There are times when we have various problems with some components of our smartphones, and one of the least we can do without the camera today. Did he fail you lately? Do not fear: Free Android will help you.
That your mobile starts to fail, is something that annoys a lot. At least to me, since I have not spent X hundreds of euros so now my phone starts to do what I want without me having done anything. There are components in our Android that do not cause much drama if they start to give problems, such as NFC, or Bluetooth. But at a time when social networks increasingly invade our lives and multimedia is so prominent, what we can not miss is the camera.
Many times I see (and suffer) cases in which the camera … because it does not work. Either it does not connect, or it does not focus, or the colors are distorted … You’d be surprised how many factors can cause a camera to fail at any given time. Of course we can not forget about hardware failures. That is, in slang: the camera has “petado.” But if fortunately is not the case, we give you some very useful tips to “revive” that little square back that makes such good photos.
Do you have a custom ROM?
You can not imagine the people I know who might be considered “normal” Android users and have a personalized ROM on your phone. What is this about? To an outdated phone, with a layer of personalization null and that either they or an acquaintance has done them the favor of reviving it. It is not common, but it occurs many more times than it seems. And we know that custom ROMs and cameras, do not get too well. I explain.
One of the most classic problems we have when trying a custom ROM are the compatibilities with the generally multimedia drivers. Problems with the camera, with the video playback … And although it is something that is usually explained in the post where they are published that normally a ROM in the early phase can give problems, there are people who are passed and thinks that everything will go well. Especially in high ranges.
One tip is, first, to determine if ROM really is needed. When installing one we usually lose advantages or features that are in the stock ROM, and although there are layers of personalization quite harmful to the view of the human being, it may compensate you more to stay in the original. Especially if you usually use the camera intensively. Or if not, you can wait for a system update to resolve the error.
I do not have a ROM, what’s up?
Before proceeding, it should be clarified that these tips are alternatives in case the problem is software and not hardware. Otherwise, if you have a camera failure by this way, I suggest that you contact your technical service and repair it as soon as possible.
That said, let’s continue. Depending on the problem, the solution can vary in many different ways. For example, there are times that several failures occur natively on some devices, such as the red screen on some Galaxy S8 or focus faults on more unknown brands like Elephone or Ulephone. In any case, first of all you must investigate if this failure occurs in more models and if so, expect a solution from the manufacturer.
And more than the model, it can be based on an aspect of the device software itself. A bug in the firmware, some bugs that occur in such a version of such a layer of customization … We can not forget large devices that left the factory with more bugs than system, such as the OnePlus One.
In these cases, you have two possible options: try installing a custom ROM (ironic, right?) To confirm that it is a failure of the ROM stock or the device itself, or wait for an update by the manufacturer to solve the problem . In this aspect depends very much the seriousness of the problem that you have.
Well, the problem is not too fat, it does not focus, it takes time to process …
For these cases, fortunately there are usually several possible solutions. One is that the camera app is the cause. Many Chinese layers incorporate outdated or erroneous versions of camera apps from past generations, and are often a fiasco at both interface and optimization levels. This is often done in low-level Asian terminals or phones with a null sense of performance.
How do you fix this? Well, the first step would be to change the camera app to another available in the Google Play Store. It would not be the first time that I see a terminal with specifications out of level and that the camera does not work for a camera app similar to the one of Gingerbread and is arranged changing it said app. If you see that you continue to give that problem, let’s move on to the next option.
Review the camera application options . In lower ranges there are cases that the camera is configured by default in standard options for any user that may not be the best for you. Explore well the options and step by step try to think what steps you have taken, just in case you have been the cause of fiddling with the manual mode or the various modes that exist in some camera applications.
If none of these options work, it is best to take your terminal to the service.
Bonus track: blessed oversights
Forgive me for the following expression, but this point to many will seem like a crap. And I firmly promise that I have seen this , and resolved a worryingly high number of times. Because there is nothing more fun than carelessness taken to the extreme, and more of the hand of oneself.
A few weeks ago, the friend who has the HTC 10 that I commented in another article spoke to me about WhatsApp worried, claiming that his camera caused a red tint in all the photos. I did not want to spend money on another phone, since I already told you that he loved his HTC 10, and we stayed. I checked the camera app, I took pictures with the mobile phone and in fact, there was that strange red effect that annoyed the photo. At the third, I laughed.
Then I went to remove the red case that had the HTC 10, and I took a photo. Strangely, it did not have that red hue that the same cover gave to the snapshots. We laughed, but then we talked and was quite surprised when I told him it was not the first time I saw a similar case. If you do not discard any option, I recommend that if you have a rare shine in the photos, check your covers. They can cause some unexpected ills.