Fixed Samsung Galaxy "Camera Failed" Error

Summary: I have found that many users are reporting the error message “Warning: Camera Failed” occurring on Android devices. And most of the reports are coming from Samsung Galaxy smartphone users. So, in this post I have decided to provide several solutions on how to fix Samsung Galaxy “Warning: Camera Failed” error message. Just go through the post.

Samsung Galaxy devices are one of the most popular and best Android smartphones available in the market and their users are always satisfied with their features.

But we have found that there are many Samsung users are complaining about Samsung camera failed error while they were using camera app on the phone.

We have discovered that it throw the error message as follow – “Warning: Camera Failed”, only with one option to tap on “OK” button. But once you click on OK button, the app shut down and your Samsung camera fails.

Real User Example Facing Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy Device

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 “Warning: Camera Failed” error

I keep on getting the “Warning: Camera Failed” error message on my SGS7 when I try to use the default camera app. Does anybody know how to fix it?

                                                     – Original Post from Android Authority Forums

Though this is very annoying situation, but fortunately it is likely a software problem and not a camera fault and the good news is that you can fix camera failed error on your Samsung devices by yourself, just by following the below mentioned solutions.

But before that let us know why Samsung device throw “Camera failed” error message.

Reasons: Why Samsung Device Throw “Camera Failed” Error

So, what makes your Samsung Galaxy phone to display camera failed error message? Well, below find out the reasons:

  • May be you have updated your OS version. Updating OS version may have certain bugs not allowing camera app to function normally. Or your update is interrupted and not downloaded completely hence there are chances some app may not work properly.
  • May be you have not cleared the cache and data of the Camera App from longer period of time and this is creating problem in normal functioning of camera.
  • There are chances that your internal storage memory has been cluttered with other apps and data and no space has left for the camera app to work properly and save its data.
  • If there is any change in the system settings or device’s internal settings then you might get camera failed error message on Android device.
  • Sometimes you may get camera failed error messages on Android, when you do not update the Camera App whenever it is available or when you do lots f changes in camera settings.

These are some common reasons but there could more other several reasons that could throw “Warning: camera failed” error message.

However, the basic solutions to fix this problem are “restart camera app” or “restart Samsung Galaxy device”. But, when this two solution fails then you must try the below mentioned solutions.

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Solutions To Fix “Camera Failed” Error On Samsung Galaxy Devices

Now, let us move on how to troubleshoot camera failed error on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.

Note: The below mentioned solutions to fix “Warning: Camera Failed” error applied to all Samsung Galaxy Phones such as Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, S6/S6 Edge, S5/S4/S3/S2, J2, Grand Prime Duos/Grand Prime, Core 2, etc.

Solution 1: Clear Data and Clear Cache of Camera App

Do you know that it is important to clear cache and clear data of camera app in regular basis, so that it can work smoothly. Though clearing data and cache will delete the unwanted data saved in the respect of the camera – but it doesn’t mean it will delete your saved photos and videos.

Just follow the steps below on how to clear cache and data of the camera App.

  • Open “Settings” on your Samsung Galaxy and tap on “Apps” or “Application Manager


  • Now look for “Camera App” and tap on it.


  • You can see the Camera info. Now tap on “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data”.


Now go back to Home Screen and launch camera again. May be this time you will not get camera failed error.

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Solution 2: Reset Camera Settings

This solution of resetting the camera settings has solved the issue 8 out of 10 times, hence it is a worth to try.

Below find out the steps how to reset camera settings:

  • Open Camera on your Samsung device.


  • Now go to Camera “Settings” by simply tapping on circular gear like icon.


  • Find “Reset Settings” option and click on it.


After resetting the camera settings, go back to Home Screen and launch the Camera and see if problem is solved or not.

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Solution 3: Uninstall Recently Installed Third Party Apps

Sometimes, we get error message camera failed after installing any third party app. So, if your Samsung device display camera failed error after installing any third party apps, then you must uninstall those recently installed third-party apps to fix camera failed error on Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

Beside this you can also uninstall unused or unwanted apps from your phone to free up some internal storage space. It will hell camera app to work properly and smoothly and to save its data as well.

Below find out how to uninstall third party app:

  • Open “Settings” on your Samsung Galaxy phone and select “Apps” or “Application Manager”.
  • Now you can see the list of installed apps on your Samsung phone.


  • Now select the third party app that you want to uninstall and tap on it. The app screen info will appear. Simply tap on “Uninstall” option and again tap on “Uninstall” on the pop-up message.


The selected app will get uninstalled immediately from your phone and its icon will get removed from the Home Screen and you will also see that there is the increase in the internal memory of your device.

Now open camera on your Samsung smartphone and see problem is fixed or not.

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Solution 4: Wipe Cache Partition

This solution for fixing camera error failed on Samsung Galaxy looks complicated and time consuming and you may also lose data and other settings.

But let me tell you that wiping the cache partition only clean your device internally and prevent any unwanted and issue making elements from the device.

Below follow the steps by step guide on how to wipe cache partition:

  • Switch Off your Samsung Galaxy device.


  • Now press and hold Power Button + Volume Up Button + Home Button altogether. Now your device will vibrate – and as it vibrate release the Power Button only.


  • After this “Recovery Screen” will appear – and as it appear release all buttons. Now with the use of Volume Down button scroll down to “Wipe Cache Partition”.


  • Now select the “Wipe Cache Partition” option by using the Power button and wait for process to get completed. Once, the process completes, tap on “Reboot System Now” and then your phone will restart as normal.


You can now open camera to see if problem still persist or it is gone.

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Solution 5: Factory Reset Your Samsung Galaxy Device

This is the last solution and I would recommend you to apply this solution only if none of the above solutions has helped you to fix – “Warning: Camera Failed” error on Samsung device.

It is because this solution of factory reset will erase every single data stored on your phone. Hence, it is advised that you must backup and restore Samsung Galaxy data before you perform the factory reset process.

Below find out the steps how to factory reset Samsung Galaxy device:

  • Open “Settings” on your Samsung Galaxy Phone.


  • Now select “Backup and Reset” option and proceed further.


  • After this tap on “Factory data reset” and then tap on “Reset Device”.


  • At last, you have to click on “Erase everything” and wait for the device to reboot itself.


Important Note: After successful factory reset your phone will come back to the state as it was when you have purchased it. You have to enter all details once again to use it. Also all data, Apps and information will be gone.

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However, this is not a big deal if you have already kept the backup of your data stored in your Samsung Device. However, if you have not kept backup, then you can always use Android Data Recovery Tool to retrieve lost data after factory reset. It will help you to recover erased data like contacts, photos, videos, call logs, whatsapp messages, text messages, documents, audio files, voice memo, call recording and much more.

Steps to Get Back Lost Data After Factory Reset

Step 1: Connect Your Android device

First install Android Data Recovery on your computer and run it. Connect your android device and select 'Recover' among all the options. You can take help of a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer.

Note: Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on your Android device.

Step 2: Choose file types to Scan

After establishing connection between your phone and computer, this tool will show all the data types it supports to restore.

In this window you will see that all the file types are checked by default. Choose the type of data that you'd like to restore. And after it click 'Next' to continue the data recovery process.

Step 3: Scan your device to find the lost data on it

There are two scanning modes are available first is “Scan for deleted files” and the second one is “Scan for all files”. Read the given description below the both options and select one from 'Scan for deleted files' and 'Scan for all files' according to your requirement.

And then click on 'Next' to initiate the analyzing and scanning your device.

After that, this android data recovery tool will scan the Android phone completely to restore deleted data. This process will take a few minutes. Just be patient.

Step 4: Preview and recover deleted data on Android devices

After the completion of the scanning process, you can preview the recoverable files one by one. Check the items that you want back and click on 'Recover' to save them all on your computer.


Let me tell you that “Warning: Camera Failed” error is not an unusual error. There are many users encountering this problem on daily basis. But you do not need to worry about it. All you have to do is to just follow the solutions and steps very carefully mentioned above and fix your camera error by yourself.

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