iPhone 14 Pro Camera Blinking? 7 Ways to Fix The Issue

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The iPhone 14 Pro is one of the best smartphones on the market today. Its camera is one of its most significant selling points. However, some iPhone 14 Pro users have reported a problem with their camera, where it blinks or flashes repeatedly. This can be frustrating, especially when trying to take a photo or record a video. In this article, we will explore some of the ways you can fix the iPhone 14 Pro camera blinking issue.

Apple’s latest lineup includes four models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. And as usual, the Pro models come with some design and camera upgrades as compared to non-pro ones.

Both iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max include a bunch of new camera features. It also has the ability to automatically switch to macro lenses depending on the situation.

However, it seems that this new automatic macro mode has become annoying for some users when they try to capture a nearby object. When camera lens switches, it creates a flickering effect in-camera viewfinder which appears like a bug.

You can see the flicker clearly when taking a video as well.

Well, to be clear, this is not an issue. Instead, it’s just that Apple has developed the iPhone 14 (pro models) camera app in such a way that it automatically switches to macro lens when you reach closer to a subject.

It only appears like the screen is flickering but in actuality, it’s just the lens changing. If you are looking to resolve this problem, check out the solutions below:

1. Close And Reopen The CameraApp

Closing and reopening the Camera app can fix a potential software crash that is causing iPhone 14 Pro Camera blinking issue. First, open the app switcher, where you can view all the apps currently open on your iPhone.

Swipe up from the bottom to the center of the screen and hold your finger there until the app switcher opens.

Now that the app switcher is open, swipe Camera up and off the top of the screen. It wouldn’t hurt to close your other apps too, just in case one of them has crashed. You’ll know your apps are closed when they no longer appear in the app switcher.

2. Turn off Macro Mode

The iPhone 14 Pro Camera blinking issue could also emanate from the iPhone’s Macro Mode, which is included in the latest iPhone models. It has good intentions: The feature, as Apple designed it, automatically switches to the ultra-wide camera when it senses you bringing the camera up close to a subject. It then intelligently takes a photo with additional detail that looks like it came from the wide lens. That way, you’re not actually getting that iconic “ultra wide” look.

This can be a great way to get shots of close up subjects, but it’s good to turn off the feature if you notice flickering when your camera switches between its Wide and Ultra Wide lenses

Here’s how to disable Macro Mode on your iPhone 14 Pro:

If you think you’d want to use this feature for close-up shots, but want to turn it off just this once, you can tap the Macro (yellow flower) icon that appears in the corner of the viewfinder. When you do, your iPhone will switch back to the main camera, and the Macro icon will turn gray. However, the next time you use the camera and it detects a close up subject, Macro Mode will turn back on.

If you want to make sure Macro Mode stays off, but keeps the icon in the corner should you ever want to turn it back on, go to Settings > Camera > Preserve Settings, then hit the toggle by “Macro Mode.” However, if you want to turn off Macro Mode for good, you can head to Settings > Camera, then scroll to the bottom and disable “Macro Mode.”

3. Change the Exposure on Your iPhone Camera

If your iPhone 14 Pro Camera is flickering due to the frame rate of an LED and/or fluorescent light interfering with the shutter rate, changing the exposure will potentially fix this issue.

Adjust Exposure on iPhone 14 Pro, open the Camera app and tap the arrow at the top of the screen (or swipe up on your viewfinder). Next, tap the Exposure icon (circle with a plus and minus symbol). Then drag the exposure slider left or right to adjust the brightness.

4. Restart Your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone will allow all the programs running in the background to shut down and get a fresh start. Sometimes, this is enough to fix minor software glitches which could be the reason why your iPhone 14 Pro Camera is blinking.

Press and hold the Side button and either volume button at the same time. Release both buttons when “slide to power off” shows up on the screen. Drag the red and white power icon from left to right to shut down your iPhone.

Wait about 20 seconds, then press and hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears in the center of your iPhone’s display. Your iPhone will proceed to turn back on.

5. Check For iOS Update

It’s possible that the Camera app is not the problem. The problem could be that your iPhone 14 Pro is running an outdated version of iOS. An iOS update could fix a bug that’s causing iPhone 14 Pro Camera flickering issue. Moreover, Camera is a native app and the only way to update it is by updating iOS.

To update your iPhone, launch the Settings app and go into General > Software Update. Tap Download and Install or Install Now if an iOS update is available. Now, reopen the Camera app and see if the blinking issue has been resolved.

6. Reset all settings

If none of the above solutions work, you may need to reset all settings on your iPhone. This will not erase your data or media, but it will reset all settings to their default state. To reset your iPhone go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings.

7. Contact Apple support

If you have tried all of the above solutions and the iPhone 14 Pro camera blinking issue persists, it may be time to contact Apple support. They can help you diagnose the issue and determine if a repair or replacement is needed.

Fixed iPhone 14 Pro Camera Blinking Issue

the iPhone 14 Pro camera blinking issue can be frustrating, but the troubleshooting tips explained in this article will help you to fix it. With some patience and persistence, you can resolve this issue and get back to taking great photos and videos with your iPhone 14 Pro.

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