How to fix Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+ Camera Keeps Crashing?

The Samsung S22 series of smartphones is the first smartphone with the Exynos 2200 chipset. This is a hyped-up chipset from Samsung as this is the chipset created in close collaboration with AMD. So there is a lot of expectations in terms of GPU performance.

However, the hardware in its first generation seems to be half-baked, and many users are now complaining about issues that should not happen with a smartphone at this price range. One particular issue that has troubled several people is the camera UI and Shutter lagging and crashing issue. So here in this article, we will discuss all the solutions you can try to fix this problem. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

How to fix Samsung Galaxy S22/S22+ Camera keeps crashing?

Samsung S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22+ users with the Exynos chip have complained about camera performance. Sometimes it’s a shutter lag, sometimes the UI slows down, and sometimes it becomes completely unresponsive. There are no known solutions to this problem, but there are a few precautions you can take from your side to prevent it from happening on your smartphone frequently.

Try Repair Apps in Recovery Mode:

The Recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy series comes with many troubleshooting features. Even with the camera crash issue, you can try this fix.

  • Plug your phone into a computer using a USB cable and then power off your smartphone.
  • Now, press and hold down the Volume Up button and the Power button together for a few seconds.
  • Let go of those buttons when you see the Samsung Galaxy logo on your screen.
  • A list of options will show up now. The last option in this menu is Repair apps. Use your volume buttons to go that, and then press the power button to select it.
  • Once you have selected Repair Apps, your smartphone will restart again and see “Optimizing Apps” show up on your screen.
  • Once the process is complete, you can try using the camera app again. It should work without any random crashes now.

This particular fix is specifically for users struggling with the camera crash issue. But with the camera lag and stutter issue, you can try all the other solutions mentioned below.

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Check the temperature of the smartphone:

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Much like how it works with any other apps on our phones, we must always keep the temperature of our smartphones in check. It would heat up if you were running a demanding application on your smartphone. So if your smartphone feels hot to the touch, you should keep it aside and wait for it to cool down. Once the smartphone cools down, you can open up the camera app to click pictures and capture videos.

Keep in mind that when you are using the camera application for a longer duration, the smartphone will heat up. So do not just keep the camera app running when you are not using it. Also, try not to capture long videos at one go. If you need to record for a longer time, you can record short clips and then merge them later on a video editing application.

Terminate background processes:

When using our smartphones extensively, we sometimes forget to clear out the applications from the background. So even when we are using the camera app, if we have other apps like games or browsers running in the background, that will draw a lot of power. With all the apps competing for CPU usage, the phone will lag, and the camera app will also stutter from time to time. So it is best to clear up the background processes before using the camera application.

To clear out everything running in the background, follow the steps mentioned below:

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  • Open up the Settings app.
  • Select battery and then tap on Device Care.
  • Now, tap on Memory.
  • Select the apps you want to close in the background and then press the Clean button. It is best to select all the apps and clear out the background completely.

After this, you can use the camera without any stutter or lags.

Keep the battery charged up:

Another aspect that many users overlook is battery life. If you are low on battery, the power usage for the camera application is limited, and with little power draw, the camera app will struggle to function correctly. So even in that scenario, you will face lag with the camera application.

In this scenario, the only option you have is to charge up the battery and then try using the application again. In case of an emergency, you can also disable battery-saving features even when on low battery, but that will clear out the remaining power on your smartphone in a flash.

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So with the battery all charged up, you can use the camera app any way you like.

Update the smartphone:

As simple as it may sound, sometimes all the problems on a smartphone can be fixed with a single Android update. Samsung is punctual in pushing out updates at regular intervals. And they are also quick to address any software bug on their smartphones. So whenever you see an update pending for download and installation, do not postpone it. Install the latest updates on your smartphone at all times, and that could solve your problem with the camera application.

Restart the smartphone:

If the phone completely freezes while you are using the camera application, or if you are witnessing problems with the camera application a bit too frequently, it is time you restart your smartphone. Restarting a smartphone clears any inconsistency that the software might develop over time. So do restart your Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone from time to time to keep it in check.

To restart your smartphone,

  • Press and hold the side(power) button and volume down button to bring up the power off menu.
  • Then select Restart from the menu.

Factory reset:

If a simple restart does not help, then it is time you try a factory reset. A factory reset is only the last resort you should go for, as this process could be a hassle. Firstly, factory reset will clear out all your personal and customized data. So you will have to create a backup before you try the factory reset. Once you are ready with your backup, you can follow the steps mentioned below to perform the factory reset.

  • Open up your phone’s Settings app.
  • Then select General Management.
  • After that, choose Reset.
  • Now select Factory data reset and then tap on Reset.
  • Finally, select Delete All and let the process complete.

Temporary solution:

All the solutions mentioned above are only ways to prevent or counter the camera lag issue. But what can you do when its an emergency, and you need to click a picture right away, but the shutter lag is bothering you a lot. In that case, you can try this temporary solution that will work for you for now.

The solution is to capture photos in Expert Raw mode. The Expert Raw mode has a very fast shutter speed, but the image processing takes a while to complete. So with this temporary solution, you can fix the issue with the slow shutter speed, but you have to be patient with the image processing time here.

So this is all about the different solutions and precautions one can try with the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S22+ to fix the camera UI stutter, lag, and crash issue. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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