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iPhone XS camera issue after rough riding

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by jtclark13, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    lol just keep being wrong, no one will notice.

    i guess the reason that drone cameras, isolation rigs, engine mounts, steady cams, etc all have flexible insulators in their final suspension bodies is.... because they're using the same false narrative.

    lol whatever man, you don't have to try it yourself, plenty of other people will , and see the difference. ;-)
    show the mount you used
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  2. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry to start some shit. I just got the recommended mount delivered today, might as well try it while Apple hasn’t called me out on anything yet. The LBL200 is only 2 weeks out so I’ll give it a shot even though it’s still a roll chart ride. I’ve had phones last in “rigid” mounts there too, but a good first test. It’ll be the first and last ride on my 07 450 XC, bought it to ride and flip just for the best DS ride in the country :ricky
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  3. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    I think you should be fine.
    Most of the vibration is amplified by using some sort of arm, the farther away from the bar the mor vibraition will be generated and sent to the phone.
    The flexable mount like ohgood said mounts the phone tight against the bars with no arm .
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  4. bobthekelpy

    bobthekelpy 2015 R1200GSA

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    My Samsung S8 camera has trouble focusing after being mounted on the handlebar with a Quadlock mount. Going to sound funny, but I found simply giving the phone a quick shake after taking off the mount was enough to get the camera sensor to re-focus as per normal.. I've had the phone 2 years now, so there's been no noticeable long term implication from it in any case. Give it a go, it costs nothing..
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  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'm just curious to see what flexible mount you used
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  6. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    The exact one in your link.

    92AF0FDC-DA46-4B7E-8C05-1DB57CCD3E66.jpeg
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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    how long did you use that one before it damaged the iPhone camera ?
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  8. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    I haven’t used this yet, I decided to buy it based on your comments that this is the only way to go and will fix all my problems. Before I’ve used the x-grip and now the quad lock. No issues until I get the XS, my older iPhones never had an issue at all with the previous mounts.
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  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    hmm I'm not sure which size you have, check the fit before you use it, should be snug on the phone- if it's loose you might need a smaller size. the iPhone sizes are foreign to me
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    johnkoester n00b

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    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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  12. gusthedog

    gusthedog Been here awhile

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    I use a phone mount "bag" if you like. Never had a camera issue or phone issue in a decade of use.

    The bag takes all of the vibration out. Not bad for $12.

    Three velcro straps on the back. Nice and secure. I leave one on permanently. Screenshot_20190901-101853.jpg
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  13. ncj01

    ncj01 Long timer Supporter

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    Can you link that, I was unable to find it by searching. Thnx
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  14. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Google "wheel up phone mount bag"
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  15. gusthedog

    gusthedog Been here awhile

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  16. jtclark13

    jtclark13 Long timer Supporter

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    Ever had any issues with overheating? I tried putting my phone in the map pocket of my tank bag when I forgot to grab my mount from the other bike and it lasted about 10 minutes and then quit working because of the heat build up.
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    I have had issues with overheating with the phone out in the air.
    The iphone camera issue has been going back for some time. I have killed at lest 2. Usually when I forgot to turn off the camera after taking a pic during a stop.
    I have used Ram mount, Hondo's perfect grip and now I am using Rokform.
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  18. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Can you recall what has been the usual ambient air temperature in which you have experienced this behaviour?
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    Traxx Long timer Supporter

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    The shutdown from overheating just about anything over 95F and in direct sunlight at a stop. Moving and in direct sunlight it would shut down at about 105F. Get to a shady place and it will cool down enough to start up again. My biggest warning sign was the display would start to dim.
    This was using a nav app with downloaded maps. Rever, Scenic and CoPilot all did it.
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  20. gusthedog

    gusthedog Been here awhile

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    Not really, no. I have it in the middle of the bars facing me with the phone almost vertical. That way the little sun visor takes the brunt. But most of the places I ride have dappled shade - my area is 48% tree cover. But I've never had my phone overheat in the mount. I'm sure it would in direct sunlight though. They all do though.
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