Lately, we’ve been getting more and more feedback from our readers regarding a camera error that may show up on their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 smartphones. It appears that, right when you expect less, the camera app displays a message like “Warning: Camera Failed” on Note 9 and Note 8. After that point, the app stops working and you cannot continue to take pictures with it.
The steps that will help you fix the Samsung Note 8 and Note 9 camera error:
- Try, before anything else, to restart the smartphone. You need to tap the Power button and the Home button, at the same time, holding it together for approximately 7 seconds. When the screen turns black and the device shortly vibrates, you can tell that the restart is in progress and you can release the keys. When you’re back in the normal running mode, launch the camera app to see if you still get the “Warning: Camera Failed” error.
- If the restart still isn’t giving you any results, try to clear the cache and the data of the camera app. You will have to access the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 settings and go to the Application Manager. In there, browse for the Camera app and select it. Then, use the Force Stop option, after which you can clear the data and clear the cache of the app.
- One last thing you can try is to clear the cache partition, something that relates to the cache of the operating system, not the one of the camera app, as suggested at the previous step. Always important to put into practice when you can’t fix the camera failed problem on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, this one would require you to boot into Recovery Mode. Just tap and hold the Power, Home, and Volume Up keys, only releasing them when you see the Android system recovery screen. Then, select Wipe Cache Partition from the Volume Down key and start it with the Power key.
When none of these three solutions helped you to fix the camera error on Samsung Note 9 and Note 8, going to a Samsung shop or to your retailer is the best way to proceed. You might get a replacement since, most likely, the camera is damaged!