How to Fix Camera App Upside Down Issue on iPhone

I would be lying if I said that I have never encountered weird issues on iOS. If the wireless charging issue seems terrible, the camera app upside down issue on iPhone is no less annoying. Recently, when I launched the camera on iPhone 11 Pro to snap a few shots, the camera app got stuck upside down. What would have been a treat for photography eventually turned into disappointment! Thankfully, I soon found a way to get rid of the problem. And that’s exactly what I’m going to talk about in this troubleshooting guide!

iPhone Camera App Got Stuck Upside Down? Check Out the Solutions

First things first, there is no definitive solution to fixing this camera issue on iOS. To make things a little easier for you, I have divided the hacks into two parts: Simple and Advanced (with it, I mean going for radical measures). As is always the case, give a try to the quick tricks first up. If they can sort out the issue, you are ready to go. With this little disclaimer out of the way, let’s get started!

Quick Tips:

  • One little but effective hack is to keep the camera lens at the top of your iPhone when snapping images or shooting videos. For instance, when you want to capture images in portrait orientation, hold your iPhone right side up. And when shooting pics in landscape orientation, keep the camera lens at the top left corner
  • What about fixing the iPhone photos upside-down problem? Just in case, the camera app is working just fine but you have accidentally captured faulty images, there is a quick hack to get rid of the problem. Simply open the photo in question ⟶ tap on Edit at the top right ⟶ tap on the crop tool icon at the bottom ⟶ tap on the rotate icon at the top left. Then, keep tapping on the icon until the image is in the correct orientation. After that, tap on Done to finish

Basic Solutions:

Force Quit the Camera App and Launch It Again

Whenever I find an app misbehaving on my iPhone, the one reliable trick that I often try to get rid of the issue instantly is “force quit“. It’s quite simple to do.

  • On your classic iPhones with Home button, just double press the Home button to enter app switcher mode. (On iPhone without Home button swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold. Here you will see all the currently open apps.)
  • After that, swipe up on the app card to kill the app. Now, restart the device and then launch the Camera app. It should behave normally

Force Restart Your iPhone

Do I need to explain why hard resetting almost always comes into the reckoning when it comes to resolving common issues? No. Then, give it a try first up.

On iPhone SE/6s or earlier: Press and hold the Home and power buttons for about 10 seconds.

Restart iPhone 6 6 Plus

On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the volume down button and power button at once.

Restart iPhone 7 7 Plus

On iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X or later: Press and release volume up button. Press and release and the volume down button. After that, press and hold the side button, it will restart.

How to Reboot iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

A Bit Radical Solutions:

When basic tricks don’t yield the desired results, you shouldn’t refrain from trying out tough measures.

Update Software on Your iPhone

If the camera app is still stuck upside down on your iOS device, the problem could very well be due to a hidden bug. And to sort out this mess, a software update would be the right way to go. Navigate to the Settings appGeneralSoftware Update. Now, tap on Download and Install. Then, go through the usual process.

Tap on Software Update in iOS 13 Settings App on iPhone

Reset All Solutions

It’s time to put the iPhone to factory default, wiping out all the existing settings. So, be sure to set up everything from scratch. Head into SettingsGeneralReset Reset All Settings. In the end, confirm that you want to remove all the existing settings.

Reset All Network Settings of iPhone Running on iOS 13

Restore Your iPhone As New

Oh no! Who wants to restore the iPhone as new happily? No one (as far as I know). But in situations where nothing seems to be working, it is worth giving a chance. However, never fail to back up your device before going for this solution. To find out more about it, check out our complete guide about how to restore iPhone.

Wrapping Up…

I guess, the camera upside-down problem is finally behind your back. We feel glad to have helped you out. But before you go on for a long shooting spree, share the hack that worked for you.

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