How To Fix Camera App Upside Down Issue on iPhone in iOS 8

Whenever iPhone and iPad owners update their device to the newest iOS versions, some of them have to encounter a few unusual bugs. At times, those bugs are fixed instantly with minor tricks but a few issues don’t seem to be resolved easily and hence they tend to become nightmare for the folks who are not quite used to facing stubborn bugs.

Just recently a number of iPhone users reported to have faced a very complex issue which caused the top bar of Camera app to move upside down. Hence when they captured photos, they appeared upside down too. This intriguing issue affected third party apps like, Instagram as well. If you have run over this inconvenience as well, here is how you can put an end to it quickly. Let’s find out!

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Camera App Upside Down on iPhone in iOS 8How To Fix Camera App Upside Down Issue In iOS 8 on iPhone

Solution #1

Step #1. Launch Compass app and then calibrate it.

Calibrate Compass on iPhone in iOS 8Step #2. Next up, come out of Settings app. Now, hold on Sleep/Wake button and Home button simultaneously to give your device a hard reboot.

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How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 PlusOnce your iPhone has restarted, open the Camera app and check out whether you have solved this issue or not. If you still haven’t got it right, move on with the further process.

Solution #2

Step #1. Go to Settings of your iPhone → Scroll down and tap on Compass.

iOS 8 Compass App SettingsStep #2. Toggle on Use True North.

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Toggle Use True North in iOS 8 Compass AppStep #3. Restart your iPhone.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 PlusSolution #3

Step #1. Open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

Step #2. Tap on Portrait Orientation Lock icon to switch it on.

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Portrait Orientation Lock in iPhone 6 in iOS 8Hopefully, this issue has been resolved. You can check it out whether or not it has worked for you by launching Camera app and making sure it’s done. Once you have found that the issue has been taken care of, you can go to Control Center again and switch off Portrait Orientation Lock.

That’s it.

If you come across any other way, let us know in comments.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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