Camera Camera already in use by "Interface" since the Android 11 update

  1. ltimothee
    Cupcake Sep 16, 2021

    ltimothee , Sep 16, 2021 :

    I'm facing a very annoying problem since the Android 11 update and OxygenOS that comes with it.

    Very often, the phone tells me that the camera is already in use. This means I can't unlock the phone with my face, take pictures, use Snapchat.
    In short, it's a huge handicap, especially since the camera is almost always "in use" and after a while I can access it...

    I wanted to know which app was using the camera like this and it's "Interface", a native Android app.

    I don't know what to do, I can't change the permissions of this app.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. AhmadAfzal7
    Cupcake Sep 16, 2021

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  3. L1557986084734
    Cupcake Sep 17, 2021

    L1557986084734 , via OnePlus 6T , Sep 17, 2021 :
    I also have the same issue. Whenever I unlock my phone and try to switch on the camera, it only shows a black screen. Try to turn on the torch, it says camera in use. Really annoying as you have to wait for a while for it to work.

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  4. djliden91
    Cupcake Nov 2, 2021

  5. Jhiddeh
    Cupcake Nov 24, 2021

    Jhiddeh , via OnePlus 6T , Nov 24, 2021 :
    I have the same issue.
    Tried to force stop apps with camera access, run cleaners, hard restart phone, delete and reinstall some apps, I even tried factory reset. Nothing worked.
    I have not found any specific way to successfully get it to work. It happens every other time I pick up my phone. Sometimes it works normally when using the phone for a while and sometimes I can get lucky if I just wait and pick it up again. But no specific solution. said:
    Please create a fix for this. It's the most annoying software issue I've ever been affected by. And there has been plenty!
    EDIT: I tried removing my face ID data and it seems to work so far!
    EDIT 2: Removing Face ID data did NOT work. The issue still persists.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2021

  6. K1525888394556
    Cupcake Dec 3, 2021

    K1525888394556 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Dec 3, 2021 :
    And who will answer that he knows how to solve the problem 🤦🏻‍♂️, my phone have the same problem and I don't know what to do. Can anyone from #OnePlusOffice ??? 😳

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  8. Cazladz
    Donut Dec 4, 2021

    Cazladz , via OnePlus 6T , Dec 4, 2021 :
    Same problem here. Obviously it's a bug. Anyone from OnePlus can rectify this issue? From this thread, this issue has been raised since September. Any solution?

  9. joshward9182
    Cupcake Dec 10, 2021

  10. filippos_kam
    Cupcake Dec 13, 2021

  11. Jonas6t
    Cupcake Dec 27, 2021

    Jonas6t , Dec 27, 2021 :
    Same here. Clearing Cache and Data of OnePlus Camera Service App and restarting temporarily fixes the issue for me but it happens again and again.

  12. YoItzMeAsh
    Cupcake Dec 28, 2021

  13. hxinyu
    Cupcake Jan 15, 2022

    hxinyu , Jan 15, 2022 :
    Same issue. "face unlock failed, the camera is being used by other apps". Also super buggy when opening camera or trying to record videos on camera and other apps. Pretty fed up with Oneplus brand at this point.

  14. A1594910915738
    Honeycomb Jan 19, 2022

    A1594910915738 , Jan 19, 2022 :
    No solution, android 11 is causing it, OnePlus did it I intended, they released a buggy firmware, with no support anymore, no fixes are coming... Rollback to android 10 and stay on it