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How Do I Fix Camera Failed Problem On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus?

The camera used on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus is one of the best in the industry. It can produce some truly stunning images. 90% of users have never had any problems with the Galaxy S8 camera, but in some rare cases, a “Warning: Camera Failed” message can appear.

When this message appears, Galaxy S8 or S8+ Plus users aren’t able to use the camera to take photos or videos. Unfortunately, rebooting or resetting the Galaxy device to factory default settings doesn’t often fix the issue.

There are some fixes for the ‘Camera Failed’ problem, and we have listed the best solutions below. Follow each step below to fix the camera on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.


How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Failed Problem:

  • Reboot your device. Sometimes this can fix any potential software problems with the camera app. Hold the “Power” and “Home” button together on your Samsung Galaxy S8 for roughly 7 seconds, until it switches off.
  • Alternatively, go to the settings app. Next, open the Application manager and then go to the Camera app. Tap ‘Force stop’, then tap ‘clear data’ and ‘clear cache.’
  • If the steps above don’t work, you’ll need to clear the cache partition. Sometimes this has fixed the ‘Camera Failed’ problem in the past. Switch your Galaxy S8 off, then hold down the Power, Home, and Volume Up buttons together. Let go off the buttons when the Android system recovery page appears. Next, use the volume keys to move through the menu and highlight’ Wipe Cache partition.’ Tap the Power button to select it.


Still having troubles after following these steps? We’d suggest visiting your retailer or contacting Samsung directly. Your faulty camera may be covered by your warranty so you may be able to get a replacement or free repair.


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