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How to Fix Samsung S20 Snapchat Camera Zoomed In Issue

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According to Samsung Galaxy S20 users, Snapchat’s camera zooms in when they open the camera in Snapchat and try to take a photo/record video or during video calls. You can indeed zoom out manually and then take the picture, but it can ruin the user experience, and you will often miss opportunities to capture sudden moments quickly.

So this issue should be fixed, which is why we created this guide. You can follow the solutions in this guide to fix your Samsung S20 Snapchat camera zoomed in issue quickly and easily.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S20 model (S20, S20 Plus, S20 Fe, and S20 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S20 running Android 12. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Why is the Snapchat camera zoomed in on your Samsung S20?

If you wonder, mainly there are two reasons why the Snapchat camera zooms in when you want to take a picture/video on your Samsung Galaxy S20;

  1. Access to the camera of your Samsung Galaxy S20
  2. Problems within the Snapchat app

We all know Snapchat is a third-party app. So, it has to use or make a connection to your Galaxy S20’s camera feature. If this bridge isn’t working correctly, then this will be the reason why the camera is zoomed in initially. 

You can verify this if the same happens with other third-party apps such as Instagram, Facebook, etc.

On the other hand, issues within Snapchat, such as bugs and glitches and incompatibility of the app, can make it prone to this issue.

So it is either the Android system on your Galaxy S20 or the Snapchat app itself causing this issue. In order to fix this, you have to take care of both sides here. And that is what we will show you next.

How to fix the Samsung S20 Snapchat camera zoomed in issue

First, we will show you how to deal with and troubleshoot if there is any glitch or bugs within the operating system. Then, if the problem persists, you can try other solutions below after the first few solutions. 

Always check if the Snapchat camera works properly after applying each solution. That way, you will be able to resolve this problem quickly. So let’s get started.

Fix 01 – Restart your device

Restart device

This is the easiest way to fix temporary glitches within the Android system as well as the Snapchat app. Once you restart the device, all the temporary cache will be erased, thus fixing the issue.

You can restart your Galaxy S20 as you normally do. However, there is an easier method too, and you can try that as well.

  1. Press and hold the power key + volume down key together for a few seconds.

Fix 02 – Clear Camera app data

Clearing the cache of the default camera app might help with the connection to the Snapchat camera feature. Also, clearing the cache won’t erase any personal data or the images you have taken with the camera. So it is a safe fix to do.

Here is how you can do that;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on the Camera app
  4. Go to the Storage section
  5. Tap on Clear data
Clear camera app cache

After you have cleared the cache of the camera app, open Snapchat and see if the camera zoom is fixed.

Fix 03 – Do a software update

If there is a serious issue with the Android system on your Galaxy S20, you can install a software update.

Samsung usually releases a few updates a year. If you haven’t done an update recently, then it is time to do so.

Follow these steps to update your device software;

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Software update
  3. Tap on Download and install
  4. Wait for your device to check for a new software update
Download and install software update

When your device finds an update, it will notify you via a notification. Then you can tap on the notification and proceed with installing the update.

Fix 04 – Clear Snapchat app data

Now you have done troubleshooting system issues. If the problem still persists, you have to troubleshoot the Snapchat app for potential errors.

As the first step to fixing the Snapchat app, you can start with clearing its app data. 

Some people have suggested clearing the cache of the app would be sufficient. But according to our tests, clearing the app data is the most successful way to do this. Keep in mind that once you do this, you have to log in to your account again, as clearing the app data removes saved sessions in the app.

When you are ready, follow the steps below;

  1. Open Settings and tap on Apps
  2. Scroll down and tap on the Snapchat app
  3. Tap on Storage
Snapchat app storage
  1. Then, tap on Clear data
Clear snapchat app data

Fix 05 – Reinstall or Update the Snapchat app

As you update the android system, you should update The Snapchat app to fix potential issues with the current version that is installed on your device.

However, there is a more effective way. You can re-install the app. This way, you can remove if there is any damaged or corrupted app data and install the most updated version of the app together.

  1. On the search bar, type “Snapchat” and tap on the search
  2. Tap on the Snapchat app in the results and tap on Uninstall
  3. Then, tap on the Install button
  4. Login to your account and see if the problem is fixed

Wrapping Up

That is it. We hope you have successfully fixed the Snapchat camera zoom-in issue. If you still face this problem, you may have to reach Samsung support as there are no other solutions left for this problem.

If you have any questions regarding this guide, leave us a comment, and we will be there to assist you.

Have a nice day!

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