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TheJackal

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Mar 15, 2008
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Seems that unlike iOS's native camera app, 3rd party apps (such as WhatsApp, Instagram, etc) don't have the ability to switch into macro mode automatically.

This means that any close-up photos are blurry as the main camera doesn't focus at such a short distance.

Is this a known issue?
 

pk0

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Oct 18, 2009
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The issue is the minimum focus distance on the main camera lens on iPhone 14/15 Pro. I think most third party apps just use the main lens and would need to program switching lenses.

Here is a good explanation of it:
 

TheJackal

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Original poster
Mar 15, 2008
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Thanks!

Amazing that app developers haven't done anything about it and its been an issue for well over a year.
 
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