iPhone 3GS - Slow camera

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Fast/Furious, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Fast/Furious macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Hey guys,

    Already looked this problem up on the forums but couldn't find a real fix.. My iPhone 3GS camera opens up really slow. I hit the 'Camera' icon and I'm faced with the "closed shutter" image for 5-10 seconds. Is this normal? I remember when my phone was new it took less than 2 seconds to start up.

    I've tried turning the phone off and on and then I tried updating to the latest 4.0.1 firmware. Still very slow ): I also turned off Location Services for the Camera and it did speed up a bit but it's still a lot slower than my friend's iPhone 3GS.

    It's really annoying especially when I see something really cool and I have to wait 10 seconds for the camera to start.. the "something" is long gone by the time I'm ready to take the shot.

    Could it be because I have lots of pictures (about 200) in the Camera Roll and 300+ in my Photo Library?

    Thanks in advance for the help :)
  2. GooMan macrumors regular


    May 8, 2006
    I have the same issue and it drives me crazy. I've wondered about the high number of photos being something that causes this as well. Drives me nuts!

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