A lot of consumers choose to purchase an iPad or iPhone because of the awesome iSight camera. For some people though, while it worked just fine on iOS 6+, upgrading to iOS 7 has done it no favors. Amongst the many other problems that seen to exist on the new firmware, one of the more common ones seems to be the rear camera not working very well or, if it does , it crashed when the user switches to the front camera. For those of you that are suffering this problem, here a couple of solutions for you to try.
Image : iOS 7 Back Camera Problem – Primary Camera not working
Please note, these may not work for everyone and, if your iOS device is still under warranty it is probably best to take it back for a replacement.
- Hold the Sleep button until you see the Slide to Power Off slider
- Slide it and then immediately hold down the Sleep button again until you see the Apple logo
If that doesn’t work:
- Open your Settings app
- Tap General
- Tap Reset
- Tap Reset All Settings
While you won’t lose any of your data you will have to re-enter all of your passwords and personal settings again
- Hold the Sleep and Home button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears
- Let go of both buttons at the same time and let your iOS device boot up as normal
- Try a different camera app instead of the stock one – download Camera Awesome, free of charge, from the App store
- Install and both cameras should work properly.
This appears to be a definite software issue, not hardware, despite the fact that not all devices are fully supported with all the new features in iOS 7. With the exception of the final solution, you may have to try each of the others several times before they work.