Invalid "couldn't access SD card" - error in camera - solved


Xxxyz

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Jan 23, 2020
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Hi,

Since the last miui update I've been seeing "cannot access SD card" error whenever I open camera app. I can't take photos or record videos, but I can go through camera settings.

I am using Xiaomi mi 9t, and there's no way to insert SD card into this device, or to choose where to save photos.

I've tried clearing temp files and cache for all apps, and reset camera settings. Few first times it worked for a while, for some time I was even able to use camera despite seeing the error, but now the error is still occuring, I can't take photos/videos, and the above solutions don't work anymore.

Do you happen to know how to solve this issue?

Thank you
 
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cpitru

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Oct 7, 2019
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Try deleting: "internal memory/MIUI/camera" folder.
I had the same problem and it was fixed like this.
I hope it works for you.
 

Qwwens

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Jul 5, 2020
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turns out for me worked the following:
you have to go to settings -> passwords & security -> privacy ->special app access -> usage access -> camera -> *make sure you permit usage access*
Thank you! It's working for me! ☺️
 

Flowerpoweruk

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Nov 11, 2020
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Unfortunately I cannot see Camera in the special access apps selection
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Flowerpoweruk

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Nov 11, 2020
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Hi, just a quick question, did you turn Dual Apps on?
Yeah I have dual apps on. I figured out what the issue was with the camera app, even though there's at least a couple of gigabytes of free space there apparently needs to be at least 5GB free space. Which is ridiculous

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innerTide

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Yeah I have dual apps on. I figured out what the issue was with the camera app, even though there's at least a couple of gigabytes of free space there apparently needs to be at least 5GB free space. Which is ridiculous

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I have the same problem when Dual Apps is on. My camera asks me to insert an SD card. But the issue disappears after I turned Dual Apps off. I've reported this bug on this thread. : https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads...s-cannot-be-turned-on-at-miui-12-11-12.58368/ Maybe you can try turning it off and the issue may disappear for you as well.
 

Flowerpoweruk

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Lezone

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May 2, 2022
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I am having a Redmi 9 Phone and had the same issue then followed the path, Settings > Privacy Protection > Special App Access > Usage access > Camera > enabled "Permit Usage Access". once it made the modification, the issue got fixed but got an alert as in the attached. I am wondering if the alert is common or has any significant impact for my privacy??
 

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Igor Eisberg

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I am having a Redmi 9 Phone and had the same issue then followed the path, Settings > Privacy Protection > Special App Access > Usage access > Camera > enabled "Permit Usage Access". once it made the modification, the issue got fixed but got an alert as in the attached. I am wondering if the alert is common or has any significant impact for my privacy??
We don't even have a ROM for Redmi 9, so... wrong forum?
 
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