Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus shows up “Unfortunately, Camera has stopped”

The error message “Unfortunately, Camera has stopped” that keeps bothering some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus simply means that the main camera application keeps crashing for some reason. It could be a temporary issue with the camera or the app, or it could be a problem with the firmware itself that’s causing the app to crash.

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with Camera has stopped error that keeps showing up every time you open the camera app or any other application that uses the camera. As long as your phone doesn’t have any signs of physical and/or liquid damage, you should be able to fix this problem and continue snapping pictures. If you’re one of the owners of this phone and are currently having similar issue, continue

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Fixing Camera has stopped error on Galaxy S10 Plus

Based on experience, you can fix the Camera has stopped error by yourself without any help from a technician as long as it’s not a hardware problem. Try doing the following procedures and see if your can make the camera of your Galaxy S10 Plus work perfectly again.

First solution: Force restart  your Galaxy S10 Plus

If it’s the first time that you encountered the Camera has stopped error, then it’s possible that it’s just a minor glitch with the system. A glitch can cause applications to crash and this occurs more often than you think. To rule this possibility out, do this:

  1. Press and hold the volume down button and don’t release it.
  2. While holding down the volume button, press and hold the power key as well.
  3. Keep both keys held down together until the Galaxy S10+ logo shows on the screen.

If done correctly, your phone will reboot and after that, open the Camera app and see if the Camera has stopped error still shows up. If it still does, then move on to the next solution.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus shows “Unfortunately, Settings has stopped”

Second solution: Clear the cache of the Camera

It’s possible that the cache used by the system to make camera run smoothly has been corrupted. When this happens, the app might crash and in this case, you get the Camera has stopped error. To rule this possibility out, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down.
  2. Tap the Settings icon at the top-right corner.
  3. Scroll down and tap Apps.
  4. Find and tap on Camera.
  5. Tap Clear cache.

After doing this, try using the camera and see if the Camera has stopped error would still show up and if it still does, then move on to the next solution.

Third solution: Delete the data files of the Camera app

Doing this will reset the camera back to its default settings and configuration. If this is just an app issue, then this procedure will be able to fix the problem. Don’t worry though, none of your videos and pictures will be deleted if you did this. It’s just the settings that will be reverted back to default. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull the notification panel down.
  2. Tap the Settings icon at the top-right corner.
  3. Scroll down and tap Apps.
  4. Find and tap on Camera.
  5. Tap Clear data and tap OK to confirm your action.

Reboot your phone after doing this procedure to refresh the memory. Once the phone has rebooted successfully, open the camera to know if the Camera has stopped error still shows up. If it still does, then move on to the next solution.

Fourth solution: Reset settings of your device

It is important that we rule out the possibility that the problem is just due to some settings that were changed. While we don’t know where to look, there’s a procedure that will allow us to bring all settings back to default. Doing so will have a reset-like effect to your phone only that none of your files and data will be deleted so no need to create a backup. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset settings.
  3. Tap RESET SETTINGS.
  4. If you have set up a PIN, enter it.
  5. Tap RESET SETTINGS.
  6. The device will restart to perform the reset of settings.

Once the device has rebooted, try to see if the Camera has stopped error still shows up and if it still does, then you still have a couple of procedures to try.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus shows “Messenger has stopped” error

Fifth solution: Delete the system cache

Aside from the cache created by the system for individual applications, it also has its own cache that has a great impact on its overall performance. It is always possible that this cache got corrupted and that could be the reason why the camera keeps crashing. So, delete the system cache so it will be replaced with a new one. Here’s how you do that:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Galaxy S10+ logo shows, release all buttons.
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  5. Press Power key to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Once the phone has restarted, open the camera to see if the camera has stopped error still shows up and if it does, you have to do the next procedure.

Sixth solution: Backup your files and reset your phone

Lastly, you will have to reset your phone because it could be a firmware issue affecting the camera or any other applications. Before the reset, make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted. After the backup, remove your Google and Samsung accounts so that you won’t be locked out of your device. After which, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the Galaxy S10+ logo shows, release all buttons.
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key to highlight Yes.
  7. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  8. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  9. Press the Power key to restart the device.

I hope that this troubleshooting guide somehow helped you fix the Camera has stopped error on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. If the problem continues even after the reset, then it’s a hardware issue and you need to bring the phone back to the store or shop so that a technician can help you. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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