Please test your iPhone 5 camera flash sync

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mzd, Sep 28, 2012.

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is your iPhone 5 flash out of sync?

  1. Yes, but a reboot perminantly fixes it

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. Yes, but it comes back again after rebooting

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  3. Yes, other fix (please explain)

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. No problems, flash syncs perfectly!

    27 vote(s)
    61.4%
  1. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    this has been discussed in a few threads (here and here and on Apple support forums) but i want to see how widespread it is.
    the "fix" is to do a soft reset (reboot) on your iPhone, but for many users, the problem just comes back in the next day or so. that is the case with me. if it is just a software problem, one would think it would be very widespread since we are all running the same iOS6 on our iPhone 5.

    so, please take a photo with the flash on and see if it is firing properly. if it isn't, you will see a bright pre-flash before the shutter opens and the photo will be very dark.

    example:
    WITH flash
    [​IMG]

    WITHOUT flash
    [​IMG]
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    #2
    no problem here. I would think if it occurs on some phones and not on other that it is not software related.
     
  3. lookn4wifi macrumors regular

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  4. ogee macrumors 6502

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    I have this problem too. 1st iPhone DOA, this one has flash issues, freezes and a black blob sometimes next to the clock. Oh well GB again tomorrow.
     
  5. alexander25 macrumors regular

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    #6
    i have this problem too, sometimes. i think the shutter is too fast for the light :eek:
     
  6. mrskullfreak macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Mine don't work right either.

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    Reset fixed but I will test it tomorrow.
     
  7. skiwil macrumors member

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    #8
    I had the same issue too turning the phone off And on solved it yesterday and my mates has the same issue.
     
  8. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Had it happen on day 1 (last Friday) hasn't reoccurred since then after a reboot.
     
  9. gx69station macrumors newbie

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    #10
    I took a photo last night and had this problem, restarted the phone and ok. Have just taken another photo now and same problem :-(
     
  10. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    My niece just had this issue occur. I told her to simply get an exchange.
     
  11. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    #12
    Had flash issues at a concert tonight, wish I would have read that a reboot fixed it. Made my iPhone 5 look like junk, just tested the reboot now that I am home and it worked correctly. Will try again in tomorrow and in the future.
     
  12. sanyewest macrumors newbie

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    #13
    i try in low light with out flash

    [​IMG]

    now with flash on

    [​IMG]

    pic2 no flash

    [​IMG]

    pic2 with flash on

    [​IMG]
     
  13. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    Well, while taking indoor pictures, I noticed that my camera's flash and shutter are out of sync. This produces very dark pictures. The flash activates and finishes its sequence prior to the shutter. This occurs whether the flash is ON or in Auto mode.

    This just happened today. I will deal with it for a bit. In the meantime, I have made an appointment with the Apple store to find a remedy. No big matter for myself. Nonetheless, I would like the camera to function properly.
     
  14. yellowbunny macrumors member

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    #15
    Mine was out of sync until I took a photo with Camera+. After that it's been perfect.
     
  15. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    Thank you! Fixed and a wonderful app, as well.
     
  16. aart12 macrumors newbie

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    #17
    I was having this issue too. IOS 6.0.1 seems to have fixed it.

    After updating the IOS to 6.0.1. today, the sync issue seems to have been fixed. :D
     

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