How to Fix “iPhone Camera Not Working”


iPad/iPhone camera not working? This guide will help you fix the iOS 9/10/11 camera not working issue quickly.


Aug. 28, 2017

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With Apple iPhone, we can always take fantastic photos, and in the new iOS 11, the new professional-quality filters take the camera on iPhone to another level. However, when you tend to take a photo this time, you find that there is something worry: the iPhone camera not working.

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You are not the only one that meet the camera issue, others also write to us and say that the iPhone rear or back camera not working. Here in this guide we collect several practical methods to help you fix the iPhone 7/6s/5s camera not working issue. Also applied to fix iPad camera not working problem. Let’s get it on.

1. Lock the Issue 2. How to Fix iPad/iPhone Camera Not Working Issue

1. Lock the Issue

Before the steps below to fix the iPhone 7/6s/5s camera not working issue, lock the issue firstly. You may re-enter the Camera app several times, but only find the camera shows black screen. So is it a software or hardware problem? Check it by yourself.

Open FaceTime, Skype or other app to make a video call. Check both the rear and back camera to see if they work well. If they work fine, then it’s a software problem, and you can fix it with the methods in this guide. Just keep reading.

2. How to Fix iPad/iPhone Camera Not Working Issue

1 > Force the Camera App to Close

Tap Home button twice quickly and you will see all the apps that you have been used recently. Find Camera app and swipe up to close. Then return to Home screen and open Camera app again to see if the iPhone camera work again. If it does not work, move to the next solution.

2 > Restart/Reboot Your Device

Restart your device: Press the power button > Drag slide to power off > Turn it on after about 30 seconds.

Reboot your device: Press and hold on the Home button and power button together until the Apple logo appears. For iPhone 7 users, please press the Home button and the Volume down button.

3 > Reset All Settings

It will not erase any data on your iPhone/iPad, and just reset your iPhone to the default settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings to make it. Open your Camera app to check the iPhone camera not working issue has been fixed or not.

4 > Update to the Latest iOS

Go to General > General > Software Update to see if there is an iOS update. If a new update is available, you can update your device. It may fix the bug that cause the iPhone front/back camera not working problem.

5 > Restore Your Device

If nothing works, you can restore your iPhone to have a try. You can go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone to make it. If it still not work, you can restore your iPhone with iTunes: Update the iTunes to the latest version > Plug in your device > Summary > Click Restore iPhone/iPad. Remember to backup your device firstly.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix the iPhone/iPad camera not working issue in iOS 11. If you have any other method, just share it with us in the comment section.

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