After upgrading to new Android version (Ice Cream Sandwich) my camera cannot focus. All the pictures made by my phone are blurry (not focused). I tried to reset camera settings to default, I tried clearing apps data (of my camera), I installed another camera application - nothing helped.

Interesting is, that the camera can focus on objects, that are relatively close (50 cm) but object that are further are blurry.

My front-camera works fine (the one on the display side)

Any ideas?


  • There could be other core apps or services involved besides Camera that could be causing this. I would recommend a factory reset.
    – Chahk
    May 29 '12 at 10:52
  • Unfortunately the factory reset did not help. It is still the same.
    – kubusz
    May 29 '12 at 11:57
  • Was this an official over-the-air (OTA) update from your carrier, or is it a custom ROM?
    – Chahk
    May 29 '12 at 18:16
  • Regular (official) update through Kies. No custom ROM.
    – kubusz
    May 30 '12 at 7:05

It seems that it is HW issue. Unfortunately it occurred at the same time as I upgraded to ICS, but it is a HW issue.


This may be a long shot but check the camera lens, it might have a small piece of see through plastic that starts to get worn out.

Pictures on my new phone were blurry right from the start and I didn't know what to do. Then I noticed that the lens felt a bit rubbery, so I scratched very carefully with my nails and to my amazement the small piece of rubber was removed. Now I have 100% clear pictures.


I had the same issue but fixed it by resetting my camera settings. First switch off your phone and switch it back on, then reset your camera settings.

  • This is kind of vague. How exactly did you reset your camera settings? May 31 '12 at 13:28

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