How to Fix Samsung S10+ / Note10+ Blurry Camera or Out of Focus Camera?

If the camera of your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is not focusing as it should and getting blurry all the time than it does not mean that it’s a big issue, so do not panic. The problem could go away on its own in majority of cases after some time or perhaps the way you are holding the smartphone is not steady enough to allow your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to focus on an object. However below in today’s guide, we will share with you some troubleshooting steps on what you should do to fix this problem.

How to Fix Samsung S10+ / Note10+ Blurry Camera or Out of Focus Camera?

How to Fix Samsung S10 Plus Blurry Camera or Out of Focus Camera?

Mainly the camera of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus / Note10+ is one of its bestselling features. That’s why we can understand you’re disappointment, when the camera does not work as expected. Further in this post we have mentioned a step by step tutorial on how to fix this issue.

Possible Reasons for Blurry Camera Issue

Your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus / Note10+ generally manages the camera very well in most cases because it is like an amazing minicomputer. That’s why just like any other computer, your Galaxy S10 Plus cannot always anticipate everything, like movements when capturing a picture. Although it may lose focus from time to time if it detects movements inside and outside the screen, despite the fact that this smartphone has an amazing auto focus.

How to Fix Focus on Galaxy S10 Plus / Note10 Plus?

If your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone has started to lose focus and when you try to take a picture or make a video the camera becomes blurry? Then to fix where you want the phone to focus on, just simply tap that part of the screen. Doing this will make the smartphone to refocus in that specific area. Most of the time, this trick resolves the issue. For some odd reasons if this won’t work for you then don’t worry and proceed to other methods defined below.

OS Update

Few Bugs of camera app are only fixable when you change some codes. It is possible that there may be a software bug as a reason behind this issue, if your camera is blurry and unable to focus. That’s why be sure to install system updates because new devices could encounter bugs due to minor software errors, as they come to lessen the chances of problems. Most of all, an OS Update is comparatively the easiest way to resolve this issue.

Apps Update

Whenever you need to get updates for your Samsung Galaxy device, basically there are only two places. One is from the Galaxy App Store and the other is from Google Play Store. Make sure that you are regularly checking for updates if you only getting apps from the Google Play Store. The Galaxy App Store is set to automatically download app updates, by default. But be sure to regularly check for updates if you have changed this behavior.

Generally the same case is with Galaxy App Store. If a Samsung app has an update available then you’ll normally receive a system notification. Try to go under your camera App and its settings to check if there’s any available update for it. It can possible fix the blurry and unable to focus issue of the camera.

Clear Data of Camera App

By doing these two things, most of the camera app problems were usually fixable on Samsung Galaxy devices in the past

One Clearing the camera app cache and second clearing the data cache.

You have to see what happens if you clear the app cache, firstly. Apps uses a cache to perform tasks faster, just like the Operating System. That’s why sometimes, an app cache can cause performance problems. Here’s how you can clear an app cache to check if you have an app cache problem.

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Find and tap the camera app.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Tap Clear Cache button.
  6. Restart the device and check for the problem.

The next good thing to do is to clear its data after clearing the app cache.

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Find and tap the camera app.
  4. Tap Storage.
  5. Tap Clear Data button.
  6. Restart the device and check for the problem.

Clear the Cache Partition

A corrupted system cache may sometimes be a reason for poor app performance. Android uses this cache to load apps quickly but at times, installing an update or app which renders it got outdated. Make sure to clear the cache partition in order to keep the system cache in good shape. Below is a safe procedure to do this on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, don’t worry you will not loss any of your personal data. Here’s how you can do it.

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys. Installing system update will show for about 30 to 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options.
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key until yes is highlighted and press the Power button.
  7. When the wipe cache partition will complete, Reboot system now will be highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Perform Factory Reset

If the camera is blurry issue remains after clearing the caches of your phone and that method fails to resolve it, then the last thing that you can do is to wipe the device and revert its software to defaults. Be sure to back up all your stuff ahead of time because factory reset will erase all your personal data. To factory reset you’re Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Back up the data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Google account on the device and you have activated Anti-theft then you will need your Google credentials to finish the Master reset.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  4. When the Android logo displays, release all keys, Installing system update will show for about 30 to 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options.
  5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe data / factory reset.
  6. Press Power button to select.
  7. Press the Volume down key until Yes, delete all user data is highlighted.
  8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  9. When the master reset is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
  10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

Check for Bad Apps

A bad third party app could be another possible reason for the camera is blurry issue. Try to run the device in safe mode, to check why the camera is blurry. Doing so will tell the smartphone to stop all third party apps from running. You can bet there’s a problem with one of your apps, if the device works significantly faster in safe mode. Follow the steps mentioned below to load the phone to safe mode and to isolate which of your apps may be causing this issue.

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen.
  3. When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  6. Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  7. Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode.

Try to charge the phone for at least 30 minutes and see what happens, once on safe mode.

The next thing to do is delete the most recent app you have installed, if you’ve confirmed that there’s a bad app in the system. Use the process of elimination to identify it if you can’t remember which app was installed recently or if uninstalling it won’t work. Below is the procedure to do it.

  1. Boot to safe mode.
  2. Check for the problem.
  3. Once you’ve confirmed that a third party app is to blame, you can start uninstalling apps individually. We suggest that you begin with the most recent ones you added.
  4. After you uninstall an app, restart the phone to normal mode and check for the problem.
  5. If your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is still problematic, repeat steps 1 to 4.

Contact the Manufacturer 

You must contact Samsung for help, if none of the above suggestions works for you and camera is still blurry at this time. It’s possible that some units may have factory defects although we’re not aware of any significant number of Galaxy S10 devices having camera problems at this time. Sometimes a batch may have unique problems due to issues peculiar to a specific factory because not all of the Galaxy S10’s are manufactured in the same plant. An investigation will possibly be conducted by Samsung to figure out the reason for the problem, which could take some time.

Company may offer to have your unit replaced, depending on the store. For your options, Talk to your local Samsung Service Center.

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