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Top 7 Ways to Fix iOS 13 Camera Not Working

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Heather Marston

November 8, 2019 (Updated: June 22, 2020锛

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The introduction of the newest version of the iOS operating system, that is- iOS 13 by Apple has caused a lot of excitement to iPhone users. Users are now upgrading to iOS 13 especially due to the new camera features that inspire the shooting, editing and viewing experience. However, as the upgrade comes along, Some of the issues include, camera not opening after the iOS 13 update, camera black screen, blurry camera, and the camera app missing after the iOS 13 upgrade.

If you are among the users experiencing any of these camera issues in your iOS 13 device, then this article is for you. The article highlights different ways that you can use to fix iOS camera not working on iOS 13.2/13.1.3/13.1.2/13.

Solution 1: Restart your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone is the easiest solution that you should use when faced with any iPhone problem. It should also be the first thing that you should consider before trying other complicated procedures. Here are steps that you should follow to restart your iOS 13 device.

Step 1: Press and hold down the Volume Down/Up button and the side button until you see the slide to switch off your iPhone.

Step 2: Drag the slider to switch off your iOS 13 devices.

Step 3: After your device turns off, press down and hold the side button again until the Apple logo appears.

slide to power off

Solution 2: Force Quit the Camera App

The other basic solution you should consider when your camera is not working is to force close the camera app. You can try quitting the camera app when it fails to focus or when the camera is just blurry. Use these three steps to force quit camera app on iOS 13 device.

Step 1:聽 Tap on the home button twice.聽 This will bring a preview of the apps that you have been using currently in your device.

Step 2:聽 Swipe to the left and locate the camera app.

Step 3: Swipe up on the camera app to close it.

Solution 3: Force Restart your iPhone

If you have tried to restart your iPhone to no avail, then you should try to force restart it. Force restart will restart your iPhone from scratch and it offers an effective solution to the camera, not working problems. The forced restart procedure entails three simple steps as outlined below.

Step 1: 聽Press the volume up button and release it quickly

Step 2: Press the volume down button and release it quickly

Step 3: Press and hold the side button down until the Apple logo appears on your screen

Alt: Force restart your iPhone

Solution 4: Reset iPhone Settings

Resetting your iPhone could also be the fix you are looking for the camera not working issue. The process entails resetting your device into factory settings. Resetting your iPhone is also safe and does not wipe out your data.聽 If you would like to try this method then here are the procedures that you will need to follow.

Step 1:聽 Open the home screen of your device, and then click the 鈥淪ettings鈥 app on your iPhone.

Step 2:聽 Select the 鈥淕eneral鈥 option and then hit the 鈥淩eset鈥 menu

Step 3: 聽Under the listed options, click 鈥淩eset All Settings鈥 and wait for your device to reset to factory settings.

reset all settings

Solution 5: Restore iPhone in iTunes (Data Loss)

You can restore your iPhone to the previous backup using iTunes to fix iOS 13 camera not working problems. However, you should know that using this method will lead to data loss from your iPhone. If you don鈥檛 mind about losing your data then you can go ahead and restore your iPhone in iTunes. Below is the procedure that you should follow to restore your iPhone.

Step 1:聽 Download and launch the latest version of iTunes to your computer. After running iTunes, connect your iPhone to your PC using a digital cable.

Step 2: Click your iPhone icon and select the 鈥淪ummary鈥 option

Step 3: Under 鈥淪ummary鈥 tap 鈥淩estore iPhone鈥 and iTunes will start erasing your iPhone data. Once your iPhone is restored, you can now set it up as new and the camera problem will be fixed.

restore iphone in itunes

Solution 6: Downgrade iOS 13

Downgrading to an earlier iOS version is also another alternative to fix camera issues especially the camera app is a missing problem. For instance, if you are using iOS 13.1.2, you can downgrade to iOS 13.1.1 to see whether the problem will be solved. You should, however, note that a downgrade will lead to loss of some data in your iPhone. The steps below explain how you can downgrade from iOS 13.1 beta.

Step 1: Go to 鈥渟ettings鈥 on your iPhone and choose 鈥淕eneral鈥

Step 2: Choose 鈥淧rofile鈥 and tap iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta software

Step 3: Tap 鈥淩emove Profile鈥 and enter the passcode if needed

Step 4: Choose 鈥淩emove Profile鈥 again and restart your device.

Solution 7: Fix the Camera Not Working with iMyFone Fixppo

iMyFone Fixppo is a perfect fit for all camera issues in your iOS 13 device. The desktop application helps fix camera problems such as camera freezing, iPhone cannot take a photo, iPhone camera not focusing, camera app missing, blurry camera and camera showing black display issue with 100% success rate. Most importantly, with the help of this tool, you won鈥檛 lose any data.

Now follow a few steps as outlined below. To get started, please download and install iMyFone Fixppo on your computer.

Windows version Mac version

Step 1: 聽Select the Standard Mode

Lauch the installed tool, then go to the main menu of iMyFone Fixppo, and choose the 鈥淪tandard Mode. A screen pop-up instructing you to connect your iDevice to the computer will appear. Connect your device using USB cable and click 鈥淣ext鈥 for your device to be detected.

 standard mode

Step 2: Download Firmware

Once connected, the program will list all matched firmware for your device, just choose the correct model of your iOS 13 device and then click 鈥淒ownload鈥 to download the right firmware for your device.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3:聽 Start to fix iOS

When the firmware is downloaded completely, click on 鈥淪tart鈥 and new iOS firmware will fix the camera problem in your iDevice.

start to fix your device


As discussed above, there are many solutions to fix a camera not working problem in iOS 13. Some of the methods include restarting your iPhone, quitting the camera, force restarting your iPhone, resetting iPhone setting, restoring iPhone in iTunes and downgrading iOS 13. However, the perfect solution for a camera not working problem is using iMyFone iOS system repair application.

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