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Samsung Galaxy S23: Camera Ratio Going Back To 4:3 (Fix)

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Samsung Galaxy S23, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone series, is packed with top-class front and rear camera units. There is no doubt it stands out among other competitors when it comes to camera quality.

However, some users say their Galaxy S23 cannot change the camera aspect ratio. According to them, the camera aspect ratio keeps going back to 4:3, which has made it difficult for them to set a different ratio other than 4:3.

If you are experiencing the same issue, then you’re in the right place. In this guide, we will show you the possible causes of how this could happen, with some effective ways to fix it.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 model (S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S23 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Why does the camera ratio keep going back to 4:3 on your Galaxy S23?

Before we dive into the solutions, let’s take a look at some of the possible causes why you cannot keep a different ratio in the camera settings on your Galaxy S23:

  1. Misconfigurations in the camera app
  2. Caching issues in the camera app: The camera app uses cached data when working. If the cache is corrupted, it could lead to malfunctions like this
  3. Bugs in the camera app: If the camera app is buggy, it can cause changes to the camera app not to save.
  4. System bugs and glitches

How to stop the camera ratio keeps going back to 4:3 on Samsung Galaxy S23

Now that we know the most possible reasons behind the camera aspect ratio issue. So let’s move on to the solutions.

Make sure to open the camera app and check the settings after applying each solution to see if the problem is fixed.

Fix 01: Restart the device

Restart device

Restarting an android device is the best way to fix temporary glitches that occur when working with the device, as it will also restart the system services and applications.

There is no special way you should do this. However, to restart your device easily, you can follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Press and hold the power key + volume down key until the device starts to turn off. Then release the keys.

Fix 02: Clearing camera app cache

Clearing the camera app cache will remove and clean up old cache files. This will allow the app to rebuild a new cache, thus fixing if there are any caching issues causing the camera ratio keeps changing to 4:3.

Here are the steps that you need to follow:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Scroll down and find the camera app. Then tap on it.
Camera app
  1. Tap on the Storage.
  2. Tap on Clear cache.
Clear camera app cache

Fix 03: Reset camera settings

Resetting the camera settings can help fix any glitches and misconfigurations in camera settings. Once the settings are reset, you should be able to change the camera ratio to any as you want.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the Camera.
  2. Tap on Settings (the gear icon in the top left corner).
  3. Scroll down and tap on Reset settings.
Reset camera settings
  1. Confirm.

Fix 04: Do a software update

Software updates usually carry bug fixes. So updating your device’s software can help fix any bugs within the Android system. 

To update your Galaxy S23 software, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Software update.
  3. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Then wait for the device to search for an update. Once found, you will get a notification to update the software.

Fix 05: Factory reset your phone:

If none of the above solutions work to fix the camera ratio, you may have to do a  factory data reset on your device. 

But as you may know, this will erase all the personal data on your device. So make sure to take a backup before going to factory data reset. 

Once you are ready, follow these steps to factory data reset your Galaxy S23:

  1. Go to Settings > General management.
  2. Tap on Reset.
  1. Tap on Factory data reset.
Factory data reset
  1. Enter the lock screen password and confirm.

Wrapping Up:

We hope this guide has helped you better understand the issue and the solutions worked to fix it.

You may still have questions or need help. If you do, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be there to help.

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