The error message “Warning: Camera Failed” has been reported to arise frequently on Android smartphones, and Samsung users seem to be the ones who experience it the most. While frustrating, the good thing is that it’s probably a software issue rather than a problem with your camera. Here’s how to fix Camera Failed error on Samsung Galaxy S22. You can also use this troubleshooting guide if you’re experiencing the camera failed error on Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and S22 Ultra.

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How to Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra?

Troubleshooting is challenging because the Camera Failed error does not really contain an error code or information about the causes of the camera’s malfunction. Even though the actions listed below don’t take much time, you should ensure your device’s battery is fully charged before attempting them. Additionally, confirm that the most recent software is installed on your phone. Most of the time, these fixes won’t result in losing any images or other data on your smartphone, but we still advise backing up whatever you do not wish to lose in case a factory reset becomes inevitable.

Before you try anything, restart your device first.

Check Updates

After a restart, the second thing you must do is check for software updates. Samsung may have rolled out a fix for this exact issue.

  • Open Settings and go to About Device.
  • Tap on Software Updates.
  • If there is an update, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it.

Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S22

Check Other Apps

Applications with built-in cameras allow users to take and share pictures, like Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp. You could experience issues with the default Camera app on Galaxy S22 phones if another application is using the camera in the background.

Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S22

Check this by using the Multitasking Menu by either swiping up and holding or by using the Recent button if you’re using navigation buttons. Clear the apps and you’re good to go.

Force Stop

Consider this by restarting the app instead of the phone.

  • Open the app drawer and find the Camera app.
  • Press and hold the icon.
  • Tap on the “i” icon.
  • Tap on Force Stop.
  • Open the app again to see if the error is gone.

Check Permissions

Different apps request access to the camera when they are installed. The Camera app just wouldn’t function as intended if you’ve banned access to any specific app that needs access to the camera.

  • Open App Drawer.
  • Long press on the Camera icon and tap on the “i” button.
  • Tap on Permissions and check if the camera is allowed. Give permission if necessary.

Safe Mode

You should boot to safe mode to check if any other app is the culprit causing the error. Any app you have recently installed might be causing this issue.

  • Press and hold the Volume Down button and Power button until you see the Power Menu.
  • Press and hold the Power Off icon until the Safe Mode prompt appears.
  • Tap on Safe Mode and wait a few seconds to get into safe mode.

Fix Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S22

If the camera works here without any issue, a recently installed app might be the problem.

Disable Battery Saver

Utilizing the battery-saver option to conserve some power is normal. However, since the Camera app is among the power-hungry apps, you might experience issues with it. Since the Camera app consumes a considerable amount of power, this mode prohibits it from operating for very long. So, you may turn off the Battery Saver Mode and see if it makes a difference.

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap on Battery and Device Care
  • Select Battery.
  • Disable Power Saving mode.

Clear Cache

The camera stores cache like other programs on the device to increase speed, but occasionally the cache gets corrupted and causes problems when running specific apps.

  • Open App Drawer.
  • Press and hold the Camera icon.
  • Tap on the “i” icon.
  • Tap on Clear Cache.

Enable System Wide Camera Access

One UI 4 offers the option to entirely turn off your phone’s camera as a component of the security add-on for Android. Even if you launch the built-in Camera app, it cannot access your phone’s camera if it is off. All you have to do is swipe down the Quick Settings and tap on the Camera icon. Swipe if you can’t find it on the first page.

Check Storage

When your phone’s storage is low, the Camera app may crash. When the app cannot save certain images or videos, you will continue to get problems. Check your phone’s remaining storage by following the instructions listed below.

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to Battery and Device Care.
  • Select the Storage option.
  • Check if the storage is low. Delete any unnecessary files or move them to your computer.

Factory Reset

The device can be reset to factory settings to remove any software issues, including the camera problem. Sometimes a technical glitch causes the system files to become corrupt, causing some apps to act strangely. The data on your smartphone will be deleted so make sure you have everything backed up safely.

  • Open Setting and go to General Management.
  • Find and select the Reset option.
  • Tap on Factory Data.
  • Follow on-screen instructions.

Service Center

If none of the aforementioned solutions work for you, your device may have hardware damage. It’s uncommon, but not impossible, for a new smartphone to sustain hardware damage. Therefore, in the event of hardware damage, it would be a good idea to discuss it with the Samsung customer service team and have your device replaced.

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