Why won’t my iPhone camera focus?

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Even though iPhone camera is really good, sometimes there can be glitches. So no need to panic below there are many solutions to fix this problem.

 

Remove the Case

The first thing you should do is remove the case when using camera. Sometimes because of the case iPhone camera is unable to focus and all pictures are blurry. Possible cause is the case might be blocking the lens.

 

 

Press and hold camera button

The other solution is to press and hold the camera button until it focuses on the object and image is clear. Once the image becomes clear, let it go.

Camera button is marked with blue square.

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Lock the Auto Focus

There are many great features on the camera app of iPhone. One of them is Auto Focus and Auto Exposure lock(AE/AF lock). This feature can help when your iPhone camera is won’t focus. You just need to tap the object which you want to focus until you see the small yellow AE/AF lock box. This feature will keep the object stay focus even though your iPhone is moving.

Yellow colour AE/AF lock box on top.

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Clean the Camera lens

Sometimes there might be some dirt or finger imprints on your camera lens due to which picture appears blurry. So make sure your camera lens is free of debris or dirt. Clean the lens gently with soft cloth or micro-fibre cloth.

 

Remove the magnetic lens

If your iPhone has a magnetic attachable lens or a metallic case, try to remove it temporarily. Sometimes it might be the reason behind your iPhone camera won’t focus.

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Force camera app to close

Restarting the app can fix the problem sometimes. Double tap the home button and you will see all the apps you’ve been using. Now swipe through the apps and find the camera app. Then swipe it up.

Running apps appears when you press home button twice.

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Restart your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone can solve many glitches. Check the camera focus after restart. To restart your device, press and hold sleep/wake button, and slide to power off. Once it is off press and hold sleep/wake button to turn it on.

This screen appears when you press and hold sleep/wake button.

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Update iOS

New iOS version can fix bugs and glitches and it also improves the performance of your device. That’s why it is necessary to keep your iPhone updated. Follow the steps to update your iOS to the latest version-

  • Connect your phone to the charger if your battery is below 50%.
  • Connect to the wifi.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Then go to General.
  • Tap the Software Update.
  • Next, tap Download and Install.
  • Tap Install.
Steps to upgrade iOS

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Erase all content and settings (Factory Reset)

Backup your data first. Then follow the steps-

  • Go  to Settings.
  • Go to General.
  • Tap Reset.
  • Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Tap Erase iPhone.

After this is completed, follow the on-screen steps and setup your iPhone as a new device.

Steps to Erase all content and settings on iPhone.

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Ask for Replacement

Check the warranty card of your iPhone. If it is still under warranty period, you can go to Apple service center and ask for replacement or ask them to fix your iPhone issue.

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If you find above troubleshooting a hassle then don’t hesitate and contact up. We will take care of it for you. Cheers!!

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