The issue saw the main camera shake uncontrollably and make a rattling or grinding noise whenever users tried taking pictures and images using popular third-party apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram.
It in turn prompted speculation that the bug was in some way triggering the optical image stabilization (OIS) hardware in the camera lenses, making it essentially impossible to capture images.
Although Apple’s in-built iOS camera app works fine, users were advised not to allow their iPhone 14 Pro’s camera to rattle or shake as it could cause hardware damage. The issue was raised extensively to the point Apple had to acknowledge it.
Tech experts suggest that third-party apps weren’t quite ready for the camera changes Apple introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro models.
It didn’t take Apple long to fix the camera issue & other various bugs
The Silicon Valley-based company promised a fix would be coming and has on Friday, September 23rd indeed pushed an update out to its flagship iPhone 14 series devices.
The iOS 16.0.2 security update is meant to fix the iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max’s camera shaking & vibrating issue as well as a handful of other iPhone problems which you can read in the changelog shown to users below:
According to the changelog iPhone users are seeing when the update installation prompt appears, the problem impacted both the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max but there’s no mention of the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus models.
There were some complaints about the new “Copy And Paste” prompt that came with iOS 16. It would ask users permission to copy and paste content between apps and its frequency was apparently annoying some users. Ron Huang -a senior manager at Apple, admitted to MacRumors last week that its persistence was, “absolutely not expected behavior and we (Apple) will get to the bottom of it.”
Apps are not supposed to ask for permission to access the clipboard with every single paste attempt, and the issue has already been addressed in the iOS 16.1 Beta version.
iOS 16.0.2 further resolves a problem that caused some iPhone X, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 models with serviced or replaced displays to become unresponsive (touch input was not responding) after updating to iOS 16.
Other key areas addressed include the blacked-out display while setting up the iPhone, and unavailability of VoiceOver after rebooting the device.
How to update to iOS 16.0.2
Assuming you’re connected to Wi-Fi and the update has reached your handset, you can download it and install it by:
- Going to Settings > General > Software Update.
- You should see the iOS 16.0.2 update and a button that says, “Download and Install“. Tap that link and the iPhone will take care of the rest.
According to an Apple Support Page, this update is available from the iPhone 8 all the way up to the latest iPhone 14 lineup.
Apple is already working on iOS 16.1 which is to be released alongside iPadOS 16.1 sometime in October.