Problems with the camera on your iPhone?

Apple’s iPhone is a superb smart device with distinctive features and functions, stylish design, and powerful automation technology. However, mobile consumers complain about the iPhone’s camera malfunction. For most iPhones, the camera frequently fails to function correctly and displays a black screen instead of delivering a clear image of the front or rear. This issue is  frustrating and an inconvenience for consumers. Below, we look at some of the common. 

First, let’s look at some of the common issues:

  • The camera appears frozen
  • The screen on the rear camera is black
  • The camera app is unresponsive
  • Flash is out of sync
  • Absence of options

Follow These Five Techniques to Settle the iPhone Black Screen Issue

1: Close the Camera Application

Occasionally, the camera app on your iPhone may not load properly, resulting in the black screen issue. In this situation, resolve the issue by forcibly closing the camera’s application. If you double-tap the Home button, a preview of the app that can be used to take advantage of such a function will be displayed. Now, slide up the camera interface to close the camera app. After doing so, wait for 5 minutes then restart your iPhone.  

2: Activate the Front or Rear Camera Mode

This technique may enable you to resolve the black screen issue without visiting an iPhone repair service. Sometimes, iPhone users observe that the front-facing camera is malfunctioning. Tap the camera icon to go to the rear camera, and after a few moments, the dark screen issue may be resolved when you move back to the front camera.

3: Turn off the ‘Voice-Over’ Function.

Unexpectedly, the black screen issue occurs when ‘Voice-Over’ is enabled. You can efficiently resolve this issue by following some straightforward procedures. Disable the ‘Voice-Over’ option by navigating to the IPhone’s Settings > General > Accessibility. Relaunch the camera after a few minutes and try checking again.

4: Restart your iPhone

Resetting the device’s power cycle by pushing the device’s power (wake/sleep) button for a few seconds is a typical method for resolving an iPhone camera black screen issue. This will assist in displaying the Power Slider on the iPhone’s display. After sliding and turning off the phone, wait for 30 seconds then click the power button to turn the device back on.

5: Upgrade to the Most Recent iOS Version

Due to the out-of-date and unstable version of iOS, there is a high likelihood of an iPhone black screen issue.

Updating iOS on your  mobile device may resolve this issue. Unlock the device, then navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap the ‘Update & Download’ or ‘Install Now button to install the most recent version of iOS on your iOS device. Before starting this process, you need to ensure that your phone is charged at least 60%..

Final Reflections

Here are some additional options for addressing this issue:

  • Try switching between video applications such as FaceTime and Snapchat.
  • Reset your iPhone’s settings to factory default – Go to Setting> General> Reset> Reset All Settings.
  • If resetting to factory default settings fails, you can attempt wiping all data and resetting the device. Make sure you have a copy of your data , as this will erase everything from your iPhone – Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to delete all data from your iPhone.

If the iPhone’s Flash is not synced, it can prevent the camera from functioning. Try the following:

  • Take your iPhone out of its cover.
  • Clean lens and Flash.
  • Activate the Flash by tapping the lightning bolt in the camera app’s upper-left corner of the screen.
  • Reboot your iPhone by pressing and holding the Home and Sleep/Power buttons.
  • Turn Camera location services on or off. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services to disable Location Services for the Camera app.


If iPhone users complete all of the above procedures correctly, they can resolve the mobile camera’s black screen issue without the assistance of an iPhone camera repair service provider. However, if the issue is not resolved, that’s a good time to seek assistance from  iPhone camera repair experts.