In this world of today, no one would like to buy a smartphone if they didn’t have a camera on it or even a device with low quality camera. However, what good is your iPhone when the camera isn’t working?. In this article, we’ll explain how to fix iPhone camera that’s not working.
Why Is My Camera Not Working?
There might be two reasons why your smartphone camera is not working, this is either software or hardware problem. Firstly, you’ll need to locate the issue by starting a video chatting app like FaceTime or any other videocall app. Call a friend and check if both camera works fine. If yes, you’re definitely facing software issue which can be easily fixed.
Note: If you continue to see a black screen on your camera, we recommend contacting Apple support center.
iPhone Camera Shows a Black Screen
Solution 1: Force Close The Camera App
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 camera app on iPhone 8 earlier, and swipe up to the middle of the screen on an iPhone X or later.
Solution 2: Reset your iPhone
One of the easiest way to fix iPhone camera problem is by resseting your smartphone to the default settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. It will return your iPhone to the default factory settings.
Solution 3: Restart your iPhone
Restarting you device solve iPhone camera issue according to users report. Press the Home and Power/Sleep buttons simultaneously and wait for the Apple logo to appear. Let both buttons go at the same time and your iPhone will restart. Your personal data won’t be affected. Check the Camera app after your device boot up.
iPhone Photos Are Blurry or Out of Focus
Solution 1: Make sure both the front and back camera lenses are clean
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.
Solution 2: Remove any metallic or magnetic
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 to not focus or make it blurry. We recommend removing all metallic or magnetic.
iPhone Flash Not Working
Although there are picture that look good without flashlight, but 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.
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