Alright, so it looks like you are facing ‘Unable to Open Camera’ error on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. There can be a lot of reasons behind this error. We cannot fix the hardware issues ourselves, but there can be some software issues related with this error as well. In this post, we would be covering those aspects only.

You would be able to fix this ‘Unable to Open Camera’ error on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus by the end of this post. So without wasting any more time, let’s get started.

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How To Fix ‘Unable to Open Camera’ 

Here are 4 methods which you can use to fix this ‘Unable to Open Camera’ error on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Method 1: Reset the Camera App

Let’s try resetting the Camera App on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and see whether the “Unable to Open Camera” error gets resolved. In order to do a Camera App Reset, you need to follow these steps carefully:

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  • Go to the Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Scroll to find Apps and tap on it.
  • Scroll and find the Camera app.
  • Tap on Camera.
  • Here tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache to reset the Camera App.
  • Now open the Camera Again. It should work now.

The “Unable to Open Camera” error should no longer be there. Just in case you are still getting that error on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you can try our next method.

Method 2: Delete the System Cache

System cache is the temporary files created by the Firmware on your Android Device. This cache may get corrupted and can cause this, “Unable to Open Camera” Error. So we would need to delete the System Cache, you need to follow these steps carefully in order to do so.

  • Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key together, then simply press and hold the Power Key.
  • Release all the keys as the screen gets turned on.
  • Press the Volume Down key a couple of times to highlight the “wipe cache partition”
  • Now, Press the Power button to select the “wipe cache partition” option.
  • Press the Volume down key to select “yes” and press the Power key to confirm.
  • Now select Reboot System.
  • Your smartphone would get restarted now.
  • Open the Camera App to see if the “Unable to Open Camera” error is gone.

That’s it, the “Unable to Open Camera” error should no longer be there. Just in case you are still getting that error on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you can try our next method.

Method 3: Reboot your S8 Plus into Safe Mode

Try booting your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus into Safe Mode. If the Camera works fine in the safe mode, then the chances are that there is some third party app or service on your Smartphone which is causing this error. You need to follow these steps carefully in order to boot your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus to Safe Mode.

  • Switch Off your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Press and hold the Power key to boot the device.
  • Release the Power key as you see the Samsung Logo on the screen. Release the Power key and hold the Volume down key now.
  • Hold the Volume Down key until the Smartphone reboots.
  • Use the Volume Keys to navigate to the Safe Mode option and press the Power key to confirm.
  • Once you are in the safe mode, try launching the Camera App on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

If you are no longer getting any “Unable to Open Camera” then follow these steps.

  • Reboot your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Go to the Settings.
  • Here scroll to select Apps and uninstall the apps you installed recently prior to which your Camera was working fine.
  • That’s it reboot your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus once again and you are good to go.

However, if you see “Unable to Open Camera Error” in safe mode as well, then you should try our last method.

Method 4: Reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The last option is to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Please note that this will erase all the data that is present on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, so we would suggest you take backup of everything and then proceed. Anyways, you would have to disable the Anti-theft feature on your device before hard resetting it.

How to disable FRP on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Follow these steps carefully to disable the FRP on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus:

  • Go to the Settings.
  • Tap on Cloud and Accounts.
  • Now, just tap on Accounts.
  • Tap on Google.
  • Select your Google Account email address and then Remove the Account by tapping on three dots icon and selecting Remove Account from the list.

Now, you are all set to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, there are 2 ways by which you can hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Way #1: Using Settings

To hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 using this method, follow these steps carefully:

  • Go to the Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Select General Management from the list.
  • Tap on Reset, and select the Factory data reset.
  • To confirm the Reset, just tap on Reset device.
  • That’s it wait for the Smartphone to reboot itself.

You should no longer face the “Unable to start Camera Error now”. Let’s take a look at another way of doing this.

Way #2: Using Recovery

To hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S8 using this method, follow these steps carefully:

  • Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key together, then simply press and hold the Power Key.
  • Release all the keys as the screen gets turned on.
  • Press the Volume Down key a couple of times to highlight the “wipe data/ factory reset” Option.
  • Press the Power Key to select.
  • Select “Yes” using Volume keys and press the Power Button to confirm.
  • Wait till the reset process completes.
  • Once the process is completed, select the “Reboot System Now” Option to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

That’s it you should no longer face the “Unable to start Camera Error now”. Just in case you are still facing such error, then the chances are that there is something with the hardware of your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and you should visit the service center once.

This was our take on How To Fix ‘Unable to Open Camera’ On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus. We hope that this post helped you. In case you are stuck somewhere or have any questions, then feel free to leave them in the Comments Section down below.

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