Fix Camera Error on Android [Easy Step]


Nov. 15, 2019 18:00 / Posted by Szeki

Among the commonly raised issue affecting Android smartphones is a warning prompt saying Camera error. Instead of the usual interface you see when you take pictures or record videos, what you can see on the screen is the Camera error. In other words, you won't be able to use the camera of your phone because of this error and this has been happening to Android phones.

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The Camera error can be an app-related issue or point to a hardware problem. I have mapped out some of the most effective solutions and workarounds to refer to.

1. Reboot your Android Device

If it's the first time you encounter the camera error, you should try rebooting your phone first as this might be a result of a minor glitch on camera.

Long press the Power button for approximately 3 seconds.

Tap on Restart/Reboot.

After the reboot, open the camera to know if the problem is still happening and if it still does, try performing the Forced Reboot:

Press and hold the volume down and the power keys simultaneously for 10 seconds or more.

This will restart the phone like the normal process but which the phone's memory will be refreshed and all apps and services reloaded.

If the camera error continues after this, then try the next solution.

2. Delete the App Cache

It's important that you try doing this procedure as the camera error could be resolved by simply deleting the app cache. The thing about it is that you're not actually just deleting the cache but also replacing it with a new one that's very effective. Here's how you do it:

Go to Settings > Apps.

Tap on Camera and hit Clear Cache and Clear Data.

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Restart the device and open the camera to see whether the camera error is manifested or not.

3. Reset app Preferences

Sometimes, some of these default apps may become buggy, disabled, or disappear for whatever reason, like the Camera. To see if the camera app on your Android phone saying Camera error due to a default app, we suggest that you reset app preferences. This is how it's done:

Go to the Settings.

Open Apps/Apps manager.

Locate All Apps and tap on the menu icon on the top right corner.

Click on the Reset App Preferences.

4. Boot Phone to Safe Mode

Sometimes, third-party apps can cause conflict to other apps and thereby triggers errors like this Camera error. Try to boot your phone in Safe mode and use the camera app in safe mode. Here's how to enable safe mode on your Android phone:

Hold the power button until the shutdown menu appears.

Tap and hold the Power off option for a few seconds.

Confirm to Reboot to safe mode.

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When the phone restart, launch the camera app and try taking sample photos or record a video. If it doesn't encounter the error while in safe mode, it means a third-party app is to blame. Try to think of which from your downloaded apps is the trigger then uninstall suspected apps individually.

5. Perform a Factory Reset

This is your last resort. If none of the suggestions above helped, you should consider wiping the phone and returning its settings to defaults. However, make sure to make a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted during the process.

Bcakup Data before performing reset

FoneLab Data Android Backup & Restore would allow you to backup your data in the most trouble-free and lossless manner. It is an excellent data management tool that features a sleek interface. You can handpick the kind of data you want to backup or one-click backup all the data.

Download the program on the computer and launch it.

Select Android Data Backup & Restore.

Choose Android Data Backup & Restore

Connect your phone to the computer with the USB cable.

Choose one-click backup or selective backup.

Choose Backup Method

Choose the file type you want to backup then click Start. (You can encrypt your backup files by ticking the Encrypted Backup.

Choose Backup Content

Choose the output folder to store your files.

Choose Output Directory

Then wait for minutes till the backup procedure completed.

Begin Backup Android

After the backup, follow these steps to reset your Android phone:

Option 1 Reset from Settings Menu

Go to Settings > Personal.

Tap on Backup & reset.

Tap on Factory data reset.

Select Factory data reset, and hit Reset device.

Option 2 Reset with Hard Keys

The alternative to perform a hard reset on Android phones is by using buttons combination.

Turn the Android phone off.

Simultaneously press and hold the Volume Up and the power keys till the Android logo pops up, then let go of the buttons.

Navigate to Factoryt/Factory reset with the volume buttons and confirm with the Power key.

After the reset, the phone will reboot.

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