ARE YOU A CHRONIC SELFIE TAKER WITH A BROKEN CAMERA?
Camera and Lens Repair - Most problems with cameras on smartphones involve picture quality. The quality of the picture is affected primarily by the lens, so caring for your lens should be a top priority if you are an avid smartphone camera clicker. Because the size of the lens is so tiny (around 2mm), any scratch or blemish of any size will cause noticeable smudges, dots or lines in your pictures and videos.
If, after reading the following steps for lens care, you've determined that the camera/lens is permanently damaged, please fill out the Free Quote form on this page or call a customer service representative at (713) 766-6006 to schedule a repair appointment.
Cell Phone Camera Lens Care Tips
For cleaning the protective layer on the lens, you should always use a clean microfiber cloth like the one that ships with the iPhone and many other smartphones. Often, sunglasses will include a microfiber cloth. If you have lost yours, you can find them anywhere glasses or sunglasses are sold or at any camera shop.
Don't use a tissue or the corner of your shirt. Tissues are not soft enough to act as a lens wiper because they are actually made from wood pulp. Tissues are not nearly as soft as microfiber. Using the corner of your shirt may be the worst idea for cleaning the lens coating, particularly if you spend time outdoors. If you've accumulated any dust or dirt or sand (basically anything small, scratchy and hard) on your shirt, you may actually permanently damage the lens coating by using your shirt to wipe the lens.
Reliable sources suggest never using any harsh chemicals on your camera lens, including simple alcohol, as the chemicals may eat away at the lens coating over time. Furthermore, if even a small amount of a liquid seeps into the camera behind the lens, you may experience condensation inside the lens that you can't wipe away.
Could Software Be the Problem?
Cameras are operated by software on your phone, so software bugs are not unlikely sources of the problem. If your camera issues aren't related to the quality of the picture, then the camera app may be the culprit. If you find that there are shutter issues, or the camera doesn't shoot the picture when you press the button, or other seemingly mechanical problems, then try clearing the camera app from memory, or rebooting your smartphone. You may also try using another reliable camera app from your phone's App Store.
If you've tried all the steps outlined above and still have problems with your mobile phone camera, please call us at 713-766-6006 or fill out the free quote form to schedule an appointment to analyze your camera issues.