FP3: Problems with getting the focus in the camera

I recently got an Fairphone 3 and yesterday I had to take a picture of my bank card. The focus of the camera didn’t work (and does not in General). Specifically, it focuses briefly and immediately becomes out of focus again. The photo cannot be taken in the focused moment. What can I do?

Please take care not undercutting the minimum focusing distance of approximately 10 cm.

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Setting ‘Auto Focus Mode’ to ‘Off’ or ‘Disable’ in the Camera settings will most likely solve it. I have seen the same phenomenon in another camera app, and disabling autofocus solved it there as well.


Many thanks! I will try it and report back to the community if your suggestion works.

Thanks, but the distance is not the problem!

I can’t find “autofocus off” anywhere. Turning on “object identification” seems to be the only way to make the camera app not take a photo the second I tap the screen. On FP2 that would make it focus. Hmm.

I can’t find “object identification” anywhere. Aren’t you talking about the stock camera app, version 2.0.002? Towards the end of its settings, it has the option “Auto Focus Mode”, and you can set it to “off”.

I do indeed use the stock camera app, version 2.0.002 and it looks as follows:

I had today again problem despite having deactivated object and face identification.

That is what it looks like on my phone as well. Strange…