Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 users run into problems with the camera

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 users run into problems with the camera
Verizon owners with the Samsung Galaxy S5 are running into a major problem with their camera. Even though it works perfectly for the first few days, it eventually starts malfunctioning. Whether you are trying to take a picture for Instagram, or just looking to snap a shot of your cat, the camera refuses to work and reveals a warning message that states: "Warning: Camera Failed."

You can try to restart or factory reset your new Galaxy S5, but it will be to no avail. And at this stage, there appears to be no fix in the works. Your best shot (so to speak) is to bring your Samsung Galaxy S5 back to Verizon, and find a sympathetic ear.

Once word spreads, or the number of such incidences increase, we could expect to see a software update for the device that will fix the camera. And the scary thing is that this is also happening to Verizon customers with the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Are you a Verizon customer with a Samsung Galaxy S5 or another Galaxy S model, and are receiving on-screen notices that the camera has failed? Hit us up with your story by commenting in the box below.

source: XDA, TechRadar

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72 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It just works.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Normally I stand by your comments since they're funny, but this is one of your biggest troll comments yet.

58. Ninja2loco

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

LMAO!

70. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are correct, Verizon is pricey. You get what you pay for, if you travel Verizon is a must. However, if you are a student, under employed, or indigent, I would not recommend them. Is like financing a BMW and you only making a mere $50,000/yr.

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You know what??? Ios 7 just worked with blue screen,overlapping text, no apps in home screen... And best of all apple maps just works and it even found loch ness monster...what a invention!!!

34. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Chill with that, it's just a joke you don't have to get all worked up about it. It's a problem and I'm sure Samsung will fix it. No need to bring up other OEMs there

36. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No need for your advice...i replied to him.... He brought apple into this by his comment...

52. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So what is Verizon adding or changing on the S5's software to make this happen.

51. fsalto98

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I have a galaxy s4 that says the same thing Warning: camera failed

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You know what??? Ios 7 just worked with blue screen,overlapping text, no apps in home screen and so on... And best of all apple maps just works and it even found loch ness monster...what a invention!!!

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

double take?

23. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No....it is a network problem...

24. Sauce unregistered

Looks like your network just doesn't work.

28. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yup...i moved to sub urban from city recently.... network coverage sucks here.... But I like the sub urban life...

21. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

*an invention

22. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

My apologies...

2. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Come on Verizon. Fix ur stuff.

71. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Probably not a Verizon bug. If you Google "samsung camera failed" you will see hits going back to Galaxy S2 times and on wifi only models too. Samsung is not very good about fixing problems.

72. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It IS a verizon bug.! Only verizon models are failing not others.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hasn't happened to me yet but we're well aware of the issue at Tech Coach. call in to Verizon, they'll get you taken care of if you have this issue.

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Uh oh...

5. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Verizon, worst telco in the entire universe

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, glad I left them - I had them during the analog days, too...but, never again...

35. pego99

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

T-Mobile is the best Verizon is the worst.

61. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah....sure, just put the drink down.

6. Domokun

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

papa smurf

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1756; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

He has T-mobile.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I love how I'm always mentioned on this website.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Papa Smurf always says....lol Maybe Domokun is Brainy Smurf?

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

lolwut

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