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What would make only front-facing lens to become almost opaque?

I have owned an iPhone SE for about 3 years and only used the front-facing camera for the first time yesterday. The image was hazy unless I point it in a direction with little sideways light. I ...
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QR Codes are being scanned by QRCode pro

On my iPhone, QRCode pro is launched when I scan a QR Code from Camera. It then tries to access Adobe Cloud for which I do not have a subscription. Maybe I installed this long ago? I ant to remove ...
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How to disallow camera sync from Mac to iPhone

After a recent iOS update, I got introduced to a new feature where my iPhone prompts me whether I want to connect and use the camera on the phone instead of the Mac when I enter a meeting and turn on ...
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Apple HomeKit ("Home" app) thinks I have a second camera, but I do not

I cannot enable recording on my Nest Camera, presumably because of my old Ring doorbell camera. There is no other camera in the Apple "Home" app whatsoever. I have removed the Nest camera, ...
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Camera Reactions aren't turning off

I use OBS for MS Teams and Zoom calls and while I am in a meeting, I get the camera reactions. The reactions button is off (grey) for both Facetime and my external camera on the OBS section of the Mac ...
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Best network practice for continuity, handoff, camera, clipboard, universal control, etc? [troubleshooting]

What settings, debugging steps, and troubleshooting workarounds should I apply in setting up my home network for continuity/handoff features?
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How to permanently disable the live photo setting on an iPhone 13 Pro?

How to permanently disable the live photo setting? The "live photo" option is turned on in the preserve settings menu, but live photo turns itself on every time I turn it off in the camera ...
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MacBook Air can not "see" an old-ish (2011) camera which is connected to it via USB

I have a MacBook Air (M1, 2020) running Ventura 13.5.2, and am trying to connect my camera (Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, released 2011) to it via USB. The Mac only has USB-C ports, and the camera only ...
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WhatsApp Video Calls Auto-Turn-On Continuity Camera

How do I make Mac remember that for WhatsApp video calls specifically, the continuity Camera should be off, i.e. the video input feed shouldn't auto jump to my iPhone's camera but use Mac's instead?
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Why is iPhone not allowing access to microphone, camera for all the apps that I use? [duplicate]

My apps do not have camera access or microphone access. I tried to delete and re-install Instagram, WhatsApp, and phone pe apps but it did not resolve the issue. I even tried to reset the location ...
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Is optical zoom same at corresponding distance?

Suppose I have an iPhone 12 Pro. This model has a 0.5x, 1x, and 2x optical zoom. Does taking photos with the following native zooms and distances the same quality? 0.5x at 0.5 meter away from subject ...
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For iPhone 15 pro, set the default zoom for the camera to be 0.5x instead of 1x?

How do I set the default zoom for the camera to be 0.5x instead of 1x? I have already turned on the setting for "Remember my last setting that I left the Camera app on". However, when I come ...
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Why does FaceTime preview video have a wider angle than in call?

When trying to setup a good angle for a FaceTime call, e.g., kids calling their grandparents while at the dining table, I can see both kids in the preview screen. However, when the call starts, the ...
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How do I keep the iPhone screen from going dark when I take pictures outdoors?

I am using an iPhone 13 Pro to take pictures. I take a lot of pictures. When I take pictures outside for any duration of time the screen goes dark. This obviously makes it very difficult to see the ...
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How does the Camera app decide to create a new folder when saving pictures/videos?

I wonder how does the camera app decides to create a new folder when saving pictures/videos. I see there is at least one new folder per month, assuming at least 1 pictures/video was taken in this ...
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How exactly does the front camera zoom in iPhone 14 Pro (Max) works? [duplicate]

iPhone 14 Pro has 3 front cameras with 4 default zoom numbers. When you choose 0.5x it uses ultrawide camera. However, 1x and 2x seems to use main (wide) camera up to 3x. At 3x the telephoto camera is ...
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Quick way to add Webcam filter on the Mac to make hair appear darker?

Is there a quick method without using 3rd party apps, so that when Zoom or Google Meeting is used, I can make the camera take my image so that the hair appears darker color (or make it a certain color?...
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Randomly appearing green dot

Sometimes I turn on my phone. Even though I am not using the camera, a green dot appears in the upper right, indicating that the camera is being used. What is the reason of this ? Is it normal or is ...
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iPhone 7 Plus - Both Cameras partially not working properly

We have an old iPhone 7 Plus, and it has been used by 2 of the members in my family, and now they have upgraded to 13's and 14's with this phone being mine. Despite the fact that iOS 15.7 is the ...
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No location in metadata of place when in plane?

I have noticed when taking photos in airplane, the phone has no metadata. I don’t know why but is there a app which can save metadata of where the plane is passing like offline google maps for ...
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How to turn slo-mo into time lapse?

I accidentally chose slo-mo to record a long video instead of time lapse. How can I convert it?
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Detect MacBook webcam usage without taking photo or recording?

I am attempting to write either a bash script or dedicated piece of software to live monitor my Macbook Pro's webcam activation in a similar manner to the green indicator light on the laptop itself. ...
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Disable the camera at a low level on a MacBook Air with Ventura

I'm paranoid and I want to disable the camera as thoroughly as possible short of altering the hardware. But I can't seem to find a method that works on Ventura. The closest lead I got was altering ...
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Optical Zoom on iPhone Xs

I want to record something with 1.8x zoom on iPhone Xs. I have read that optical zoom should be preferred over digital zoom, and Apple says the iPhone XS has 2x optical zoom. Does everything between ...
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How can Continuity Camera in iOS 16 be controlled with Shortcuts?

I want to turn Continuity Camera on and off with a shortcut. (It uses too much battery, so it's best left off except when I want to use it.) I can find no mention of such control anywhere. How can ...
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Why has the camera on my iphone stopped working?

Tthe camera on my phone (iPhone 6S+) has stopped working. I thought it was due to lack of space (indeed, I couldn't even press the button and take a blank photo). That was for one side of the camera (...
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MacOS Ventura 13.3 apps don't show in Camera and Microphone Privacy & Security settings

I've been having issues getting apps to show in System Settings > Privacy & Security > Microphone & Camera, on MacOS Ventura 13.3. I have a iMac 27-inch, Late 2013, which I used OpenCore ...
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How can I tell what app is using the camera on my (Apple Silicon) MacBook Pro?

The camera light on my M2 MacBook Pro is on, and I'm not actively using any app that uses the camera. If I quit all apps (except Finder), the light stays on. If I then remove camera permission from ...
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When using Macbook as monitor for iPhone camera it only shows portrait orientation

I'm using a Macbook Air M2 2022 + iPhone 12 Mini. When I rotate the camera 90º the Macbook screen looks like this (camera image is sideways): Just watched a YT video where someone demonstrates this ...
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iPhone camera takes a 3 second exposure causing blurry photos instead of using the flash. How do I disable?

Every time I want to take a photo, the iPhone enables a 3 second exposure in low light. This feature is horrible and does not work for any situation. I want it to use the flash always. Does anyone ...
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How to remove Continuity Camera for deleted iPhone

Recently, I set up an iPhone 12 Pro, which I decided not to keep and deleted its data following Apple's advice. However, in web conferences, I can still select this camera and it even shows a battery ...
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How to undo iPhone slo-mo on a video?

When recording a video in slo-mo in iPhone, it is saved so that the first x seconds are regular speed, then it smoothly transitions to the slow-motion speed, then near x seconds from the end of the ...
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How to disable Continuity Camera on Mac 1 but use it on Mac 2

Since updating to MacOS Ventura my Mac prompts me every time I have a video call with enabling Continuity Camera. So I did, with the expectation that I can disable it afterward, because those prompts ...
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MacBook Pro - Flip front camera for documents online

Sometimes Apple just drive me up the wall. I need to show an identity document to a bank, so, of course (Apple!! OF COURSE) I need to flip the camera. Is it easy? No. Are there lots of click bait ...
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Use front camera of iPhone as MacBook's Continuity Camera

I am trying to use iPhone's front camera as MacBook's Continuity Camera. It works but it 'forcibly' select the rear camera as Camera. I went throughout Apple's official documents, no mention at all. ...
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use iPhone 11 mini with iOS 15. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture: How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture with an iPhone?
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Is there a macro photography mode in the iPhone 14?

I’m a bit confused regarding this feature I thought was standard on all phones including Android. Does the iPhone 14 non pro model have the macro photography feature? I’m looking at the iPhone 14 ...
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Way to test camera output? [closed]

I have a transparent plastic cover over the cameras of my 14 max pro that has a scratch. How can I do a photo test to see if the scratch is impacting photos?
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What is the silver checkered circle on the iPhone 14 camera panel?

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What's wrong with my iPhone camera: note the black and pink arcs

Any idea what is causing the distortion in the upper left of this photo? The blurry curved black and pink lines?
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Use builtin and continuity camera at once on mac

I'd like to stream on twitch with the builtin camera on my macbook and add an external one with continuity cam (from my iphone 13 pro). Is this possible? Also, can I use a different older iPhone 8 ...
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Continuity camera not working

I have an issue with my Mac not seeing my iPhone for the continuity camera. Both devices are up to date Both have Bluetooth on Both connected to the same wifi iPhone has the Handoff and the ...
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Access built-in cameras full feed on MacBook Pro 14" (2021)

While using FaceTime on a MacBook Pro 14" (2021), when I click the rotate image button I've noticed it doesn't just crop the video like my old mac. It can show more above and below. Here is two ...
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How to record audio/video with screen locked?

I want to use Voice Control or another way to record the screen but it's not working for me on iOS 16. I couldn't find any app for this nor any way of locking the screen through shortcuts. How can I ...
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Why are some iPhone 13 Pro photos extremely resampled?

I have an iPhone 13 Pro and I take thousands of photos with it. Most of them are just fine, but I have a couple that are resampled beyond usability that I cannot understand. For example the attached ...
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iPhone 13 Pro records mediocre quality video, but very briefly records in a clearer resolution

I was at a concert yesterday and was upset that my iPhone 13 Pro couldn't record clear video for more than a split second at a time. The conditions were dim light and zoomed in, and the quality of the ...
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View recently recorded videos from camera on Apple Watch?

It looks like I can only view recently taken photos. Is there an Apple Watch where this works? Mine is old, a series 3 running watchOS 8.7 and I consider buying new hardware a fix if newer watches ...
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Can't turn on Center Stage Studio Display

I have a brand new, 2022 16" MBP and a Studio Display. I can't turn on Center Stage. The only option ever available to me in Video Effects is Portrait mode. Any ideas how I get Center Stage here?...
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Why can’t iPhone 13 Pro do macro video?

The iPhone 13 Pro has an amazing macro photography feature. When you switch to video mode, it doesn’t work. Why not? Screen recording from camera: https://youtube.com/shorts/2EvkAfJ6L6A?feature=share
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Incoming WhatsApp images are saved twice in camera roll

I would like to have my incoming images on WhatsApp to be automatically saved on my iPhone's camera roll. In order to do so, I have switched on the 'Add to camera roll' option in WhatsApp settings. ...
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