Is your Samsung Galaxy S23/S23+/S23 Ultra camera not focusing correctly and producing blurry images? Do not panic! This is a well-known issue and many users are already reporting of the same problem.
You can try the following tips to fix the camera focus issue on your Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ or S23 Ultra device.
Tips to Fix Camera Focus Issue on Galaxy S23 Series
1. Enable night mode
Samsung Galaxy S23 series devices have a night mode or low-light mode feature that helps improve the camera’s performance in low-light conditions. This feature typically works by using software algorithms to enhance the details and colors in the image. To enable night mode, open the camera app, swipe left to access the camera modes, and select Night mode.
2. Use the manual focus feature
This feature can be useful in low-light conditions where the camera may struggle to focus automatically. To use manual focus, open the camera app, tap on the screen where you want to focus, and use the slider to adjust the focus.
3. Use a tripod or steady surface
Low-light conditions can cause the camera to capture blurry images due to camera shake. To avoid camera shake, use a tripod or steady surface to stabilize the camera. You can also use the timer feature in the camera app to take the picture after a few seconds, giving you time to stabilize the camera.
4. Increase ISO and decrease shutter speed
In low-light conditions, you can try increasing the camera’s ISO and decreasing the shutter speed to improve the camera’s performance. Increasing the ISO makes the camera more sensitive to light, while decreasing the shutter speed allows more light to enter the camera. However, increasing the ISO can also introduce more noise or graininess in the image, and decreasing the shutter speed can result in blurry images due to camera shake. You can experiment with different ISO and shutter speed settings to find the best balance between image quality and exposure.
5. Turn off the camera’s tracking autofocus
Samsung Galaxy S23 series camera have a feature called Tracking auto-focus, which follows a moving object and keeps it in focus. However, this feature can sometimes cause focus issues. To turn off tracking autofocus, open the camera app, tap the gear icon to access the camera settings, and disable the Tracking AF option.
6. Disable voice control for the camera
Samsung Galaxy S23’s camera includes a feature that allows you to take pictures using voice commands. However, this feature can sometimes cause focus issues if it misinterprets a command. To disable voice control for the camera, open the camera app, tap the gear icon to access the camera settings, scroll down and tap on Shooting methods and then disable the Voice commands option.
7. Use the camera’s built-in flash
Samsung Galaxy S23 includes a built-in flash that you can use it to illuminate the subject in low-light conditions. However, using the flash can also result in harsh shadows and overexposed images, so use it sparingly and experiment with different flash settings to achieve the desired effect.
8. Clean the camera lens
Sometimes dirt, fingerprints, or smudges on the camera lens can cause focus issues and affect the image quality. To clean the lens, use a microfiber cloth or lens cleaning kit.
9. Clear the camera app’s cache and data
Clearing the camera app’s cache and data can sometimes help fix camera focus issues. To do this, go to Settings > Apps > Camera > Storage. Tap Clear cache and Clear data and then restart the device. Note that clearing the data will erase your camera settings and preferences, so you will need to set them up again after the restart.
10. Update the camera app
Make sure that you have the latest version of the camera app installed. You can check for updates in the Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Store.
11. Check for software updates
Sometimes, system updates can include camera improvements and bug fixes. Go to Settings > Software update“and select Download and install if there is an available update.
12. Reset camera settings
Go to Camera > Settings > Reset Settings.
If none of the above steps help fix the camera focus issue, it may be a hardware problem, and you may need to contact Samsung customer support or visit a Samsung service center for further assistance.