Camera flash bug

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eseminario, May 26, 2011.

  1. eseminario macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
    I don't know if someone has posted this before, but I found a very annoying bug.

    To replicate the bug follow this steps.

    1. Start the camera app.
    2. Switch to the front facing camera.
    3. Now press the camera roll button
    4. Press Done.
    5. Switch back to the rear camera.
    6. You will see a flash symbol with a triangle and exclamation point. Press this and you will see the message pop up on the screen: Flash is Disabled The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash.

    iPhone need to cool down?? just need to restart the camera app to fix it, but I experienced this bug in the middle of Paul McCartney concert here in Peru and I was like :confused:
  2. gwang73 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    San Francisco Area
    Interesting. I confirmed it on my iPhone 4 (4.3.3) as well. If you go back into the camera roll and back out again, the exclamation point disappears too.
  3. eseminario thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Mine has it too. But just close out of the camera and turn it on again and it's fine/
  5. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Yeah, it says the same thing for me. Just restart the app and it fixes itself. It's a weird bug, but it's definitely not something that's going to annoy me, I don't think I've ever used the camera app in that exact order until I read it here lol
  6. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2010
    San Francisco, Ca
  7. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    i have it on 4.3.3. how did you find that bug anyway. did you happen to do the steps in that order and find it?
  8. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    I'm way behind on iOS updates and am still on 4.2.1. They must have introduced this bug in 4.3 because it doesn't happen with mine.
  9. alectheking macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2010
  10. dontworry macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    I'm on 4.2.1 also and I don't get the bug either.
  11. Internal Fury macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2010
  12. The LPT macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2010
    it happens even if you are not jailbroken
  13. Terrified macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    Confirmed, new White iPhone, 4.3.3, non jailbroken.
  14. eseminario thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
    I found this bug accidentaly while my wife was trying to take a pic in the concert ...she is not so familiar with iPhone's menu and I think she just touch every button :p
    Next day I googled it and found many people with same bug and they published those steps.
  15. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    You're way behind? I'm on 4.1! :eek: I'm just going to wait until iOS 5 to update at this point. But I don't get this bug either.

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