Posted by Aimee , Sep 07, 2018
These days, we have heard from many users complaining about the same problem:
"My camera started having issues, but for some reason, only the back camera doesn't work. I attempted to flip it and get just a black screen."
"The camera is either black or super blurry, disgusting and annoying, does anyone can help?"
Well, we all know how important the flashlight is. When taking photos in dim light, we always need to turn on the flashlight. So in this article, we are discussing methods to fix iPhone flashlight not working.
Tip 1: Turn off the Camera app. After a few seconds, open it again to test.
Tip 2: Hard reset your iPhone. Press and hold the Home button and the Power button until the Apple logo appears. For iPhone 7 users, please press the Home button and the Volume Up button, then press and hold the Power button.
Tip 3: Go to Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. Then it will reset the iPhone to the default settings.
Tip 4: Update your iPhone to the latest iOS version, which may fix the non-working flashlight bug.
Tip 5: Restore your iPhone. If you have tried the above 4 tips and it still doesn't work, you can restore your iPhone. Update the iTunes to the latest version > Plug in your iPhone > Summary > Click Restore iPhone. Please note that it will erase all your iPhone data so you'd better backup your iPhone in advance.
Step 1: Launch RecoveryTool Fix Recovery and connect your iPhone
Firstly, download and launch this program, then choose "iOS System Recovery" from the main window. After it, connect your iDevice to your PC. Once the software detect your iPhone, tap on "Start"to go ahead. When you finishing reading the device information, click "Confirm".
Step 2：Boot your iDevice in DFU mode
If your iPhone is not function normally, you need to boot your device in DFU mode. Instructions are as below:
- Power off your iPhone.
- Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button together for about 10s.
- Release the Power button and keep holding the Volume Down button until the device is in DFU mode.
Step 3: Select and download the firmware
Please select the correct device phone model and firmware information to guarantee a smooth system recovery. Then tap on Repair. It would be time-consuming because the firmware is large, so you need to make sure your network is stable during the downloading. You can also tap on Copy to download the firmware from Apple official website or click Select to restore from the downloaded firmware.
Step 4: Fix iOS to normal status
When the download is done, click on Fix Now to begin repairing your iDevice back to normal status. If your device doesn't boot normally, please click Try Again to try the process again.
OK, your iPhone flashlight should be working now.
That's all for how to fix iPhone flashlight not working. If you come across other camera problems, please let us know by leaving your comment, thanks!