How to Fix Camera Failed Error on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL

Are you getting the Camera Failed Error on your Google Pixel and 4 XL?  Yeah, I am sure you are getting it, that’s is why you are here and reading my article. Camera Failed error on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL is very common. Well, no need to worry then, follow the below simple tutorial to Fix Camera Failed Error on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL with very simple methods.

Google Pixel 4 series is a premium smartphone released last year which is designed by Google. It comes with a 5.5-inch and 6.23-inch OLED for a display having a resolution of 1080 x 2280 and 1440×3040 pixels and a pixel density of 444 PPI and 540 PPI of Pixel 4 and 4 XL respectively.

Google offers a lot of new tech with the Pixel 4 series, including things like Snapdragon 855 SoC, dual rear cameras, 90Hz displays, and its Soli radar system for the first time. Also according to Google, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have the fastest face unlock system on any smartphone and this is possible because of Google’s new motion-sensing Soli chip next to the front-facing camera sensor.

Camera Failed Error on Google Pixel 4

Fix Camera Failed Error on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL

1. Soft Reset/Reboot the Phone

Well, I think you already know how to restart your phone. So just restart the device and see whether it solves the issue or not. Restarting a device is always an ultimate solution for any issue. Not only Pixel but this applies to each and every electronic device. I used to tell my mom to restart her device if she faces any issue with her smartphone.

Well if you still need to know how to restart then, here is it: Press your phone’s power button. On the screen, tap Restart.

2. Clear Data & Cache of the Camera App

  • Open Settings from Pixel Launcher.
  • Tap on Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap See All Apps.
  • Tap the Text Messaging app.
  • Tap Force stop.
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap Storage.
  • Tap Clear cache and also Clear Data.
  • Tap OK.

Wait until your device is finished clearing cache and data from the app then reboot your device.

3. Troubleshoot in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disable all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Press and hold your device’s Power button.
  • On your screen, touch and hold Power off. Tap OK.
  • After you see “Safe mode” at the bottom of your screen.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

  • Open Settings from Pixel Launcher.
  • Tap on Apps & Notifications.
  • Tap See All Apps.
  • Tap an app that you want to uninstall
  • Tap Uninstall.
  • Tap OK to confirm.

4. Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

In case you don’t know what is recovery, the first thing the bootloader rings up is the recovery. Recovery Mode refers to a special bootable partition, which contains a recovery application installed in it. And you can fix some problems with your phone. Follow the steps to clear cache from recovery mode:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off. Press and hold the power and volume down button simultaneously until the Google logo pops up.
  • Release the Power button but keep holding down the Volume Down button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • Press the power button to boot into recovery mode.
  • Use the Volume button to go to Wipe Cache Partition then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Press the Volume Down button to go to Wipe all user data option then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Wait until your device wipes out all cache or temporary data from the system partition.
  • Then press the Volume Down button to go to the Reboot system now option.
  • Press the Power button to confirm the selection.

5. Factory Reset the Phone

From Settings:

  • Open Settings app from pixel launcher.
  • Scroll down and tap on the System option.
  • Tap on Advanced option.
  • Tap on Reset option.
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
  • And then select Erase Everything.

From Recovery:

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Once it is turned off. Press and hold the power and volume down button simultaneously until the Google logo pops up.
  • Release the Power button but keep holding down the Volume Down button until the recovery mode screen appears.
  • Press the power button to boot into recovery mode.
  • Once booted in recovery mode, use the volume buttons to highlight the Wipe data/factory reset option.
  • Press the power button to select that option.
  • After reset, simply reboot to the system by using the volume and power buttons.

Additionally, you can also post your specific problem in Google Forum.

Well, if you followed the above steps perfectly then you will Fix Camera Failed Error on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL. But after the above methods, Google Pixel 4 isn’t behaving as expected then there might any other issue too. Well, in that case, you should check our Google Pixel 4 Troubleshoot Guide.

Do you own a Pixel Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for Pixel are coming soon.

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