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Camera Not Working On iPhone

  • Posted on November 23, 2022
  • News
  • By Akta Yadav

Camera Not Working On iPhone. Switching to a different camera or selecting and different mode may start your camera.

Removing any covers from the camera can bring the light back. Restarting your camera can help in getting itself working.

An update can fix the camera issue as well. You can get the phone’s camera replaced as well. Ways for fixing the iPhone camera are below.

The best perk of having an iPhone is the unmatched result of its camera. Apple brings the best camera in their devices. You may have purchased an iPhone just because of the camera.

Camera being good is not just the only feature, but it is an important feature. You can capture the memories and store them with your iPhone.

But that is only when the camera of your phone is working. If the camera of your phone is not working, then those memories can be forgotten. Ways to fix your issue are below.

  • Switching the camera
  • Reopening camera
  • Restarting iPhone
  • Voiceover feature disabling
  • Resetting iPhone
  • Updating iPhone
  • Removing covers
  • Getting camera replaced

Camera Not Working On iPhone

Camera does not work on an iPhone when the iPhone develops bugs that stop it from functioning. You may have a cover on the iPhone camera and that’s why you may see the screen as black when you open camera. Too much storage can stop the iPhone’s camera as well.

Switching the camera can sometimes solve your issue. A simple restart of the camera app can be effective as well.

You can always restart the phone and see if the camera. The camera of the phone can have physical damage and that can damage the juicer.

Switching the camera

The first thing you should try when the iPhone camera is not working is to switch the camera. You can switch to a different camera as new iPhones have multiple cameras for a better result.

Though not all iPhones have more than one back camera. You may be using an older iPhone and that can make you worry but you are forgetting something.

iPhone doesn’t just have a single camera. Sure, there may be a single camera on the phone’s back but there is also the front camera of the phone.

You can always switch to the front camera of the iPhone and see if it works. Switching camera is a basic level trick and you can always try switching the camera when the camera is not working. After the camera starts working, you can switch back to the rear camera.

Reopening camera

Reopening the camera doesn’t mean that you must open the camera physically and close it. You are not dealing with the physical camera yet.

The camera reopening hearing means reopening the camera app of your phone. You can close the app if it is not working even after switching the camera. The problem is not that big and resetting the camera app or reopening it will work.

Though don’t just go back from the app. The app needs to be completely closed otherwise it will be same as running on screen.

It will just keep running in the background. You can close the app very fast and stop it from running in the background depending on your device.

In older versions pressing the button would take you there. In newer apps you can do it differently. Whatever you do, just close and open the app and see if your camera works.

Restarting iPhone

If reopening the app and the switching of camera have both failed, then you can change the tactic a bit more. You can do something with your iPhone like a simple restart.

A simple restart of iPhone or any phone can solve 90% of the problems that occur in the phone. The restart is effective as it loads everything newly when the device is started again.

A restart or a simple reboot goes a long way especially when you are facing temporary errors that are interfering with your device. You can even get rid of sum bugs while you are doing a restart.

A reboot mostly solves the issue, and you don’t have to go further than a reboot to fix your iPhone camera issue. But if it’s not solved here, you can move to the next step.

Voiceover feature disabling

Voiceover feature is a feature in iPhone that has been reported to interfere with camera. More black screens are observed on the phone when the Voiceover feature is turned on.

This feature interferes with the camera somehow, making the screen black and thus not letting the camera of your phone work. 

The Voiceover feature issue can be dealt with by turning it off. The Voiceover feature can be turned off pretty easily.

The voiceover feature is preset in the settings and so go to the setting of your phone. You will see the accessibility option in there.

Just tap the option and you will have the accessibility features in front of you. Simply tap the Voiceover option as the device will toggle and then turn the camera off. You can ask Siri to do it for you as well.

Resetting iPhone

If the restart was not successful in solving our issue, then you may need an even more brutal method than that. You may need to rest the iPhone and get the default settings of the phone back.

Resetting the iPhone or any device releases all the existing data in your device, and you can use this trick to remove all the errors in your device. Though a reset may solve your issue, it won’t always work well.

It will solve the problem and all your functions will work, but all the data if not saved will be lost. It is recommended to save the data before resetting the device or transfer it to another device so you can get the data back.

You can also save the data in your cloud and download it after entering your iCloud again. iCloud is a feature of iPhone that allows you to save our data virtually rather than on your device.

Updating iPhone

If resetting did not do your job or you don’t want to reset, then why not try doing something more. You can update the iOS of your iPhone and see if it stops the errors with the phone’s camera.

The update of your iPhone if available can be seen in our settings. You can search for it or ask Siri to look for updates and then install them. You can check the updates of your iPhone online as well.

Updates can be done to two major means. You can simply download the updates and install them in the phone, or you can use your laptop and install the updates through iTunes.

The installing of updates or new firmware is more recommended through laptops or PCs than downloading the updates from the phone as users have reported that the phone becomes a little slower when updated directly.

Removing covers

If you have not solved the issue through above, then you can check if the cameras of your phone are covered.

There are covers that cover the camera to protect from scratches and you may have been using them. You can simply remove these covers from the camera and use the camera.

Getting camera replaced

If your iPhone camera is not working because of physical damage, then you should contact apple support and get your camera fixed by them.

You can go to an apple franchise, and they will guide you through the whole procedure. Apple provides good customer service.

The last word

If you are having camera issue in your iPhone then a complete way to troubleshoot iPhone camera is given above, the iPhone camera troubleshooting guide contains tips from personal experience and online resources as well. Try these steps or take your iPhone to a professional. Hope the article was helpful. Thanks for reading!

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