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Samsung Phone Camera Not Working

If your Samsung phone camera is not working, this is an annoying and frustrating problem that needs to be quickly addressed. This issue is often due to an issue with your Samsung phone’s software rather than from a problem with the phone’s camera. If your Samsung phone camera is not working, here are some troubleshooting steps to take to try to alleviate the problem.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working, make sure that your phone is fully charged. Close the background apps and Force a Restart of the phone by pressing Volume Down and the Power buttons at the same time. Then, wait for the Samsung phone to Reboot and check if the camera is working.

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Tap on Recent Apps and then hit on the Close All Apps Option. Try closing them one by one or all at the same time. Then hold down on the Volume Down Button and on the Power key for ten seconds. These steps together will cause the phone to restart.

If this does not solve the problem, try to reset the phone’s camera. Tap on and then hold down on the Camera Icon and wait for the various options to appear. Tap on App Info and then on Storage. Then press on Clear Cache. Now tap on Clear Data and then on OK. Now check again to see if the Samsung phone camera is working again.

You can also try to reboot the phone in the Safe Mode to see if the reason the Samsung phone camera is not working is due to some third-party app that is causing havoc with the phone’s camera.

Swipe down from the top to the bottom of the phone’s screen and then tap on Power. Hold down on the Power icon until you see the Safe Mode Icon appear. Tap on it and wait for your Samsung phone to Reboot.

At this point, you should be able to see a notice for Safe Mode that will be in the lower left-hand corner of the phone’s screen. Then, go ahead and launch the Samsung Phone Camera and see if it works normally.

If you get a failed camera message on your Samsung camera phone screen, try to adjust the camera’s settings. Open the Camera app and go to settings. Then go to Camera Settings. Scroll down and then go to the Reset Settings Option.

In addition, if nothing else has worked so far, you can try to wipe clean the Cache Partition. Turn your phone Off. Then press on and hold down the Volume Up Key and the Power/Bixby Button until you then see an Android Logo appearing. Now, you will see the Android Recovery Options notification.

Go ahead and use the Volume Down Key to select the option Wipe Cache Partition. Click on the Power Button again and then use the Volume Down key to go to Select. Highlight Yes and then press on the Bixby/Power button again.

Then select Reboot System Now and press on Power again.

Samsung Phone Camera Error Warning Unable to Record Videos During Call

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If you get an error message that your Samsung phone camera is unable to record videos during a call, you are not alone. It turns out that this is indeed a very common problem. Try a simple solution first by following the steps below to try to resolve this issue.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working and you get an error warning that your phone is unable to record video calls during a call, first try to restart it. Then, clear the cache and data. Go to the Settings Screen on your Samsung phone. Look for the Application Manager and click on it.

Go ahead and select All via swiping Left. Then, scroll downward and press on Camera. Now, tap on Force Stop and then tap on Clear Cache. Check to see if the Camera begins to work again since you have cleaned the Cache out now.

If the problem persists, return to the Camera App that is in Application Manager and click on Clear Data. Confirm that you want to Clear Data and then Reboot the Samsung Phone Camera and check if the camera is working again.

You can also attempt to clear the Gallery Cache and Data also, since the camera is closely connected to the Gallery Cache and can be affected by it, causing Video to fail to record during calls.

Now, go ahead and delete the Gallery Cache and the Data Files from your Samsung phone by following the steps outlined next.

First, go to Settings and then to Applications Manager. Then, look for the Gallery and select it. Now, Force Stop the Gallery App by clicking on the Force Stop Button.

Tap on Clear Cache to delete the Cache files.

Then, click on Clear Data to delete all the files and data in the gallery as well. Then tap on OK to make sure the entire process is confirmed.

Now, return to the Samsung Phone Camera App to make sure it is functioning properly again and not continuing to show error messages when attempting to record a video message.

Samsung Phone Camera Shows Blanks When Reviewing Pics

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There can be few more aggravating factors that happen than to take a pic of a family member during a family event like a birthday party and then to find out that all you see is a blank screen. This is especially true if you have purchased a high-end Samsung phone that you expect to reliably take beautiful pics.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working and shows blanks when you are reviewing pics, check to see if the problems might be caused by corrupt data in either the Gallery or Camera Apps. First, take out the micro-SD card if there is one installed on the phone.

Start your Samsung phone in Safe Mode. See if the same problem is occurring in Safe Mode. If it does not occur in Safe Mode, then the problem may be due to an app that has been downloaded and is corrupt. If this is the case, you should try to determine which app is causing the problem and uninstall it.

Now be sure to Wipe the Cache Portion of the from Recovery Mode. Back up all of your Samsung phone’s data and do a Factory Reset.

Samsung Phone Camera Won’t Take Pictures Within Error

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If your Samsung Phone Camera won’t take pictures within error, it could be due to one of several problems. The most common issues leading to this problem are problems with the Samsung Phone Camera App simply not working properly or not working after an update.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working and won’t take pictures within error, first restart the camera app. Now, wait for about two minutes and then restart the camera app. You can also check if the phone’s battery charge level is low.

You can also check to make sure that there are not other apps that are using the camera app and are running in the background. To make sure this is not causing the problem. Uninstall any of the Google Updates from App Info and then reinstall them again. Now see if the problem persists.

You can also try to deny permission to use the camera under the Google App from the Settings Menu.

Samsung Phone Camera Won’t Rotate/Flip

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After eagerly looking forward to using your brand new Samsung Flip Phone with a rotating camera, it is indeed disheartening to find out that it won’t rotate or flip, especially when trying to take a selfie. Luckily, there are several troubleshooting steps you can take to quickly diagnose and fix this issue.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working, and won’t rotate or flip, carefully check to see if there is any debris or dirt particles that could be blocking the turning mechanism. If this does not provide any results, you can perform a soft reset.

Samsung Phone Camera Sound Off

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If your Samsung phone camera shutter sound is off, it can be extremely exasperating. Not hearing the normal camera sound as you take a pic is uncomfortable and just not right.

If your Samsung phone camera sound is not working and the camera sound is off, go ahead and turn down your Samsung phone’s System Volume by pressing down on the phone’s Volume Down Key to open more volume settings.

Samsung Phone Camera Takes Pictures Backwards

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If your Samsung phone camera is taking pictures backwards, it is disorienting and disturbing. Luckily, this problem is usually due to a problem that can be easily remedied.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working and is taking pictures backwards, activate Save Selfies as Previewed in Camera Settings. Go back to your Camera Mode and try to take a Selfie again. If this does not work, you may have to consult your owner’s manual for further troubleshooting steps.

Samsung Phone Camera Won’t Zoom

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If you are trying to zoom in or out with your Samsung phone camera and are unable to do this, you may see a message Can’t Zoom in or Out While Using 64 MP Resolution.

If your Samsung phone is not working and won’t zoom, go ahead, and use the 12 megapixel Mod for digital zoom by changing the Mod from 3:4 64 MP to a 3:4 aspect ratio. Not try the zoom function again to see if it is working normally.

Samsung Phone Camera Doesn’t Work in Safe Mode

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Safe Mode causes your Samsung phone to go into a state of default for all functions. In this way, you can determine that if your phone camera does not work in Safe Mode, it means that the problem is due to a problem with a Third-Party App.

If your Samsung phone camera is not working and doesn’t work in Safe Mode, turn your phone off. Press the Power Button and then press on the Volume Down Button until the rebooting process is completed. Then press on the Power Button again until the option appears indicating Reboot to Safe Mode.

Samsung Phone Camera Photos Not Transferring

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If your Samsung phone is not transferring, it is indeed disturbing.  Many times, this problem is due to not having the latest software update installed.

If your Samsung phone is not working and is not transferring photos, perform a soft reset. Hold the Power Button and the Volume Down Button together for ten seconds. When you detect your phone vibrating, it means the phone is rebooting and should now transfer photos normally.

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