Note : I'm calling the camera that is facing the user or on the touch screen the rear facing camera and the camera on the case side the front camera . Hi all ,perhaps somebody has had this happen to their phone or iPad as I read that It happens a lot of times and of most of these times it occurs when updating Software to the next IOS. . I have the problem on an I Pad 2 running IOS 8.1.2 non jailbroken and no other additional camera apps installed . Only the native camera . The front facing camera seems to not want to open the shutter ,(speculative) and Is a black screen with the controls visible , but not functioning . When I tap on the camera icon to open app my screen opens on the rear camera and the camera and the controls come up like Normal . When I change to select the front or rear camera by tapping on the icon camera on the screen to rotate the one I want , it does rotate but is a dead screen ER black screen. To change it back to the camera rear facing I have to close the app and reopen as in a normal opening step. I've tried the following procedures and usually with hardware small issues On of these should have corrected . I am thinking its a software issue and am probably to talk to apple support . Maybe not though perhaps one of the members has a fix . I hope so dealing with Apple. Is grueling 1) cleared a everything running in background and tried to clear the camera app itself by tapping and holding till a check mark appeared on the icon , then pulled To top of screen and released...no help camera not working 2) tried to soft reset by sliding power button to right and Blah blah blah ....... No help camera not working 3 ) performed a soft restart by holding home button and power sleep button at same time . No Help camera not working 4) performed a hard reset. Went into settings> general >reset >reset all ... No help camera not working . Any way ......thanks for viewing post ,ER thread or whatever it's called . Some well needed advice and help with issue , I am grateful for input thanks A. G.