Every Apple smartphone undergoes rigorous testing. Nevertheless, the manufacturer guarantees high quality standards. This is what allows the iPhone to work quickly and smoothly. The smartphone camera is an important part of the system. This module provides sensitive autofocus, shoots portraits with bokeh and depth control, and helps to apply portrait lighting effects.
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But what if the camera suddenly stops functioning properly? Is it possible to exchange it for an inexpensive non-original analogue in a good workshop? Will such a solution provide the required module quality?
Apple strongly recommends that you outsource this work to certified professionals. These craftsmen have been trained to work with Apple products, and they will definitely use original components. Such services are provided both by the manufacturer himself and by authorized service centers or independent centers working with original modules. Already in the case of warranty service, there is definitely no point in refusing the official service.
Genuine spare parts are precisely sized to fit the housing. An inexperienced technician may fail to tighten the screws or covers, resulting in damage to the battery, overheating of the device, or even injury to the owner. The very same iPhone camera is designed taking into account the operating system of the smartphone. A non-original module may simply be incompatible software or work incorrectly, losing performance. Such a problem can manifest itself, for example, after updating iOS and the appearance of new drivers for the camera in the system. When using a non-original module, the following problems may occur:
- the camera will not focus well or the picture will be blurry;
- in Portrait mode, subject may be out of focus or only partially in focus;
- a third-party application working with the camera may freeze or even quit unexpectedly;
- in third party applications, live preview will be blank or freeze.
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How to check the original camera installation after repairing iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max
Follow the path Settings → Basic → About this device… Parts replacement history will be available on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 mini with iOS 15.2 or later installed. Here you can also find out if the camera has been replaced on a smartphone.
If original spare parts were installed during the repair, next to the camera in the section Parts and Service History will be indicated Original spare part or Apple part authenticity…
If a non-original module is present, the entry “Unknown detail“.
This may mean that:
- a non-original camera was installed in the device;
- this camera was previously used or installed on another iPhone;
- the camera is not working properly.