iPhone 14 Pro Camera Lag? Slow Loading, Acting Delayed?

iPhone 14 pro camera lag

iPhone 14 Pro camera lag

Are you experiencing iPhone 14 Pro camera lag? Is the viewfinder loading slow when you open the stock Camera app. Swapping from Photo to Portrait is a couple of seconds delayed? Others are experiencing this too!

iPhone 14 Pro Camera Lags?

The issue has been reported by Margaret:

“iphone 14 pro camera is also glitching out with the stock app. It’s loading very slow and acting laggy. let’s hope it’s a software thing!”

We couldn’t replicate this problem, but have found similar reports on Reddit:

“…when accessing the camera via the iOS camera app, the app takes a noticeably long time to load.”

Apparently, only some iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are affected by the issue. If you experience the same behavior please share your feedback in the comments and provide any details that could help us find the trigger.

Update: Apple has released iOS 16.0.3 and a fix for the iPhone 14 pro camera lag is mentioned in the release notes. Please update and confirm the fix in the comments!

How To Fix iPhone 14 Pro Camera Lagging

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, there’s not permanent fix for this issue. You can apply the following workarounds, but they might help only temporary:

1. Re-Open Camera App

force close camera ios 16
Restarting the app might flush minor glitches that could cause the Camera slowness.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the App Switcher.
  • Swipe-up on the Camera app card to force close it.
  • Go back to the Home Screen and re-open the app.

2. Restart iPhone

force restart iphone 14 pro
A second option requires you to reboot the entire device, in an attempt to clear iPhone 14 RAM and other processes that might cause the slow Camera issue.

Tip: Use the force restart combo for a quick procedure.

Have you managed to fix iPhone 14 Pro Camera slow loading? Do you have a better solution. Share it in the comments please.

Conclusion: The fact that the problem is only affecting a small part of iPhone 14 Pro owners, might also hint towards a bad batch, that might have shipped faulty camera modules. But until any official acknowledgments, let’s hope that this is a software bug that will be fixed in iOS 16.0.2!

Related: You might be also interested in a popular day-one iPhone 14 Pro camera bug that’s causing the camera to shake and rattle when used via third-party apps like Snapchat and TikTok! Here are all the details!