On the Internet, many users write about the problems in the operation of their smartphones produced by Samsung. Like many other Android devices, they regularly face a camera failure. Fortunately, this is usually a software problem that can be solved without a replacement or repair of the smartphone. Next, you will learn how to solve the problem with the Samsung Galaxy.
These methods are not particularly complex and do not require much time. You must make sure that your smartphone is charged. In general, you will not find the loss of photos and other data, but only in case you can make a backup, especially if you need to reset the device configuration to factory settings.
How to solve Camera problem in the Galaxy S8 / S8 +
Sometimes, the cause of the camera failure may be outdated. Make sure all the programs are updated to the latest version. To do so, open the Google Play store in the menu with three vertical bars in the upper left corner, go to “My apps and games” and look for updates. If so, click on the “Update all” button. After that, check the operation of the camera.
Download Galaxy S8 in safe mode. To do this, first turn off the machine. After pressing the power button, the Samsung logo appears on the screen. Then, hold the volume control until the smartphone starts in safe mode, since it will be recorded in the lower left corner of the screen. If in this mode there are no errors in the camera, one of the applications installed on the smartphone may be the culprit. Remove them one at a time and verify the functionality of the camera.
How to solve camera problem on the Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
Reboot your smartphone.
If this does not help, clear the cache and data of the camera application. Go to Settings> Applications> Application manager> Camera . Click “Forced Stop” , go to the “Storage” section and click the “Clear Data” and “Clear Cache” buttons .
If this does not work, clear the cache partition. Turn off the smartphone, press simultaneously the power buttons, Home and volume control up, hold until the Samsung logo appears. The device will boot in recovery mode, use the volume control to highlight the Wipe Cache Partitioncommand and press the power button to activate the command. When finished, restart your smartphone.
If this does not work, the problem may be in the Smart Stay . Some users report a software error when starting the rear camera, but only when this feature is enabled. The reason may be that Smart Stay is already using the front camera to detect whether you are looking at the screen or not. Open the screen settings and turn off Smart Stay to work around the problem. A permanent solution is to update the smartphone software, since the patch has already been released.
How to solve camera problem on the Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
On these devices, the failure of the camera is rare, but it happens. In most cases, third-party applications are to blame, so boot into safe mode, as described above.
If the camera in this mode is working properly, the problem is not in the hardware components and not in the firmware of the smartphone. If the camera does not work in safe mode, the problem may be more severe. Do not immediately rush to the store where you bought the smartphone. Try the methods described above. Sometimes it helps reset the device to the factory settings.
How to solve camera problem on the Galaxy S3 / S4
Go to Settings> Application manager> All applications> Camera .
Click “Forced Stop”, “Clear Cache”, “Clear Data”.
The photos will not be deleted, unlike the camera settings, which will have to be set again.
Reboot your smartphone and check the camera.
If this does not work, delete the cache partition.
Turn off the smartphone, and then simultaneously press and hold the volume control up, power button and Home.
When the smartphone vibrates, release the power button, hold the other two.
When you see the Android recovery screen, highlight the Wipe Cache Partition command and activate it.
Data will not be deleted, but the application cache will be reset.
If nothing has helped, you need to reset the smartphone to factory settings. Before doing this, back up all the data you need, since after the reset, the device will be as if just bought in the store.
If that did not help, try another application, like Google Camera or numerous third-party options. Read user feedback and see the average app rating.