7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2011 12:55 PM by Sodan78
Sodan78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My camera has become blurry all of a sudden. Cleaning the lens does not help.


Any thoughts?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 4.3.3
  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (23,005 points)

    poor ligthing is a killer try making a shot with good ligthing to make sure you just didnt have enough light

  • Bonesaw1962 Level 4 Level 4 (1,255 points)

    If you were an old guy like me (57) I'd suggest getting eyes checked...this is a weird problem though..in addition to the lighting are you using the "HD" type images...on my iPhone 4 it seems to take forever between the time I "snap" the picture and the time it is actually taken...

  • codyallison Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    What kind of iPhone do you have? If it is an older version, or even the 4, I would suggest doing a restore. If that does not work, try to find a local repair facility. It could be that the lense is scratched and you just cannot see it, or it could be that the camera sensor itself has gone bad. Always start with a restore, and if that does not work for you, get ahold of me on here or via email and I will be more than happy to help you,

  • SolidWood Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Have you ever had a repair done to you iPhone? Sometimes there is a plastic film over the inside of the back casing that will blur your lens.

  • Sodan78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Haha okay I guess i did not explain too clairly..


    I have had my 3GS phone now for almost 2 years... have had a number of them infact. Now the camera is foggy/blurry. Even i bright daylight You would not be able to distinguish a persons face for example.


    I will try the restore for sure.. Did a reset. Did not help.


    Suspected moist for a while, but it didnt clear after keeping it on the radiator for a day either..


    Just ordered a spare camera to install myself. The warranty is void anyways..

  • ondi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem.  The camera on the back of the phone is taking blurry photos and video with poor sound, blurry as well.  The reverse camera on the front works fine.  It's not just a lens issue!

  • Sodan78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well mine was. Replaced the cam and now it works just fine.