Have you ever taken a picture with your iPhone camera only to find that the picture was blurry or hard to make out? Some users have experienced this type of problem when using the Camera app. However, in most cases, this problem can be fixed. This tutorial will provide you with solutions to fix your blurry photos.

1. Locate the Problem

Your picture may be blurry because the lens is not clean. A few specks of debris can block your lens’ sight and cause the photo to come out blurred. Troubleshoot with this solution first before making any software or hardware changes. Find a clean, microfiber clothe and gently wipe your camera’s lens. Take another photo to see if the problem is solved.

If cleaning the lens didn’t solve the problem, go to the next step of removing your camera case. Phone cases that weren’t designed specifically for iPhone can obstruct the Camera lens. Remove the phone case and then take another picture to see if the problem is solved. Again, troubleshoot with this solution first before making any software or hardware changes.

2. Close the Camera App and Reopen the App

If your Camera is still producing blurry photos, you may have a software problem. First, close your Camera app and reopen it to see if that will solve the problem:

1. Double-click on the Home button to open the app switcher (or by swiping up for iPhone X)

2. To close the Camera app out, swipe the app off the top of the screen. The app will disappear in the app switcher.

3. Now, reopen the Camera app.

4. Take a photo to see if the problem is solved.

3. Restart Your iPhone

Sometimes your iPhone apps malfunction because of a glitch that can be fixed by simply powering OFF the device. A restart can eliminate most glitches that may prevent your iPhone from being fully functional. Solve the blurriness problem by restarting your iPhone:

1. Restart your iPhone by pressing and holding the side and volume buttons until you see the Slide the Power Off notification.

2. Swipe the Power icon from left to right to turn off the device.

3. Wait for a few seconds

4. Press and hold Side button until Apple logo appears.

4. Put Your iPhone in DFU Mode

After trying the restart, if the problem persists, try putting your iPhone in Device Firmware Update (DFU) Mode. Firmware controls the hardware on your device. The DFU is the most effectual reset you can perform on your iPhone. To carry out the DFU restore, first, perform a backup of all of your iPhone data to iCloud or iTunes. Then, to carry out the DFU restore, follow these steps:

1. Plug your iPhone into your Mac or MacBook.

2. Open iTunes (Your iPhone can be powered ON or OFF when you perform the DFU)

3. Press the Sleep/Wake button down and hold the Home button down (or the Volume button for iPhone 7) until you see the iTunes has detected an iPhone recovery mode notification.

4. Release the Home button. The iPhone display should turn completely black. This is DFU mode.

5. Restore your iPhone using iTunes.

Note: a restore in DFU mode erases and reloads all code for your iPhone software and hardware. If your iPhone has water damage, a DFU could break your iPhone. This is a big step.

To put iPhone 8, 8 Pus, or X in DGU Mode, follow these steps:

1. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.

2. Press and hold the Volume Down button quickly. until the screen goes black

3. Press the Volume Down and Side buttons for 5 seconds

4. Release only the Side button while you continue to hold down the Volume Down button until iTunes appears.

5. Release the Volume Down button. This is DFU mode.

6. Restore your iPhone using iTunes

5. Take your iPhone Camera for Repair

If you can’t solve the blurriness issue with your iPhone Camera app, you may need to take it to a local dealer or Apple for repair.

6. Contact the Genius Bar or Apple Support

If you were not able to fix the blurriness in your iPhone Camera by using any of these methods, and you are not sure if you should take your device in for a repair, you can contact the Genius Bar, or Apple Support.