Of all of the elements of an iPhone 5c to abruptly stop working, the one that presents the most frustrating problems may be the camera. The very nice iPhone 5c camera is a dud if it doesn't work in the first place, and actually replacing or fixing it can be very difficult. Luckily, we've assembled a few tips below to help you get the camera working again before you wind up having to do any major repairs. As always, be sure to restart your iPhone before attempting any of the tricks below. You would be surprised how many things can be fixed by turning your device off and on again.
What to do if the iPhone 5c camera's not working
A handy trick for the front-facing camera that you can use if it seems to have stopped working is to simply press on it with your finger. This is a weird trick, but it does fix some of the problems, according to OSXdaily. All you have to do is quit any app that accesses the iPhone camera, flip the iPhone over and apply very slight pressure against the physical camera, and then try to use the camera app again. Some iPhone 5cs have cameras that get jiggled loose over time.
Other tips to deal with the iPhone 5c camera not working
According to the Apple user forums, common solutions to an iPhone 5c camera problem includes force quitting the Camera app. This is to make sure that the problem isn't a software issue being caused by glitch in the state of the Camera application. Other avenues to consider are cleaning the camera lens with a microfiber polishing cloth, taking off any third party cases, and switching between the front and rear camera. This may help you figure out whether or not it is one of both of your cameras that are having problem. If the issue is limited to one camera, then it is most likely a hardware problem. But if both of your cameras are malfunctioning, then it is likely to be caused by a software problem.
If you are still having trouble with the iPhone 5c camera not working after having run through those simple diagnostic tests, you may need to get it repaired. Quality iPhone repair is easy to obtain from iResQ and can quickly eliminate many problems that pop up with iPhones as they age.