System upgrade to iOS 10 brought a lot of novelties for Apple consumers. It upgraded many features and improved the user experience. For all the supported devices. However, with upgrades, we also got an abundance of issues.

In particular, there are some issues that are device-specific. Namely, the ones that function well on iPhone 7 or 7+ are quite problematic for its predecessors. A lot of users reported camera freeze that is followed with a black screen. The problem showed after a system upgrade. We prepared some possible solutions for the issue.

How to fix camera app freeze on iPhone 6 and 6+

Update your iPhone

Many of the users that previously reported this issue, managed to solve it after updating iOS. Apparently, Apple decided to address the problem and patched the Camera app. You can update your phone this way:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Choose Software Update.
  4. Install the update.

Additionally, you may want to install the update via iTunes. To do so, follow these instructions:

  1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes or your PC.
  2. Connect the iPhone to the PC via USB cable.
  3. Click Summary.
  4. Choose Check for update.
  5. Click Download and Update.

Please, make sure that your connection is stable and the phone is fully charged.

Reset iPhone settings

Some common bugs are easily solved with settings reset. Because of that, it is reasonable to try it out with the camera issue, as well. In addition, you’ll only lose your preferences while the data will remain untouched. You can do that in these few simple steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Choose Reset.
  4. Tap Reset All Settings.

Please remember to write down all settings in order for you to retrieve them after the restart.

Restore your device to factory settings

By completely whipping your phone all the doubts of a culprit for this issue should be resolved. If this doesn’t help, the problem is probably hardware. So, you’ll need to look out for repair or replace your device. We advise you to backup your data to an iCloud before performing restore process. There are two basic ways to perform it. We will present you both.

  1. To avoid possible issues, make sure your iPhone battery is full.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Choose General.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Select Erase All Content and Settings.
  6. Have in mind that all of your data will be gone, so be sure to back it up before performing the reset.
  7. Confirm selection and start the process.
  8. Later on, you should choose Restore from the iCloud Backup feature, and retrieve your data.

The second way includes your PC and iTunes. When it comes to backing up your data, this is an arguably faster way.

  1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes app on your PC.
  2. Connect your device to a PC.
  3. Start iTunes and choose Summary.
  4. Remember to backup your iPhone data.
  5. Select Restore iPhone.
  6. Confirm selection and move on to restoring process.

These were our solutions. We hope you’ll manage to resolve your issues and use your camera without stutters and flickering. If you have any suggestion or alternative workaround, please share it with us in the comments section.

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