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Samsung S23: Front Camera is Blurry on Whatsapp Calls (How to Fix)

Cannot have clear video calls on Whatsapp on your Galaxy S23? Check this guide out!
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Are you fed up with blurry Whatsapp video calls on your Samsung Galaxy S23? This issue is not new for Samsung Galaxy smartphone users. But this can make video chats uncomfortable or even impossible as users like you struggle to make out what they see on screen.

Fortunately, there are a few solutions that you can try to get rid of blurry WhatsApp calls. In this article, we’ll discuss why this occurs in the first place and take you through each solution with step-by-step instructions.

Keep reading…

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.

Why is The WhatsApp Front Camera Blurry When Taking Video Calls on my Samsung Galaxy S23?

There are several possible causes for this issue. 

  1. One could be that your data usage settings need to be adjusted in order for high-quality video streaming. 
  1. You also need to have a stable internet connection. If your connection is poor, it is not a problem with your Galaxy S23 or with Whatsapp. It is just the app cannot send or receive video streaming data in real-time to display clear images. 
  1. If the front camera is blocked or dirty, it won’t be able to focus, and this could create a blurry video call experience.
  1. Additionally, poor room lighting can affect the quality of your video calls. So you have to check the light conditions, which have been described as the first solution.

Fix 01: Check The Light Conditions

Lighting is an important thing to consider when it comes to video calls, and poor lighting can result in blurry images. 

Especially if you’re in a dark room or near low-light sources like lamps, chances are that your camera will be unable to adjust properly, and this may lead to your front camera being blurred.

So ensure that you are getting enough light on your face or the object you want to show on your front camera. And try to shake the device so the Whatsapp camera will focus on that object. And when you do a video, Make sure that you have placed the device not too close to your face.

Fix 02: Clean Camera Lens, Camera Angle, And Storage

Check whether your Samsung Galaxy S23 front camera is smudged or spotted. If there are any dirt particles, they can cause blurry images on WhatsApp calls. To clean them away, all you will need is a microfiber cloth. Just wipe out the top of the screen with a cloth and make sure the dust particles are gone.

Also, make sure that your Galaxy S23 has sufficient storage capacity and RAM available. Since the Galaxy S23 comes with large storage options and big memory, you should be fine with the Storage and RAM. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to double-check them.

Fix 03: Check for the Poor Internet Connection

Weak Wi-Fi or mobile data connection can cause video call disruptions due to lower network quality. 

If you are on a WiFi network, try to improve its connection strength by moving it closer to the device, and make sure the antennas are properly aligned towards the direction where the signals are originating from.

You can also try a speed test tool like Ookla to test your WiFi connection speed and contact your service provider and check if everything is okay from their side.

Fix 04: Turn Off the “Less Data for Calls” Feature

In Whatsapp, the “Less Data for Calls” feature is designed to reduce data usage, but it can affect the video call quality if it’s enabled. 

Therefore, you can try to turn off this feature: 

  1. Open Whatsapp.
  2. Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  3. Tap on Settings.
  4. Go to Storage and data.
  5. Toggle off “Use less data for calls.”
Use less data for calls whatsapp
  1. Restart the app.

Fix 05: Switch From WiFi to Mobile Data or From Mobile Data to WiFi

If the video call was made while connected to WiFi and the video was blurred, then you can switch over to mobile data and check whether that improves the quality of the video. 

Similarly, if the video call was made with a cellular network but still there is an issue with the focus of the camera, maybe it’s better to connect to a reliable wifi network and check if the cellular network is the problem. 

Fix 06: Clear WhatsApp Cache

Clearing the cache of Whatsapp will remove if there is any corrupted or outdated cache affecting its camera system. This won’t remove your chats or any media files so you can safely apply this solution.

Here are the steps you should follow to clear the Whatsapp cache:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Whatsapp.
  4. Go to Storage.
Whatsapp app storage
  1. Tap on Clear cache.

If clearing WhatsApp’s cache doesn’t fix your issue, you can try updating the app. Which is described below.

Fix 07: Update WhatsApp

It’s possible that the front camera on your Samsung Galaxy S23 is blurry due to an outdated version of WhatsApp. If you have installed a software update to your device, the installed Whatsapp version may not compatible with it.

To download the latest version of Whatsapp, head over to Google Play Store and follow the steps below:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Tap on the profile icon.
  3. Tap on Manage apps and device.
  4. Tap on the Manage tab.
  5. Scroll down and tap on Whatsapp.
  6. Tap on Update.
Update whatsapp

Wrapping Up

Blurry camera issues are a common problem on many android smartphones. But it needs special solutions to fix the issue if it happens when doing a WhatsApp video call.

We hope that our article has helped fix the issue regarding blurred video calls with WhatsApp on your Samsung Galaxy S23.

However, you may still have questions. So if you have anything to ask regarding this guide, you can leave a comment below. Our team will be happy to help.

Have a nice day!


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