FIXED: Snapchat Filters Not Working On Android [Best Guide]

Snapchat is a top-rated social media app. We use it for chatting, sharing photos, sending videos, live video chatting, creating caricature-like Bitmoji avatars, sharing a “story” broadcast to all your followers, etc.

The Snapchat filter is a fantastic feature that can make the app more funny and exciting. Sometimes, users report that Snapchat filters are not working, and you will not see them loading or even detecting your face in some cases.

There are many reasons the Snapchat filters or lenses are not working on your android device, like using the filter in a dark place, some filters are not available in your area, you having a poor internet connection, etc.

Follow the list of fixes for how to fix Snapchat filters not working:

Solution 1: Restart Your Phone

Restarting is a simple and basic solution for all glitches of android phones. After restarting, your android phone becomes fast and running smoothly. So, if your Snapchat filters not working, you should restart the phone and open Snapchat a few minutes after rebooting your device to see if the issue was solved. If the problem is still present, move on to the next Fix.

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Solution 2: Enable filters and lenses

If you cannot see a lens, you should enable the feature

  1. Go to Snapchat Settings free settings icon 3110 thumb

  2. Under Additional Services, tap on Manage

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  3. Toggle the Filters and Lenses feature on

Solution 3: Update Snapchat from Play Store

If you are using an old version of Snapchat, you can face Snapchat is not working. Make sure you must update your app. A newer version of the app contains bug fixes, improved security patches, and additional Snapchat features.

  1. Open the Play Store and search for Snapchat
  2. If you see the update option
  3. Tap on Update and wait for it to update automatically
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Solution 4: Clear Snapchat Cache & Data

  1. Go to phone Settings
  2. Scroll down to Apps and tap on it

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  3. Tap on Manage apps, find Snapchat, and tap on it

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  4. Now tap on Clear data, and a popup menu will open

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  5. Tap on Clear all data and tap on OK

Solution 5: Enable your location

Some lenses only work well depending on a specific location, and some focus on your nearby events, weather, and area. Because of their reason, the app requires your location so that you can use them well. So, you need to enable your device location if filters won’t load.

  1. Launch the Snapchat app
  2. Tap the location indicator in the lower left-hand corner

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  3. Now tap on the Gear icon free settings icon 3110 thumb top right-hand corner

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  4. Tap on “Enable Location

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Solution 6: Use Snapchat in a well-lighted place

The lens and cameras work properly in well-lit areas. Similarly, Snapchat filters or lenses are not working or may not be detecting your face, and it happens when you are using the app in the dark.

You need to have sufficient light for the filters to detect your face.
Suppose Snapchat filters aren’t loading. It means they may not be available in your location. The app also has a feature known as geo-filters, and these are only available in specific areas.

Solution 7: Check Your Network Connection 

Snapchat requires an active internet connection to function correctly. Sometimes slow or bad internet connection can create this issue, so make sure your network speed is good and switch mobile data to a wi-fi connection and vice versa. Try troubleshooting your network connection to see if that resolves your issue.

Solution 8: Reinstalling Snapchat

Reinstalling Snapchat is another way to solve Snapchat not working.

  1. Go to phone Settings
  2. Scroll down to Apps and tap on it

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  3. Tap on Manage apps, find Snapchat, and tap on it

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  4. Now Tap on Uninstall

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Again, install the Snapchat app to check whether its works correctly or not.

I hope this article helps you solve your problem; the solutions mentioned above are informative. If you have any queries or suggestions, feel free you can be asked me in the comment section.

If you have any other solutions that worked for you, let me know in the comments below.

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Rimshah Wali
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