My camera app on my Android phone has disappeared.

It all started yesterday. Everything had been working fine until then, but all of the sudden, my camera app didn't respond anymore (Can't connect to camera was the message I was getting).

I got the same message when starting apps that used the camera (e.g. Snapchat).

I went to Settings->Apps, and forced-quit every single app and stopped every process; still, nothing.

At that point, I decided to hard reset my phone, and now, there is no camera app at all.

I have tried looking for it in the disabled apps directory in Settings->Apps, and still, it is nowhere to find...

I am really frustrated, as I can't use my camera at this point in my mobile phone (neither rear- nor front-camera)...

Is there anything I could do to solve this issue?


  • Have you tried a factory reset?
    – Ethan Z
    Oct 9, 2016 at 19:24

1 Answer 1


Tap on Home icon > Apps and widgets > Settings > Apps > All tab > Scroll down and tap on Camera option > Enable button.

  • I have the same issue. What is the home icon? I cant find apps a widgets either.. with ios, you just slide up from the bottom to get the camera. Nothing like this on android? Jun 18, 2019 at 18:55

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