How to Fix Common Camera Issues on iPhone

  • January 6, 2018

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Our phones are not just used as phones anymore and haven’t been for a long time. When phones were first introduced this was the case, but technology has evolved to incorporate several different devices into one consolidated device. Our mobile phone has now become our pocket calculator, digital camera, compass, notepad, and Music Player to name a few. The most important one of these many would argue is the camera.

Everyone takes photos in some capacity, and whether they are used for personal reflection or for posting on social media (because if there are no photos, did it even happen?) the camera is an important feature that many do not want to live without.

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The iPhone camera is a great function and continually improves with every new generation of the device; so what happens when the camera starts having problems? Here are some tips to fix common issues with the camera that you may come across:

  1. Cannot Take Photo – There is not enough available storage to take a photo. You can manage your storage in Settings.You may see this error message upon launching the camera, and the problem is exactly as it states, you have used all the available storage on your device from all the snapping you have done or exchanging of photos on Whatsapp or other apps. You must delete some media from your phone to clear space and make room for new photos. Then the camera will launch correctly and allow you to take new ones. The best way to go about this in our opinion is to back all of your photos up to iCloud and clear them from your device. That way you will never lose them and still be able to access them.
  2. Flash is Disabled – The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash.This issue sometimes applies to iPhones when they actually have overheated, but can also apply when the flash of the camera has been damaged. It is possible the flash was damaged when the phone was dropped, and the best way to test it to go back to the home screen and try to open the phone’s Torch (A flashlight, yet another device incorporated into our phones). Before testing the Torch make sure you have at least 50% battery power.If the Torch turns on, then this error can most likely be resolved by closing all background apps, and rebooting the phone, as well as actually letting it cool down if it is hot.If the Torch does not turn on, then you can again try to let the phone cool down if it is hot and follow the same steps as above, but the likely scenario is that the camera and flash component will need replacing.
  3. The Camera Lens will not FocusThe above does not refer to an iOS error message but rather the fact that when your camera is open it will not focus on objects that you select. There are a few things to do here to diagnose the issue.A. Check that nothing is blocking the camera lens such as dirt or a phone coverB. Ensure that the glass covering the lens is intact on the back of the phone

    C. Charge the phone to at least 50% battery and then try rebooting the phone to see if anything changes.

    D. Try changing some settings of the Camera and if nothing changes, then finally try backing up your phone to iTunes/iCloud and restoring your phones software to see if that fixes the focusing problems.

    If none of these solutions worked then the likely scenario is that the camera itself may have issues from a possible drop or debris getting inside the mechanism. This ultimately means getting the camera replaced.

We hope that these explanations and troubleshooting steps helped you in some way with your iPhone camera issue. Remember, for any Camera replacing queries you can contact us at [email protected].


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