iPhone 4s camera focus issue

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jtsarby

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Is anyone else having problems with their camera focusing? My camera cannot seem to stay focused. I did not have this problem on my 4.
 

jtsarby

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I did a hard reset and it is still messed up. I compared it to my iPhone 4 and the 4 locks in quick. The 4s continues to refocus over and over. Very frustrating. Does anyone else notice this?
 

dturner

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Mine does that too. If you tap an hold, it locks the auto focus and auto exposure. Otherwise it constantly tries to autofocus. There's nothing wrong with your phone. :)
Can't speak for the 4s, don't have it (yet). But don't have this problem on the 4.
You shouldn't have to lock for every pic.


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RoofMonkey

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Is anyone else having problems with their camera focusing? My camera cannot seem to stay focused. I did not have this problem on my 4.
Could there be something covering the lens, case glass, protective film etc...? Mine doesn't autofocus as many times as yours. I assume this happens all the time?
Tapping and holding does lock the focus and white balance. Nice if you want to stay on a particular area waiting to get the shot.


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dorrien12

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I took pictures inside and in great lighting they came out ok. But of people they was dark. How can they think this will replace a camera, who takes all their pictures outside? Am I doing the wrong settings?
 

ZR_Yancy

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I took pictures inside and in great lighting they came out ok. But of people they was dark. How can they think this will replace a camera, who takes all their pictures outside? Am I doing the wrong settings?
Yes. You're doing it wrong. lol j/k

The settings are very basic in the options menu. Good technique will go a long way.
 

dorrien12

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don't be afraid to turn the flash on, not just Auto but so it will fire regardless of the lighting. It will act as a fill flash. Can you post an example of the dark photo.
I turned flash on but when I do it's worse. I took picture of my dining area in low light with flash off and you could see, but it could be lighter.



Then when I turn it to auto and take the same picture, it uses the flash and comes out like below.
 

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jtsarby

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Back on topic. I posted a clip on YouTube showing the focus issue. Someone else said they took their phone to Apple and got it replaced. Anyone here done that?
 

chazm

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I turned flash on but when I do it's worse. I took picture of my dining area in low light with flash off and you could see, but it could be lighter.



Then when I turn it to auto and take the same picture, it uses the flash and comes out like below.
If you have a case on, take it off and try with flash on again