Thursday, 5 October 2017

#6 Ways to Fix Unfortunately, Camera has Stopped on Any Android Devices

Camera plays an important part of our smart device… without camera I’m sure lot of you won’t even mine dusting off that smartphone.  So many Android users have reported experiencing the issue “unfortunately, Camera has stopped” working which I know could be very frustrating.

Regardless of the kind of smartphone you are using, be it Samsung, Nexus, Pixel, Infinix Xiaomi, Tecno, HTC, LG etc, one of the listed solution will work for you on how to fix Camera has stopped working on Android. Just read carefully and your phone camera will be back to normal.

6 Ways to Fix Camera Has Stopped Working on Android
Solution 1: Restart the Phone
Restarting the phone can fix simple app glitches such has hanging, not responding etc. Once you restart and the same camera ish continues, then proceed to solution two.

Solution 2: Clear The Camera Cache Files
Your camera caches store files which helps the camera to work faster. But if the cache files are corrupted, it will be popping out error which won’t let you use your camera or taking time to load when you attempt to open it. The next thing to do is to 

  • Go to the Settings menu of your device.
  • Click on Apps sections >>Application manager
  • Swipe to the left of your screen till you are under the “All” tab.
  • Now look for camera and tap on it
  • Tap on Force Stop to end the application
  • Then tap on Clear Cache
The cache files will be deleted, you can then open your camera again to check if its been fixed.

Solution 3: Clear The Camera Data Files
Note that the data files will not delete your photos but you’ll only loose your personal settings for the app.

  • Go to the Settings menu of the device >>Application Manager.
  • Swipe to go to the “All Tab” and then tap on Camera
  • Tap on Clear Data to delete all the data files linked to the camera app.
Once the data files are deleted, open your camera app again and see if the error has been fixed.

Solution 4: Delete the Cache and Data Files for the Gallery App
Deleting the cache and data files of the gallery app can be helpful in finding out if the gallery app was the culprit.
  • From the Settings menu, go to Application Manager
  • Swipe through the tabs to go to “All” tabs
  • Look for Gallery and tap on it.
  • Tap on Force Stop
  • Now Tap on Clear Cache to clear the cache
  • Then tap on Clear Data to wipe the data files for Gallery
  • Confirm by Tapping on OK
Restart your device and check if the error has been fixed.

Solution 5: Fix it Through Safe Mode
Safe mode most times helps you to trouble shoot your device to know exactly what is wrong with it. You can boot your device into safe mode and see if the camera app open effectively without any error; if it does, then it must be a third party app installed that is interfering with your camera app.
To boot into safe mode,
  • Press and hold the Power key
  • This will bring up the Power options for your device
  • Now press and hold the Power Off option from the menu on your screen.
  • Continue pressing it till you get a pop-up box
  • You will be asked if you want to restart the device in Safe Mode.
  • Tap OK
Once you are done trouble shooting, reboot it back into normal mode and uninstall all third party apps recently installed.

Solution 6: Factory Reset Your Device
Factory reset will bring your device back to the initial state. You’ll loose all your data, pictures, music, videos… I mean everything including third party applications. Before you proceed, back up all your documents, pictures, videos or music on Google drive or somewhere else aside of you smartphone.

Once you are done, proceed with the reset
  • Go to the Settings>> Additional Settings
  • Tap on Backup and Reset
  • Check the box next to backup to back-up your data on your Google account
  • Tap on Factory data reset to reset
  • Tap Reset phone.

Your smartphone will be restore back to the initial state and everything will be back to normal.

Like I said, the solutions above will work All Android devices  including the latest Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel XL, LG, HTC, OnePlus 5 etc.

If you have any further questions, kindly ask using the comment box.

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