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How to Fix "Warning. Camera Failed" Error Message on Samsung Galaxy?


If you are using Samsung Galaxy phone, such as Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, S8 or previous model, you may face camera failed issue on the smartphone. That's to say, when you try to open camera on your Samsung phone, here is a pop-up appearing on screen, describes as "Warning: Camera Failed". Once you click on "OK", the camera app will shut down. And when you try to start the camera again, you may encounter with the same problem again. It would be troublesome and makes it unable for you to take photos and videos.

In this article, we will provide you with different solutions to fix the camera failed error on Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/S5, Grand Prime and other variants according to different situations:

Part 1: How to Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy When Camera is Opened
Part 2: How to Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy When Taking Photos

Part 1: How to Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy When Camera is Opened

If you get the "Warning: Camera Failed" message on Samsung Galaxy phone when you open the camera app on the device, it means there is hardware device or software services fails to boot up with the Camera app. To fix the camera failed issue under this situation, you can try the following things:

Solution 1: Restart Your Samsung Galaxy

First of all, you can try to restart your Samsung Galaxy phone. Generally speaking, camera failed issue can be solved after a restart. If your Samsung phone has removable battery, you can also try to remove the battery from the phone, wait a minute and then reinsert it in. After that, you can check if the camera is working. You can also take out the SD card from your Samsung phone and remount it and then you can check whether the camera is working now.

restart samsung

If none of the above tips fix the issue, you can try the other solutions in the below:

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Solution 2: Clear Cache & Data of Camera App

Clearing cache and data of camera app on your Samsung Galaxy phone is an efficient way to fix camera failed issue. It will delete all the temporary files, settings, preferences and etc. but won't delete any photos.

1. Turn on your Samsung phone and choose "Settings".

2. Scroll down to choose "Apps" > "Camera" app > Storage > Clear Data > Clear Cache.

3. Go back to home screen and open the camera app again to check if it works now. If not, you should move to the next solution.

clear cache data

Solution 3: Take Photos in Safe Mode

If camera app on your Samsung Galaxy conflicts with third-party apps, the camera failed error would happen. So, you can boot your Samsung Galaxy phone into Safe Mode, so as to check it the problem is on third-party apps. Safe Mode will disable all third-party apps on your Samsung phone.

1. Press and hold the Power key to turn off your Samsung Galaxy.

2. When the SAMSUNG logo appears on the screen, you just release the Power key and press the volume down key until the device reboots.

3. Then, the Safe Mode will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen, which means your device now is in Safe Mode.

safe mode

Now, you can open the Camera app and take a photo. If you can do them normally, you need to find the troublesome app and uninstall it. If the camera failed error still here, you have to try the last method:

Solution 4: Factory Reset Your Samsung Galaxy

Factory reset is the last resort if all solutions above are useless. Factory reset your Samsung phone will erase all data and settings on the device, therefore, we suggest you learn how to backup and restore phone data beforehand. You can do the factory reset operation for Samsung Galaxy in recovery mode:

1. Press and hold the Volume Up+Bixby+Power keys at the same time.

2. When Samsung logo appears on the screen, release the keys.

3. Use the Volume down key to highlight the option of "wipe data/factory reset" and use Power button to choose it.

4. When the factory reset is complete, you should choose "Reboot system now" to exit Recovery Mode.

factory reset

Part 2: How to Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy When Taking Photos

If the camera failed error occurs when you tap the capture button, the problem is likely triggered by one of the apps/services in your Samsung phone. To fix camera failed error on Samsung Galaxy when taking photos, you should follow the methods:

Solution 1: Uninstall Third-party Camera Apps

If you recently installed a third-party app, especially a camera app, the app could be the archcriminal. Just try to uninstall the app from your phone and start the Camera app again, to see if the error disappears. Or, you can directly follow the operations on the solution 3 above to boot your phone in Safe Mode to disable third-party apps directly.

1. Turn on your Samsung Galaxy and tap on Settings > App/Application Manager.

2. Search and find the app you want to uninstall. Tap on it and click "Uninstall" to delete it from your device.

uninstall apps

If the camera failed error disappears, the problem is on the app you just uninstalled. If the error still shows up, you can continue to try the solution in the below.

Solution 2: Clean Cache Partition

If the camera failed error is caused by corrupted cached data, cleaning cache partition is a good choice to fix the error. It will wipe out system cached data and won't delete any of your data.

If your Android phone is crashed and cannot turn on, you can change to do the steps as below to boot your Android device into the Recovery Mode:

1. Power off your Samsung Galaxy phone.

2. Press the volume up + Bixby (Home in S8/S8 Plus) + power buttons together until a screen pops up on the phone, with multiple options for you to choose. That means you are in the Recovery Mode now.

2. Use the volume up key to highlight the "Wipe cache partition" option and press power button to confirm.

3. After clearing the cached data, you can select "Reboot System" button to exit Recovery Mode.

wipe cache partition

Solution 3: Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy

If all the solutions above are useless, you have to do the last choice: factory reset your Samsung Galaxy. Just move up to the solution 4 in the part 1 to learn the detailed steps.

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