In reality, all iPhones work smoothly until it doesn’t – which is right at the time when you need them the most. Just like any piece of complex machinery, the iPhone can cause a number of problems. In most of the cases, troubleshooting and fixing them is a straightforward affair.
So, just before you call Apple Support or visit your local forum, here are a few things you can try before getting your devices and services “working” again.
Restarting, Rebooting And Recovering Your iPhone: A Solution For Most Problems Nowadays
We all know that this is a cliche – but sometimes doing a simple restart on your iPhone can clear up all the problems ranging from battery drain to bad WiFi and Bluetooth and even misbehaving apps. Simply powering up and down can give you the hard reboot you need.
Still, sometimes a reboot just isn’t enough. If something goes seriously wrong and you are told to – or need to – put your iPhone into recovery, you can reinstall your iOS. But did you know that you can also reinstall apps, remove network connections, erase content and do many custom things?
Below we are listing the top 5 iPhone problems and scenarios that need a quick fix.
1.What if your iPhone won’t charge, gets terrible battery life, won’t shut down or start up?
The truth is, power problems are the worst. With such problem, you cannot rely on your iPhone working for you when you need it.
If your phone won’t charge or gets terrible battery life, you can first force a restart by pressing and holding down the Sleep/Wake button on the right side. While continuing to hold this button, you can also press and hold the Volume Down button (iphone 7 or newer) until the screen turns off. Repeat the process for the screen to turn back on.
Also, you can try switching outlets or port for better battery life or charging, as well as switching cables. Most of the times, it is the cables that do the mess.
2.What if your iPhone won’t turn on the WiFi, Bluetooth and other connections?
If your iPhone is not connecting to Bluetooth, you should navigate to Settings > Bluetooth > Info > Forget This Device. Once the old devices have been unpaired, try connecting again. If this doesn’t work, try turning Bluetooth on and off again or do a hard reset.
When it comes to AirDrop not working, the fix is to launch Settings > General > AirDrop and turn it on and off. If that doesn’t work, do a hard reset. And if the hard reset doesn’t help you with these problems, you can always update (Settings>General>Software Update) if there is an update available. Hopefully, this will help you solve your problems.
3.The iPhone doesn’t have a headphone jack – how do you manage to get used to this?
The best way to get around the headphone jack is to either use an adapter – or get used to the new set of headphones – or even try the AirPods which seem to connect via Bluetooth. If you already installed a great pair of headphones that rely on the standard port, you can use the Lighting port for charging your iPhone while you are using headphones.
Still, going wireless seems to be the best decision for many people out there.
4.Poor iPhone call/speaker quality
This is one of the most widely reported iPhone ⅞ problems. There are many threads on the Apple discussion for iPhone owners reporting this particular problem. When it comes to the solution, it is really simple.
All you need to do is go to Settings > Sounds and drag the Ringer And Alerts slider in order to turn the volume up. Also, check the Ring/Silent switch on the side of the phone to make sure that it is not set to Silent (Orange).
If that doesn’t work or nothing changes, it is time to restart your iPhone. And if that doesn’t help, maybe you should try getting your iPhone to the nearest repair shop.
5.3D Touch Haptic Feedback Not Working
This is most certainly a bug that is found on most iPhones – mostly because 3D Touch continues to work but there is no feedback from the phone indicating that the feature was used.
The quick is simple – you need to restart your phone in order to temporarily restore haptic feedback. You can go to Settings>Sounds & Haptics and toggle System Haptics off and on again – or Settings>General>Accessibility>3D Touch to toggle the feature on and off and adjust sensitivity.
If you have Skype installed, you can restore the feedback after disabling the app’s integration option.
A Final Word
In the end, every single problem can kill the fun about the new iPhone 7 and 8 – or the other models. The goal here is to not take everything for granted – but try doing the quick fixes and see if that will work. After all, we are living at times when technology is complicated – and you should definitely not overreact when it comes to any single problem on your iPhone.
We hope that this guide helped you fix your iPhone problems!