[SOLVED] Com.Sec.Android.App.Camera

You come across a file called com.sec.android.app.camera on your Android phone and have trouble determining whether it poses a threat? In that case, you have come to the right place. This article could tell you everything about com.sec.android.app.camera as well as its role on Android devices. Read to the end to be able to put your worry to rest. 

Insights 

For your information, com.sec.android.app.camera is an Android Package (APK) file that manages the operation of the camera on Android devices. That means there is no need to panic if you run into com.sec.android.app.camera as you explore your phone. The file comes pre-installed and in most of the cases, it requires little attention from Android users. That being said, like its contemporaries, com.sec.android.app.camera could act up out of the blue which results in the error “Unfortunately, Camera has stopped”. 

“Unfortunately, Camera Has Stopped”: Fixes 

The error “Unfortunately, Camera has stopped” keeps giving you a hard time as you use the camera on your Android phone? Then you should consider force-stopping Camera, clearing data/clearing cache of Camera, taking a look at Camera permission, checking for Android updates, booting into Safe Mode, performing a factory reset, etc.

Force Stop 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose Camera. 
  • Step 2: Hit Force Stop.
  • Step 3: Restart your phone, launch Camera and see how things turn out. 

Clear Data And Cache Of Camera 

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose Camera. 
  • Step 2: Click Storage, pick Clear data and hit Clear cache.
  • Step 3: Restart your phone.

Note: On occasions, it’s a good idea to wipe cache partition too to be thorough.

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button then tap Power Off to turn off your phone. 
  • Step 2: Press and hold Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time (Power, Volume Up and Home buttons for Samsung devices) then let go of the button when the device vibrates. 
  • Step 3: (If your phone is a Samsung model, skip to the next step) The moment the Start screen appears, use the Volume buttons to navigate to the Recovery Mode and press the Power button once. If you see No command, press and hold the Power button then hit the Volume Up button. 
  • Step 4: In Recovery Mode, use Volume Up/Down buttons to navigate to wipe cache partition then press the Power button once. Confirm your decision if prompted. 
  • Step 5: Hit Yes, navigate to the Reboot system now and press the Power button once.

Take A Look At Camera Permissions

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select Apps and choose Camera. 
  • Step 2: Hit Permission then proceed to grant Camera all permissions that it requires. 
  • Step 3: Restart your phone.

Update

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select About phone and choose System Updates.
  • Step 2: Hit Check for updates. If an update for Android is available, download and install it. 
  • Step 3: After the update finishes, restart your phone.

Boot Into Safe Mode

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power button.
  • Step 2: Press and hold Power off.
  • Step 3: When a Reboot into Safe Mode message appears, tap OK and wait for the device to restart. When the screen comes back on, launch Camera and witness the result. In the case that Camera works as expected in Safe Mode, you could conclude that a third-party app is at fault. For good measure, you should uninstall non-essential apps on your phone, especially recently installed ones. Last but not least, restart your phone

Perform A Factory Reset

  • Step 1: Open Settings, select General Management and choose Reset.
  • Step 2: Click Factory data reset then pick Reset
  • Step 3: Enter your credentials (patterns, fingerprint, Face ID, …), hit Delete all and enter your password once prompted. Finally, hit OK to initiate the factory reset. 

Is There A Way To Tell If An App Could Use The Camera On My Android phone?

One way is to make use of Permission manager: Open Settings, select Apps, choose the three-dot icon and tap Permission manager. Next, hit Camera to see a list of apps that have permission to use the camera on your Android phone. Depending on the situation, you could revoke the camera permission of Apps via Permission manager as well. Keep in mind that some of the apps won’t work if you don’t grant them all the required permission.