I am using a Microsoft Lumia 640XL, running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. About 3 weeks ago, my Lumia Camera app started taking long to take photos. I would click on the capture icon, and then it would highlight on the icon, for a couple of seconds, then snap a photo. Sometimes I would capture something, and it would take more than 10 seconds "Saving" the photo, which I believe is not normal.
At first, i thought it was because there was too much stuff filling my Micro SD card that was causing this problem, so i deleted and moved a few content to free up space. Nothing changed, but anyway, i could live with a little delay as the camera didn't do this often, maybe after i had taken a lot of pictures.
But then, two days ago, I was capturing something, and then the camera just froze with "
Saving" showing on the screen:
Not even the camera controls were showing. So I resorted to the most basic method of resolving an app problem: removing and reinstalling it..!! That did not resolve anything. On reinstalling it and opening it, it shows the whatever is behind the camera, and the same text and loading ellipses as shown in the above image (without the camera controls again). Tried rebooting countless times, but still, the problem persists.
How do I resolve this. I really need to access and this application.
(PS: I already tried removing and/or swapping the SD card, as well as changing the default storage location of captured photos, but nothing changed. Also, this was not caused by an update. It was working all along, and decided to stop working, not because of any update I did)