iPhone shutting down when taking a photo?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cockney Rebel, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Have any of you/are any of you experiencing this issue with your iPhone?

    It will shut down when trying to take a photo ... I press the volume up button to take the shot and the phone just shuts down?

    This tends to happen when the battery is at around 20% or lower, so plenty of charge.

    Was having issues before where the phone would shut down with plenty of charge remaining (sometimes as high as 32%) when I was doing mundane tasks, and I would have to connect it to power in order to turn it back on again ... and it would charge from the percentage that it turned off at.

    However, the battery was replaced at an Apple Store a week or so ago and this issue appears to have been sorted.

    But the camera issue happened to me again yesterday, with 17% of charge remaining in the battery? I had to connect it to power to turn it on. I disconnected it straight away and used it 'til it got to 1% (no camera usage) before it turned off so that I could perform a calibration.

    If anyone else is having or has experienced this issue with the phone shutting down when taking a photo, would you please let me know.

    Thanks in advance ...
  2. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
  3. thread starter Guest

    Sep 10, 2012
    Take it in for repair?

    But it might be a software/firmware glitch?

    This is why I'm asking if anyone else is experiencing, or has experienced the same issue themselves ...
  4. macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2012
    Same thing happening here. Qhen taking pictures around 20% battery in my iphone 4S 64GB it shutdowns and you have to rebooting (home+switch on/off) to start again or connect it to the charger to back on again.

    When rebooting if you don't take pictures or make videos te phone is working till battery runs out at 1%, so the normal behaviour.

    I'm using the last IOS 6.0.1

    Any ideas?

    Thank you
  5. macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
  6. macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I had something similar on my 4S running 5.1.1. Basically when the battery was 7-13%, doing something more "intensive" such as taking a picture could cause it to just die.

    I took it to Apple and the staff ran diagnostics but found nothing wrong with the battery. I was offered a replacement though, which I took, and haven't had the issue since (in fact my battery on the new phone has been abnormally good compared to the last one, should have replaced months ago).
  7. thread starter Guest

    Sep 10, 2012
    I think the phone is screwed, buddy.

    I ended up speaking with Apple Customer Relations as a lot of my Apple stuff has been going wrong and I have been ready to walk away from the brand all together.

    The short story being ... they collected my 11 month old 4S and sent me a brand new iPhone 5 ;)


    Wow ... I never would have thought of that!

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