Google Pixel Camera Crashes after Android 14 update- Here’s a Temporary Fix


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Google’s Android 14 promised a more refined user experience, but like previous iterations, it’s not without its issues. The latest problem involves the Pixel Camera Crash with the camera app turning black or crashing on Android. The first reports have come from Pixel devices.

The Pixel Camera app is essential for unlocking the full photographic potential of your Google Pixel phone. Unfortunately, after a recent Android 14 update, it has become unusable for some users.

Apart from the Pixel Camera crash or not working for some Pixel users, it’s worth noting that the ‘black camera viewfinder’ bug is also being reported after updating to Android 14.

About Google Pixel Camera Crash

Following the Android 14 update just a few hours ago, multiple reports have surfaced regarding issues with the Pixel Camera app on various Pixel phones. Affected users have reported that the app crashes immediately upon opening, displaying a ‘Something went wrong’ error.

Some have reported Pixel Camera Crash on opening the app with the screen turning blacking out on the front and rear camera and crashing after around 5 seconds. 

Since Pixel Camera is not working, users are facing issues wherever Face ID is used to unlock an app. Typically users have reported for Snapchat. For some users, the Pixel camera app crash happened after they zoomed in to 20x.

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The Pixel Camera Crash has been observed more who have updated using family link.

This bug does not appear to be specific to a particular model, as users with Pixel 7, Pixel 7a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 5 devices have all encountered similar problems. Unfortunately, most of the common troubleshooting steps, such as force-stopping the app, clearing app data, or uninstalling and reinstalling app updates, have not resolved the issue.

As a result, several users are currently unable to utilize one of the most important features of their Pixel phones.

Is there any official update on Pixel Camera Crash?

Pixel owners have tried to connect with the Google Support team and one of the users has posted the official way to solve it.

Google has provided a set of steps to address this issue. Please note that you haven’t attempted this yet:

  1. Remove the child’s account from the device:
    • Go to Settings.
    • Scroll down to Accounts (or Account & Sync) and tap Google.
    • Tap the account you want to remove.
    • At the top right, tap More > Remove account.
  2. Add the parent’s account to the device:
    • Go to Settings.
    • Scroll down to Accounts (or Accounts & Sync).
    • Tap Add > Google.
    • Tap Existing and sign in with the desired Google account.
  3. Check for a system update:
    • On your device, open Settings.
    • Near the bottom, tap System > Advanced > System update.
    • Follow any on-screen instructions to update your system.
  4. Check the camera.
  5. Remove the parent’s account.
  6. Re-add the child’s account.

These steps are intended to help resolve the issue with the Pixel Camera app. Please proceed with them if you haven’t already, and check if the problem is resolved.

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Do let us know if the steps mentioned above have fixed the Pixel Camera crash issue!

Rashmi is the Editor of PhonesWiki. She launched PhonesWiki back in 2018, turning it into a top spot for phone news and updates by 2019. Now, it's your go-to for leaks and solutions to phone problems. Her first phone was a Nokia 6610, but now she relies on an iPhone 14 Pro as daily driver. Rashmi's a tech enthusiast through and through, always tinkering with gadgets and gizmos. When she's not writing, you'll find Rashmi hanging out with her beloved pet, enjoying some quality playtime. Have a tip or just want to say hello? Contact her at


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