4s Camera only focuses if I tap the screen first....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by scousers, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. scousers macrumors member

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    I have noticed that when taking photos, the camera will not autofocus when I take a photo just by pressing the shutter button or volume up button.

    I have to physically tap the screen at the focus location for it to do so. Even if it detects a face.

    Is the normal? Any tips?

    Thanks
     
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Mine does this in Video. I have to tap where i want to focus.. .kinda defeats the purpose.
     
  3. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Mine does not require any taps for it to focus. In fact I briefly can see the blue square over the area it auto-chose to focus on. Only if I want it to focus on a different area do I need to tap the screen.

    If yours never auto focuses I'd say there is a problem with it.



    Michael
     
  4. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Why would we care if it auto-focuses before we start shooting? That defeats the entire purpose of auto-focus. You arent supposed to have to keep focusing with a tap while recording - thats called manual focus.
     
  5. Tinmania macrumors 68040

    Tinmania

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    Recording??? What the heck are you talking about?

    The entire "purpose" of auto focus is to not have to touch anything: you know, point-and-shoot. My iPhone 4S does that. If yours doesn't it is defective.

    The OP mentioned PHOTOS not videos. Videos lock the focus from the get-go. But the OP is not about videos.




    Michael
     
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    My mistake, I was referring to my first comment on accident.
     

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