iPhone camera not working : Here is the Fix

Has the camera stopped working suddenly on your iPhone? Whether a software glitch or a hardware component failure has caused the malfunction of the camera, don’t worry. These resolutions will be helpful in troubleshooting the camera issue on your iPhone. Start from a simple force-closure of the Camera app and if that doesn’t work, try force-restarting the phone.


Fix 1 – Force close the Camera app

Try force closing the Camera app on your phone.

Step 1 – It is very simple, just swipe from the bottom-left corner of the phone.

Step 2 – You will see all the opened instance of apps in there.

Step 3 – Swipe upwards to close the apps one-by-one.


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Make sure to close all the apps.

After this, try to launch the Camera app or the application where you were having trouble launching the Camera module.


Fix 2 – Allow the Camera access

You must allow the camera access to the application in question.

Step 1 – Start by going to the Settings tab.

Step 2 – Next, if you down, find out the application where you are facing this problem.

Step 3 – Touch to open it up.


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Step 4 – In the opened instance of the app settings, look out for the “Camera” permissions.

Step 5 – You must switch the “Camera” permission is turned On.


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After this, get access to that application and try to access the Camera once more.


Fix 3 – Force restart your iPhone

Force-restarting the device means resetting the device and giving it a fresh start. Your camera issue may come to an end with this.

Step 1 – At first, pinch the Volume Up button on your phone and release that.

Step 2 – The second step is to pinch the Volume Down button on the same part of the phone.

Step 3 – Next, press and hold the Power Button on the opposite side of the phone button. Keep pressing that same button.

Within a few seconds you will notice the usual the “Slide to Power off” message has appeared. Do not use that.


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Step 4 – Give it some time and you will see the bright Apple Logo has appered on the screen.


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After the phone becomes operational, check the Camera.

If you are getting this error while using a particular app, test there as well.


Fix 4 – Reset all the Settings on your device

If this a bug that is impeding the funcitonality of the Camera, reset all the settings.

Step 1 After getting into the Settings, touch to open the “General” tab.


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Step 2 – Slide your fingers through the screen and open the “Transfer or reset iPhone” option.


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Step 3 – Open the “Reset” settings.

Step 4 – Tap the “Reset All Settings” option.


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Resetting your iPhone requires your FaceID and Pass key. So, use those properly to proceed.

Step 5 – Finally, tap the “Reset now” icon to reset it.


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Your phone will reboot and reset all the settings back to normal. Give the camera another try.

Hope these fixes have helped you resolve the issue.