[Solved] Fix iPhone Camera Stuck at Shutter Does Not Open

Most of the users have reported that their Camera shutter does not open and whenever they open ‘Camera’ application then their Camera stuck on Shutter. Now this problem has many solutions and while performing these solutions I will suggest you to perform in the order as they have been mentioned in the post. So, let us start on with the solution.


One of the most basic solution is to close this application by double tapping the home button and then hold any one of the icons for a long time, you will see ‘minus’ sign at the top of every icon. Just tap that ‘minus’ to close the application. In this case you will do this for Camera and then press home button to return back. Now open your camera again and there are certain chances that now your camera will work fine.

If the above mentioned solution does not work, then press and hold the power key until you see the red swipe key asking to switch off your iPhone. Now press the home Button unless this screen changes to normal home screen. Now again try to open your camera and this time might start working.

If the problem still exist then press and hold the power button unless it shows that screen as discussed above and then swipe to switch off your cellphone, now switch it on again by pressing the power key until you see the Apple logo. Restarting your iPhone might help you. Now again try to open ‘Camera’ it might work this time.

If you are reading this, then your problem has not been solved. Now go to Settings>General>Reset and then tap the option stating ‘Erase All Content and Settings’. This will take some time and meanwhile leave your phone unattended. This option as the name states will delete all the applications and all the data which is available on your iPhone and it will also forget all the settings which was done on your phone. You will have to re-configure your iPhone again, so it will advisable to take the backup and then perform this solution. After your configure it, tap the Camera app, now there are high chances for this problem to get resolved.


If the problem is again unresolved, then Restore your iPhone, that’s what you can do now and for almost everyone this has worked but then you will have configure your iPhone and then iPhone for iTunes and its pretty time consuming

If the problem is still unresolved, then delete all the back created on your computer, by going to ‘C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Computer Name>\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup’, then restore your iPhone without taking any back up of your iPhone. This is the last solution which can be offered by me. Now if the problem still persists then I will suggest you to take your iPhone to Apple Care and then let me decide what to do with the problem.

Please let us know if you have some other solution to this problem.

By Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

2 replies on “[Solved] Fix iPhone Camera Stuck at Shutter Does Not Open”

I have lost my camera icon from my iphone 2g (3.1.2 ios), and no one i have thing to capture any thing,did’t take a picture.

please give me an advice to rescue it.pleas


i am waitting r ans….

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