Samsung Galaxy S6 camera error – Tips

When you open on your Samsung Galaxy S6 the Camera app, then it can happen that you get an error on the display:

Warning! Camera Error!

If this error message is showna usage of the smartphone camera is impossible because you are returned immediately to the Home Screen or back to the app menu. If you also have this problem also on the Samsung Galaxy S6, then we give you some tips to solve this error. Then, the camera can be used as usual. The tips are as follows:

Solution 1: Simply restart the Samsung Galaxy S6

Most of the camera errors can be quickly solved by restarting the Samsung Galaxy S6. The cause is then usually the Android operating system, which has been running for several days without a reboot.
To reboot, press once for about two seconds the power on/ off button and then in the newly opened window on "Restart". Your Samsung Galaxy S6 will be restarted and there should be no more problems with the camera errors and the associated warning on your Samsung Galaxy S6.

Solution 2: Clear data and cache in the Application Manager

You must now reset the Android camera app. This works with the Android Application manager. This can be found as follows. Navigate from your home screen and tap on:

Menu --> Settings --> Applications --> Application Manager --> tab "All"

Search in this list for the following entry: "camera"

Have you found the entry, tap on it and it will open the app information. In this you will find three buttons you have to tap in the following order:

  • Force Stop
  • Clear Cache
  • Clear Data

Note: settings, such as resolution, flash mode, etc., are set back by this action!
Have you touched the three buttons, your phone reboots, as we have described it in solution 1. Opens after the restart the camera app from Android on the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Solution 3: Check camera for a technical defect

Should the two solutions above did not work, there may be a hardware defect. To test this, you have to navigate to the Samsung Service menu.Open the Phone app and switch on the "keypad". Type there the following code:

  • *#0*#

In the service menu you must now tap the box "Mega Cam". This is a test for the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and is driven by an extra software. Thus, it is precluded that the failureis triggered by the Android camera software. If the camera works in this Service test menu everything is fine and there is a serious problem with the Android camera app.

A factory reset will then be able to remedy this. Also an alternative app like Google camera may solve the problem.

If the test here also do not work and no camera image is displayed, then probably the camera module in your Samsung Galaxy S6 is really defect. If that's the case, only a repair at a service shop to guaranteehelps.

We hope that you have been able with this article to find the camera error on the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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Manuel has been involved with technology for more than 15 years, especially with mobile phones, smartphones and PC systems and shares his passion here in this blog. If he can help someone with a technical problem, he is especially happy about it.