How To: Fix Camera Failed Issues On A Samsung Galaxy S5

Fix Camera Failed Issues On A Samsung Galaxy S5

The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is great.  It performs fast and captures some great images.  However, many people find that, when they open their camera app they get a message saying “Warning: Camera Failed.”  When this happens, the camera app freezes and you need to reboot your phone.

Most of the time, rebooting your phone solves this problem but if you want a more permanent solutions, you can try the following fixes.

Clear Camera App Cache, Data:

  1. Go to Settings>App and find the camera app there.
  2. Tap Force Stop
  3. Clear Cache
  4. Clear Data

Clear Device’s Cache Partition:

  1. Turn your device off
  2. Open it in Recovery mode by pressing and holding the volume up, home and power buttons till text appears on screen
  3. Go to Wipe Partition.
  4. Reboot device.

Run Your Device In Safe Mode”

Sometimes the problem can be with a 3rd part device.  To check, open your device in safe mode and try the camera app.  If the device is working fine then, factory reset it and remove all 3rd party apps that you installed for the camera.

Set Internal Storage For Saving:

If you have selected the External SD card for Photo Saving, it could be the card that is causing problems.  Remove your SD card and set Internal Storage for Photo Saving.

Factory Reset Device:

This is the best solution for the problem but it is not recommended as it can be tricky, especially if  you use stock recovery.

  1. Turn off device.
  2. Open Recovery.
  3. Tap Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
  4. Reboot the device
  5. Make Sure the Recovery is Custom, Stock one Removes everything


If neither of this fixes work for you, the best thing to do would be to take your phone to a Service Center.  It could be a problem with the camera’s hardware.  If the device is still in warranty, you can take it to the official center and claim it’s warranty.

Have you fixed this problem on your Samsung Galaxy S5?

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