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How to Fix Samsung S22 Camera Crashing

Camera app keeps crashing on your Samsung Galaxy S22? Let's see how you can fix this problem!
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Are you experiencing problems with your Samsung Galaxy S22 Camera App? Does the camera app keep crashing and you have no idea why? 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll show you 6 solutions with step-by-step instructions to fix the camera app crashing and make it run smoothly on your Samsung Galaxy S22. 

All you have to do is follow the instructions and apply them correctly to your smartphone. 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 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

In a hurry? Watch the video!

Fix 01: Force Stop the Camera App

This fix might seem a bit obvious, but it’s the first thing you need to do when your Samsung Galaxy S22 camera app starts acting up. By force-stopping the app, it will fix any temporary glitches in the camera app causing it to crash.

Read Also: How To Fix Samsung S22 Camera Not Working (Camera Failed)

To Force stop the camera app:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Scroll down and select Camera.
Camera app
  1. Tap on Force stop.
Force stop the camera app

Then, once it’s stopped, just open the app back up and see if it’s working properly. 

If the camera app still crashes, don’t worry. It could be a system issue that makes the camera app unresponsive. Let’s see how you can fix this in the next fix.

Fix 02: Force Restart Your Galaxy S22

Like restarting the app resolves any temporary glitches in the app, restarting the device also will fix temporary bugs and system-wide glitches causing apps like the Camera crashing.

Read Also: How To Fix Samsung S22 Camera Not Focusing

Here is how you can quickly restart your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until the device starts to turn off.
Force restart samsung

Fix 03: Clear Camera App Cache

Every Android app builds cache files when you keep using them. Usually, these cached data help the app to run faster and more smoothly. However, cache files can get corrupted or outdated, which can often lead to app crashes.

Read Also: How to Fix Camera Shutter Lag in Galaxy S22/S22+ & S22 Ultra Easily

If this is the case, then you need to clear the camera app cache and see if it works. This won’t delete any photo or video you have taken from your device. 

Here is how to clear the camera app cache:

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

Once you have cleared the cache, open the app and see if it works without crashing.

Fix 04: Run Repair Apps in Recovery Mode

If your Galaxy S22 camera app still doesn’t work after clearing its cached data, it is time to run app optimization in recovery mode. 

This app optimization (Known as Repair apps) makes sure the apps installed on your device is working properly and is free from any corruption. 

To do this, you need to boot your Galaxy S22 to recovery mode, which is usually done by pressing a specific combination of buttons on your phone while powering it on. These are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Plug a USB cable into the device.
  3. Press and hold the Power key + Volume up keys for a few seconds. When the recovery menu appears, release the keys.

Once you’re in recovery mode:

  1. Select Repair apps, and press the power button.
Repair apps - samsung galaxy recovery mode

Once the process is completed, Select Reboot device now and press the power button again to restart the device. Once the device is restarted, open the camera app and see if it works.

Fix 05: Reset All Settings

Resetting all the settings will set all the settings back to their factory settings, but you won’t lose any of your data. This will work if there are any misconfigurations or missing access to the camera app causing it to crash.

All you have to do is:

  1. Go to Settings, then General Management, and select Reset
Reset option samsung
  1. From there, just select Reset All Settings
Reset all settings

Once the reset is completed, restart your Galaxy S22 and test the camera app.

Fix 06: Do a Software Update

Updating the software is the final fix to take if the camera app still isn’t functioning properly. This is because software updates bring your device up to date, making sure you have the latest features, security updates, and bug fixes at your fingertips.

It’s important to make sure your device is fully charged before you start. That way you will be able to get a higher battery halfway through the process.

Follow these steps to update your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
  3. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Wrapping Up

Which fix worked for you? Were you able to fix the camera app caching? 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!

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Danu

The founder of Backtodefault.com and the tech nerd of the team. He is specialized in Android/iOS development and web development.

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