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iPhone 5 flash of camera does not work right

77748 Views 86 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 5:18 PM by OgNiblet RSS
  • Alex Forbes Calculating status...
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    Jan 21, 2013 9:00 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    I thought I had this problem too. All of the reported symptoms matched. A dark room is flooded with light, but when you snap the picture and see it captured on the LED, it is too dim to see anything. HOWEVER, when I loaded these into iTunes, all 3 test photos had perfect tone and color balance with almost a daylight appearance.

     

    Just guessing the bright initial light is only to help in composing the shot, the camera does the rest with a dim secondary flash, and I'm just not sure why the LED makes it look like the shot was a fail when in fact it is a perfectly ordinary good image.

  • Mhagz Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:45 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    I have a new iphone5. I have the same problem regarding the camera flash. It doesn't work right.. I guess the timing of stanby of the light. The flash is too quick.

  • hsnmz Calculating status...
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    Feb 26, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    6.1.2 seems to have the flash not working issue. My iphone has started giving problem of flash not working a few days after the update

  • Alex Forbes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    A number of us have reported that the flash doesn'tseem to work right. In an earlier post I pointed out that my iPhone 5 camera produces two bursts of light for each photo. This was confusing to me, and understandably may well be for others. I was not seeing reports of no image or drastically underexposed images. I took my camera to an indoor reunion and snapped about 20 flash pictures. They all came out perfect via the "double flash" syndrome I'm referring to.

  • hsnmz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Alex Forbes)

    The problem i am facing is that the camera flash just does not turn ON. Sometimes power cycling the iphone temporarily resolves the issue. But there is no permanent solution to it

  • chello1101 Calculating status...
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    Mar 6, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to hsnmz)

    hi, I also I have the version 6.1.2, and I have the same problem .. do you know if it is software problem or the terminal problem???  I should wait for the new update?   Sorry for my English, I'm learning the language ..

  • felix_ Calculating status...
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    May 24, 2013 9:06 AM (in response to OnurYilm)

    У меня такая же проблема, вспышка работает несколько раз, затем перестаёт работать на 20-30 минут, затем снова работает, как будто поставлено ограничение на колличество включений вспышки

     

     

     

    I have the same problem, the flash works a few times and then stops working for 20-30 minutes, then works again, as if put restrictions on the surprising number of inclusions Flash

  • MHDusty Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    Hey everyone,

    Just to give all a helping hand, i have a little tip for you all.

    Be shure to take off eny bumper or cover that you have on your iphone 5 before taking a picture with flash.

    the flash will in meny cases make the picture gray if your cover is on, at least that was my problem.

     

    Hope this will be helpfull to someone.

  • Guvakb Calculating status...
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    Jul 8, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    Onur, were you able to solve the problem after all? I'm experiencing the same, and everything described above does not work..

  • Jo54y Calculating status...
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    Aug 22, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    When in the camera app there should be a bit in the top left hand corner that says either auto/on/off. The first thing you should do is check this because the flash is most likely turned off.

     

    Hope I helped 

  • kneepad Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to OnurYilm)

    Thank you MHDusty.

     

    It FEELS like the flash is off sync (too early). But it's not. It goes on twice. The problem (for most people?) is the cover. You see the cover has an opening and it seems like the flash illuminates the cover opening and bounces light into the lens!

     

    I had several pics ruined although they were taken in bright daylight due to having the flash "on".

     

    So check your cam with cover off before going through any other procedures...

  • OgNiblet Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to OnurYilm)

    Yep same problem here, iPhone 5 latest update killed the flashlight and no flash using the camera.

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