Usually, the camera app works seamlessly on all Android devices. However, if you have an older phone, you may occasionally notice issues with the camera. There can be a bunch of reasons why your camera app crashes randomly or won’t start at all. In this article, we show you 7 easy ways to fix “Camera app crashes or not working” on Android smartphone.
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Restart your device
Restarting your phone can fix hidden issues and bugs. It’s an easy way to fix minor issues you’ve never encountered before on your phone. To restart your phone, press the screen lock key hard and select “Restart” from the power menu.
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Check the camera to see if it works. If not, proceed to the solutions listed below.
Check permissions for Camera app
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You may have removed some permissions for the camera application. Your phone’s camera app requires certain permissions to work properly. This includes microphone access, file and media access, and phone access. To verify that all permissions are granted, go to Settings > Apps > Camera > Permissions.
Force Stop Camera
Using “force stop” terminates all activity of your camera app, whether active or in the background. When you open the camera app, it will restart, fixing any issues that may have prevented it from working. To force stop, go to Settings > Apps > Camera > Force Stop.
Clear camera cache and app data
Clearing the camera cache will remove any temporary files the app might be using for faster operation. If the cache has not been cleared for a while, it can accumulate corrupt files, causing the camera app to crash randomly. To clear app cache and data, go to Settings > Apps > Camera > Storage > Clear cache/app data.
Check if another app is using the camera
Your phone’s camera does not work for two apps at once. You may have noticed this when trying to use the camera in the middle of a video call on WhatsApp or Google Meet. If your camera is being used by another app, you won’t be able to use the main camera app on your phone. Turn off the app using the camera and try again.
Check for software updates
If there are pending updates on your phone that you’ve postponed, you might want to install them. Smartphone manufacturers often push fixes for known issues with these updates, which can fix your camera app. To check for software updates, go to Settings>Software Update.
Perform a factory reset
If none of the techniques above can fix your camera app, you might want to do a factory reset. Performing a factory reset will erase all data on your phone and reset it to factory defaults. This method is only recommended when you have tried everything. To perform a factory reset, go to Settings>General management>Reset>Factory data reset.
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If you’ve been using your phone for heavy tasks like gaming or fast charging, it might have gotten hot. Some functions of your phone are suspended in this state. Wait for your phone to cool down, then use the camera app again.
Here are some easy ways to fix your camera app on a android smartphone. If you have tried all the fixes mentioned above and the problem still persists, there might be a problem with the camera hardware. In this case, bring your phone to the repair center for further diagnosis.
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