Five Common iPhone Problems and Workarounds

Five Common iPhone Problems and Workarounds

We have newer versions of the iPhone launched every few years, and one cannot deny that each new version has completely different looks and features than its predecessor. That said, every now and then, some problems and issues have been repeatedly registered in all iPhone versions. Fortunately, some of these issues can be diagnosed and fixed quite easily. We have put together the top five most common problems faced in iPhones along with their workarounds.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity Problems      

This is one of the most common issues across all iPhones versions. Users find it difficult to connect to a third-party Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network, such as wireless headphones and car speakers. Users have also reported high power drainage while using the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities.

  • Restart your iPhone
  • Try switching the Bluetooth on and off again.
  • Overlook the device that you’re trying to connect to, and then try pairing with it again.
  • Reset your network settings. Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. Now try connecting to the Bluetooth device again.


Fast Battery Drain

You’re iPhone has been around for not too long, but the battery performance really disappoints you? Is it draining too fast? Try doing these.

  • Update to the latest iOS. The new releases handle battery drainage issues.
  • Consider deleting applications that are not in use or are consuming too much power. Check out the apps draining your battery here: Settings -> Battery Usage -> Battery.
  • Replace your battery, and get a new one.



Though your iPhone may become hot while performing CPU-intensive tasks, it should ideally get back to the normal temperature once you’re done. If the overheating problem is persistent, you can try doing these.

  • Remove your iPhone case/cover.
  • Check if a misbehaving application is causing the overheating problem. Check for apps that were recently updated, a bad update could also be the problem.
  • Run battery diagnostics.
  • Reset and restore your iPhone.
  • Contact Apple Support. Overheating phones could mean serious hardware concerns.


iPhone Wont Power On

Sometimes, users may face problems while trying to power up their device. If you’ve pressed the ‘power’ button quite a few times and the screen still won’t turn on, try doing these.

  • Plug it to the charger, and let it charge. It may have run out of battery.
  • Try doing a hard reset. Press the ‘power’ and the ‘home’ button together, and keep holding until you have the Apple logo on your screen.
  • Restore iOS with iTunes


Poor Call and Speaker Quality

Another widely reported problem, users have complained that audio calls sound distant, or they are too low to hear. If you’re facing the same, try these.

  • Settings -> Sound -> Drag ‘ringer and alerts’ slide to maximum
  • Check if you’ve mistakenly placed your iPhone on the silent mode.
  • Restart the phone.
  • Check for dust or dirt on the speaker, and clean it.

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