Camera/Alarm Questions

homeslice5484

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When experimenting with the iPhone 6s 64GB camera, I noticed some white clouding in the rear camera. I think there was possibly just something blocking it in the camera since it has rectified itself so far.

Since today was my last day to do a return or exchange I figured I better mess with some other stuff.

Is it normal to have the screen flash orange when taking a "selife" with the front flash on? I've never seen that before.

Also, when using the alarm, the display is not consistent in lighting up each morning. Somedays it lights up with the alarm, some days it does not. Any idea why? On my 5s the screen always turned on so I could snooze the alarm on the screen.

Thanks!
 

homeslice5484

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Thanks, I figured I am just being paranoid after spending this much money....it just seemed odd to me that the camera did that after I was having issues with the rear camera. Thanks!

So the "Orange" flash screen that takes over the entire phone screen for a second is normal?

Any info on the alarm issue?
 

iphonedude2008

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Thanks, I figured I am just being paranoid after spending this much money....it just seemed odd to me that the camera did that after I was having issues with the rear camera. Thanks!

So the "Orange" flash screen that takes over the entire phone screen for a second is normal?

Any info on the alarm issue?
Yes, the reason it is orange is because it is doing a similar color balance to the two tone flash on the back. The alarm issue may be because you have something covering the proximity sensor or the phone face down. In iOS 9, Apple doesn't turn on the display if it senses it won't be visible i.e. in your pocket or facedown on a table.
 

sunking101

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The screen not waking when the alarm goes off is a common problem in iOS9. It happens to me too, hopefully it will be fixed in a future update.
Like others have said, the selfie (front camera) uses the screen as a flash and so it illuminates yellow/orange depending on available light.
 

homeslice5484

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Thanks! I came from a 5s so these features are new. The camera issue is annoying but at least I know it's a software issue and not with my specific phone. Hopefully a fix soon

The screen not waking when the alarm goes off is a common problem in iOS9. It happens to me too, hopefully it will be fixed in a future update.
Like others have said, the selfie (front camera) uses the screen as a flash and so it illuminates yellow/orange depending on available light.
 

sunking101

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Thanks! I came from a 5s so these features are new. The camera issue is annoying but at least I know it's a software issue and not with my specific phone. Hopefully a fix soon
The camera 'issue' is there on purpose, it uses the screen as a flash. You can switch it off in the camera settings if you don't like it.:)
 

homeslice5484

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It isn't face down, but the room is fairly dark obviously It used to light up on my 5s that had ios 7. Not anymore on the 6s, but sometimes it does
 

homeslice5484

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Nope. Sound is on and phone is face up. TV is also on so there is some light. Once i snooze, the phone will light up when the snooze is over. Phone will also light up if I set a new alarm for 5 mins from now. Weird.

Is your silent switch or do not disturb enabled?
 

iphonedude2008

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Nope. Sound is on and phone is face up. TV is also on so there is some light. Once i snooze, the phone will light up when the snooze is over. Phone will also light up if I set a new alarm for 5 mins from now. Weird.
Do you know a way you can replicate it not turning on? I've tested a few ways and it always lights up for me.
 

homeslice5484

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I can set an alarm to go over later tonight and not touch my phone until then. Maybe that will work. If I do an alarm for a few mins from now it works fine. Seems after it sits for a while, that's when alarm goes off but no screen turns on.
 

sunking101

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I read that there's a bug which prevents the phone screen from waking when the alarm goes off. Apparently the bug doesn't occur if no lightning cable is plugged into your phone.
 

iphonedude2008

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I read that there's a bug which prevents the phone screen from waking when the alarm goes off. Apparently the bug doesn't occur if no lightning cable is plugged into your phone.
Oh that would make sense. That's why we can't replicate it right now. I didn't think the charging status would affect it.
 

homeslice5484

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Makes sense, I think the only time it worked was when I didn't charge my phone overnight because I wanted to see how long my battery would last without a charge. lasted 37 hours which was crazy. Ever since I have charged it overnight.