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Samsung Galaxy S23

5 Solutions to Fix Common Camera Issues on Samsung S23

Having issues on your Galaxy S23's camera? Check these fixes!
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Are you experiencing problems with your Samsung Galaxy S23 Camera such as,

  • Glitches and malfunctions, 
  • Features that don’t work, 
  • The shutter button not working issues, 
  • Poor-quality of photos,
  • etc.

Not only you but there are also a number of users that have reported those types of camera issues on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, and it must be frustrating to see when a flagship device functions poorly like that. 

But you don’t have to worry about this anymore because, in this article, we’ll give you 5 solutions to fix the most popular and common camera issues on your Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone. These solutions will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 variant (S23+ and S23 Ultra) and on any Android operating system version.

So, let’s get started and find out how to get rid of camera problems on your Galaxy S23 smartphone.

Note: We have already published a few guides on fixing some of the most reported camera issues. So if are having a specific issue, check these guides out:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Makes Random Camera Shutter Sound
  2. Samsung Galaxy S23 Camera Preview Lags in Low Light
  3. Samsung S23: Front Camera is Blurry on Whatsapp Calls (How to Fix)
  4. Samsung Galaxy S23: Camera Ratio Going Back To 4:3 (Fix)
  5. Samsung Galaxy S23 Front Camera is Blurry – How to Fix It

Fix 01: Clean Both The Front And Rear Camera Lenses

The first step to troubleshooting poor-quality images and focusing issues is cleaning both the front and rear lenses. 

This is important because we should ensure the lenses are clean and free from dust and other particles before going to troubleshoot software issues. 

So use a microfiber cloth and gently clean the lenses. Make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies of the phone’s camera body to ensure a thorough cleaning. 

And after cleaning, be sure to dry the lenses with a clean, lint-free cloth. This simple cleaning should help to increase the focusing ability of your Galaxy S23’s camera and the overall quality of images.

Fix 02: Restart The Camera App

In some cases, the system camera app can crash or freeze up due to overuse, or even just due to a bug/glitch in the system. 

If this happens, you won’t be able to take pictures or use the camera’s features. To fix this issue, you have to restart the app. 

This can be done in two ways. One is by closing the app and then reopening it

You can also try force-closing the app if restarting it doesn’t work. This can be done by:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Select the Camera app.
  4. Tap on Force Stop.
force stop camera app

This should close the camera process and once you open the app it will get restarted, allowing you to use it again. 

Now that you’ve cleaned the camera lenses and restarted the app, if you are still seeing issues, you can move on to the next solution which is resetting camera settings.

Fix 03: Reset Camera Settings

Misconfigurations on camera settings often lead to many malfunctions, including focusing issues, poor-quality images, and zoom issues  

In this case, the best way to get your camera back in working is to reset your camera settings.

This will reset all camera settings back to their factory defaults, reverting any changes you have made to the camera settings.

So let’s see how to do that:

  1. First, open the Camera app.
  2. Tap on the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Reset settings.
Reset camera settings
  1. Confirm reset.

Fix 04: Clear Camera App Data

If the camera issue you are facing is related to app permissions or cache files, resetting camera settings won’t be enough to fix the problem because it won’t remove corrupted cache files and restore missing app permissions.

Therefore, Clearing the app data of the camera app is the successful approach to restoring your Galaxy S23’s camera functionality. 

To clear camera app data, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Select the camera app.
  3. Go to Storage section.
  4. Tap on Clear data.
clear camera app data

After clearing the app data, try restarting your device and then test the camera. If it still doesn’t work, then you should consider doing a software update. Which we have explained below.

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

If the other solutions haven’t worked, it’s worth giving a software update a try – Software updates can improve your device’s camera performance by optimizing the hardware controllers. And fix existing bugs related to the system camera app. 

Here are the steps to install a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S23:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on Software update.
  3. Tap on “Download and Install”.
Download and install

Software updates will usually happen automatically, however, it’s always a good idea to check for updates regularly to ensure your device is running the latest version.

Wrapping Up

We hope the solutions in this article have helped you fix whatever issue you are experiencing with your device’s camera.

Don’t forget to leave a feedback! If you have any questions or concerns regarding this guide, feel free to put a comment below. We will be happy to help!

Andrew William

Content writer and Web developer at and he is the big brain behind the technical aspects of this tech blog.

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