Your iPhone may not always perform the way you expect it to. We compiled the most common iPhone issues and solutions for you. Often, there are simple fixes that may be made. It’s less likely that it’ll be a major issue that has to be addressed by a professional.
Apps can become perplexed and fail to behave as they should. The Weather Channel app on my iPad, for example, may occasionally fail to update, leaving the temperature and forecast from the last time I used it several hours ago. The simple solution is to close the app and reopen it. To bring up the carousel of running apps, double-tap the Home button, then slide up on the problem app to complete it. Then, to restart the app, press the icon. You can also contact Apple support via live chat if you have any problems.
Battery Draining Faster Than Usual.
You can do a few things if your battery is draining faster than usual. Restarting your iPhone is a simple initial step that can often resolve the issue. The next step is to go to Settings > Battery to examine which apps are draining your battery in detail. It indicates which programs you’ve been actively utilizing and how much energy is being taken by background-running apps. If a background program is consuming a lot of energy, you can disable “background app refresh” by heading to General > Background App Refresh and turning it off, or by turning it off for specific apps. In extreme circumstances, resetting all settings or doing a reset and restore may be necessary.
Restart Your Network.
If you’re experiencing trouble connecting, you may also try resetting your network settings. Your Wi-Fi networks and passwords and your cellular settings will be reset (as well as VPN and APN settings). Reset Network Settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
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“Renew Lease” Wi-Fi Issue
My desktop PC loses internet connection at least a couple of times every day, but I can quickly restore it by renewing the IP address allocated to it. You can also renew your iPhone’s lease. Tap the I to the right of the network name you’re connected to in Settings > Wi-Fi. Then tap Lease Renewal.
Try “Forget This Network” for Wi-Fi Issue
If selecting Airplane Mode doesn’t solve your Wi-Fi problems, go to Settings > Wi-Fi and pick the specific network. Then press the Forget This Network button. Then reconnect to it and sign in once more.
Lossing Connection: Try Turning On and Off “Airplane Mode”
Your iPhone may occasionally be unable to connect to your cellular data service or a Wi-Fi router. Shutting on Airplane Mode for 30 seconds to disengage from wireless services and then turning it off is frequently the solution. As a result, your iPhone will forget the previous connection and establish a new one. Slide up the Control Panel from the bottom of the home screen and hit the airplane icon to activate Airplane Mode. You can also try deleting and reinserting the SIM card in your iPhone.
Backup: Reset and Restore
In the worst-case scenario, if nothing else works and your iPhone is unusable, you may need to restore from a backup (here’s how to back up your iPhone). To check if you have a current backup, click to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then tap a device under Backups to see the date of your most recent backup. Hopefully, it will be up to date. Then go to Settings > General > Reset and hit “Erase all content and settings,” then tap “Choose backup” and choose from the list of iCloud backups that are available.
Installing The Most Recent Version of iOS
If your iPhone is acting up, another vital first step is to update to the current version of iOS. The behavior you’re seeing maybe a known bug for which Apple has already provided a remedy. To update your software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. You’ll get a notification indicating an update is available if one has been provided.
Another alternative is to Reset All Settings if your iPhone is laggy and appears to have numerous faults. Reset all settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. This clears all of the settings, removing anything that could be harmful while keeping your data.
Doing a Force Restart to Refresh Your Phone
If your iPhone freezes and won’t answer, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously until the device shuts down and restarts. (Of course, if your iPhone isn’t responding, the obvious first step is to make sure your battery is charged by plugging it in for a half-hour and then trying again.)
Stuck on Apple Logo During Startup: Connect to iTunes
If you’ve reset your iPhone and the Apple logo remains on the screen for an extended period, you’ll need to connect it to a desktop computer that has the free iTunes program installed and powered up. Once it’s connected, perform the above-mentioned force restart. Don’t let go of the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons when you see the Apple logo. Instead, wait until the Recovery Mode screen appears. Then select Update, and iTunes will attempt to reinstall iOS without deleting your data. If it takes more than 15 minutes, you may need to force restart while connected to iTunes a second time.