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How To Fix Failed Camera On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones have a great camera. However, there have been complaints of a failed camera on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus as well. Those who have issued similar complaints say that after a short period of using the brand smartphone, an error message which reads, “Warning: Camera failed” shows up.

When this messages shows up, your Samsung Galaxy S8 is likely to shut down afterwards. Unfortunately you cannot fix this error by simply rebooting your smartphone. In the guide provided we shall explain various methods of fixing a failed camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone as well.

Fixing a failed camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone

  • The first process you should try out if you want to fix the failed camera is by restarting your smartphone. You can do this by simultaneously holding the power and the Power and the Home button until you feel your phone vibrating.
  • Open the Application manager from the Settings menu and then go to the Camera setting. Force stop the Camera app and also clear the cache and data.
  • You can also try to fix the failed camera by attempting to clear the cache partition. Clearing the cache partition is a proven way of fixing the failed Camera on your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. To clear cache partition simply press and hold the Power button, Volume up button and the Home key simultaneously. The Android System Recovery should show up soon after and once it does, quickly release all the three buttons. Scroll through the menu using the Volume down button and highlight the Clear cache option. Use the power button to select this option.


It is advisable that you contact Samsung manufacturers or a certified retailer to get a replacement if the failed camera does not get fixed after trying all the steps provided above. Replacements are usually necessary especially since the camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus could be damaged.

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