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How to Fix Single Take Shots Not Working on Samsung Smartphones

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The Samsung Galaxy devices are packed with one of the best camera systems that allow users to take stunning photos with various features. One such feature is the “Single Take” or “Singlel take shots” mode, which captures a series of photos and videos in one touch. 

However, users say that they experience the single take shots not working on their Galaxy smartphones. According to them, the single take shots are either hidden/greyed out or they get the error saying they need to allow access to use the mode.

If you’re also experiencing problems with the Single Take feature on your Galaxy smartphone, don’t worry, this guide will walk you through some simple solutions to get it working again. 

Let’s get started!

Note: This guide can be applied to any Samsung Galaxy smartphone that has the single take shot feature in the camera.

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 Single Take shots does not work on your Galaxy Smartphone?

There can be one or several reasons behind the single-take mode does not work on your Galaxy smartphone. Knowing these causes is helpful to fix this issue and avoid it from happening again.

So here are the most possible causes why you cannot use the single take shots on your device’s camera:

  1. Cache data:

If the cached data in the camera app is corrupted or outdated, features like this can malfunction unexpectedly.

  1. You have not given permission to the camere to use the feature: 

Unlike other features, the single take shots need special permissions to use it. If you have not given permission to the camera app, that is why you cannot use this feature. 

  1. Settings in the camera app:

If you have made misconfigurations in the camera app settings, this could be the reason why the single take mode is not working.

  1. Other software bugs:

This is very rare to happen because if it is the case then you wouldn’t be able to use other features as well. However, there are a few people who reported that the software bug was an issue with their devices.

How to fix Single Take shots not working on Galaxy Smartphones

Now that we’ve discussed most possible reasons why Single Take shots may not be working on your device’s camera.

So it’s time to move on to the solutions. In this section, we’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to fix the Single Take not working on your Galaxy smartphone’s camera.

Fix 01: Clear camera app cache

Clearing the camera app cache is the first thing you should try. Clearing the cache can help to rebuild the app cache and resolve any underlying corrupted/outdated cache issues.

Here is how you can do that:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on the Camera app.
  4. First, tap on Force stop.
  5. Then, tap on Storage.
  6. Tap on Clear cache.
Clear camera app cache

Once you have cleared the camera app cache, open the camera app and see if you can take single take shots on your smartphone.

Fix 02: Reset camera app settings

Sometimes, changes to the app settings can cause the camera to malfunction, and resetting the settings to their default state can help to resolve the problem.

So if the previous method did not work, you can do a reset on your camera app. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open Camera.
  2. Tap on the Settings icon.
  3. Then, scroll down and tap on Reset settings.
Reset camera settings
  1. Confirm

Fix 03: Change camera app permissions

As we said earlier, your camera app requires special permissions to allow you to use the single take shots feature, and if these permissions are not set correctly, the feature won’t function properly.

To enable un-given permissions, do this:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps
  2. Tap on the Camera app
  3. Tap on Permissions
  4. Allow all the permissions
  5. Close the settings and open the camera app

Fix 04: Clear camera app data

This option deletes all the app data that is associated with the camera app on your smartphone. This won’t remove your saved images as this only clears the app data. However, this will remove the custom settings and preferences that you may have made to the camera settings.

To clear camera app data, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and tap on Apps
  2. Tap on the Camera app
  3. Tap on Storage
  4. Tap on Clear data 
Camera app- clear app data

Fix 05: Reset all settings

You can alternatively reset the settings on your device to make sure that there is nothing wrong with the settings of your Galaxy device.

To reset all settings, here is what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings > General management.
  2. Tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Under reset options, select Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

Once you have reset all the settings, open the camera app and allow all permissions. Then, see if you can use the single take shots. 

Fix 06: Software update

Software bugs cannot be removed easily unless you do a software update. A software update will replace files with new ones and will improve the overall performance, reducing or completely fixing any issues like this.

To update the software, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on Software update.
  3. Tap on Download and install to search for an update.
Download and install

Once an update is found, a notification will arrive and then you can go ahead and install the update.

Wrapping Up

In this guide, we’ve covered all the best solutions to help you fix the Single Take not working on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone camera.

We hope now you have fixed the issue successfully. If you have any questions regarding this guide, leave a comment below.

Have a nice day!

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