Amazon Fire Tablet Can’t Connect to Camera: How to fix it

Amazon Fire Tablet Can’t Connect to Camera: How to fix it

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

When it comes to your tablet, there’s no better accessory than the trusty camera. After all, no other gadget lets you capture those precious moments so perfectly. But sometimes the camera can’t connect. This issue is fairly common, so hopefully, this guide will help you fix it.

Why is it impossible for my Fire Tablet to connect to the camera?

The camera on your Fire tablet may not be operating for a variety of reasons.

  • An issue has occurred in the Camera app.
  • Apps are not permitted to use the camera.
  • The camera is being blocked by parental controls.
  • The camera has been physically harmed.

How Do I Repair My Amazon Tablet’s Camera?

Follow these instructions until the camera on your Fire tablet works again:

How to Fix It When an Amazon Fire Tablet Can't Connect to the Camera

  • Restart your Fire tablet if necessary: Tap Power Off after pressing and holding the power button. To turn on the tablet, press the power button one more. If there is a brief software issue, this should solve it.
  • Clear the cache in the app: Clear the cache and data for the Camera app in the device settings. If you’re having issues with the camera in a particular app, delete the cache and data for that app as well.
  • Look into the app’s permissions: If you’re having problems with a particular app, go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > App Permissions > Camera, then choose the toggle next to the app to allow it to use the camera. When prompted, restart the app and grant permission to access the camera.
  • Change the parental restrictions if necessary: To change it from Blocked to Unblocked, go to Settings > Parental Controls > Amazon Content and Apps > Camera.
  • Install the app again: If the camera still doesn’t work for a certain app, uninstall the app and reinstall it. Allow access to the camera when you first open the app.
  • Replace the camera on the Fire tablet yourself: If you’re confident that the camera is faulty and is particularly tech-savvy, you can replace it yourself.

Note: The guarantee on your Fire tablet will be void if you disassemble it. Take extra caution not to further damage any of the components.

  • Your Fire tablet should be reset: A factory reset will return the tablet to its original state. Everything you’ve downloaded will be deleted, but books and apps can be redownloaded.


If your Fire tablet is still under warranty, contact amazon customer service you might be able to get it fixed for free.