How to Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working or Zoomed-In
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How to Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working or Zoomed-In

In this post, you’ll see how to fix the WhatsApp camera not working or is stuck while loading.

Also, you’ll view how to fix the WhatsApp camera zoomed-in problem. Note that the steps in this guide are for Android only. Let’s begin.

Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working or is Stuck While Loading

Solution 1

Restarting your device can fix this issue, and here’s how:

Long press the “Power” button on your Android device, and you can see these options: Emergency, Lockdown, Power off, and Restart.

Hit the latter.

Solution 2

Open the “Camera” app and make sure it is working fine. If it doesn’t have any issues, try the next solution.

Solution 3

Make sure that WhatsApp has permission to access the camera, and here’s how:

Open the “Settings” app and hit “Apps.” Select “See all X apps.” X is a number.

Find “WhatsApp” and hit it. You’re in the “App info” screen of WhatsApp.

Tap “Permissions” between “Notifications” and “Storage & cache.” See if the “Camera” is in the “Allowed” or “Not allowed” section. If it is in the former, that’s all.

Camera in Allowed section
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If it is in the latter, do the following steps:

Hit “Camera,” and you can see these options in the “Camera Access For This App” section:

1. Allow only while using the app: WhatsApp will only access the camera when you’re using it.

2. Ask every time: WhatsApp will ask about camera access each time you try to use a feature that requires the camera.

3. Don’t allow: Disabling camera access to WhatsApp.

Choose the first one, and that’s all.

See if the WhatsApp camera is not working or is stuck while loading issue is fixed or not.

Solution 4

Launch the “Play Store” app and see if an update is available for WhatsApp.

If any, update WhatsApp and check whether the WhatsApp camera is not working or is stuck while loading problem is solved.

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Solution 5

Clearing the data of the WhatsApp app can solve this issue. Ensure to take a backup before proceeding.

Here’s how you can do that:

Open the “Settings” app, hit “Apps,” and select “See all X apps.” X is a number.

Hit “WhatsApp” and select “Storage & cache.”

Hit “Clear storage” to clear the data of WhatsApp. In the confirmation popup, you can see this message:

Delete app data?

This app’s data, including files and settings, will be permanently deleted from this device.

If you’re okay with that, hit the “Delete” option. Restart your Android device.

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Solution 6

Uninstall and reinstall the WhatsApp app. Please check the bottom of this post for the steps.

Fix WhatsApp Camera Zoomed-In Problem

Solution 1

Open the Play Store on your Android phone.

See if an update is available for WhatsApp and if any, update WhatsApp.

Check whether the WhatsApp camera zoomed-in problem is solved or not.

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Solution 2

The second solution is force-stopping WhatsApp. Here’s how you can do that:

Launch the “Settings” app and hit “Apps.”

Select “See all (number) apps” and tap “WhatsApp.”

Tap the “Force stop” option and hit “OK” in the confirmation popup.

Force stop popup
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Now all you need to do is open the WhatsApp app.

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Solution 3

The third solution is clearing the WhatsApp cache.

Launch Settings. Tap Apps > See all (number) apps > WhatsApp.

Select “Storage & cache” and hit “Clear cache.”

Check whether the WhatsApp camera zoomed-in problem is solved or not.

Solution 4

Uninstalling and Reinstalling WhatsApp is the final solution. Ensure to take a backup before proceeding with the steps.

To uninstall WhatsApp, open the “Settings” app and tap “Apps.” Hit “See all X apps.” X is a number.

Tap “WhatsApp” and tap “Uninstall.”

Uninstall option
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If you want to keep the app data, select the check box and hit “OK.”

Uninstall popup
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If none of the above solutions works for you, try using the “Camera” app on your device.