How To Fix Redmi Note 10 Pro (Max) Front Camera Not Working

How To Fix Front Camera Not Working On Redmi Note 10 Pro or Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Is your Redmi Note 10 Pro or Note 10 Pro Max camera not working or not opening?

When you try to switch from the rear camera to the selfie it gets stuck. A black screen error occurs.

Or are you experiencing that your Redmi Note 10 Pro Max/Note 10 camera has stopped working after the update?

If so, then in this article you are going to learn some effective solutions that will help you to fix Redmi Note 10 Pro/Note Pro Max front camera not working problem.

So, let’s get started with real user practical examples!

Practical Example 1: Selfie Camera Freezes or Crashes When Switching From Rear To Front on Redmi Note 10 Pro

My Redmi Note 10 Pro front camera isn’t working

I have a Redmi Note 10Pro, its almost 1 year old now. I tried opening the camera app today but i noticed that the front camera isn’t working. Whenever I switch from rear to front it always freezes and crashes the camera app. Also other apps like instagram, tiktok or snapchat, whenever i try to open the camera in those apps, it just shows a black screen. Is there anyway to fix this? I tried clearing data and cache but it also didn’t work.

Source: Reddit

Practical Example 2: Redmi Note 10 Pro Front Camera Problem

Redmi Note 10 Pro – Front Camera Problem!

After I updated my Redmi Note 10 Pro to the latest version of Security Patch from Miui 13 Android 12, the front camera no longer worked. I downgraded to Miui 12 but it still doesn’t work, someone help me?

Source: XDA Developer Forums

So, that are just two examples, but there are many users out there encountering such issues. Many users are reporting or complaining about the issue to several forums and community websites such as Reddit, Twitter, Xiaomi Community and on other platforms.

Also Read: Fix Picture/Video Distortion Issue From A Samsung Phone’s Camera

Why Front Camera of Redmi Note 10 Pro/10 Pro Max Is Not Working?

There could be possibly two reasons for the front camera not working on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro or 10 Pro Max and they could be – Software or Hardware issues.

Software issues might include – Camera app bugs, Cache or temporary files that might have been corrupted. Camera app settings might have been modified. Your phone software might be outdated and so on.

Hardware issues might include – Physical damage to the device, particularly the front camera might have got damaged. It could happen when your phone has fallen or water/dust particles have entered to the front camera area.

For software issues, you can follow the solutions mentioned in this article.

For hardware issues, you can carry your device to the nearest Xiaomi Service Centre for a checkup.

How To Fix Front Camera Not Working On Redmi Note 10/10 Pro Max

Before you follow any of the solutions, it is recommended that you first backup your phone’s photos and videos to some other place.

So, here we go!

Solution 1: Check For Software Update

Mi releases the software update at regular intervals, particularly when users face any bugs in the recent software update.

The new software update is released to fix the bugs and other issues, such as the camera not working problem.

  • On your phone, go to Settings > About Phone.
  • Tap on MIUI Version. The device will look for new updates or you can tap on “Check for updates”.
  • If there is any new update available, then download and install it.

Once, your device is updated, check if your phone’s front camera is working or not.

Solution 2: Reset Your Camera Settings

It could also be possible that your device’s camera settings might have been altered/changed.

Resetting the camera to the default setting might fix the problem.

  • Open camera app on your phone.
  • Click on 3 horizontal lines located at the upper right corner and then tap on “Gear” icon to open camera settings.

Open Camera Settings on Redmi Note 10 Pro

  • Scroll down and tap on “Restore default settings” and then tap on “Ok” to confirm.

Restore Camera Settings To Default On Redmi Phone

Also Read: How To Fix Instagram Camera Not Working On Android

Solution 3: Clear Cache and Clear Data Of Camera App

Sometimes the cache or temporary files of the camera app might get corrupted and the app stops working.

So, clearing the data might help to resolve the issue.

  • On your phone, go to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps.
  • Look for camera app and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Clear data”.

Clear Data of Camera app on Redmi Note 10 Pro

  • Then tap on “Clear all data” and “Clear cache” options.

Clear Cache and Clear Data of Camera app On Redmi Note 10 Pro

Restart your device. Open the camera app switch to the selfie camera and see if it is working fine or not.

Solution 4: Force Stop Camera App

  • On your phone, go to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps.
  • Look for camera app and tap on it.
  • Tap on “Force stop”.

Force Stop Camera App On Redmi Note 10 Pro or Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

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Solution 5: Make Sure All The Required Permission For Camera App Is Granted

If any camera app required permission is denied then it will not work. Hence, make sure that the required permission is granted.

  • On your phone, go to Settings > Apps > Manage Apps.
  • Look for camera app and tap on it.
  • Tap on “App permission”.

Check Permissions For Camera App

  • Make sure all the permission is Allowed.

Allow all Camera Permission On Redmi Note 10 Pro

Restart the device. Open the camera app, switch to the front camera and I hope your problem is solved now.

Also Read: Snapchat Camera Zoomed In? Here’s How To Fix!

Solution 6: Factory Reset Your Redmi Note 10 Pro/10 Pro Max Phone

If none of the above solutions work for you, then it’s time to factory reset your device and then check.

Note: Factory reset erases all data, hence it is highly recommended that you must first take a backup of your device’s data and then perform this solution.

  • Open Settings app.
  • Tap on About Phone > Factory reset > Erase all data.

Factory Reset Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

  • Tap on Factory Reset > Next > OK.

Factory Reset Redmi Note 10 Pro

Allow your phone to do a factory reset. Once the process completes, set up your device and then check camera problem is resolved or not.

Wrap Up

When you want to take selfies, make video calls or when you want your Redmi Note 10 Pro/10 Pro Max’s front camera to work but you find that it is not working at all, then you might get frustrated and annoyed.

However, following the fixes mentioned in this article would definitely help you to fix front camera not working on Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro or Redmi Note 10 Pro Max phone.

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