iPhone 14 Pro Camera Click Sound In Instagram App? (Fix?)

iPhone 14 pro camera click instagram

iPhone 14 pro camera click in Instagram

iPhone 14 Pro camera clicking in Instagram? There’s a single loud click coming from the back camera module when the camera is started? There’s also a slight lag or freeze before the viewfinder is properly initialized?

iPhone 14 Pro Camera Click

This strange behavior has been reported by jaxxy:

“iphone 14 pro max camera clicks once when opening Instagram. it works normally. I’m worried because the clicking only happens with Instagram app? It’s quite loud!”

There are multiple other similar complaints on Reddit (1, 2), Apple’s Discussion forums (1, 2) and the Macrumors forums.

After reading all these reports, we can confirm that the camera clicking sound is only occurring on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus aren’t affected because they don’t come with OIS hardware.

Yes, it’s the OIS that makes this sound when the Camera is initialized (lens shifting mechanically). However, it’s strange why the loud camera click only sounds with the Instagram app and in a few other isolated cases.

How To Fix iPhone 14 Pro Camera Clicking Sound

It’s likely that Instagram uses a custom camera API and Meta has to update its iOS app to fix this rough OIS initialisation. Until then there’s not much that you can do about it.

What’s strange is that the Instagram camera click is intermittent and it doesn’t seem to affect all iPhone 14 Pro models. Help us to better isolate the problem by providing useful details in the comments.

1. Update Instagram

Check the App Store daily for an Instagram app update. Install it when it becomes available and test the camera. Let us know if it still clicks.

Tip: You can also try to reinstall Instagram on your device by using the iOS offload app feature described here.

2. Update iOS

iOS 16.1 is currently under development. Beta 4 is available.

The Instagram camera click is most likely not an iOS issue, but you can upgrade to iOS 16.1 and let us know if it makes any difference. A step-by-step guide is available here.

Fact: iOS 16.0.3 should be also released soon! Stay tuned!

Have you managed to fix iPhone 14 Pro camera clicking in Instagram? Do you have a better solution or other issues? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: For other day-one iPhone 14 problems and their fixes check out:
Camera lag when switching between Portrait and Photo modes.
Camera shaking and vibrating in Snapchat and other third-party apps.
CarPlay microphone not working properly.
Camera lens cracking easily.