Solutions to fix OPPO A12 camera troubles. When this phone release at the first time, the operating system use Android Pie 9.0 with Mediatek processor. The front camera use 5 megapixel f/2.0 and back side camera use dual 12 megapixel f/2.2 for wide and 2 megapixel for depth of field or bokeh blue effect. It does not have ultrawide and optical zoom camera. The video that we can record is 1080p at 30fps.

This phone use Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 images signal processor with AI performance and instant auto exposure, therefore all OPPO A12 users can get fast autofocus and create color balance. But because this camera aperture number is not too big at f/2.2, then some noise will be appear at night shoot or indoor with insufficient light.

However, some users get issues with OPPO A12 camera. We will give simple solutions to fix OPPO A12 camera problems.


Why OPPO A12 Camera Slow Responsive Or Lagging? 

When we want to take photos or videos, we have to run default camera applications that has been installed on OPPO A12. The camera applications has been pre-installed with Android Pie when we start to use this phone. RAM is very important to make our OPPO A12 camera applications run smoothly. We can buy OPPO A12 with 4 GB or 6 GB RAM. The users with 4 GB RAM will get more slowly troubles if they want to take photos / videos when RAM has been use for other applications.


What will happen when RAM insufficient? This phone will try to force close the oldest not use applications for give more RAM space to avoid hang or stuck. This process will make some delay on OPPO A12 to free up RAM. Therefore our OPPO A12 camera applications will run slower. Please close all not use applications before take some photos or videos. If we want to take serious photography moment, please consider to reboot or restart OPPO A12 for clean up foreground or background process.


How To Fix OPPO A12 Camera Issues?

This phone comes with great rear camera and front camera for selfie. We will try to give some steps to fix OPPO A12 camera problems. Please follow some steps bellow:

#Option 1, Reset OPPO A12 to Factory Default using Camera Setting Menu :

  • Turn on OPPO A12
  • Please make sure our Camera application still can work / running when Camera Icon pressed
  • Press Camera Icon to activate Camera applications
  • Go to menu Setting inside this Camera applications, usually the menu icon with gear at camera applications
  • At Camera Setting menu page, please scroll and find Restore to defaults
  • Please choose OK when OPPO A12 ask confirmation to Reset all camera setting to factory default


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#Option 2, Reset OPPO A12 camera to Factory Default using Setting Menu :

Actually this steps similar with #Option 1 above, but the different only at starting process. Please use this steps when the Camera applications is not running when we press Camera Icon

  • Turn on OPPO A12
  • Go To Setting Menu
  • Choose App Management
  • Choose Show System Processes
  • Choose Camera (scroll until we find it)
  • At Camera detail menu, please choose Force Stop and make sure this camera is stopped
  • At Camera detail menu, please choose Storage Usage and press Clear Data
  • When it ask for confirmation, please choose Clear or Ok. Then OPPO A12 camera applications will be restore back to factory default setting


#Option 3, Install Alternative Camera Applications for OPPO A12 :

After trying #option 1 and #option 2, but OPPO A12 camera still not working, then we can try to install 3th party alternative camera from Google Play Store, at this moment we recommended to install Open Camera, search from Google Play Store. This application is free and have several features to work with OPPO A12.



#Option 4, Try to upgrade the firmware

Some problems happen because of software bugs. The firmware upgrade will be release to fix camera bugs or troubles. Please try to find the operating system or update from menu Settings.


#Option 5, Do Hard Reset to Factory Default when All Steps to Fix OPPO A12 are not working :

The last options that we can try when OPPO A12 camera is not work properly by doing hard reset. Please follow steps to hard reset OPPO A12 at this specific article.

Please be careful, because hard reset or format to factory default will remove all data and installed applications. Please make sure we backup all data before performing hard reset.


How to Fix OPPO A12 Camera Auto Focus Problems or Camera Blurry?

This phone has autofocus features. But some users are getting hard to focus and some of them are getting blur photo result. There are several possibilities that can make it hard to focus:

  1. Try to clean up OPPO A12 camera lens. Why this is important? Because small dust in front of camera will make autofocus sensor keep focus to that object. We have to always make sure our camera lens are clean by regularly clean up using soft cloth.
  2. Check whether our OPPO A12 camera glass lens have some scratch or not. This situations is similar with the dust problem. The autofocus will keep focus to that scratch and make it hard to focus for real object. When we see bigger scratch, then we suggest to replace camera glass lens with original one at Oppo authorized service center.
  3. Some software / firmware version also will make OPPO A12 camera auto focus can not work properly. Please try to backup with latest firmware or Android version upgrade.


Other FAQ of OPPO A12 camera :

  • Is OPPO A12 front camera have LED light flash ? No, the selfie camera does not have dedicated flash, but we can use screen light to help taking better photos at very dark conditions.
  • Can we take pictures under water using OPPO A12 ? No, this phone is not water resistance, therefore we can not take pictures or videos in the water.
  • Why OPPO A12 camera and photos blurry? It can be happen because of software or hardware. Please follow above steps to reset camera application and check whether our phone lens get troubles.
  • Why OPPO A12 camera show black screen or blank show nothing on the display? If the camera applications stuck or get troubles, the display will show black screen. We need to follow steps at #option 1 or # 2 above to reset the camera software.


Why OPPO A12 Camera Error After Android Firmware Upgrade ?

At some situations, minor or major firmware upgrade can make our OPPO A12 camera applications get some troubles. Please try to reset camera applications setting to factory default. If the problems still happen, then try to backup all important data and do hard reset for reformat OPPO A12 to factory default.