iPhone Camera not Working? Here’s Why and How to Fix it
In today’s world, no one would like to buy a smartphone if they didn’t have a camera on it or even a device with a low-quality camera. However, what good is your iPhone when the camera isn’t working? This article will explain how to fix an iPhone camera that’s not working.
There might be two reasons why your smartphone camera is not working, and this is either a software or hardware problem. Firstly, you’ll need to locate the issue by starting a video chatting app like FaceTime or other video call apps. Then, call a friend and check if both cameras work fine. If yes, you face a software issue that can be easily fixed.
Note: If you continue to see a black screen on your camera, we recommend contacting the Apple support center.
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Once you notice the screen shows a black image or closed lens, force close the camera app. Double click the Home button and swipe up to close the camera app on iPhone 8 earlier, and swipe up to the middle of the screen on an iPhone X or later.
One of the easiest ways to fix the iPhone camera problem is by resetting your smartphone to the default settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. It will return your iPhone to the default factory settings.
According to a user’s report, restarting your device solves the iPhone camera issue. Press the Home and Power/Sleep buttons simultaneously and wait for the Apple logo to appear. Let both buttons go simultaneously, and your iPhone will restart. Your data won’t be affected. Check the Camera app after your device boot up.
Use a dry microfiber cloth to clean or wipe away smudges or fingerprints. If there’s any debris or dirt behind the glass, take your iPhone to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider for a repair.
iPhone cases or camera accessories can interfere with the optical image stabilization on an iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone X, or later iPhones. This might cause your iPhone camera not to focus or make it blurry. We recommend removing all metallic or magnetic.
Although there are pictures that look good without a flashlight, sometimes you need extra light for dark environments. If your flash isn’t working, follow the highlighted steps below:
- If your iPhone is in a case or bumper, remove it
- Tap the lightning bolt in the upper left of the screen and make sure the flash is On.
- Ensure the flash lens is clean and free from any obstructions. Use a polishing cloth to clean it.
- Turn on the Flashlight from the Control Center. If it works well, your camera flash is also ok.