In a forum post, someone complain about the WhatsApp camera not working, or stuck while loading on their smartphone. In case you have similar issues then this is the right place to get it fixed.
WhatsApp being among the most popular apps widely, it’s used by over 2 billion people worldwide.
This is a technical glitch that can be fixed following a simple trick. I’ll list out different ways to fix it.
How To Fix If WhatsApp Camera Not Working or Stuck While Loading
Fix 1: Restart Your Device
If you are someone who uses your smartphone heavily, then the glitch might be caused by your phone’s RAM being overused. This mostly happens when you’re using phone with low RAM and you’re multitasking a lot.
Fix 2: Check the Camera
Check your camera after you restart your phone, this could be caused by your camera not functioning. Check the camera and snap a photo, and record a video to see if the phone’s camera is working. If it’s working perfectly, then you can follow other fix tips in this article. If it’s not working, then contact the service center for rectification.
Fix 3: Check Camera Permission for WhatsApp
For privacy reasons, every apps you installed must asked for permission before using your phone’s camera or getting location information. So check if the camera permission for WhatsApp is allowed or denied. Then allow the camera permission for WhatsApp if it’s denied before.
Fix 4: Reset WhatsApp
If the issue still persist, then you’ve to try reset WhatsApp to fix it. Resetting the WhatsApp app clear the app cache and data, and it will reset the app to its default settings.
- Locate the WhatsApp app from the app menu, then press & hold the icon until you get App info option.
- Tap on Storage & Cache, then clear storage and cache to reset the app to its default settings.
- Restart your phone for the changes to take effect and open WhatsApp again.
Fix 5: Uninstall and Reinstall WhatsApp
If the issue persists, then uninstalling WhatsApp might fix it. In case, you’re using an older version of WhatsApp app, update the WhatsApp app to the latest version to get it fixed.
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