iOS 15/14/iOS 13: How to Fix iPhone Camera Black Screen issue: Rear or Front Camera Not Working

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Fix iPhone camera not working black screen iOS 14. Camera problem is irritating you when you show a black screen on-camera start on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Running iOS behind your camera problem. There are many issues points black screen when you capture photo/ video. And here is the different alternate solution mostly works for all types of requests coming on Camera black screen issue in iPhone, So most of the folks trying different replacement iPhone camera accessories and apps trick for best snap and click make the memory more beautifully.

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Diagnose the problem of your iPhone showing a black screen on a camera app on launch.

Steps for Fix Camera Black Screen issue in iPhone, iPad

Here are some common prerequisite conditions and steps that you must follow sequentially to get rid of Black Camera on iPhone iOS 14 and other versions.

Solution 1: Remove Case

Please check and confirm your iPhone case not covering the camera lens. Of some technical problems might be you will get a blocked camera slot. if your image is blurry then clean up the Front and Back camera using the Carbon fiber cloth.

Solution 2: Switch between Camera

Did you try to switch the camera to the front or rear? It might be possible that one of the iPhone cameras isn’t functioning, but the other one is still active. Try switching between the camera and see if that works out for you.

Solution 3: Update the iPhone

Having outdated iPhone software can lead to several unknown bugs and errors like this one. Connect the iPhone to the Wi-Fi, make sure it is charged at least 50%, and update the phone.

  1. Go to the Settings
  2. Tap General.
  3. Then, Software Update.

Solution 4: Disable VoiceOver

Many folks have resolved the iPhone Camera Black Screen issue by turning off the VoiceOver feature from the Settings app. You should also give it try.

For iOS 13 or later:

  1. Navigate to the Settings
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap VoiceOver and disable it.

For iOS 12 or later:

  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Select VoiceOver and turn it off.

Solution 5: Force Close All Background Applications

Close your camera app – Force close (iPhone has a Physical Home button, Double-tap on the home button, and slide up for close camera app). or For iPhone has no home button, Swipe up finger on the screen and lift up finder in the middle of the screen. Swipe up to quit the app from the app switcher screen on your iPhone.

Force Close Background App on iPhone [No Home Button iPhone X or Later]

Force Close Background App on iPhone [No Home Button iPhone X or Later]

Solution 6: Check Available Storage

Check Free Available space on the iPhone. Your iPhone has no enough space to use the camera app, and capture photos. Quickly check,

  • Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
  • Next, Tap General.
  • Now, Tap on About.
  • Then, Find the Option Available and Free Space in Megabyte or Gigabyte. Read the tips on Free Up Storage on iPhone.


  • Open Settings app > General > iPhone Storage > Get the information about Free Space after Used. [See Below image]

    Check Free Up Storage on iPhone

    Check Free Up Storage on iPhone

Solution 7: Force Restart iPhone

Restart your iPhone or Force Restart device, which might be some third-party apps conflicting your camera app or root folder.

Use Below Buttons for Hard Reboot or Restart the iPhone model wise, until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

iPhone 6 or Below: Press Sleep/Wake button + Home button

iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and Hold on Sleep/Wake button + Volume down button.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus:

  • Quickly Press and Release Volume up button.
  • Quickly Press and Release the Volume Down button.
  • Now Press and Hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Now use the side button to turn on the iPhone.Force Restart iPhone XS max won't turn on

Wait for 15 seconds after shutdown iPhone, use the Side button or Sleep/Wake button for start the iPhone like normal.

Solution 8: Try Apple Replacement Program

Keep an eye on the apple replacement program, many times Apple held replace devices or hardware through online registration. So you can check your device eligible for an update with fixed issues.

Before some days ago Apple started a replacement program for Apple iPhone 6 Plus iSight camera issue. Otherwise, you can contacts apple’s official chat/ Call support or regional official apple store from here.

Solution 9: Restore Old Backup on iPhone

if you are facing a problem after update/ upgrade iOS then you can reset the iOS device or restore the iOS device from an OLD backup.

Solution 10: Make Use of HDR Mode

Are you feel more darkness compared to your aspect personally? Then you can try HDR mode for more contrast and brightness. To fix the Camera black screen issue in iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch running on the latest iOS.

Solution 11: Reset All Settings

Wrong permission and restrictions on access camera by third-party apps like WhatsApp, FaceBook, Snapchat, Instagram doesn’t access if it’s disabled. So I recommend resetting all settings that help to make some option to the default value.

  • Go to the Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. [This option will not Erase Data from iPhone, Like Messages, Contacts, Photos app and more] Or,
  • Sometimes you need to check it manually if you don’t want to reset all settings. Open the Settings app > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps > Enable the toggle Camera. That’s it.
  • Settings app > Scroll to App name For Example Snapchat > Enable Toggle to access the camera while in use.

That’s it.

Solution 12: Contact Apple Support!

Genius support at your Nearby apple store will help to identify the problem and help to fix it in a few minutes. Listen to the instructions before leaving the apple store. Sometimes Apple Support needs to Wipe the Phone, so keep backup your iPhone before going to Apple Support for repair. If the problem is big, then you should be left your iPhone at the customer center.

Sometimes, the problem is most common and unable to repair or fix, Then you will receive a new iPhone replacement without any cost. So, you can check the iPhone Warranty status online from the serial numbers online or offline [On the Box, Purchase Recipients, Back of iPhone, Settings app].

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  1. My camera app isn’t working black screen keeps appearing help me fix it plz

  2. iOS 12.2

    Black screen on back camera. Flash and torch not working either. Front camera works ok.

    Tried all the tests and resets etc I’ve found online

  3. Why my front camera still black screen

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