Phone shuts down when taking photos

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    I thought my battery had died a few days ago when I was taking pics whilst outdoors. It's done a few times since and it goes off at about 22%. When I plug it into the charger it comes back on straight away.
    Anyone else having this?
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    No. I have no issues taking pictures.
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    Try a reboot. Sounds like asoftware glitch.
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    Not sure why , but sometime
    Ed mine does this exact thing. I have found if I shut down unused apps than everything works like it should. May be worth a shot.
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    that's weird :( maybe you should go to app store and let them check your phone?
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    Try different settings like Location Services and see if it still does that. But either way, it shouldn't shut off. I'd restore and not put anything on the phone and see if it still does it. If the phone still shuts off then call apple care and get it swapped.
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    Spam ^^
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    What are you talking about?

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    Thats weird. As I am aware From my last adventure into an iPhones intestines there is no link from the battery or something like that to the camera. Actually they're nowhere near each other. I would swap out the camera first and if it still happens it might be your motherboard or battery. In any case I would drop it by the genius bar and let them have a crack at it.
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    agree. exactly. what about it? spam?
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    There was a post directly above that was a SPAM post... deleted now. :)
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    Same thing happening here. When taking pictures around 20% battery in my iphone 4S 64GB it shutdowns and you have to rebooting (home+switch on/off) to start again or connect it to the charger to back on again.

    It always show low battery but is not correct. It backs on with 19%-20% battery remain.

    When rebooting if you don't take pictures or make videos te phone is working till battery runs out at 1%, so the normal behaviour.

    I'm using the last IOS 6.0.1

    Any ideas?

    Thank you
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    Is your iphone jailbroken? if not, then a simple restore and resyncing of all your info. will most likely solve the problem. it takes an hour or so of course though.
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    Same thing happening here.
    iphone4s 64gb switches off when taking pictures (sometimes) (often enough to be annoying!)
    always with 10-40% of battery remaining
    it shows flat battery animation and will NOT switch on, even if holding both buttons for 2mins+
    but it turns on immediately when i connect charger, no waiting to charge
    and immediately shows 10-50% of battery that i knew it had
    it also did it once when playing music and then someone called me
    device switched off when i pressed answer button

    i am jailbroken 5.1.1
    it did not happen on 5.0 jailbroken (but that was when battery was new - 4 months old!)
    had device for 13 months so warranty/swap is out of the question

    interesting to see raviega's un-jailbroken device doing the same (post above)
    did a restore fix that?

    anyone else got this problem or any info?
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    Note: Mi phone IS NOT jailbroken and I didn't restore the device yet.
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    I'm having the same problem, first noticed it New Years Eve, my battery was on about 30% as I'd had my hotspot enabled for the kids to use my internet allowance. I took a few pictures of the fireworks and then the phone just shut off, when I tried the home button nothing happened, when I powered it back on it was telling me to plug in to the mains. About 10 mins later the phone came back on and I had 27% battery!
    It happened again last night, taking a couple of pictures of the snow then locked my phone, took them in to my daughter to show her but the phone wouldn't come on and the battery dead symbol was displayed. Plugged the phone in to power and it came back on charging again at 27%!
    iPhone 5 16GB
    iOS 6.0.2
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    Today I decided to restore the iPhone after almost 2 months with the problem, and the same problem happened again.

    Battery 18%, I took 2 pictures and phone shutdown.

    You have to connect it to back on again, or click home and switch button at the same time to reboot it.

    I'm terribly dissapointed with this thing :(
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    Have you considered making a Genius Bar appointment at an Apple store? If your phone is still under warranty and the problem is hardware related, you should receive a replacement iPhone. Make sure to do a backup of your phone before taking it in. If you receive a replacement phone, you can set it up from the backup you made.

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