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    Default Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    So my Galaxy s4, the stock camera app wont auto focus. I have tried to download another camera app and that didn't help. I have cleared the cache for the app itself and I have put my phone into recovery mode and cleared the cache there. Anyone know what is up with this thing? It ticks me off.

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    3.4.0-2048698

    Android version
    4.3

    Can anyone help me figure out the problem here? And how to fix it?
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    What happens when you tap on an area when taking a picture? Does the box show up? Anything of that nature?

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by zerge man View Post
    So my Galaxy s4, the stock camera app wont auto focus. I have tried to download another camera app and that didn't help. I have cleared the cache for the app itself and I have put my phone into recovery mode and cleared the cache there. Anyone know what is up with this thing? It ticks me off.

    Kernel version
    3.4.0-2048698

    Android version
    4.3

    Can anyone help me figure out the problem here? And how to fix it?
    When it doubt. Factory reset. If that doesn't work, warranty.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337M - 4.2.2
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by zerge man View Post
    So my Galaxy s4, the stock camera app wont auto focus. I have tried to download another camera app and that didn't help. I have cleared the cache for the app itself and I have put my phone into recovery mode and cleared the cache there. Anyone know what is up with this thing? It ticks me off.

    Kernel version
    3.4.0-2048698

    Android version
    4.3

    Can anyone help me figure out the problem here? And how to fix it?
    Wish I could help, I feel I've been experiencing trouble with the camera focus since updating to KitKat especially when using timer mode.
    Palm Pre,Blackberry,HTC Evo 4g, HTC Evo LTE, Samsung Galaxy 2.10 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by sasha View Post
    Wish I could help, I feel I've been experiencing trouble with the camera focus since updating to KitKat especially when using timer mode.
    Me too...

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    Us Canadians in the great white North haven't got the KitKat upgrade yet, at least officially So not much I can offer for assistance.
    But I will say this. We may have to wait longer, but we get a solid upgrade with little to no issues, where I notice providers in the USA
    rush and there always ends up being massive problems
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    I have the same issue, only got the phone yesterday, 2 factory resets, cleared cache nothing. Whats happening is when i select the camera app, on the screen is perfect picture for 1 second then goes blurry, taking it to samsung warranty centre so i will update.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by geotweetmcneil View Post
    I have the same issue, only got the phone yesterday, 2 factory resets, cleared cache nothing. Whats happening is when i select the camera app, on the screen is perfect picture for 1 second then goes blurry, taking it to samsung warranty centre so i will update.
    My problem is happening when I use the rear facing camera, with flash and timer. When I hit the button to take a picture the camera will first flash then start counting down to take the picture afterwards the picture is super dark, almost completely black.
    Palm Pre,Blackberry,HTC Evo 4g, HTC Evo LTE, Samsung Galaxy 2.10 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    The fix is you need the camera module replaced. Ordered mine on eBay yesterday, I'm going to do it myself. Follow the link on how to do it yourself. Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by zerge man View Post
    So my Galaxy s4, the stock camera app wont auto focus. I have tried to download another camera app and that didn't help. I have cleared the cache for the app itself and I have put my phone into recovery mode and cleared the cache there. Anyone know what is up with this thing? It ticks me off.

    Kernel version
    3.4.0-2048698

    Android version
    4.3

    Can anyone help me figure out the problem here? And how to fix it?
    Have you tried Settings >> Metering Mode >> Matrix ?
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    Well I changed camera module myself!! Easy job! S4 running sweet again!!
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    Sanjay is right. Had same problem. open camera app, menu/settings/metering mode/matrix . Thanks Sanjay, that was driving me nuts. Supposed to be one of the best cameras on a phone, i was really disapointed.
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    Sanjay, you're a genius.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Setting to matrix worked!
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay Chandra View Post
    Have you tried Settings >> Metering Mode >> Matrix ?
    Thank you so much!! I replaced my camera just recently and this happened.. I was worried that I might have to change it again, but you were so helpful! Thank you again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    What happens when you tap on an area when taking a picture? Does the box show up? Anything of that nature?

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    Even I facing the same problem auto focus failed
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by zerge man View Post
    So my Galaxy s4, the stock camera app wont auto focus. I have tried to download another camera app and that didn't help. I have cleared the cache for the app itself and I have put my phone into recovery mode and cleared the cache there. Anyone know what is up with this thing? It ticks me off.

    Kernel version
    3.4.0-2048698

    Android version
    4.3

    Can anyone help me figure out the problem here? And how to fix it?
    Even I'm facing d same problem some one please help
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Auto focus camera problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay Chandra View Post
    Have you tried Settings >> Metering Mode >> Matrix ?
    Thank you ever so much, both for the original question here & this perfect solution.

    I've struggled with this same focusing issue for too long now--I also have a Benign Essential Tremor which makes taking any picture enough of a struggle without issues such as this. I've tried other settings, and I've contacted support, to no avail--was actually reduced to tears earlier trying to take some important pics, yet the camera kept going in & out of focus as usual; it shouldn't be that difficult to take a decent, properly focused photo.

    Thank you again, so very much--I've re-taken those pics now, and they look fantastic even with my tremor! Very happy

    Sincerely, Trish

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