Last updated: 2023 July 25.
Are you experiencing a noticeable camera shutter lag on your Samsung Galaxy S22?
After several new software updates, Samsung Galaxy S22 series users have reported that they are experiencing a noticeable camera shutter lag when taking photos and videos, which has made them incredibly frustrated.
But there are solutions to fix this issue. So in this guide, we will discuss what could possibly cause the camera shutter lag in your Galaxy S22, along with the methods that you can follow to fix it.
Let’s get started!
Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)
Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 12. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.
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Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ & S22 Ultra Camera Shutter Lag Issue
Note: Shutter speed in a smartphone is the time difference between you pressing the shutter button and the camera capturing the image.
According to what we saw on the Samsung community and Reddit, most of the users that reported this camera shutter lag were Galaxy S22 Ultra users. According to their complaints, both Exynos and Snapdragon devices suffer from this noticeable camera shutter lag when taking photos and videos.
This lag may vary from 1 second to 5, which means users have to wait up to 5 seconds after tapping on the shutter button to take a shot!
So I researched forums, youtube, and the latest news articles to find the reason behind this camera shutter lag issue and came up with these possible reasons why your Galaxy S22’s camera shutter keeps lagging;
- Poor image processing performance: You press the camera button, but it takes a while to process the image.
- Slow main camera sensor.
- Misconfigured camera settings.
- Wrong camera mode: Some modes you can select from the camera app could take more time to take images.
The first 2 causes are beyond our control, and we cannot solve them by ourselves. However, the others are pretty much fixable, and that is what we are going to show you now. Keep reading.
How to Fix Galaxy S22/S22+ & S22 Ultra Camera Shutter Lag
If you have read the previous section, you should have a clear understanding of what are the possible causes of your Galaxy S22’s camera shutter lag.
Now let’s get into the solutions to fix the lag and achieve a zero shutter lag.
Fix 01 – Reset Camera Settings
As I told you earlier, misconfigured camera settings can ruin your S22’s shutter speed. IF this is the case, simply reset the camera settings.
Here is how you can do that;
- Open the Camera app.
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Reset settings.
- Restart the Camera app
Once you have restarted the camera app, try to capture a photo and see if the shutter speed is increased.
Fix 02 – Clean Camera Cache
Cache data in the camera app helps to increase the performance and its shutter speed. However, if the cached data are corrupted or outdated, this can cause a shutter lag.
Therefore, Wiping out the cached data of the camera will force the app to re-generate a new cache, and that can fix the shutter lag issue of your Samsung S22.
Follow these steps to clean the Camera cache in Galaxy S22 devices;
- Go to Settings, then Apps.
- Find the Camera app, Tap on it.
- Tap on Storage and clear the data.
- Restart the Camera app.
Fix 03 – Turn Off “Tracking Auto Focus”
The tracking autofocus feature helps to keep tracking an object while moving the device. This allows you to keep the focus and move the device without losing the focus. But it comes with a cost in shutter speed.
So you can disable this feature to see if the camera shutter lag is reduced. Follow the steps below to disable the “Tracking autofocus” feature from your S22 device.
- Open Camera.
- Go to Camera settings.
- Turn off “Tracking autofocus“.
Fix 04 – Try Pro mode & Burst Shot
If you are not familiar with Pro mode and Burst shot in your S22 camera, maybe it is time to give it a try. These 2 modes can greatly reduce the shutter lag of your smartphone by manually controlling the iso, exposure, and timing levels.
Open up the camera app, then tap on modes and select either Pro mode or Burst shot. Then take a picture and compare the difference.
Fix 05 – Install and try a 3rd Party Camera App
If you tried all the fixes from above but still the camera shutter speed is lagging, then you can try installing a free 3rd party camera app from Play Store to check the shutter speeds when using the default app and the third-party app.
Not all third-party apps are compatible with your Galaxy S22. So choose one from below list that you can find on the Google Play Store;
Install the app and see if there is any shutter lag with these apps too. If not, it is the camera app on your Galaxy S22 causing the issue.
Fix 06 – Check for System Updates
Software updates include various stability improvements and fixes to a lot of issues in any Android device. So before trying the last 2 fixes, let’s check for any updates being released.
- Head over to Settings.
- Tap on Software Updates.
Fix 07 – Clear the cache of your Galaxy S22 Device
Like the camera app, the system of your Galaxy S22 builds its own cache over time. The theory is the same if you clean the cache, any previously corrupted cache data will get deleted, and there will be new cache files upon the next reboot. This can be done without deleting any personal data from your Galaxy S22.
Here is how you can clear the cache in your S22 device
- Turn off the device.
- Plug the charger, press and hold the Power button + Volume up button to boot into recovery mode.
- Then use the volume buttons and select Wipe cache partition.
- Press the power button, and if you are asked to confirm the process, select yes and press the power button again to begin the clearing process.
- After completion, select Reboot Now and press the power button.
Fix 08 – Perform a Factory Data Reset
If none of the above methods worked, then you are left with a factory data reset.
Remember that this will work if your S22 device’s camera shutter speed was normal back then. Factory data reset will reset every setting, every app you have installed, and every single personal file you may have on your S22 device. So take a backup before proceeding to do this.
Once you are ready, follow the instructions below to perform a factory data reset.
- Go to Settings, then General Management.
- Tap on Reset
- Tap on Factory data reset and confirm.
I hope this guide helped you to fix the camera shutter lag in your Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra.
So which method worked for you? Don’t forget to give us a feedback. Also, if you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be there to help.
Have a nice day!