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Is Your iPhone Camera Screen Going Black? Here’s How To Fix It

With the iOS 12 update, the iPhone is running as smoothly as ever. The overall performance has become quite brilliant. But to everyone’s surprise, a lot of people are facing a problem with their front or rear cameras where it shows a black screen when you try to take pictures. If you too are facing this problem then you must read ahead! In this article we will dive into the different solutions you can try out to battle this black screen dilemma and put an end to it once and for all.

Here are some solutions you can try implementing to fix the issue.

Try Some Basic Troubleshooting

Before you get into the more complex side of things, start off with some of the basic solutions you would do on any device to check and see if it would fix the whole black screen issue on its own. Here are a few simple troubleshooting methods you can try out.

Restart your iPhone

A simple restart sometimes does the trick. Press the Power button for a few seconds. When the Power Slider appears, slide it once to turn off your iPhone. Wait for a few seconds and then press the Power button to turn your device on again. Open up your camera application and check to see if it’s working again.

Restart the Camera App

Applications don’t always work the way you want them to. This could be the case for your camera app as well. It might not have loaded properly, causing the black screen issue. Forcefully close the app by double-tapping the Home button, and then swiping up the Camera interface to close the application. After that restart the Camera app again after a while.

Switch Your Camera to Front or Rear

Another quick solution you can try out is switching the camera from front to rear. There could have been an error in loading the picture so you can check and see if the problem persists for both the cameras or just one. Switching to the other camera (front or rear) can help resolve this problem.

Turn Off the Voiceover Feature

If you have preserved the camera setting you prefer but the phone still keeps resetting, closing and reopening the Camera app is sometimes enough to fix the problem. You can do this by going to Settings, then clicking General, and finally choosing the Accessibility option. Then turn off the Voiceover feature. After doing this, wait for a few minutes and then launch the camera again.

Reset All iPhone Settings 

Another way to go about fixing the issue is to reset all your device’s settings. You can do this by going to Settings, General, Reset, and then click on Reset All Settings. Confirm your decision by entering your passcode.

Have The Latest iOS Version Update

Even after trying out all the above solutions the problem still persists, there is a very good chance that the camera is running on an outdated iOS version causing the black screen issue to occur in the first place. A quick update into the current iOS can be the key to making it function properly once again. You can do this by going to Settings, then clicking General, and then Software Update. While here, you can update your device to the latest iOS version by clicking on Install Now or Update and Download. For now, the latest version is iOS 12.

Factory Reset Your iPhone

The final stop before searching for professional iPhone camera screen repair centers near you. You can try doing a Factory Reset on your iPhone to see whether it will help resolve the problem. Here are the steps to help you do so: 

  • Backup all important data which you can do with iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone.
  • After creating your backup, you can go ahead to do the factor reset by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Enter your passcode and confirm your decision to Erase iPhone. Confirm these actions by keying in your Apple ID Password.
  • Everything on your device will be wiped out and it will go on the first setup screen. At this point, your problem should be solved.

If even after following all these solutions the problem remains it should be taken to an Apple store or local repair centre for a further check-up.


Don’t let this small issue bring you down. There are a ton of solutions out there and at least one is bound to work. Just make sure to give all these aforementioned solutions a whirl to see if you can solve it yourself if not then you can bring it down to us. Yes, us! Our team is well-versed with all sorts of device issues and can provide the best iPhone repairs at Bondi Beach in Sydney. Contact us to book an appointment where we will find the root of the problem and fix it up for you.

Thanks for reading!