How to fix ‘camera failed’ on Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

There are many complaints of the error message ‘Warning: Camera Failed’ happening on Samsung Galaxy devices. However, the good news is that although it’s an annoying error, it’s likely a software problem rather than the hardware issue. Here’s how you can fix ‘camera failed’ error on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus devices, let’s see!

The step-by-step instruction isn’t difficult or time-consuming, but your device needs to have a good battery percentage before you attempt them.

How to fix ‘Camera Failed’ on Galaxy flagships

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

The latest Galaxy S flagships, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus cannot avoid this error. Firstly, you should try simply restarting your phone. After that, make sure your apps are already up to date by launch Google Play store and checking them in My apps & games section. If the method does not help, move to the next solutions:

Clear camera app cache

To clear camera app cache, simply follow the below steps:

  1. Launch Settings and tap on Apps 
  2. Find and select the Camera app
  3. Tap on Storage option
  4. Choose Clear cache

Clear camera app data

  1. Launch Settings app and tap on Apps 
  2. Scroll down to find the Camera app
  3. Tap on Storage > select Clear data option

Boot your S9/S9 Plus into safe mode

Sometimes a third-party app causes issues with the stock camera app. So, booting into safe mode is a good way to check if the issue comes from a third-party app. Next, you can the app that is causing the problem to fix the issue. To do so:

  1. Switch off your phone completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power button until the logo appears
  3. Once it appears, release the power button and quickly press and hold the Volume Down button
  4. Release the button when you see the Safe Mode line at the bottom of your screen.

Clear system cache of your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

Sometimes, clearing system cache can help you fix ‘Warning: Camera Failed’ error on your phone. To do so:

  1. Switch off your device completely
  2. Press and hold the combination keys: Volume Up + Power + Bixby buttons
  3. When you see a screen with No commands message, simply tap on the screen
  4. Use volume keys to move to wipe cache partition and use Power button for selection.
  5. Choose Yes to confirm your selection

Also read: The best tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy S9

Factory reset your Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

The factory reset will make your device return to its default software, and all your data and files will be deleted. So make sure you’ve made a backup before doing this.

  1. Switch your device off
  2. Press & hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time
  3. When you see the screen with No commands message, just tap on the screen
  4. Use volume keys to move wipe data/factory reset option and use Power button for the section
  5. Choose Yes and confirm your choice.

Once your phone boots up, check if the error has disappeared.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a close relative of its successor, so can also try the above steps for the S9/S8 Plus to check if they resolve the ‘Camera Failed’ issue.

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