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iOS 14.5.1 Camera and Flashlight Issues

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Apple has recently released the iOS 14.5.1. Unfortunately after upgrading, my Cameras and Flashlight, stopped working on my iPhone 12 Pro.

Apple haven’t acknowledged this issue is a bug with the update, however it does appear to be affecting numerous users who have updated.

I had this issue earlier today and the fix was a quick and easy, all that was required was to perform a “force restart”. I did notice that a normal restart did not resolve the issue, and it required a forced restart using the method below.

On iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, or iPhone 12:

  • Press volume up
  • press volume down
  • Press and hold the power button and release when the Apple logo appears

Your iPhone should now boot up and once fully loaded the camera and flashlight should now work correctly.