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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Takes Long Time To Focus Issue & Other Related Problems

Smartphones have become the go to device when taking casual pictures. One such device, the #Samsung #Galaxy #Note4, is able to take high quality photos thanks in part to its advanced camera. This phone is equipped with a 16MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) making it rival most of the dedicated point and shoot cameras out in the market today. While taking photos with this phone is quite easy there are instances when certain issues can arise. This is what we will tackle today as we aim to resolve the Galaxy Note 4 takes long time to focus issue & other related problems.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Note 4 Takes Long Time To Focus

Problem: Camera takes a long time to focus. Have tried changing metering mode to Spot or Matrix, changing to mode to auto or selective focus. Still takes a long time. Sometimes 2 or 3 minutes to focus. Have tried force stopping the camera app and clearing cache. HELP!

Solution: The first thing that you need to do in this issue is to make sure that the camera lens is clear. If it has any smudges or dirt on it then this could be the reason why the phone is having a hard time focusing. Try cleaning the lens first using a microfiber cloth. Inspect the lens then make sure that it is clear. If you see any dirt that is inside the lens then you should bring your phone to a service center and have it cleaned.

Sometimes, a phone case can cause the phone to have focusing issues. If your phone has a case installed then try removing this case.

A third party app installed in your phone can also cause this issue. To check if this is what’s causing the problem try starting your phone in Safe Mode then check if it can focus properly in this mode. If it can then the problem could be caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

One last troubleshooting step that you can do should the above steps fail is a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing this.

If the issue still remains at this point then this could already be caused by a defective camera module. I suggest you bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

Note 4 Takes Too Long to Focus

Problem: my Galaxy note 4 camera takes a real long time to focus and if at all so to get it to focus faster I slap it on my hand 3 or more times then it works. I’ve notice almost most of friend who have or had this phone before exchanging it had the same problem.

Solution: This is similar to the issue that we have addressed above. What you will need to do first in this situation is to make sure that the camera lens is clear of any smudges or dirt. Clean the lens using a microfiber cloth. Try to check if the issue still occurs after this. If your phone has a case installed then try removing it too.

Since you mentioned that the phone will focus after slapping it then I suspect the OIS mechanism of the device has an issue. Before ruling this as a hardware issue though I suggest that you backup your phone data then do a factory reset.  After the reset do not install anything yet. Check first if the issue still occurs. If it does then bring your phone to a service center and have it checked.

Note 4 Camera Server Error

Problem: so the issue is with the camera, more specific the rear camera, its not working correctly because when I open it, it either says server error, or it freezes and like these weird lines show up and it closes by itself… I also *#0*# used that code and checked the camera and one time it said data cable failed and camera failed… so I dont know whats going on, could you give me your opinion of what  you guys think it might be

Solution: It looks like there’s a problem with the connection of the camera and the phone’s motherboard. The problem could also be with the camera module itself. To troubleshoot this problem try backing up your phone data first then do a factory reset. After the reset check if the issue still occurs. If it does then I suggest you have your phone checked at a service center.

Note 4 Black Screen When Using Camera

Problem: Put new rear camera in camera comes up with a black screen bought camera from OUTLET PC could it be the wrong camera. old camera had broken cover otherwise it was working fine.Thanks for any help you can give.

Solution: It’s possible that the camera currently installed in the device is of the wrong type or it could be defective. It’s also possible that the connection between the camera and the phone motherboard is not secured properly. What you need to do first though in this scenario is to check if the phone software is causing the problem by doing a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before the reset. Once the reset is done check if the issue still occurs. If it does then you need to have the phone checked at a service center.

Note 4 Refuses To Focus

Problem: My phone isn’t a year old and the camera refuses to focus and is taking bad pictures. I got this phone because I heard this camera was really good but doesn’t seem like it now. Not sure what’s wrong

Solution: For this type of issue you need to make sure that the camera lens is clean and that nothing is blocking it. Take the phone out of its case if one is installed. You should also clean the camera lens using a microfiber cloth. If the phone still refuses to focus then proceed with a factory reset. Take note that this will delete your phone data so make sure to have a backup copy first. Once the reset is done immediately check if the camera is able to focus.

If the problem still occurs then have your phone checked at a service center.

Note 4 Rear Camera Won’t Focus

Problem: Had phone for 1.5 years. All of a sudden rear camera won’t focus. You hear it clicking trying to lock in. You see it just shuddering and can’t focus. I have cleaned and even replaced the lens cover. I have followed all software checks other than factory reset. The front facing camera works fine. At this point it seems like hardware issue. I can’t find any suggestions on what to do further. Thanks for your help.

Solution: The best thing that you can do right now is a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before performing a reset. Once the reset is done check if the issue still occurs. If it does then this is most likely a hardware issue already. I suggest you have your phone checked at a service center if this is the case.

Note 4 Camera No Settings Icon

Problem: Camera doesn’t have a settings icon. Only the flash icon in its place (according to what I see in troubleshooting videos). The modes that are available are only Auto, Beautiful Face and Panorama. No icon for downloading more or anything. Camera doesn’t zoom in or out because it says the mode doesn’t support it. It used to zoom at the beginning.  I think the bottom line question is HOW CAN I UNISTALL IT when the Uninstall icon doesn’t exist for this system app either and reinstall it to have it fixed? FYI: I’m an experienced Android user, but this has me squared.

Solution: This issue usually happens if you are using the phone in Easy Mode. Try using the phone in Standard Mode to regain the camera settings. To do this just head out over to Settings then Personalization. Make sure to tap on Standard Mode.

If your phone is already in Standard Mode and this problem occurs then I suggest you backup your phone data then do a factory reset,

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