Samsung Galaxy S10e keeps showing ‘Warning: Camera failed’ error

The error or warning “Camera failed” that keeps bugging some Samsung Galaxy S10e owners means that the camera, either the app or the sensor itself, failed to initialize or crashed shortly after it opened. This error may occur from time to time and there are instances wherein it’s caused by a third-party application or a firmware problem. But as long as your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical and/or liquid damage, you should be able to fix this issue and continue using your device without being greeted by this problem.

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Samsung Galaxy S10e that keeps showing the camera failed error. We will try to consider every possibility and rule them out one by one until we can easily determine what the issue is and hopefully fix it. So, if you’re one of the owners that’s bugged by this same problem, continue reading as this article may be able to help you one way or another.

Before we move on to our tutorial, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our Galaxy S10 Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar with yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Troubleshooting Galaxy S10e with Camera failed error

As the owner of the phone, you should be the first one to know if this error was caused by a physical damage like when the phone was dropped on a hard surface or if the firmware was modified in any way. But assuming your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical damage, here are the things you need to do about it:

First solution: Force restart your phone first

Before we move on to a more complicated troubleshooting procedure, it’s best that you start by doing the forced reboot especially if it’s the first time that you encountered this problem. The forced reboot is actually a simulate battery removal procedure that refreshes your phone’s memory as well as reloads all its apps and services. Here’s how it’s done…

  1. Press and hold the volume down button and don’t release it yet.
  2. While holding it down, press and hold the power key as well.
  3. Keep both keys held down together until the Galaxy S10e logo shows on the screen.

Once your device has successfully rebooted, open the Camera app and see if the camera failed error still shows up. If it still does, then move on to the next procedure.

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Second solution: Clear the cache of the camera app

At this point, we don’t know if it’s just an app issue or a problem with the sensor so the next thing you have to do is clear the cache as it might have been corrupted for some reason. The cache is created by the system to make the app work smoothly but if it gets corrupted, app crashes may occur and that could be the reason why this problem is happening right now. To clear the cache, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down.
  2. Tap the Settings icon at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll to and tap Apps.
  4. Find Camera and tap on it.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Now touch Clear cache to delete its cache.

After this, try to open the app to know if the Camera failed error still shows up. If it still does, then move on to the next procedure.

Third solution: Clear the data of the Camera app

Aside from the cache, the system also creates data files that saves your settings and preferences. If you cleared them up, you would be resetting the app and that’s necessary at this point. It’s possible that it’s just an issue with the app and so to rule it out, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down.
  2. Tap the Settings icon at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll to and tap Apps.
  4. Find Camera and tap on it.
  5. Tap Storage.
  6. Now touch Clear data and then tap OK.

Reboot your phone after this to refresh its memory and reload the app. After which, open camera to see if the camera failed error still shows up or not. If it still does, then move on to the next procedure.

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Fourth solution: Reset all settings of your phone to fix camera failed error

Doing this will bring your phone back to its factory settings and configuration but unlike the factory reset, your files and data won’t be deleted. In other words, you may have the benefits of doing the factory reset but you won’t have to go through the hassle of backing up all your files and data. Here’s how to reset the settings of your phone:

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset settings.
  3. Tap RESET SETTINGS.
  4. If you have set up a PIN, enter it.
  5. Tap RESET SETTINGS.
  6. The device will restart to perform the reset of settings.

If the camera failed error continues to show after this, then move on to the next solution.

Fifth solution: Delete the system cache

In doing this, you are actually replacing the old system cache with a new one. It’s important to do this because this problem could only be due to some corrupt system caches or files. None of your files and data will be deleted if you do this, so don’t worry.

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Galaxy S10e logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  5. Press Power key to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.

If the camera still fails even after doing this procedure, then you have to do the ultimate solution.

Sixth solution: Backup your files and reset your phone

At this point in time, it’s necessary to reset your phone. This will rule out the possibility that it’s just due to an unknown firmware issue that the camera failed error shows up. However, before the reset, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will all be deleted during the process. Also, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out of your device after the reset. Once everything is set and ready, follow these steps to reset your phone:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Galaxy S10e logo shows, release all three keys.
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe data / factory reset.
  5. Press Power key to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.

After the reset, test your phone to see if the camera failed error still shows up because if it still does, it’s safe to say at this point that it’s a hardware issue. With that being said, there’s only so much you can do about it so just bring it to the store or shop so that a technician can check it for you.

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix the problem with your device. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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