Blurry photos when using the flash

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JoelTGM, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2010
    The flash is kind of useless because the camera doesn't even attempt to focus at all and just snaps a blurry picture. Is there anyway to keep the light on, so I can tap to focus and take the picture? Recording video will get you better still images because you can keep the light turned on and focus on stuff. Thanks for any tips or app recommendations to fix this.
  2. macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA. USA
    Flash is useless!

    I just got the Iphone 4. Two things are really bad with this phone: it drops calls like crazy, I guess I need a case for it, and the camera flash is basically useless. Take a look a these two pictures: one without flash, the other with a flash.

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  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2010
    I have not had the problem with my takes really good pictures with the flash.

    Perhaps you should let apple have a looky.
  4. macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    in your photo with a flash, your finger was too close to the flash/lens and the glow you are seeing is the reflection of light back into the lens.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    Could be cover

    I was also researching why this was happening to me. My finger was no where near the flash/lens. It didn't appear that the camera flash/lens was blocked by anything, but when I took off my gel cover, my flash pictures worked great. It must have been reflecting back from that. I only wish I would have discovered this a week ago -- :)
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2012
    Instruction Film Reflection

    On my Iphone 4, it turned out to be the instruction film that was left inside the protective case that I bought about a month ago at the ATT store. Hadn't taken any pictures since then so I didn't put two and two together until I took the case off to try it without that. The flash was reflecting off of the film. Just peeled it off and all is fine.

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