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Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Camera Failed

Last Updated On: February 17, 2017

The most annoying thing is on Android smartphone when applications close suddenly or display an error message. If you are using a Samsung Galaxy S3 and have received camera failed error, you should check this article. You are not alone as so many users reported this error on Samsung galaxy S3 device. Sometimes for other Samsung smartphones too. You only need to follow some simple troubleshooting steps, and the camera failed error on your device will be fixed. Every Samsung device now comes with very useful User-Friendly helping app called Samsung Cares to diagnose your device so perform better.

Fix Samsung Galaxy camera Failed errorSamsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone Camera Failed

Clear Data and Cache of Camera App

  • Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy device
  • Scroll down and select Application Manager
  • Now swipe to “All” application section
  • Scroll down and select “Camera” and open it

Here you can see “Clear data” and “Clear Cache” buttons, now you have to tap on both buttons to Clear data and Cache of camera app from your phone. Now restart your Samsung Galaxy device and check your camera works or not.

Perform Factory Data Reset

  • Open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy device
  • Navigate to “Backup & Reset” option
  • Here you have to tap on “Factory data Reset” option
  • Tap on “Reset device” then again tap on “Erase Everything” button

This will wipe all user data from your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone so plz backup your all data on your computer then perform Factory Data Reset on your device.

Remove SD Card from Device

Sometimes your smartphone has an issue with your sd card. Remove micro SD card from your device and restart your device. Check again if the issue has fixed.

Update System Firmware

To install firmware on your Samsung device, you need Odin app on your computer to flash system firmware in your phone

  • Click on method below link to download Odin app for your computer
  • First of all, dial *#1234# from the dialling pad of your phone, this will give you information about your device variant.
  • Now open this link on your computer’s web browser; http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/
  • To download system firmware of your Samsung Device, you need to make a registration on it
  • Search the System firmware for your device model and find the variant

On the System Firmware download page, you can find installation instructions to install the firmware using Odin app.

Try Alternative Camera App

You can also download and install alternative camera app for your device to check camera working or not with third party app. this will confirm you, the error comes because your device needs a hardware repair or Camera Replacement.

Open Google Play Store on your device. Now Search for “Camera app” and install it on your device

After downloading or installing Google Camera app, open it to check your device’s camera working better or not. If all else fails, that means your device need a Camera hardware repair or Camera replacement. You can alternatively try Camera MX or Open camera if you don’t find suitable camera app on your device.

We hope this helped you to fix your camera failed error. Do let us know how do you fix this camera failed error on your device?

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