If the camera on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch isn't working

Learn how to fix issues with the camera in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Remove any case, film, or attachment

A case or film might block the camera or flash and affect performance. A metallic or magnetic case or camera attachment might interfere with optical stabilization. Test the camera without any of these to find out if they're causing the issue.

If you still have issues with the focus on your camera, contact Apple Support.


Clean the camera lens

If your photos are blurred, out of focus, or have spots, make sure that the camera lens is clean. If you need to clean the lens, use a microfiber cloth. If you see dirt or debris inside the lens, or the camera lens appears to be misaligned or blocked, take your device to an Apple Retail Store or Authorized Service Provider for more help.


Restart and test with different apps

If you see a closed lens or black screen when you open the Camera app, restart your device. Then test your camera using the Camera app and and another app that uses the camera.

If your device has a front and rear camera, check to see if only one or both aren't responding. To switch cameras, tap the button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.*

iPhone showing front/back camera button

Get more help

If your camera still isn't working, take your device to an Apple Retail Store or Authorized Service Provider for more help.


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* If your device is in landscape mode, the button to switch cameras is in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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