How to Fix Camera Problem on Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Camera Problem on Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Having problem with the camera on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Active where it crashes down and won’t work? There are several fixes for this problem that you can try to have your camera back in no time.

Camera is a very important feature in a smartphone. In fact, some people make decision to buy a phone based on the camera function on that phone. Now, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has a good camera that could produce great picture.

That is one thing that many people love about this phone and so do you. But if somehow the camera on the phone starts to acting out, crashes during usage or won’t work at all, then it will be a huge disappointment for the user.

If you are having the same problem, then you need to look out for the fixes right away, so you can have the camera work normal once again and right here we have several solutions that you want to try:

  1. First thing to try is rebooting or restart the phone. It work on many issues so perhaps it will work in this issue as well.
  2. Go to Settings > Display and find Smart Stay options. Smart Stay may serve you well but it also may have some bugs that interrupt the camera on your phone, so you need to turn it off.
  3. App data and app cache that was corrupted may caused this issue first hand, so you need to wipe them all out. Go to Settings > Application > Application Manager > Camera App. First you need to stop this app from working by tap on “Force Stop” button, then choose “Clear Cache” and the last thing to do is tap on “Clear Data” button.
  4. Wipe cache partition also worth to try if none of the steps above work.

You can wipe cache partition by turn OFF your device > press and hold Power button, Home button and Volume Up button until Samsung logo appear on the screen > release Power button > keep pressing and hold the other two button until Android logo appear and release both buttons.

Now you enter one of Samsung Recovery Mode. Use Volume button to navigate through the options until you find “Wipe Cache Partition” option and then press Power button to select this option. When it’s done, select “Reboot System Now” option.

The problem with the camera on your phone should have been solved right now, but if it’s still bother you, then you can perform factory reset to bring your phone back to its original factory state and have it work like a new one.


  1. I have done ALL OF the above and it still won’t work. It started when my phone resetted or I power off and back on, the camera won’t open. I have to do all of these steps over and over and over and over and 0ver and over and over and over until it decides to start working again. It’s ANNOYING. Right now I have restarted my phone 30 times and factory resetted it am hour ago but the camera still won’t open. It’s still telling me “warning camera failed” this is getting unbearable becuz this is a brand new s7 active and I can’t take this anymore! Even I flash over the firmware it’s still giving me the same problem with the camera and this is draining my battery greatly be cuz of all these resets and wiping and I’m getting very angry right now.