Weird camera focusing behavior

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by aliensporebomb, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
    I use my iPhone as part of my daily workday and many times I'll be using the camera to snap photos of serial number and asset tags on computers for later entry into a database.

    Under IOS 6 I'd just snap the pic and it would be fine.

    Under IOS 7 I notice a behavior where the camera will try to focus on the tags over and over again until it finally snaps into focus.

    It sort of does this: almost in focus-blurry-almost in focus-blurry-almost in focus-blurry-focus!

    Has anyone else experienced this or might it be a problem with the lens itself?
  2. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I've seen my camera do that. It happened when I was too close to what I was trying to shoot or when the lighting was weird.
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Mine also does that. I don't disagree with Armen when I say it also does it taking pictures of a computer screen so in this one case it's not a low light issue.
  4. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    It definitely sounds like you're too close to the object, like Armen says. Try and take the picture from an inch further away or so. It should snap into focus.
  5. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    I've seen that as well. And as mentioned, it happens when I'm too close. Or sometimes when the lighting is wonky.

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