How to fix Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped | camera crashes and not working

With excellent camera being the main selling point for the Huawei P models, it’s unfortunate if you happen to encounter problems when trying to take a photo or video. In this troubleshooting article, we’ll show you the troubleshooting steps to do if you keep on getting camera has stopped error on your Huawei P30 Lite. This issue may be accompanied by camera app crashing all the time, or the camera app simply not working in any form. Don’t worry, we got you covered in this post.

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How to fix Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped | camera crashes and not working

If you’re getting the camera has stopped error on your Huawei P30 Lite, you need to do a number of troubleshooting steps to identify the cause. Learn what you can do by following our suggestions below.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #1: Is there an error?

Error codes or messages are usually keys to solving a problem. If your Huawei Huawei P30 Lite has an error code or message when camera has stopped, make sure to take note of that error. Then, do a quick Google search for the error and see if there’s an available online solution for it. If you’re lucky and there is, it may be as simple as following the instructions to fix the problem.

If what you’re getting is the generic “Camera has stopped” error, or if there’s just no error at all before the camera app crashes, do the next solutions below.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #2: Force quit camera app

If you continue to have the issue, your next move would be to restart the camera app. This often works when the app keeps freezing or when the camera app has become unresponsive. In some other cases, it can also work if the app behaves erratically due to minor, temporary bugs.

The next troubleshooting step that you want to do is to deal with the messaging app itself. The app may have simply encountered a bug that the system can’t resolve by itself. Follow these steps to restart the app:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Application Manager.
  3. Tap the All tab.
  4. Select your Messaging app.
  5. Then tap Force Stop

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #3: Restart device

Camera issues on Huawei devices are sometimes fixed by doing a simple step: restart. Restarting a device can sometimes do wonders. Make sure that you forced restart your phone if none of the suggestions has worked so far. Try to do a forced reboot by pressing and holding the Power key for 10 to 15 seconds. If your phone works, it should reboot and you should feel a vibration and see the Huawei logo. In case you do not feel the vibration and the screen is still blank, then simply press and hold the Power Key for more time until you see the device restart itself.

If nothing changes after attempting to reboot the device a few times, you can abandon this troubleshooting and proceed to the next ones below.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #4: Clear camera app cache

Some forms of camera problems are brought about by outdated or corrupted camera app cache. If camera has stopped error continues on your Huawei P30 Lite at this time, make sure that you clear the camera app cache. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Application Manager.
  3. Tap the All tab.
  4. Select your Camera app.
  5. Tap Clear Cache.
  6. Check for the problem.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #5: Reset data of camera app

Deleting the camera app’s data is the next logical step in this situation. Be sure to reset the camera app if clearing the cache did not help. 

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to Application Manager.
  3. Tap the All tab.
  4. Select your Camera app.
  5. Tap Clear Data.
  6. Check for the problem.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #6: Refresh system cache

If your Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped issue occurred after a system update, there may be an issue with the device’s system cache. This is a special set of temporary files that Android use to load apps quickly. When this cache gets corrupted or becomes outdated, it may cause minor issues or slow performance problems. To ensure that the system cache is refreshed, follow these steps:

  1. With your phone turned off, press and hold both the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Let go of the buttons when the Honor logo appears.
  3. Shortly after seeing the logo, the EMUI screen shows up with the recovery mode options.
  4. Press the Volume Down button to scroll to and highlight Wipe cache partition option.
  5. Then press the Power button to confirm selection.
  6. Use the Volume buttons to scroll to and highlight the next options and Power button to confirm selection.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #7: Check on Safe Mode

Another possible reason why the camera app may not be working as it should is a bad app. If this problem happened right after you installed an app, deleting the said app may fix it. If you can’t figure out whether or not there’s an app issue, you can restart the device to safe mode. In safe mode, no third party app should be able to run. So, if camera works normally on safe mode, you can bet a bad third party app is to blame. Here’s how to boot it to safe mode:

  1. Power off the device.
  2. Power it back on.
  3. Once you see the Huawei animation on the screen press and hold Volume Down button.
  4. You can see safe mode at the bottom left corner once the device finishes booting.
  5. Now that the device has started on safe mode, charge it and see if there’s a difference.

Don’t forget: safe mode blocks third party apps but it won’t tell you which of them is the real cause. If you think that there’s a rogue third party app in the system, you must identify it. Here’s what you need to do exactly:

  1. Boot to safe mode.
  2. Check for the problem.
  3. Once you’ve confirmed that a third party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling apps individually. We suggest that you begin with the most recent ones you added.
  4. After you uninstall an app, restart the phone to normal mode and check for the problem.
  5. If your Huawei P30 Lite is still problematic, repeat steps 1-4.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #8: Install updates

Software and apps updates usually offer fix patch to fix existing problems inflicted by random bugs and malicious software. If you haven’t set your device and/or apps to auto-update, then you will need to manually install pending updates. Here’s how to manually check for software updates on the Huawei P30 Lite:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap System.
  3. Select System Update.
  4. Tap the option to Check for Updates.

To check for any pending app updates you’ve downloaded through the Google Play Store app, launch Play Store then navigate to the Updates section. You will then see a list of apps with pending updates. Just tap on Update to install individual app updates or tap Update All to update apps simultaneously.

Don’t forget to reboot/soft reset your Huawei P30 Lite after installing updates to ensure all new software changes are properly implemented and to prevent any app from going rogue.

Huawei P30 Lite camera has stopped fix #9: Factory reset

Most camera issues are fixable on a user’s end. If the camera has stopped error continues on your Huawei P30 Lite at this stage, be sure to do a factory reset. If the cause of your issue is software-related, a factory reset will most likely help. Be sure to back your files up first.

There are two methods to perform a factory reset on your Huawei P30 Lite . You want to do the first one first if there’s no problem going under Settings menu.

Method 1: Hard reset on Huawei P30 Lite  via Settings

Wiping your phone with factory reset will automatically erase information from your device’s internal storage. The software environment on your device is basically returned to its original form, just like when it left the factory. This means that everything you added to the device like files, photos, videos, and apps will all be deleted. If you don’t want to lose irreplaceable data, make sure to create a backup ahead of time.

There can be many different reasons why a user may want to factory reset a device. If your situation calls for a Hard reset on Huawei P30 Lite   and you are able to access your device’s settings menu, then this first method is for you. It’s easier to do compared to the second one below so this is a go-to method for you.

To perform a Hard reset on Huawei P30 Lite  via Settings:

  1. Create a backup of your personal data.
  2. Turn on the device.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap System.
  5. Choose Reset.
  6. Tap Reset all settings.
  7. Tap Reset all settings.
  8. Confirm the action by tapping on Reset all settings.
  9. Wait for factory reset to finish.

Method 2: Hard reset on Huawei P30 Lite  via Recovery Mode

This method is useful in one particular situation: when Settings menu is not accessible. There may be a variety of reasons why Settings menu may become unreachable. In some cases, the device may have simply frozen or unresponsive. At other times, it can be due to a problem that you are currently trying to troubleshoot. In any case, you must do Hard reset on Huawei P30 Lite  via Recovery Mode when the situation forces you to. We still recommend that you use the first method as your primary option for convenience reasons. Effects-wise, the two methods don’t have any difference at all. The device will be completely sanitized and all user data deleted after doing any of them.

To perform a Hard reset on Huawei P30 Lite  via Recovery Mode:

  1. Create a backup of your personal data.
  2. Turn off the mobile by pressing the Power key for a few moments.
  3. Press and hold Volume Up and Power buttons for a couple of seconds.
  4. When Recovery Mode appears let go of all keys.
  5. Now choose “wipe data/factory reset.” Use Volume buttons to navigate and the Power key to accept it.
  6. Confirm the operation by typing in “yes” and select “wipe data/factory reset.”
  7. When you see the Google Verification info confirm the operation by selecting “wipe data/factory reset.”
  8. Finally choose “reboot system now” by using the Power key.

 


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