When the iPhone 14 series was released, many users immediately started complaining about a major problem: when you opened the camera using third-party apps, the image would often flicker and return blurry visuals and sometimes even make noises (leaving many speculating that the Phone OIS was the culprit).
These issues didn’t just occur in third-party apps designed exclusively for photography: Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and other services became difficult to use as a result.
However, it looks like Apple has a fix on the way. A new version of iOS 16 has been seen rolling out to phones as listed in Apple Security Update Log (opens in new tab)which is known as iOS 16.0.2.
This update, which started rolling out on September 22, fixes the camera issue on iPhone 14 models and also fixes some other bugs like an issue with copying and pasting text between apps.
So, if you are facing third party camera app issue, just update to a newer form of iOS to help with that. For that, enter the Definitions application and in Generally list selection Software update. If you are eligible for the upgrade, it will appear here.
Well, that’s in theory, but we’ll need to hear from early iPhone 14 users that the problem is gone before we really believe it.
This update is a good time as the iPhone 14 Plus hasn’t even been released yet, so people who buy this big-body budget phone will never end up facing this camera shake concern.
Apple fan corners on the internet were working in a frenzy over this issue and we totally understand – if we couldn’t use the ‘Gram, we’d be pissed off too. But hopefully, now that an update is rolling out, these handsets are more deserving of their spot on our list of the best smartphones.