iPhone 14 Pro variants undergoing Camera Autofocus Issue: How to Fix it?

The iPhone 14 series was launched earlier this month on September 7. The series consists of the vanilla iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus (A new addition to the series), iPhone 14 Pro, and the highest-end flagship iPhone 14 Pro Max. 

This time, there are massive improvements on 14 Pro variants compared to its predecessor iPhone 13 Pro variants. The new A16 Bionic Chipset, 48 MP Pro Camera System, Always On Display, Dynamic Island makeover, and more. However, the series is not good from the software or hardware side. The camera shaking issues on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max appeared recently when the camera rattles or shakes and makes mechanical noises. However, the tech giant has tried to resolve the issue with the new software update, i.e., iOS 16.0.2. 

Taking the camera issue one step further, the recent information reported by users is the nonperformance of the Camera Focus in the camera app. 

Autofocus is not working on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Several users have reported the issue wherein the Autofocus of the camera could not detect the objects/subjects. The problem occurs with close or regular distance objects. However, the standard variant of the iPhone 14 series seems less immune to the bug, as they have mainly talked about the same with the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. 

Users are not able to capture pictures of a relatively closer object. The camera performs pretty severely. And sometimes, it starts to flicker and lags. Not only the photo but the video also joins the battle, wherein a humming sound comes whenever a user opens the application. Also, the implementation with third-party applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat is pretty weak. The camera also behaves similarly, not focusing on the object correctly. 

Apart from the camera not focusing on the object, it can create hardships, wherein if users want to make an online payment, they will not be able to do the same because of the bug. The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max last year also had this issue, as reported.

Fix for the camera not focusing.

Though there is no permanent issue with the bug, you can try the following methods to get rid of it temporarily.  

Follow these steps: 

  • Open the Settings application on your iPhone. 
  • Go to the ‘Camera’ section. 
  • Enable the ‘Macro Control’ option. (This helps you identify whether the camera is not processing forward or backward). 

Or, you can try clearing your camera’s cache and restarting the application. 

As always, Apple might pretend not to know this issue and remain unresponsive. Let’s hope for a rapid fix for the bug so that the users can again enjoy a hassle-free experience with their cameras. We will update you if the official fix arrives. 

Ansari, a tech writer at DealNTech, is a tech enthusiast who is always up-to-date on the latest mobile news. He writes articles about mobile news and guides for DealNTech. In his free time, he enjoys playing mobile games and testing apps. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on Linkedin

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