The Samsung galaxy s5 has fantastic camera, but many Galaxy s5 users encountered “Camera failed ” issue. The error, simply described as “Warning: Camera Failed” freezes the camera application and the Galaxy s5’s Camera is not accessible.
Solutions to Fix Galaxy S5 Camera Failed:
Solution 1. Restart the Samsung Galaxy S5. Press and hold the power button + home button for several seconds until the galaxy s5 turn off/ vibrates. When reboot s5, and try it again. Reboot s5 can get the job done right in most cases, but if it doesn’t work, then move to the next way.
Solution 2. Disables all 3rd party apps temporarily. Boot your Galaxy S5 into Safe mode. If the camera works in Safe mode, then definitely it’s an app that you have installed on your phone is causing this problem. For example, flashlight apps may cause this problem.
Way to boot s5 into safe mode:
Turn off your phone.
Holding the power button.
Keep pressing the menu key (Left of the home button)
Solution 3. Clear Data & Clear Cache. Go to Settings -> Application manager-> Camera App -> Force Stop, then press Cache button. After that, back to camera to check if it was able to solve the problem.
Solution 4. Clear the Cache Partition. Booting into Recovery Mode and wiping the cache partition, which won't erase any personal data. To do that power off your s5 press the Power, Home and Volume Up buttons at the same time, release the buttons when you see Android system recovery screen appears. Select “Wipe Cache Partition” option, then go with the option of “Reboot System Now”. After it is done, check if the problem is solved
Solution 5. Remove SD Card. In case that the solutions mentioned above fails, If your photos are stored on Micro SD card, try to remove your Micro SD card to see if this is the thing that is causing camera failed problem on Samsung Galaxy S5.
Solution 6. Factory Reset Galaxy S5. Factory reset is the all purpose way to solve phone software problem. You can simply go to settings menu and choose Backup and reset listed under User and Backup and choose Factory data reset. This may solve your problem in the best possible manner. But this could be considered as the last resort. Before doing this, make sure your important data be backed up, as this will cause data loss. Don’t worry if you forgot to make a backup, Samsung Photo Recovery is a good tool to help you recover lost data.
Notes & Tips:
* The camera failed error on Samsung galaxy devices(including galaxy s4,S3,S2 etc.) can be solved by the above ways. If you have future problems of Samsung galaxy camera error, don’t hesitate to leave your comment below.
* If nothing of the above steps work to fix camera failed problem on Samsung galaxy s5, your camera must be faulty and you need to get it repaired.
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