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Fix the ‘Unfortunately, Camera Has Stopped’ Error on Android Smartphones

Many Android users love to take photos with their devices, especially in recent times when the quality of images captured with flagships models rivals DSLR cameras. However, from time to time, the experience may be ruined by an error message which appears when the camera is launched: ‘Unfortunately, Camera Has Stopped.’ Below you can find some advice that may help you to solve the problem and resume your photo session in a few minutes.

How to Fix the ‘Unfortunately, Camera Has Stopped’ Error on Android

Restarting the camera

This is one of the easiest methods that can be used to solve the problem. Exist the camera app, wait for half a minute and relaunch the app by tapping on the icon. While this should resolve the issue for the moment, use one of the other solutions if it persists.

Reboot your device

As in the case of PCs, many glitches can be removed with a simple restart.

Remove old camera cache files

The camera app will store a few files in the cache to work faster, but they may become corrupted over time. Corrupted files will tend to cause problems, and in this case, they should be removed to allow the creation of new cache files.

Clear the cache files quickly by following these steps:

  • Go to the Settings menu on your device
  • Find the apps section and select the Application Manager
  • Select the All tab look for the camera app on the list
  • Tap on it and tap on Force Stop, then tap on Clear Cache

Remove the camera data files

This can be done by following the steps mentioned in the previous section, with the only difference being the need to tap on the Clear Data option. Keep in mind that your preferences will be reset and you will need to customize certain aspects again when you launch the app.
Install a system update.

System updates can fix problems related to the camera. To install the latest system update for your device, go to Settings/About device and tap on Software update. If an update is available, you will have to confirm the operation and wait until it is installed.

Catherine has been an active participant and contributor for V Herald for quite some time. Being a tech lover and a part of a popular local NGO, she loves to jot down news articles for Technology and science niches.

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