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iPhone Camera Is Not Working: [quick fix]

If your iPhone camera is not working, there are many things that could be the cause. In most cases, it can be a small glitch or simple settings from the phone. In this article, ill show you some of the causes and how you can easily get rid of this issue on your iPhone.

If you’re an iPhone user that likes taken pictures often, I know how you’ll be feeling now after you find out that your camera is malfunctioning. However, don’t turn upset when you notice this problem on your iPhone. The fixes below will help you to deal with the black screen problem without going to an iPhone repair workshop.

Why is my iPhone camera just a black screen?

The camera app on your iPhone doesn’t get loaded as expected, which causes the camera dark screen issue. The best way to fix the issue is by shutting the app of the camera forcefully.

iPhone camera and flashlight not working

If your iPhone Flash is not synced, it can cause your camera and flashlight not to work or malfunction. Before you go to the iPhone repair workshop, try the fix below.

  1. Bring out your iPhone from the cover and clean the Flash and Lens.
  2. Make sure the flash is On.
  3. Restart the iPhone.
  4. Slide down and turn on/off the Flashlight
  5. Last, go to settings and turn off Camera location services.

iPhone Camera Is Not Working: Fixed

Like I said earlier, there are numerous causes of this issue on your iPhone. Here are the fixes that you should try:

1. Reset iPhone Camera Settings

Anytime you encounter any issue with your iPhone camera, the first step to take is to reset the camera settings to default as the issue might be from unknown settings. follow the steps below to reset your iPhone camera:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Navigate to Camera.
  • Tap on Preserve Settings.
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  • Make sure your camera settings are set as seen in the screenshot below.
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2. Force Close Camera App

Most of the time, the iPhone Camera issue is usually because of the Camera App not loading properly. No one knows the specific fix to this issue. SO if the first didn’t work for you, don’t stop for a second to attempt.

The best way to fix this issue on your iPhone is by force closing the Camera App and launching it back again. To do this, press the Home button twice and dismiss the Camera App by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

If your iPhone does not have a Home button, press the Power button and dismiss the Camera App by swiping it up.

3. Install Updates

Most of the iOS users are facing an insignificant issue however they consider it to be a significant issue because of ignorance. To avoid your device from common issues, ensure you update your iPhone from time to time.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Go to General.
  • Tap on Software Update.
  • Scroll down and download the update.

4. Restart iPhone

In most cases, the camera issue is caused by too much usage of a particular app or due to stuck Apps and processes interfering with the proper functioning of the Camera App. Follow the steps below to restart the iPhone.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Go to General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Shut Down.

5. Switch the Front

If your iPhone camera is just a black screen, switching from rear to front camera could be the long-awaited solution to the issue. You can switch to the rear cam by tapping on the camera icon, and after a couple of seconds when you turn on the front camera, you may find the black screen issue is no more.

6. Factory Reset The iPhone

If none of the above fixes worked for you, the best thing to do in this situation is to factory reset your iPhone and everything will come back to its default mode.

NOTE: A factory reset will erase data from your device. Hence, backup your device and follow the steps below to Reset All Settings on your device.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down to General.
  • Tap on Reset.
  • Last, select the Reset All Settings option.


If your iPhone camera is not working, you’d definitely find a solution after reading this article. If you have questions regarding this article, drop them in the comment section.

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