What To Do: If You Face A ‘Camera Failed’ Problem On A Samsung Galaxy S4

Fix ‘Camera Failed’ Problem On A Samsung Galaxy S4

If you are an owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4, you own a device with a pretty good camera.  Unfortunately, it is not a device that is bug free and one common bug can prevent you from enjoying your device’s camera function.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can find themselves getting the message “Camera failed” when they try to use their camera.  In this guide, we are going to share two fixes that could fix the Samsung Galaxy S4 “Camera Failed” problem.


Fixes for the Galaxy S4 “Camera Failed” problem.

  1. Clean Camera Data or Cache:

One of the major reasons why the Camera Failed problem can occur in a Samsung Galaxy S4 would be due to the fact that there could be plenty of software junk that has become accumulated in the device’s camera section.  This section is commonly known as the camera “cache”.  If you clear this section then you can solve the Camera Failed problem

  • First you need to open the settings app on your device.
  • Next, you need to scroll down the options presented until you find the option called Application Manager. Swipe it twice to the left to choose All tab.
  • There will be a list of applications presented. Find and select the Camera app.  Tap on it.
  • Find and tap on both “Clear Data” and then on the “Clear Cache” option.
  • After clearing both the data and cache of your camera app, reboot the Samsung Galaxy S4.
  1. Perform a factory reset on your device:

Another way to solve the Camera Failed problem would be by resetting the whole of your Galaxy S4.  This is a tougher option then the first as you would need to backup any data you want to keep as performing a factory reset will wipe it all from your device.


  • Go to the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Tap on the menu button that you find on your home screen.
  • Now, go to your device’s Settings > Accounts. From there, tap on Reset and then tap on Factory Data Reset.  Select the option to Deleat all.
  • The process of a factory reset can take some time as it is wiping your entire device. Just wait.
  • Once the factory reset has finished, reboot the Samsung Galaxy S4.

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  1. Axil August 12, 2018 Reply