How to Allow Camera Access on Snapchat

Are you having problems with camera access on Snapchat? Do you get a pop-up message asking you to allow camera access, but don’t know how? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of Snapchat users have been getting the same message.

Resolving this issue isn’t difficult, but it can be frustrating when you don’t know where to start. In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about allowing camera access on Snapchat.

Allowing Camera in Settings for Snapchat

Firstly, you’ll need to check if Snapchat’s allowed access to your phone’s camera. If you’re an iOS user, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. Scroll down and find the Snapchat.
  3. Tap the Snapchat icon.
  4. Make sure Camera button is Green/Enabled.

For Android users, here’s how to allow camera access on Snapchat:

  1. Go to the Settings and find Applications.
  2. Tap on Applications and find Snapchat.
  3. Open Snapchat.
  4. Next, find Permissions and check if the Camera button is Green/Enabled.

Now, these steps might work for you. If so, great. But occasionally, iOS users have experienced problems even after following these steps. So, let’s show you how to can fix that.

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The App Limit and Camera Restrictions Solution

You may have an app limit on your Snapchat app which means it’ll set your usage time. If this is the case, you’ll have problems with Snapchat because you might’ve exceeded your app usage limit for that day. If that occurs, you should remove the app limit. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the Settings and find General or Screen Time, depending on your device.
  2. Tap App Limits and find Snapchat and Camera.
  3. Next, you’ll have to Disable App Limit (toggle the button) and Delete App Limit for both of these.

However, you might also be having problems if there’s a restriction on your Camera. This can cause a number of issues. Follow these steps to fix it:

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. You’ll see Content and Privacy Restrictions. Tap on that.
  3. Scroll down to Photos.
  4. Here you’ll have to type your Screen Time password.
  5. Once you do so, click on Allow Changes.
  6. Enable the Snapchat button.

These options work for many users but what if it doesn’t work for you?

Other Solutions

You may have disabled the App and Camera limit, or allowed Camera access in Settings, but you’re still seeing that annoying ‘Oops! Snapchat is a camera app. To continue, you’ll need to allow camera access in Settings’. Try the troubleshooting options in the next section to resolve the issue.

Turn Your Phone On/Off

The good old turn on/off method often works in these situations. By doing so, you get rid of the RAM (random access memory) that increases over time and slows down your device and apps. Therefore, your device gets more storage space.

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Make sure your phone is turned off for two to three minutes, though. Then you can turn it back on. This may resolve your issue permanently. If it doesn’t, there are other steps you can follow.

Delete Snapchat Cache

Your phone needs occasional cache clearing up. All apps build a certain amount of cache over time and this allows the app to run faster and work more efficiently. Over time, too much cache can build up on your device and eventually slow it down.

By deleting Snapchat cache, you’ll free your phone storage significantly. You may wonder if this will remove all your snaps, messages or memories. Don’t worry – clearing up Snapchat cache will leave these intact. Moreover, the photos or videos you saved from Snapchat to your phone’s gallery will also be safe.

The steps are the same whether you’re an Android or iOS user. The only difference is that with iOS devices, when you get to the third step, you’ll have to select and delete all app’s cache. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Tap on the profile photo icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Next, tap on the Settings in the right upper corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down, find Clear Cache and tap it.
  4. You’ll get a pop-up message, asking you if you want to continue with the operation or cancel it. Tap Continue.

Update Snapchat

Making sure your app is up-to-date is crucial. The updates remove any errors or bugs in previous versions. Here’s how you can see if your Snapchat is running on the latest version.

If you’re an iOS user, just go to the App Store, find the Profile Icon and scroll down until you see Update Snapchat. If you’re an Android user, go to the Play Store and find Snapchat. Tap Update if it’s available.

With this step, you’ll know for sure if the Snapchat you’re using is up-to-date.

Reinstalling Snapchat

On occasion, something might go wrong during the installation process. If you’ve tried out everything and still couldn’t fix the issue with the camera access, it’s best if you just delete Snapchat and reinstall it.

Find a Solution That Works for You

So, there you go. Now you shouldn’t have any further problems with allowing camera access on Snapchat. This issue can be bothersome, so make sure you find a solution that works for you.

Be sure to check if Snapchat is allowed access to your camera and if there isn’t an app limit or camera restriction. If that’s all good, then follow the additional steps like turning your phone on/off or reinstalling Snapchat.

Have you encountered this problem before? Did any of these tips help you? Tell us in the comments section below.

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