How to Fix Camera Freezing, Lag, Focus Issues on iPhone 7/7 Plus

Like what iPhone 6s/6s Plus users met, the iPhone 7/7 Plus users also encounter the camera issues like blurry screen, lag or freezes when they launch native Camera app on iPhone. These camera issues have been discussed online since iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on sale, and unfortunately, it seems that some problems with iPhone 7/7 Plus camera are still not fixed by Apple till now. How to Fix camera issues on iPhone 7/7 Plus? Follow the tips in this post to quickly solve these annoying iPhone camera problems.

The Main Camera Issues on iPhone 7/7 Plus

  1. A closed lens or black screen when open Camera app
  2. Unable to switch between front and rear camera
  3. Slow launch speed of Camera app
  4. Camera freezes when focus

Quick Solutions to Fix Camera Issues on iPhone 7/7 Plus

  1. Switch to Video Mode and Back to Photo Mode

This is the fastest way to fix camera problems like freezes or focus problems. Just swipe left in the screen to video mode and swipe right to back to photo mode, then you’ll find your camera app can work properly.

  1. Force Camera app to close

Here’s how to force Camera app to close: double-click the Home button to view your most recently used apps > swipe right or left to find the Camera app > swipe up on Camera app’s preview to close it.

  1. Restart your iPhone

Here’s how to restart your iPhone 7/7 Plus: press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears > drag the slider to turn your device completely off > wait for a few seconds, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to restart your iPhone.

  1. Update to latest iOS 10.2

Apple will update iOS software to fix existing bugs. If you haven’t update your iPhone to iOS 10.2, tap Settings > General > Software Update and follow the directions to get the update.

  1. Reset your iPhone

To reset your iPhone, go to Settings > General, scroll down and tap on Reset, then choose Reset All Settings.

  1. Restore your iPhone

Please bear in mind that restoring your iPhone will remove all existing data and setting on your iPhone, to avoid data loss, you can backup your device before restore. Then you can follow these steps to restore your iPhone 7/7 Plus: connect your iPhone to Mac or PC > launch iTunes > select your phone from the menu > restore your iPhone.

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