Picture this: your iPhone is busted and you can’t get to an Apple Store right away. Fortunately, we’ve discovered the most popular (and downright odd) problems you’ll encounter - and how to fix them!
iPhone users across the globe, more or less, experience the same issues with their devices across their Apple-using lifespan. You get the odd case here and there that you just hope never happens to your precious device.
From audio-gravity issues to the classic white screen of death, we thought we might save you a trip to the Apple Store, and show you some of the most common and uncommon problems you’ll ever encounter (and their fixes):
Ahh, the dreaded white screen of death. This generally happens due to a jailbreak or hardware issue.
Fortunately, fixes exist which you can attempt yourself. Return your phone to life with these steps:
Sometimes this hard reset might not be enough. If you’re still on the white screen of death try this version of the hard reset instead:
Press and hold the "Side” and “Volume down” buttons at the same time
Press and hold the “Home” and “Sleep/wake button” at the same time
If none of the above methods work, it’s time to take a trip to the Genius Bar, I’m afraid.
A user on MacRumors reported how typing in “I dont” (missing apostrophe intended) autocorrects to “I d.o.n.t”.
There are some possible solutions if you’ve experienced this with your iPhone’s not-so-savvy autocorrect:
"Jailbreaking” lets iPhone users access apps restricted by Apple. It also makes your phone vulnerable to hacks due to removing the security protection that Apple offers, leading to losses in data, fraud, or both.
It was also common for the iOS 12 update to lose iPhone data. Fortunately, recovering this data couldn’t be easier.
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No sound from your device is an incredibly easy fix:
Water damage on your iPhone is surprisingly reversible; however, in some cases, a water-damaged iPhone may mean the end of its life. Whether you’ve dropped your device down the toilet or accidentally spilled liquids on it, here’s how you can potentially save it from water damage:
A very, very common issue amongst Apple users is iPhone battery life.
The only real solution is to go to an Apple store and replace its battery, which is generally free if you’re still under warranty.
However, it’s also a good idea to check what your device is actually using its battery life on, plus its battery health. Here’s how to check the battery health of your iPhone:
Sean Keach, a Digital Technology and Science Editor, it’s worth considering a replacement when the maximum capacity falls below 70%.
There are various methods you can follow to fix a black screen, however the first one we highly recommend is simply charging your phone to ensure your battery isn’t the main cause of your black screen.
Other reasons for the black screen of death include:
Should your black screen remain, it might be best to restore your phone to its factory settings. Use a third-party data recovery software if you haven’t backed up your phone recently to restore its data.
If your iPhone has a black screen after the iOS 12 or 13 update, simply charge up your phone to check it’s not a battery problem.
If your phone starts to randomly reboot several times a day:
If your phone is still rebooting itself:
Updating your phone generally sorts most glitches. If your iPhone is preventing you from updating its iOS,however, there’s a few possible reasons why:
The following iPhone error codes can prevent your device from updating to the latest iOS:
Your iPhone might be too old to install the new update. If you’re thinking about upgrading but you’re daunted by the price, you can sell your iPhone to contribute to your new device.
Yep, gravity might just have a part to play in your iPhone behaving badly, or does it?
This Reddit user experienced low ringer volume unless they held their phone upside down. It also meant their calls were quiet, even with the volume turned up all the way.
It was resolved by taking it to the Apple store and cleaning the earpiece and bottom speakers. Dirt is apparently a common culprit in malfunctions if it enters your iPhone - so keep your devices clean!
If you’re absolutely sure there’s no data-outage, then finding that you cannot connect to cellular data can be very frustrating.
Here are several ways to solve the “no service” issue:
If you’ve been on an app for an hour or so and find it’s heating up, you need to let it cool down. But if it’s unusually hot so soon, follow these steps:
The iOS 12/13 updates have been to blame for frozen iPhone screens or black screens.
Below are some ways to tackle a frozen screen.
This will not affect your iOS. It cuts the power to the device and turns it back on again.