How To Fix Camera Errors On Your Phone

Wonder what a smartphone would be in most people hand without inbuilt camera. The camera has become one of the most essential functionalities in a smartphone, and for good reasons too. It’s a means of capturing memories – especially beautiful ones. So it is important to know how to fix camera errors when they pop up on your Android smartphone.

It is important to note upfront that some camera issues are from the hardware. For example, if your camera lens gets scratched, the solution is to have that part replaced. You have to take the phone to a service centre for that. That is an example of a hardware failure in the camera.

But then, some other camera problems are from your phone’s softwares. These are easier to fix. If your phone’s camera throws up an error like, “Camera cannot be started” when you launch it, that is likely a software problem.

Below are a few tips to help you fix camera errors on your smartphone.

How To Fix Camera Errors On Your Phone

Here are two possible solutions to camera errors on your smartphone. If one doesnt work, try the other.

Clear Camera Cache

  1. Go into your phone Settings.
  2. Locate the camera app there.
  3. Uninstall any updates for the camera.
  4. Clear all the cache and data and force-stop the camera app.
  5. Restart the phone.
  6. Re-install all the updates.

Clear Camera Permissions

  1. Go to Settings on your phone.
  2. Select Apps.
  3. Click on the Settings cog wheel at the top.
  4. Clear all permissions for the Camera.
  5. Restart your phone.

I hope this was able to help out of the mess and you are able to fix the camera errors on your phone.

Now, HAPPY Selfie!



Andre is a network engineer with a solid technical background and a proven record in building and troubleshooting computer systems, networking, website design and blogging with broad knowledge on call center operations and administration. Above all, a man with great desire in sharing his knowledge and views, cutting across technology, social and politics.

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