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Camera has a green line/dot

ForbiddenApple

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Sep 19, 2014
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Just picked up my iPhone 6 and I noticed each time I take a picture in a bright room or I point at a bright object, like a light bulb, there's a bright green line on the picture. It's very annoying.

Is this a fault with my camera or do others have this issue too (ie. is it normal?) Any help would be appreciated.
 

techn9ne

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Aug 13, 2014
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Can you attach a photo so we can see what you mean? Sounds like you're just getting a flare from the light which is totally normal for cameras being pointed directly at light. As for the green effect, it all has to do with what the light source is and the lens itself - probably not a defect but give us a look.
 
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ForbiddenApple

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Original poster
Sep 19, 2014
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Can you attach a photo so we can see what you mean? Sounds like you're just getting a flare from the light which is totally normal for cameras being pointed directly at light. As for the green effect, it all has to do with what the light source is and the lens itself - probably not a defect but give us a look.

Sure:





Like I posted originally, I have no idea if this is normal or if it's a fault with my phone. I appreciate the help!
 
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mdelrossi

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Jun 22, 2005
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Thats not flare, it's something in the camera/sensor.

Does it happen in the same spot ?
 
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XboxMySocks

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Oct 25, 2009
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Yes, it is flare. The lens is reflecting the filament of that ancient bulb. Take one outside :)
 
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Lemsan

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Sep 19, 2014
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I have the exact same problem on the iPhone 6 plus. So is this everyone experiencing this or some "lucky" folks only.
 
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dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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this reminds me of the iPhone 5 purple/green dot fiasco which indeed was glare hitting the camera lens or sensor in a strange way. many threads on this from back in the day.
 
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ForbiddenApple

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Sep 19, 2014
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Thanks for the replies!

I've done some more testing and it looks like it is some sort of flare. It only happens when the bright bulbs are in the picture, if I take a picture without a light bulb, then there's no dot. Also, going back to my ancient 4S' camera, it's there too (although not as conspicuous) and testing out my cousin's 5S, he has the same thing when the camera is pointed at a bright bulb.

It's annoying since it's quite visible but it doesn't look like there's a fault with my camera.
 
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mdelrossi

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Jun 22, 2005
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Actually if it is the filament in the lightbulb, then it's a reflection off of one of the elements or filters in side of the cameras lens. Like the double headlights at night you see in films.
Not flare.

If any one else can post photos of the problem that would be great.
 
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Cleanliving

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Nov 15, 2014
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I have the same direct light green dot issue. I did not have this problem with my 5. Camera is great in all other situations. Is there any solution to this problem beside not taking pics of direct light?
 

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Da1e85

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Sep 30, 2014
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I have the same direct light green dot issue. I did not have this problem with my 5. Camera is great in all other situations. Is there any solution to this problem beside not taking pics of direct light?
this is mine
 

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Olithal

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Nov 29, 2014
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Same problem here? What to do? Await software update or take to Apple store?
 

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Efa

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Dec 29, 2014
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Hi there, just wondering if anyone found a solution to this problem? I just got an iPhone 6 and it's showing a green spot when I take a picture when pointing the lense directly at a light source. Thanks!
 
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Killchain

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Jan 15, 2013
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Albuquerque,NM
Hi there, just wondering if anyone found a solution to this problem? I just got an iPhone 6 and it's showing a green spot when I take a picture when pointing the lense directly at a light source. Thanks!

Use you free hand to "shade" lens. This should help but not fix lens flare. You can download a camera app to cover over the flare. All my suggestion are to help not expert fix.
 
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