iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shaking, Vibrating, Buzzing? (Fix?)
Is your iPhone 14 Pro camera shaking like crazy? The entire camera module vibrates and makes a strange buzz? Does this happen when you use the camera with third-party apps like Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp and similar?
iPhone 14 Pro Camera Shaking Issue
This problem has been reported by Zoe:
“…camera is shaking and making a strange noise! Image is very wobbly … impossible to take picture in Snapchat!”
This appears to be a widespread issue as we’ve found similar reports and even a few videos on Twitter:
Well I found my first iPhone 14 Pro Max bug… 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/WhuOrcqdph
— Naaackers (@Naaackers) September 17, 2022
iPhone 14 Pro Camera Wobbling & Vibrating
So uh, we’re having some issues with the 14 Pro Max camera pic.twitter.com/7HH1wLFjdF
— Luke Miani (@LukeMiani) September 16, 2022
Apparently, the Optical image stabilization (OIS) is not working properly and camera lens starts moving heretically!
This must be a software issue because it seems to get triggered when the camera is opened via third-party apps like Snapchat, TikTok, WhatsApp, Instagram, banking apps (for ID verification) and others.
(Update, September 18)
Workaround For iPhone 14 Pro Camera Issue
- Open Snapchat and switch to the front facing camera to avoid the main one from glitching out.
- With the front camera selected, close the app.
- Re-Open Snapchat and switch from front to back camera. The OIS should work properly this time around without shakes and vibrations! Does it?
Credits: Thanks Anthony and ChubaPapi21 for this fix!
How To Fix iPhone 14 Pro Camera Problems
Most likely, Apple changes something with the API call for third-party apps and these apps have to be updated to match the changes, or there is an iOS 16 OIS bug that’s triggered by these apps. Here is what you can do:
1. Reinstall Apps
Try to fix this issue by deleting and re-installing the apps that cause iPhone 14 camera problems.
Tip: You can use the offload feature in: Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage -> [app name] -> Offload app -> Reinstall.
Fact: This makes sure that you have the most recent app version downloaded from the App Store.
2. iOS 16.1 Beta
Another option requires you to update to iOS 16.1 public beta and see if Apple has already patched this bug.
Our advice is to wait it out though until beta 2 is released, because the current beta comes with an annoying iPhone 14 Pro GPS bug!
Have you managed to fix iPhone 14 Pro camera shaking problems? Do you have a better solution? Are you also affected by this issue? Share your feedback in the comments. We’re reporting this issue to Apple and the more confirmations the higher the priority!
Related: For other day-1 iPhone 14 Pro issues please check:
– How to fix iMessages not working properly.
Mine has had the same issue with the Snapchat app specifically. Is this something that needs updated or a hardware issue? What steps should we take?
It most likely is software-related and needs an update from Snapchat. It might also require and iOS update.
With Snapchat, open the app and switch it to the front facing camera, close Snapchat completely, reopen the app and switch the camera back to the back-camera’s. You should no longer have the vibration issue.
Thanks for confirming. Updating the fix now.
With Snapchat not all lens work cannot do video husky photo not work well with Snapchat
Thanks for reporting Maria. Try to uninstall and re-install the app.
Had this problem after I updated to the latest software by Apple – 16.0.1 – Before this I took multiple photo’s on Snapchat with no issue at all… So at first I thought it was a battery issue as I more felt the vibrations at the bottom (speaker end) of the iPhone… But yeah went into Snapchat and felt the same vibrations and realized it was coming from the camera.
If you guys are using Snapchat, just swap the camera’s around to front facing so the vibrations don’t happen when you next, open up the app again.
Oh yeah, I just found this out too, but if you reopen the Snapchat app from the front facing camera, and swap it back to the back facing camera’s, you will no longer get the vibrations and the camera works fine.
Thanks for the workaround. We appreciate your contribution. I will update it in the main content of the article.
It’s not a permanent fix however. Just did this and it automatically went back to shaking :(
Thanks for the feedback. Are you experiencing this iPhone 14 shaking issue outside Snapchat too? Or it’s Snapchat-only for you?
Camera is shaking like mad on TikTok too. This is outrageous! I’m afraid that this bouncing will cause hardware failure!
Thanks for sharing. The issue is surly not hardware-friendly. I would recommend you to avoid using the camera with third-party apps until the bug gets sorted out.
I can live without snapchats and tiktoks but lens flare is killing me. iphone 14 pro max here and camera lens flare is worse than ever!
To everyone and every article saying the apps need to be updated, hell no. Anything that can do that to the ceramic dhoildnt even be possible. That’s a hardware or software issue from apple…not anyone else.
It might be an iOS 16 bug indeed. But why is the issue occurring only with third-party apps?
I also have this issue… but something worse just happened! iPhone 14 pro just got unresponsive, not displaying anything, screen is black…dead!
Thanks for reporting Allison. Try to force restart please. If it doesn’t work you might have to connect iPhone to computer. We’ve covered this problem here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/iphone-14-black-screen-unresponsive-shut-off/
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!
Thanks for reporting. Indeed a small amount of users is experiencing this lag! We’ve covered it in a separate article here: https://www.iphonetricks.org/iphone-14-pro-camera-lag-slow-loading-fix/
I have a problem When I call someone and the speakers are on 100% volume I hear strange noise, like speaker is buzzing like old tv. Do you guys also have this problem ? Is it software or Hardware problem? Thanks
Thanks for reporting Mike. Can you please confirm your iPhone 14 model? Unfortunately, we did not receive any other similar complaint which reduces the chances of it being a software issue. You might bring your device a have it check in an Apple Store. Keep us updated please.
It is Iphone 14 Pro 256 GB Deep Purple, its static noise, like the speaker is resonating, crackling. Ill be happy to try a phone call on other Iphone 14 pro to make sure thats the real problem. I hope that its just a software problem. I feel disappointed, because this is not what I expected from a 1429€ phone. I’m meeting my friend tomorrow who also has Iphone 14 Pro so Ill be able to compare the speakers. I will let you know the results. I tried to compare it in apple resellers but without success. Demo versions are not able to make phone calls…
Thanks for the follow up Mike. Please keep us updated! In the meantime, iOS 16.0.2 is out with bug fixes. It might help!