Fix Camera is Currently Recording audio.com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox

Huawei Android users are facing a rare problem whenever their camera is opened for use. When the Camera app is fired up, they’ll get the error “Camera is currently recording audio. Com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox:interactor will not be able to record right now.” The camera can still be used by the error obscures the image being taken.

The plot thickens when the error refers to Google Now. If you get the error, but have never used Google Now, it’s strange you would get the error in the first place. The smell of corrupted data is in the air.

There are several solutions that can wipe the error clean from your Huawei Android phone. However, it’s highly recommended you use more than one solution below as there is no way of knowing for sure where the issue stems from.

1. Denying Google Permission

When an app needs access to a certain function, there’s usually a purpose. For example, if you’d like to use Google’s Assistant, it needs access to your microphone. Why? Because Google Assistant has a voice functionality. You speak; it listens. Disable permission to your microphone and you gimp the app.

In this case, permission to access your mic may be causing interference. By default, permissions are denied until a request is made. However, it isn’t unheard of for people to blindly tap “Yes” whenever they’re asked by an app for permission to a specific function.

1. Open the Settings app. It’s the GEAR icon.

2. Keep scrolling until you locate Apps. Select it.

3. Find the Google app among the list of currently installed apps. Tap it.

4. First, select Force Stop.

5. Next, tap on Permissions.

6. For Camera, tap the slider to the left to turn it OFF. It will turn grey.

7. For Microphone, tap the slider to the left to turn it OFF. It will turn grey.

8. For Storage, tap the slider to the left to turn it OFF. It will turn grey.

2. Disable “OK Google”

OK Google uses its access to your microphone to listen continuously. Since OK Google nevers knows when you’ll need its assistance, it listens, but doesn’t record. It’s on standby until you need it.

1. Open the Settings app. It’s the GEAR icon

2. Locate and select Google.

3. From the list of options, select Search.

4. Locate “OK Google Detection.” Tap the slider to the left to turn it OFF.

3. Clearing Cache

Cache is a major player when it comes to software hiccups. With constant rewrites to data, especially old data, errors occasionally occur. Errors can come in the form of random bugs and glitches or completely break an app. Regularly clearing the cache can give an app a new lease on life.

Clearing Camera’s Cache:

1. Open the Settings app. It’s the GEAR icon.

2. Locate and select Apps.

4. From the list, choose the Camera app.

5. First, select Force Stop.

6. Next, select Storage.

7. Now, tap Clear Cache.

Clearing Google’s Cache:

1. Open the Settings app. It’s the GEAR icon.

2. Locate and select Apps.

3. From the list, choose the Google app.

4. First, select Force Stop.

5. Next, select Storage.

6. Now, tap Clear Cache.

Clearing Cache Partition:

1. Hold the power button until a menu appears.

2. Tap Power Off or Shutdown. It depends on your phone. Wait at least 60 seconds to ensure your phone has completely powered down.

Booting into Recovery Mode is slightly different from manufacturer to manufacturer, however, all involve a combination of the volume buttons and the power button.

3. Press and hold the Volume Up button, the Volume Down button, and the Power button. You can let go once you see the Android mascot.

In Recovery Mode, you can use the volume buttons to navigate the menu. Use the power button to confirm any choices made.

4. Navigate to Wipe Cache Partition or Clear Cache Partition or Delete Cache Partition. They all serve the same purpose.

5. Once it’s complete, reboot your Android phone.

4. Disable Quick Calling

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Scroll until you find Voice Control. Select it.

3. Locate Quick Calling. Tap the slider to the left to turn it OFF.