Fix Samsung Note 20 Ultra Warning Camera Failed Error

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Camera Failed error won’t let you take the incredible shots on the phone, as every time the camera app will crash. Most of the time, the camera crashing issue on the Samsung Note 20 is due to software bugs, in some instances, it occurs due to hardware fault. We’ll show you how to fix the Samsung Note 20 Camera Failed Error considering it as a software bug, as diagnosing the hardware issue is not in our hands, it may damage your phone.

There is a set of solutions, many people have already fixed this type of problem, so start with scratch and see what fixes your camera app. Also, it’s grateful, if you mention the trick that works for you as it will help our readers to fix the same issue.

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Samsung Note 20 Ultra Camera Crashing and Showing Warning Camera Failed Error

Reboot the Phone

For the starters, we would ask you to reboot the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Usually, a soft reset clears the RAM, background processes, in order to lift up the weight from the system. If the device is experiencing excessive load from applications, doing this will fix the minor glitches.

  • Press and hold the Power button and tap Restart.

If that doesn’t work out, then force restart the device.

  • Press and hold the Volume down button and Power button at the same time, until you see the Samsung logo on the screen.

Check for Updates (For Camera App and Software)

Secondly, check for the updates in the Camera App as well as the System Software. Just like any other third-party applications, the Camera app too can be updated to the latest software, however, not from the Google Play, but from the Camera app itself.

Connect the device to Wi-Fi and proceed with further steps.

  1. Launch the Camera
  2. Tap on Settings
  3. Swipe all the way to down and hit About Camera.
  4. Find the Update option and complete the update if there’s any available.

To Update the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra,

  1. Go to the Settings
  2. Search Updates and do update if available.

Clear Cache & Data of Camera App

If updating the app and the device doesn’t help, then it’s time to move this troubleshoot to one step forward that is by clearing cache and data of the camera app. Once you clear the app cache, the old temporary cache files will be removed, and on re-launching the camera app, the new cache will be created automatically.

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap Camera.
  4. Hit Storage and then, Clear cache.

While when you clear data of the camera app, the customized settings are restored to default. There’s no harm in doing this, continue with the below steps, if the above didn’t work.

  1. Navigate to the Settings.
  2. Hit Apps.
  3. Locate and tap Camera
  4. Tap Storage > Clear data.

Run the Device in Safe Mode

Till now we’ve been fixing the Camera failed error on Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, considering the system fault, but now, assuming the camera app is affected by any third-party downloads, we would recommend you to reboot the phone in safe mode. On safe mode, all the third-party applications are disabled by the system; you’ll be able to access only default applications.

  • Press and hold the Power button, then touch and hold the Power Off option, and enable Safe mode.

If in safe mode, the camera app is running perfectly, then start removing recently downloaded third-party applications one by one, though, to bring back all the applications, the device needs to get out of safe mode.

  • Restart the phone to exit the Safe mode.

Reset App Preferences

Reset app preferences, also works great fixing this kind of problem, here are the following steps to do it.

  1. Navigate to the Settings.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap on the three-dots, at the upper right corner.
  4. Select Reset app preferences.
  5. Once, the reset app preferences complete, restart the phone.

Reset All Settings

If the above solution didn’t help you, then reset all settings. As the name suggests, it deletes all the customized settings of the device and restores them back to factory default settings.

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Scroll down to General management.
  3. Tap Reset.
  4. Tap Reset settings.
  5. Confirm Reset settings by entering the PIN, Password, or Pattern.
  6. Tap Reset.

Wipe Cache Partition

Alternatively, you can clear the entire system cache with Wipe cache partition settings. Earlier, we had shown the method to clear the cache of the only Camera app, while this will delete all the system cache of the device.

  1. Power off the phone.
  2. Press and hold the Volume up and Power button until you see the Android logo.
  3. You’ll have to wait for a few more minutes if the ‘Installing system update’ message pops-up.
  4. Use the Volume buttons to navigate through the Wipe cache partition.
  5. Press the Power button after highlighting the Wipe cache partition.
  6. The process will take a few moments to complete, thereafter, select Reboot system now.

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