One of Samsung’s groundbreaking smartphones that hit the Android market by storm happens to be Samsung Galaxy S4. Even with overall great features, there are still some downsides users experience. One of the common issue most users complain of is the camera glitch. Here are some guidelines on how you can resolve some of the common camera problems:

  1. Camera apps fails to launch

Sometimes the Galaxy S4 camera may fail to open with a “Warning: Camera Failed” prompt popping up and causing your phone to lag.

Solution 1

Restart your phone then try opening the camera app once again.

Solution 2: Clear the Cache Partition

Power off the Galaxy S4, then hold down the Home, Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously till your S4 vibrates. On the Recovery Mode menu, choose Wipe Cache Partition using the Volume Down for navigation and the Power button to confirm. Launch the camera app.

Solution 3: Factory Reset

Ensure that you’ve backed up the data on your phone then  perform a full factory reset. Head to your Settings >> Accounts >> Backup and Reset; navigate to Factory Data Reset >> Reset Device >>Delete all. The S4 will now be reset.

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  1. Blank Screen appears once you launch the camera app

A blank screen appearing after the launch of the camera may be caused by newly installed apps.

Solution 1:

Switch off the Galaxy S4, then remove the battery and set it aside for around one minute, then insert it to restart your phone. Re-open the camera app.

Solution 2:

Stop all running applications and turn off your phone. Switch it back on and long-press the menu button then select Safe Mode. Open the camera app once again to see if its fixed.

  1. Camera App but randomly freezes

Some users experience the S4 camera freezes and random crashes with no images to display.

Solution 1: Clear Cache

Navigate to Settings >> More >> Application Manager >> All then scroll to the camera App option, tap the Clear cache or Clear data option.

Solution 2: Switch to Safe Mode

Launch the camera app in Safe Mode to determine the specific problem on the camera app. Turn off your S4. Switch it on again and press the Volume Down key till the display shows. Choose Safe Mode and launch the Camera app.

If the Camera app is not properly functioning even on Safe Mode, the problem may be hardware related. If your warranty is still valid, it may be time to visit your Service center for a replacement.

 

What other Galaxy S4 camera problems have you come across? Let us know in the comments.

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