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Why Your iPhone 15/14/13/12 Camera Shakes and How to Fix It

Paula Pailaga Posted by Paula Pailaga to iOS Recovery Nov 30, 2023

"After this update (iOS 15.7.2), the camera has a strange behavior of shaking, making most of the pictures blurry without focus. The same happens on recorded video. Any solution?" - from Apple Community

"Why is my iPhone camera shaking?" Many iPhone users complained that their iPhone camera shook after the update to iOS 15.7.2, which is a software issue. If you can ensure that your iPhone is not broken, then restoring your iPhone may solve this simple software problem. Besides that, a dirty lens and interference from external factors will also cause your iPhone camera to shake. Don't worry; This article will show you the possible reasons and how to fix this problem.

The Reasons Why Is Your iPhone Camera Shaking

There are software issues and physical problems that may cause your iPhone camera to shake.

Physical Problems

If your camera lens gets dirty and the dust enters the camera's placement, your camera will be unstable. Sometimes, your iPhone's gyroscope gets affected, then the camera and the location features may also not work well.

Software Problems

But there's more chance that your iPhone camera shakes because of software problems. Sometimes, a newer iOS version may generate bugs to make your iPhone camera start shaking. If you usually install apps from unknown sources, your iPhone may accelerate more bugs. However, the software problems may be easier to solve. You can use the powerful program below to remove them with only one click.

How to Fix Your Shaking iPhone Camera with One Click

The specific causes of your iPhone camera shaking are challenging to figure out. Still, you can use a powerful one-click method to solve this problem - 4Eaysosft iPhone Data Recovery. You can easily change the iOS version to a later or older system to erase related bugs, or even erase all data and clean all bugs to make your iPhone a fresh state. All those choices can work well to fix your shaking iPhone camera.

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Step 1Free download 4Easysoft iPhone Data Recovery and launch it. Connect your iPhone to your PC. Click the "iOS System Recovery" button, then the "Start" button.

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Step 2Check your iPhone information. You can click the "Free Quick Fix" button to solve your iPhone camera shaking right away. If you want to change your iOS version, click the "Fix" button.

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Step 3You can click the "Standard Mode" button to fix your shaking iPhone camera. If you click the "Advanced Mode" button, this program will erase your iPhone to in-depth solve all problems on your iPhone and change the iOS version. Please click the "Confirm" button after your decision.

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Step 4Choose your desired system version, and then click the "Download" button. Finally, click the "Next" button to fix your iPhone camera shaking while changing an iOS version.

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6 Workable Methods to Fix Your Shaking iPhone Camera

If you don't want to install a program on your PC, you can also modify some settings on your iPhone to find a way out. However, it's like finding a needle in a haystack. The specific cause of your shaking iPhone camera is really hard to find out.

1. Lock Your Camera in Settings

If your iPhone has 2 or more rear cameras, the Lock Camera feature can avoid automatically switching between cameras. Therefore, you won't encounter a false focus or inconsistent picture size while recording a video. This may help you fix the shaking iPhone camera.

Step 1Open the "Settings" app on your iPhone. Slide down to tap the "Camera" button. Here, you can check all the features of the camera on your iPhone.

Step 2Tap the "Record Video" button, and then tap the "Lock Camera" button.

Lock Camera iPhone

2. Clean Your iPhone Camera Lens

Your iPhone camera may shake if the lens gets dirty. You can clean the lens with a wet tissue. If cleaning the lens housing doesn't help, you'd better clean inside the lens with the help of a repair shop or AppleCare.

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3. Remove the Case of Your iPhone

Sometimes, the gyroscope may be influenced by a metal iPhone case, which will cause the iPhone camera to be unstable. If your iPhone case is also made of metal, you'd better remove it or change to a case made of other materials like PU plastic and liquid silicone.

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4. Restart Your iPhone

When it is not a physical problem on your iPhone, you can also try restarting it to fix the shaking camera.

For iPhone 6/7/8/SE models with a home button, press and hold on to the "Power" button until the "power-off" slider appears. Drag the slider to shut down your iPhone. After about 30 seconds, press and hold on to the "Power" button again to turn it on.

For iPhone X/11/12/13/14/15 models, you should press and hold on to either volume and the "Power" buttons to unlock the "power-off" slider and then do it again to turn it on.

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5. Upgrade Your iOS System

If your iPhone camera still shakes after you restart it, you can upgrade your iOS system version. The camera shaking problem usually happens in iOS 15.7.2, so you can update your system version to clean the errors and unlock the "Continuity Camera" feature.

Step 1Go to the "Settings" app. Tap the "General" button. Tap the "Software Update" button. You can wait for your iPhone to check for available updates.

Step 2You can see your available newer iOS system. You can tap the "Download and Install" button.

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6. Resort to Your Nearby Apple Provider

If all the methods above can't solve your shaking iPhone camera, what you can do is only ask your nearby Apple provider or AppleCare for help. You should know that all products from famous or small brands can't ensure a hundred percent yield. It's rare but sensible that your iPhone's camera shakes because it is not a good product. Therefore, it's time for the after-sales services to make a difference.

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