I have an adorable baby, a shiny new tripod, and an iPhone 12 Pro Max. The perfect setup for catching cute moments so that we can share them with all the desperate locked-down family across the country. (Seriously, this baby hasn’t met anyone but her parents and healthcare providers! Weird world.)
Except… recording has been unreliable. The phone seems to quit recording after random durations.
So, I’ll have it all set up and be recording e.g., baby’s first taste of peanut butter and seeing her smile, only to later find that 1/3rd of the way through the video had stopped and the moment isn’t there.
Instead, when I return to the phone, I’ve encountered either the camera showing black (e.g., nothing in the “viewfinder”) or the camera app has been backgrounded.
“Frustrating” doesn’t quite describe it.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any guesses?
My assumption is user error—perhaps I’m inadvertently disabling it somehow. The tripod clamp comes down kinda close to the down-volume button, so maybe pressure causes that button to trigger. But the black screen and exited app symptoms don’t fit with this…
(It isn’t storage. 256gb phone, half-full.)