase all the data on your device. To factory reset the device, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Go to Settings > Backup and Reset > Factory Reset Data.

  • Step 2: Tap on "Reset Device" and then "Erase Everything".

  • Step 3: Wait for the device to restart and then try to use the camera app again.


The above solutions can help you fix the "camera failed" issue on any Samsung device. We recommend that you attempt each solution fully and only move on to the next one if it doesn't work.


By  Miller Walton , to Android Issues

Posted on Aug 23, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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