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Fix: Google Translate camera not working on Android

Google Translate is one of the most useful services Google offers to its vast group of users. It got so powerful in recent years that things like a live translation with your camera are actually possible. However, some users reported that Google Translate Camera is not working on Android. They are getting the error code 807 when accessing the camera.

If you are among them, find a way to solve this in the list we provided below.

Table of contents:

  1. Check Google Translate permissions
  2. Clear app’s cache and data
  3. Reinstall Google Translate
  4. Rollback to an older version with an APK
  5. Use Google Lens temporarily

Google Translate camera feature not working

1. Check Google Translate permissions

The first thing you should do is check all necessary permissions Translate requires in order to utilize various features. In this case, the focus is on permission to access the camera. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps and notifications.
  3. Select All apps.
  4. Locate and open Google Translate from the list of available apps.
  5. Choose Permissions.
  6. Make sure that the Camera permission is granted to Google Translate. For the sake of troubleshooting, grant all permissions and check for improvements.Google Translate camera not working on Android

2. Clear app’s cache and data

The next thing you can do is clear cache and data from the Google Translate app. There’s a slight chance that the locally-stored files got corrupt and the best way to solve it is to wipe them. Follow these instructions:

  1. Again, navigate to Settings > Apps and notifications > All apps > Google Translate.
  2. Select Storage.
  3. Clear cache and data and reboot your device.

3. Reinstall Google Translate

Alternatively, you should give reinstallation a try. That worked for some users who got Google Translate Camera working after downloading the latest version of Google Translate from the Play Store. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Tap & hold on the Google Translate on Home Screen or in the app drawer.
  2. Drag it to the top and uninstall it.
  3. Now, navigate to Play Store and install Google Translate again.
  4. Grant it all permissions and give Google Translate Camera another go.

4. Rollback to an older version with an APK

Timely updates and upgrades are always welcome but, in the act of advancement, a few nasty bugs can show their heads. Google is seemingly aware of the bug but, until they resolve it, you can try rolling back to an older iteration of Google Translate. Follow the steps below to install an older APK of Google Translate:

  1. Uninstall Google Translate.
  2. Open a browser of your choice on your mobile and navigate, here.
  3. Download any other previous version. Now, we don’t want to back to much, so stick to recent versions.
  4. Allow installation from third-party sources.
  5. Install the app and look for improvements.

5. Use Google Lens temporarily

Finally, if Google Translate Camera is not working on your Android, you can download and use Google Lens temporarily. Recently, Google Lens got Translation support which might come in handy.

With that said, we can call it a wrap. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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