If you were prompted by a message when you opened Snapchat regarding the camera access, but you’re unsure how to do it, you’re in the right spot.
You might have deleted the app data that caused Snapchat to lose access to your camera, or simply you’re new to the platform, and you’re wondering how to allow camera access on Snapchat.
However, for some users, the pop-up asking for camera permissions showed up out of nowhere, and Snapchatters are wondering how to get their Snap up and running again.
Since you were prompted by a message from Snapchat requesting access to your camera, you probably know you’ll need to do this from your phone settings.
Before we start the step-by-step process of allowing Snapchat camera access on Android devices, bear in mind that the steps and how the settings are named may vary from one manufacturer to another.
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In most cases, following the steps mentioned above fixed the issue immediately. However, some users reported experiencing trouble afterward.
This problem is most common for iOS users, and according to multiple user reports, the problem persists due to App Limitations, which sets the usage time on the Snapchat app.
If you have set app limitations, such as screen time, you might experience trouble when using Snapchat, or any social media app for that matter.
Follow these steps to disable the feature:
Additionally, there are other separate Camera restrictions that might have gotten enabled, and since Snapchat is a camera app, it might cause all sorts of issues.
Follow these steps to remove the restrictions:
Note: The ‘Photos’ feature needs to show ‘All Photos’, and the ‘Camera’ option needs to show a switch. Make sure to toggle it to turn it on.
If you keep experiencing trouble with the Snapchat app, consider one of the following things:
Try restarting your phone and relaunching the Snapchat app to check whether the issue persists. Sometimes smartphones need a restart for the settings changes to start working properly.
This solution will work for Android devices only since iOS devices don’t have a ‘Delete Cache’ feature. You can do this by opening Settings > Apps > Snapchat > Memory > Clear Cache Data.
iOS users can delete the Snapchat cache memory from the app directly. Open Snapchat > Tap the gear icon to open ‘Settings’ > Clear Cache > Clear.
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