If you’re using Samsung Galaxy S7 then you may have experienced an error message telling “Warning: Camera Failed” while using your phone. This is what people have experienced and are still experiencing on their Galaxy S7. Well, whenever it occurs some users think it’s a bug or any technical error.
Practically, it cannot be said as a bug but maybe a technical error. This error may occur anytime, sometimes Galaxy S7 camera failed after an update. It comes and goes again and again. But the good thing is you can sort out this error by following some simple troubleshooting procedures steps-by-steps.
To fix this error, you need to follow some simple steps we’ll provide here. But before this, why don’t you clarify what are the causes behind this error and what signs you may face if your phone has this error. So first let’s take a look at its causes below.
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- Steps to Troubleshoot Galaxy S7 Camera Failed Issue
Major Causes of Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera Error
Based on user’s experience, we have pointed some major causes of this error –
- Camera App or Glitch Issue
- Liquid and Physical Damages in camera sensor
- Other apps using camera affecting the camera app itself
- Camera sensor takes too much time to initialize and focus.
- Camera’s caches and data becomes corrupted that need to be fixed.
- Firmware issue affected the camera’s normal operation
- Other features and services issues with camera’s operation.
Signs and Symptoms of Galaxy S7 Camera Failed Error
Now take a look at how are the sing and symptoms you face if you phone having this kind of camera error –
- The error message “Warning: Camera Failed” comes up when you start your camera app.
- The error comes up when you switch from a rear-to-front-view camera.
- Camera force closes on its own randomly.
- The camera app hangs for a few seconds followed by the error message.
- The error pops up periodically.
Now we discussed the cause and signs of Galaxy S7 camera failed error message in the simplest manner. Let’s discuss how to deal with this situation when Galaxy S7 Camera unknown error occurred –
Steps to Troubleshoot Galaxy S7 Camera Failed Issue
Follow the easy and simple steps to troubleshoot camera failed error in Samsung Galaxy S7 properly and how to fix this problem when your Galaxy S7 unfortunately, the camera has stopped start showing.
Step – 1 Disable Smart Start Feature and Reboot your Phone
This problem comes with Samsung’s flagship which uses the front camera to identify the user’s face. If it’s related to firmware then Samsung is responsible to fix it but at the moment you need to do this –
- Tap “Apps” icon from Home Screen
- Find “Settings” and tap on it
- Now Tap Display option
- Touch Smart Stay
- Turn toggle switch off
- Now reboot your phone
Step – 2 Restart the Camera App
In case the first steps failed to solve this issue and show the same message again, just tap the OK button and open the camera app again. If the same message pops up don’t be hustle just jump to the next step.
Step 3 – Clear the Camera’s Cache and Data
In this step, you’re required to clear the cache and data of the camera app which can be a reason for this error.
- Tap “Apps” icon from Home Screen
- Find Settings and tap in it
- Touch Applications and Application manager after it
- Swipe to ALL tab
- Find Camera App and touch it
- Touch the force close button first
- Now tap “Storage”
- Tap clear cache and then clear data, Delete!
Sometimes your gallery app data also needs to be cleared along with camera app when the error message occurs while viewing the pictures.
Step 4 – Delete System Cache
After doing all of the above efforts, if still the same message occurs then it’s time to delete system cache in following procedures –
- Turn Off Samsung Galaxy S7.
- Press and then hold at the same time the Home + Volume Up + Power button.
- Release the Power key but continue holding the Home and Volume Up key, When the Samsung Galaxy S7 shows on the screen
- You may release both keys and leave the phone for about 50 seconds when Samsung Galaxy S7 appears on the screen
- Navigate through the options and highlight “wipe cache partition” by using the volume down key
- You may press the Power key to select once highlighted
- Using the Volume Down key, highlight the option “Yes” and press the power button to select it
- Once Master Reset completed, highlight “Reboot system now” and press the Power key.
- The phone will now reboot longer than usual.
Step 5 – Master Reset
If everything failed then Master Reset is the final option you may practice to fix this camera app error but before doing this make sure you’ve stored all the data to avoid losing them. Along with that, remove your Google account and disengage to make sure FRP or the anti-theft feature isn’t tripped.
Now follow these steps –
- Turn off Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
- Press and hold Home and Volume Up keys and then press and hold the Power key.
- Release the key but continue holding the Home and Volume Up key when Samsung Galaxy S7 edge shows on the screen.
- You may release both keys and leave the phone for around 50 seconds when Android logo appears.
- Navigate through the options and highlight “wipe data/factory reset” by using the Volume down key.
- Once highlighted, you may press the Power key and select it.
- Highlight the option “Yes – Delete all user data” by using the Volume down key and press the Power button to select it
- Wait until your phone completed the Master Reset and then highlight “Reboot system now” once finished and press Power key
- The phone will now reboot longer than usual
We hope your problem is solved now but if it still not then we recommend you to visit the service provider ASAP!