5s flash taking forever when taking pictures

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cchunk, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. cchunk macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2012
    Anyone else notice this? When taking pictures with flash, my phone will sometimes wait about 5-7 seconds before finally taking the picture.

    this never happened on my 4s, but i know this new flash might have changed this. But should it really be taking this long?
  2. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    The phone is adjusting the flash based on the amount and temperature of the ambient light, but it shouldn't be 5-7 seconds. More like 3 or 4.
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    This is because it needs to calibrate the true tone flash for every picture. It is a feature
  4. cchunk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2012
    yeah i understand that, but to take longer than 3-4 seconds is just crazy IMO
  5. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Agreed. My kids and dogs blink, close their eyes, and turn away.
  6. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    North Carolina
    Wow. that's a long time. Perhaps you might want to turn flash off.
  7. cchunk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2012
    exactly. Whenever i try to take a picture of people or my dog its just awkward waiting so long lol


    I shouldn't have to turn the flash off to take nice pictures when flash is needed. I just was wondering if it was normal to adjust for longer than 3 seconds
  8. Matt8045 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2012
    Yes very annoying I prefer the 5 flash it was a lot
    Faster. I'm waiting seconds just holding my
    Phone up waiting for flash to kick in for pic. Feels old fashion and not high tech. Idgaf what the flash is having to adjust to time is money.

    This with the safari crashing makes me like my iphone 5 more than my 5S :(
  9. Toby Ziegler macrumors regular

    Toby Ziegler

    Mar 28, 2011
    Maybe you're holding it wrong?

    I noticed the same thing the other day...very annoying when you want to get a quick shot of something and need a flash. Oh well, they've gotta keep the real camera makers in business somehow.
  10. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    It's dual LED flash and is trying to optimize for the best lighting.

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