Snapchat is one of the most popular privacy-focused social media platforms that allows users to create and share stories with their friends and family. The platform is primarily known and used for its trendy and unique filters.

However, Samsung Galaxy S22 users have recently been reporting (1,2,3,4) that the Snapchat front camera is not working for them after the latest update.

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Double-tapping on the screen is a common gesture to switch between the front and rear cameras. But according to users, this gesture no longer functions the way it is supposed to.

Even the button to switch between cameras no longer opens the front lens.

As the Samsung Galaxy S22 has multiple rear cameras, double-tapping on the screen just switches between the rear camera lenses.

When I press the button to change it.. it just keeps switching through the back cameras.

My snapchat won’t let me switch to my front camera…it switches from my back camera to another back camera

Some users tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Snapchat app, but to no avail.

Potential workarounds

Snapchat is yet to officially acknowledge the front camera not working issue on the Samsung Galaxy S22. But we came across some potential workarounds that can help you temporarily resolve the problem.

According to a user, clearing the cache of the Snapchat app, restarting the device and clearing the cache again fixed the front camera issue for them.

Cleared cache on snap. Restarted phone. Cleared cache on snap again. Worked.

Another workaround involves logging out of Snapchat, restarting the app and then logging back in for a potential fix.


If this doesn’t work, try removing camera permissions from Snapchat and giving the access back once you’ve logged out/into your account.

try removing camera permissions. Allowing access again then log out/in.

We hope these workarounds will help you resolve the issue and use the front camera again. We’ll keep an eye on this problem and update this article to reflect note-worthy information.

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Jaspreet Singh
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I have always been passionate about smartphones, cameras, computers and basically everything technology related. Writing content for PW allows me to express that nerd inside me and talk about things i love.

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