Blue Spot While Taking Photos with iPhone 4

zachcheatham

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Dec 7, 2009
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I'm having this weird issue with my iphone 4 where when I take a picture, theres a blue tint in the center of the photo. You can really see it when the photo is mostly white. I thought it was the screen at first until I looked at the picture on my computer and could still see it. Anyone else having this problem? Do you think I could get the Genius Bar to fix it?
 

Mike84

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Jun 23, 2010
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Can you post a picture?

I am not having this issue and I haven't really heard about it.

If you continue to have an issue, go to a local Apple store and show a genius bar tech and he/she should give you a new iphone 4. If you cannot go to a local apple store, just call apple care.
 

Mike84

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Jun 23, 2010
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I'll have pictures in a few mintues....
Have you tried restoring the phone? I doubt it is a software issue, it may be more related to a hardware issue. If the latter, make sure you back up your phone to itunes before you get a replacement from Apple.
 

chembox

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Feb 17, 2010
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Can you post a picture?

I am not having this issue and I haven't really heard about it.

If you continue to have an issue, go to a local Apple store and show a genius bar tech and he/she should give you a new iphone 4. If you cannot go to a local apple store, just call apple care.
Almost everyone has this issue, it occurs under fluorescent lighting on a white background. It's a software issue, not a camera issue.

Source: I've tested this on at least 100 different iP4s.
 

Mike84

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Jun 23, 2010
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No, I dont even have a case on it.

I've tried cleaning off the lens, and restoring the phone though. Nothing has worked...
Seems to be a hardware problem. Perhaps it may be something on the lens, but if you have cleaned it then it would have come off, if the blue tint is on the exterior. More than likely, it is a hardware issue. You will have to get a replacement.
 

ToroidalZeus

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Dec 8, 2009
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That's actually a green, not blue, spot / tint and it's a common issue with the iP4.... get the hardware exhcanged.
 

Givmeabrek

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Of course it's the lighting. Why not talk about the details of the lights, flash etc.? Electronic shutters and fluorescent lighting can play havoc with lowlight images. Try with and without flash, add external lighting. The iPhone is fully auto. The lighting is the only thing you can really control.
 

solius

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Jul 15, 2010
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Decatur AL
I have the same issue with mine but only under artificial light like the kind found in stores not sure what its called. It takes pictures just fine outside and ive taken some inside my apartment and they seem fine. I would call apple and let them know about it. Ive seen other threads on the forums complaining about this same thing it will only help if apple starts to get some documentation on this so they can maybe put out a software fix for it as well.

edit:
I just used the camera in my apt. under fluorescent lighting (yellowish light) and don't see the bluish green dot in the middle. I do see it when I use the camera at work under the white fluorescent lighting. I work in retail at a big electronics store. It may just be the lighting. I also see it every time when I point the camera at a white sheet of paper. So it may just be a software issue not sure I'm going to wait and see if it gets worse before i see if i can get it relpaced.
 

Bear Hunter

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Aug 10, 2008
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Wait a minute, what do you mean a hardware issue? Are you telling me that there are ip4's that don't have this issue under fluorescent lighting?
 

Block

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Jun 28, 2007
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This is a common issue. It likely has something to do with the fluorescent lighting as the issue isn't as easy to reproduce under different lighting settings. Whether it's something normal affecting all phone cameras or there is a defect with your phone is up for debate. There are threads and threads on this. :(
 

Block

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Jun 28, 2007
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Wait a minute, what do you mean a hardware issue? Are you telling me that there are ip4's that don't have this issue under fluorescent lighting?
In the most unscientific test ever, only about 2/3 of the cameras at the Apple Store I went to were affected by the issue. But it's difficult to compare since all the phones were locked to a certain part of the table, so the lighting on one side of the room might have been different than the ones on the other side.