iphone 4 camera flash not working?! Am I doing something wrong....?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by watermelon, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    So i open up the camera, and on the top left it says "auto" for the flash. I click it, and then change it so it says "on." Then, I take a picture and the flash doesn't go off?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

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    Be sure the flash stays in the on position. If it is set to on it should flash every time you take a picture. :confused:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea it's in the "on" position when I take the picture. It doesn't work in ANY of the settings. Auto, or on. It doesn't work at all in video either...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    And when I download iphone 4 flashlight apps that use the LED flash as the light, it doesn't work either :(
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    Drewsky87

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    sounds like a bad flash, I would take it in for a replacement. Did you happen to drop it or hit it anywhere near the flash that might have caused damage to the LED?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope :( literally the second I took it out of the box, the first thing I wanted to test out was the camera and that's when I realized the flash didn't work.

    but thanks, I guess I'll take it in for a replacement. :)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    No flash here either...

    I just purchased an iPhone 4 on Monday and I get the same result. The flash never works on any setting for photos and video and none of about 3 or 4 different flashlight apps works for me either. Looks like I'm heading in for an exchange.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 4S Flash leaves a Blue Clod Tint on my Photos

    I just recently noticed that my iPhone 4S may have a flash problem. A friend and I both have 4S iPhones and we took a photo with our flash at the same time and mine came out a with a blue cloud tint around the photo and his didn't. I just always assumed the flash on the iPhone 4S was horrible but now I'm thinking it may be something I'm doing wrong or my setting are incorrect. Any Suggestions?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Using a case? If so, remove it and repeat the test. Some cases can create bounceback from the flash. Hopefully that's all it is...
     

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