[Working] 5 Quick Fixes for Snapchat Camera Not Working


If you are using Snapchat then you must have encountered issues while using the camera app. Snapchat users have often reported encountering various camera issues while sending photos to others. This article will teach you ways to fix Snapchat camera not working on your phone. You can also learn to use Snapchat filters in Zoom.

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Ways to Fix Snapchat Camera Not WorkingUpdate the Snapchat app

The first and most important step to fix this camera issue is to check the available updates for the app in the App Store/Google Play Store. Snapchat gets timely updates and bug fixes to address and fix existing glitches, bugs, and reported issues.

Follow these steps to check for app updates.

  • Open Google Play Store on your device and search for Snapchat.
  • If new updates to the app are available, you’ll see an Update button just below the Snapchat title in the Play Store.
  • Tap the Update button to install the updates for your Snapchat application.
Make sure camera access is granted

Snapchat often shows camera errors when the necessary access permissions are not provided. You can manually check and make sure these permissions are available to the app. Follow these steps for a quick fix.

  • Open the Settings app on your device.
  • Scroll down and tap Apps.
  • Tap Manage apps.
  • Search for Snapchat and open App Permissions by tapping on it.
  • Make sure the necessary access rights, including camera access, are enabled.
Manually Clear Snapchat Cache Files

Cache files are the temporary files used by apps to provide their users with a much faster and seamless experience while using the app. These temporary files are collected locally on the device over time, consuming the system resources and causing problems when using the app. This issue can be fixed by manually clearing these cache files associated with the app. Follow these simple steps to resolve this issue.

  • Open the Settings app on your device.
  • Scroll down to find Apps and tap Manage apps.
  • Search for Snapchat and open it.
  • Tap the Clear Data button and choose Clear Cache to delete all associated cache files.
Make sure you are connected to the internet

Snapchat is popularly used as a photo sharing platform where millions of users share snap with their friends and loved ones. Sharing a photo (photo or video) requires a good internet connection to send the data to your friends. Therefore, you need to make sure that your device is connected to a reliable internet connection to use Snapchat. Using your internet browser you can easily check your internet speed.

  • Open a blank page in your internet browser app such as Chrome.
  • In the URL, go to the Fast.com website to check your available internet speed on the device.
  • An internet speed of at least 3 Mbps is considered sufficient for uploading data while using the apps.
Force close Snapchat and reopen it

One of the most effective ways to fix the camera issue in Snapchat is to manually quit and reopen the app to restart its operation. This will allow the app to remove any bugs or glitches that caused problems while running. Follow these simple steps for a quick fix.

  • Open the Settings app on your device.
  • Tap Apps and choose Manage apps.
  • Search for Snapchat and open it.
  • To manually close the app, tap the Force Stop button.
  • Open the app again to access Snapchat.
Bonus: Restart your device to fix the app problem

If the problem persists after trying all the solutions above, the best possible way to fix it all is to manually turn it off and reboot your device. Follow this quick 2-minute read to learn how to turn off and restart your device.

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