10 Common faults with iphones and how to fix them

10 Common faults with iphones and how to fix them

The iPhone is one of, if not the most popular smartphone in the world. Millions of people use them every day. But like any device that relies heavily on technology, it can be prone to faults and glitches from time to time. Unfortunately, these issues often lead to stress, frustration, and even the need for a costly repair job. To help potential buyers of an iPhone better understand what potential problems they may experience and how to fix them, we have put together this guide. Below are 10 common faults reported by users along with detailed instructions on how to address each issue.

No Service or Poor Service

One of the biggest headaches when using a smartphone is poor or no service at all. This can be very annoying because it means that you cannot make calls, send text messages or access the internet via mobile data. The first thing you should do is check the settings on your iPhone to make sure that mobile data, roaming and Wi-Fi are all turned on properly. If they are not then turning them back on should solve your problem (Settings > Mobile Data). If this does not work then you will need to contact your network provider for assistance as there may be an issue with their coverage in your area.


Overheating can be a serious issue as it can cause permanent damage to your phone’s internal components. To prevent this from happening you should avoid leaving your phone in direct sunlight for too long or exposing it to extreme temperatures such as a car dashboard during summer months. You should also try and keep heavy apps closed when not in use as these tend to take up more resources than necessary which causes the phone's processor and battery to overheat quicker than normal resulting in decreased performance over time and other technical issues such as random shutdowns or slow response times when opening apps/games etc..

Battery Draining Quickly

If you find that your iPhone's battery is draining faster than usual then there could be several reasons why this is happening, but most likely it is related to software issues such as outdated apps running in the background or too many applications open at once consuming power unnecessarily (check Settings > Battery & Power Management). You'll also want to make sure that Location Services (Settings > Privacy) and push notifications (Settings > Notifications) are only enabled for the apps that you really need which will help conserve battery power further still. Additionally consider reducing screen brightness manually rather than relying on auto settings - dimming the display will reduce battery consumption significantly!

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Connection Issues:

Connection problems with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices occur from time to time due to compatibility issues between hardware components so if you find that you're having difficulties connecting devices then try restarting both devices involved (iPhone & external device). You should also check for available updates from Apple by going into Settings > General > Software Update - updating your OS regularly helps ensure compatibility between different components so always keep your OS up-to date! Additionally make sure Airplane Mode isn't activated by mistake otherwise all connections including cellular will be disabled until it's switched off again which could result in long periods of downtime if unnoticed!

Slow Performance:

It's important for a user's experience with their device that it runs smoothly without any lag or stuttering however this isn't always possible depending on how much strain it's under whilst processing tasks simultaneously so here's some tips for keeping performance at optimum levels... Firstly Clear out unused apps - deleting large unnecessary files stored locally takes up valuable storage space permanently degrading performance overtime unless deleted periodically;

Secondly Reduce animations/transitions – Animations & Transitions are visually pleasing but also take up valuable resources so reducing the amount of them (Setting > General > Accessibility) can help speed up performance; Lastly Hard Reset – If all else fails then try performing a hard reset (Hold Home & Sleep buttons simultaneously until Apple Logo appears) as this forces your device to restart and can help clear any minor issues causing hiccups in its operation.

Unresponsive or Slow Touchscreen

Touchscreens are one of the main interactions between users and their devices; however, they can become unresponsive at times due to various reasons. The most common is dirt, dust or oil covering the surface and blocking signals from reaching it; this can be easily fixed by cleaning it with a piece of soft cloth (make sure it's not too rough to avoid scratching!) and some window cleaner/screen wipes which are typically used for LCD displays - this should restore functionality after a few minutes of wiping away dirt build-up. If that does not fix it then you may need to contact Apple for professional assistance regarding potential hardware issues such as faulty wiring or loose connectors etc..


Random Restarts/Shutdowns:

This issue is usually caused by unstable software, dodgy apps, corrupted files along with hardware failures such as battery drainage resulting in sudden powering off; so if you find yourself experiencing random restarts/shutdowns then you should try the following first - back up your data and perform a factory reset (Settings > General > Reset) which will wipe clean everything including apps & settings returning your device to its original state. If this doesn't solve the problem then you may want to contact Apple directly as they might need to replace a faulty component on the inside!


Sluggish App Loading:

It's annoying when an app takes ages to open or even freezes upon launch; this could be down to outdated software, heavy usage, too many programs running at once or insufficient storage space on your iPhone; so make sure that all important updates are downloaded promptly when available as these often contain bug fixes & performance tweaks helping address issues like slow app loading times (Settings > General > Software Update); additionally close any unnecessary applications running in the background taking up processing power which slows down overall response time (swipe left/right over each app icon respectively). Also check how much available storage space is left on the device and delete large files locally where possible, freeing up more room for new downloads etc..

Water Damage

Accidental spills or water damage is a common problem amongst smartphone owners and iPhones unfortunately don't fare well either! Most manufacturers advise users not to submerge their device in liquid for long periods of time but even if it's only been for a second there's still potential damage that could have been caused so here's what you should do if you find yourself in such a situation... Firstly, switch off the phone immediately without plugging in any cables etc.. Then remove any protective covers / cases before submerging it into uncooked rice for 24 hours as this allows moisture particles trapped inside ports & cracks within internal components escape thus preventing possible corrosion later down the line from where liquid has seeped in through sensitive areas... After 24 hours re-attach protective covers/cases before switching it back on again - if screen still appears mottled/foggy with wavy lines etc.. then take it into an Apple Store straight away as they may need to replace certain components internally depending on the extent of damage sustained!

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