If you see a flare, haze, or spot near the edge of your photo or video

When you take a photo or video on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you might see a flare, haze, or reflected spot. These steps can help.

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You might see these unexpected light effects when incoming light (usually from outside the field of view) is at an angle and reflects off the surfaces inside the camera. If this happens, move the camera slightly to change the position of the light, or shield the lens with your hand. 

Get more help if you see a closed lens or black screen, your photos are blurred or out of focus, your flash isn't working, or you don't see the Camera app.


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