The iPhone camera has been incorporating a lot of improvements in recent years and may be one of the best cameras besides being the most popular in the world of smartphones, but that does not mean it is perfect. Like any other camera, it can suffer hardware problems and software errors.
Today we are going to review some of the most common problems related to the camera of your iOS device, be it an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, and we will explain some ways to solve those problems.
Common problems of the camera on iPhone
Sometimes you may have trouble taking pictures, other times, you may have problems with the photos you have already taken, or even have problems finding your Camera application. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, just as there are also a number of ways to fix these problems.
Black screen when opening the Camera application
If you see a black screen when you open the Camera application instead of the image you want to take, it may be due to software problems but you cannot rule out hardware problems.
If the problem is software, which is common and happens to many users, it is usually enough to alternate with the front and rear camera, thus solving the problem and it is not, exit the application and restart from the home screen. To do this, we keep pressing the power button and the start button at the same time for ten seconds, until the apple icon appears.
If there are hardware problems, we recommend that you contact Apple’s technical support team. Anyway, make sure there is nothing blocking the lens of your device – sometimes the simplest things are the most effective.
Blurry or out of focus photos
The iOS software has a lot of advanced algorithms so the camera focuses automatically. As you know, it is also possible to perform manual focus, for this, we select what we want to photograph by touching on the screen so that it will focus on this in particular.
If the photographs are blurry, or you are not focusing on what you want, first you have to rule out that the camera’s automatic mode is failing. Make sure that when you take the picture you are focused and you keep the pulse. If it continues to fail it can be hardware problems.
One of the most common problems is that the lens is stained, something quite usual. To know if the problem is this, you can try to change between the different modes of photography, always getting the same spot in the images. If not, you can always try to clean your lens and try again. A classic.
Another problem, although less common, is that the lens has suffered some kind of scratch or has accumulated dirt inside. To solve this, we will not have another to go to the Apple store to replace the glass or clean the device.
Another thing that could be causing your device not to take the photos correctly, could be a metallic case or a magnetic objective so that it would wreak havoc on the optical stabilizer of the iPhone.
The flash has been blocked or does not work
If you see that the LED flash comes on when the camera application is opened, you may have had the iPhone’s flashlight function on since the last time you used it and you forgot to turn it off. This can sometimes happen in broad daylight when it is not dark enough to see that your flash is still on and that it usually increases battery expenditure. To solve this, simply turn on the flashlight from the Control Center.
If the flash does not turn on in any way, and you do not see any logical reason, check that you have not placed the iPhone in any hot place or have used the terminal in a long video recording. In certain circumstances, the iPhone is set to turn off the LED flash when it gets too hot since it prevents excessive overheating. Once the well-known iPhone app development is cool, everything should work perfectly.
I cannot find the Camera application
If you are trying to launch the Camera application to take a picture, but you cannot find the application on the home screen or inside folders, then the following may have happened to you.
If you tried to search the app through Spotlight, and the camera application does not appear, it is quite rare, so it could be because someone has restricted access to the application, for this we go to Settings> General> Restrictions and, unfortunately, unless you have restricted access, you will need the code & you are able to enter, then simply change the restriction option of the Camera application and it will appear on the home screen again.
These have been some of the most common problems related to camera malfunction in iOS devices. These proposals, are very simple and I am sure that many of you already knew them, so you will have tested them automatically by knowing the operating system perfectly, but despite its simplicity, they work in most cases. We hope you do not have to use them and that the app works perfectly, but it never hurts to know some possible solutions.