Samsung Galaxy A54 Camera Keeps Stopping – Causes and Solutions

Samsung Galaxy A54 Camera Keeps Stopping - Causes and Solutions

This guide addresses the recurring issue of the camera app unexpectedly closing on the Samsung Galaxy A54.

We’ll explore potential causes and provide a comprehensive set of troubleshooting steps to help you regain control of your mobile photography experience.

Understanding the Problem

The “camera keeps stopping” error message on your Galaxy A54 indicates an unexpected closure of the camera app. This can be caused by temporary glitches, software conflicts, or even hardware issues.

Solutions for Samsung Galaxy A54 Camera Keeps Stopping Error

By systematically trying the solutions below, you can identify the culprit and get back to capturing stunning photos and videos.

1. Force Close and Restart the Camera App

  • Open the “Recent Apps” menu (usually by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and holding).
  • Locate the “Camera” app and swipe it upwards to close it completely.
  • Now, launch the Camera app again and see if the issue persists.

Why it works: This simple step can clear any temporary glitches or malfunctions within the camera app.

2. Restart Your Galaxy A54

A simple restart can often resolve software hiccups that might be causing the camera app to crash.

  • Hold down the power button until the power menu appears.
  • Tap “Restart” and wait for your phone to reboot.

Why it works: Restarting your phone clears the phone’s memory and can resolve temporary glitches that might be causing the camera app to crash.

3. Clear Camera App Cache and Data

  • Navigate to “Settings” > “Apps.”
  • Find the “Camera” app and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Storage” followed by “Clear cache.”
  • If the issue persists, tap on “Clear data” as well (be aware that this will erase your camera settings).

Why it works: Clearing the cache and data removes temporary files that might be corrupted and causing the app to malfunction. Clearing data also resets the app to its default settings, potentially fixing software conflicts.

4. Check for Software Updates

Outdated software can sometimes lead to app compatibility issues.

  • Go to “Settings” > “Software update.”
  • Download and install any available updates for your phone’s software.

Why it works: Software updates often include bug fixes and performance improvements that might address the camera app crashing issue.

5. Safe Mode Test

Booting into Safe Mode temporarily disables third-party apps, helping identify if a conflicting app is causing the problem.

  • Power off your Galaxy A54.
  • Press and hold the power button until the Samsung logo appears on the screen.
  • As soon as you see the logo, press and hold the volume down button simultaneously.
  • Keep holding both buttons until your phone finishes restarting.
  • You should see “Safe mode” displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Why it works: If the camera app functions normally in Safe Mode, it indicates a potential conflict with a third-party app. You can then uninstall recently installed apps one by one to identify the culprit.

6. Uninstall Third-Party Camera Apps

If you have installed any third-party camera apps, they might be interfering with the stock camera app.

  • Go to “Settings” > “Apps.”
  • Locate any third-party camera apps and tap on them one by one.
  • Select “Uninstall” and confirm the action.

Why it works: Third-party camera apps can sometimes conflict with the stock camera app, causing crashes. Uninstalling them can resolve the issue.

7. Check Storage Space

A lack of storage space can also lead to app crashes.

  • Go to “Settings” > “Storage.”
  • Check your available storage space. If it’s critically low, consider deleting unnecessary files or transferring them to an SD card (if your phone supports it).

Why it works: If the camera app doesn’t have enough storage space to save photos and videos, it might crash. Freeing up space can resolve this issue.

8. Reset Camera App Settings

Some camera settings might be causing the app to malfunction.

  • Go to “Settings” > “Apps.”
  • Find the “Camera” app and tap on it.
  • Tap on the three dots in the top right corner and select “Reset settings.”

Why it works: Resetting the camera app settings removes any customized settings that might be causing conflicts or errors.

9. Wipe Cache Partition

This step clears temporary system files that might be corrupt and causing issues with the camera app.

Warning: Wiping the cache partition won’t erase your personal data, but it’s recommended to back up your phone just in case.

  • Power off your Galaxy A54 completely.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up, Bixby button, and Power button simultaneously.
  • When you see the Android logo, release all buttons.
  • You’ll see a menu with various options. Use the Volume Down button to navigate and highlight “Wipe cache partition.”
  • Press the Power button to select it.
  • Now, select “Yes” using the Volume Down button and confirm with the Power button.
  • Once the cache wipe is complete, select “Reboot system now” and press the Power button again.

Why it works: Wiping the cache partition removes temporary system files that might be corrupted and interfering with the camera app’s functionality.

10. Factory Reset (Last Resort)

If none of the above solutions work, a factory reset might be necessary. This will erase all your data and settings, so be sure to back up everything important before proceeding.

  • Go to “Settings” > “General management” > “Reset.”
  • Tap on “Factory data reset” and then “Reset.”
  • If you have a screen lock set up, you’ll need to enter your PIN, password, or pattern.
  • Finally, tap on “Delete all data” to confirm the reset.

Why it works: A factory reset wipes your phone clean and reinstalls the operating system. This can resolve any software issues causing the camera app to crash.

Remember: A factory reset should be considered a last resort as it erases all your data.

If the issue persists even after trying all the solutions, it’s possible there might be a hardware problem with your camera. In that case, it’s best to contact Samsung support for further assistance.


1. Can I use a third-party camera app if the stock camera app keeps crashing?

Yes, you can download a third-party camera app from the Google Play Store. However, be sure to download the app from a reputable source and check the reviews before installing it.

2. How can I prevent the camera app from crashing in the future?

  • Keep your phone’s software up to date.
  • Avoid installing unnecessary apps, especially those that access the camera.
  • Manage your phone’s storage space and avoid letting it get critically low.
  • Be cautious when customizing camera settings, and reset them if you encounter issues.

3. What if my camera app still crashes after a factory reset?

If the problem persists even after a factory reset, it suggests a potential hardware issue with your camera. In this case, contact Samsung support for further diagnosis and repair options.

4. Is there a way to recover data lost after a factory reset?

If you didn’t back up your data before performing a factory reset, recovering it might be difficult. However, you can try using data recovery software designed for Android devices. The success rate depends on various factors, so it’s not guaranteed.

5. How long does it take to wipe the cache partition?

Wiping the cache partition is a relatively quick process and typically takes only a few minutes.