Upon the release of the iPhone 14 series, a number of customers voiced serious complaints about the device’s camera, claiming that it frequently produced blurry images when opened through third-party apps and even made grinding noises (with many attributing this to the phone’s optical image stabilisation, or OIS).
Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and similar services became difficult to use as a result, and not just on dedicated photography apps.
Although, it appears that Apple is working on a solution. The iOS 16.0.2 update, which is listed in Apple’s security updates log (opens in new tab), has been spotted making its way to devices.
This update, which started rolling out on September 22nd, addresses a number of issues, including the camera malfunction on iPhone 14 models and problems with things like copying and pasting text between apps.
Those who have been experiencing issues with third-party camera apps need only upgrade to a newer version of iOS. To do this, open the Settings menu and select Software Update from the General section. If the update is available to you, it will be displayed here.
In theory, yes, but we need confirmation from early adopters of iPhone 14 that the problem has been fixed.
The timing of this update couldn’t be better, as the iPhone 14 Plus has yet to be released, meaning that buyers of Apple’s upcoming large-body budget phone will never have to worry about camera shake.
The Apple fan communities on the internet were going into a tizzy over this, and we can totally relate: if we couldn’t use Instagram, we’d be frustrated, too. But now that an update is being released, we expect these devices to live up to their reputation as being among the best smartphones available.
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