IOS 7 seemed to have fubbarred my main camera

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by jeepik, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. jeepik macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2009
    Been running IOS 7 Beta 3 and now Beta 4

    for the first 1.5 weeks it was fine, except for your regular bugs, then all of a sudden my back camera is frozen, the flashlight in control center is greyed out as well

    when i open the camera app, i can click to switch to front camera and all is fine, as soon as you click the back camera it freezes

    interesting find is i downgraded to 6.1.4 today and same thing with camera. So is it possible the IOS & Beta 3 could have broken my camera permanently?

    Beta 4 similar result obviously, no break or drops on the phone.

    I guess i should downgrade to 6.1.4 before i take it in to apple, just wanted to ask if anyone has experienced something similar

  2. pottyvick macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    Sounds more of a hardware issue that was bound to happen regardless of ios... I haven't had such issues with any of the betas
  3. CanesDrew macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    If you did a clean install (read: you COMPLETELY wiped your device and did NOT restore from backup) of 6.1.4, then it's likely a hardware issue. However, if you restored from backup then the issue is likely software. Even doing a seemingly fresh restore does not remove all remnants of the previous install. I would do this first or else the Apple Store will tell you to after you get there and you'll have to make 2 trips.

    But if iOS 7 broke your camera, then it would not be Apple's fault and they should not be liable for it. This is precisely why they say it's only for developers and should not be on your main device. But some people REFUSE to listen and take a gamble.
  4. jeepik thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2009
    yeah i did a clean install and it doesn't work, i guess ill take it in

    its not my main device i use it for developing and testing so its not a big deal, would be nice if the camera worked though
  5. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    Tell that to someone developing a photo based app.

    I'd do a clean install of beta 4. If that doesn't work, revert to iOS 6. If the issue persists, make a Genius Bar appointment.

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