iPhone: what are the most common problems and how to solve them

Among the smartphones on the market, theiPhone it is certainly one of the most appreciated: it is able to offer excellent performance and is always updated with new and interesting functions. Unfortunately, at the same …

iPhone: what are the most common problems and how to solve them

Among the smartphones on the market, theiPhone it is certainly one of the most appreciated: it is able to offer excellent performance and is always updated with new and interesting functions. Unfortunately, at the same time, the flagship device of Apple it also has some negative sides, such as the very high price and some malfunctions which, as time passes, tend to occur more and more frequently. In this article we explain what these problems are and how to solve them.

The iPhone battery lasts too little

Let's start with a malfunction that occurs regularly on older Apple smartphones: thebattery wear. This problem can be due to a series of reasons, such as: advanced age, failure to update the software, use of unsuitable chargers, use of the device in places with too low temperatures, etc.

Let's now see some solutions to solve these problems and allow the battery a longer life cycle. If the device has many years behind it, unfortunately there are not many solutions. As is now well known, smartphones are the victim of “planned obsolescence”, i.e. a pre-established vital time marked by the updates they must support. Having reached the point where the operating system can no longer be updated, there is nothing left to do but replace the smartphone with a new one.

Regarding the update of the softwareyou need to know that failure to update to the latest version can have consequences on the battery, so it is a good idea to always keep enough memory space to do so.

It is also not recommended to use chargers other than those supplied by the manufacturer. Although the European Union has worked to impose a single battery charger throughout the community area in order not to pollute excessively, it is important to remember that even now there are substandard products that ruin batteries and others that instead – despite not being Apple branded – are Of higher quality. The latter, to ensure that the iPhone battery lasts longer, are preferable.

Finally, as explained in this article, using your smartphone in places where temperatures are very low can lead to faster battery drain. So, for example, if you go skiing, it would be better to use the iPhone only in case of extreme necessity, or the battery will suffer.

iPhone storage space is full

Self space in memory of iPhone is full, the user can implement multiple strategies, let's see what they are. The first is also the most obvious: eliminate what is not needed. Especially when you own a smartphone for many years, you tend to accumulate dozens of useless applications that take up a lot of precious memory. To free up some space you can delete the unused ones.

Alternatively, you can move your photos and videos to iCloud, so you can remove them from your smartphone and save space. If you then want to use one of the contents that have been moved again, simply consult the cloud. What if the space in this digital place also runs out? In this case you can purchase new space thanks to the subscriptions made available by Apple, or download the material and store it directly on your PC.

A different discussion must be made for updates: these, in fact, tend to erode the internal memory of the iPhone until there is no more space left to move to the next version of iOS. In this case, unfortunately, there is nothing to be done; the only possible solution is to switch to a more modern device. But don't worry: before you are no longer able to update the system due to the lack of available memory, your iPhone will have to go through several springs.

The latest iOS update is not available

What to do if, apparently, thelast update for iOS it is not available. Let's start by clarifying that, in some cases, new updates do not support very old devices. If, for example, you own an iPhone 7/8 it is very likely that there is a problem compatibility. In this case, the only solution is to upgrade to a newer model.

If there is no question of compatibility, the impediment could be memory space. In this case it is advisable free up space required by following the suggestions listed in the previous paragraph. Finally, if the update takes much longer than usual, you should check your connection status. In certain cases, especially if the software update is large, it may happen that very weak connections are unable to support the device correctly. If this happens, it is important to look for a place where the connection is strong and stable.

iPhone microphone not working

The microphone The iPhone is a very important tool, as it allows you to do numerous actions, such as dictating, creating voice messages and making phone calls. Its malfunctions are quite common, especially if the smartphone is already a few years old. Fixing the problem, however, shouldn't be too difficult.

The first thing to do is check the iPhone for openings dirty and if necessary clean them. In fact, it may happen that dust accumulates and inhibits its functions. Once you have done this practice, it is advisable to make some attempts to check if the microphone is working correctly, perhaps by making a phone call or sending a test voice message to someone.

If you are unable to use it, first of all, you need to check that it has been enabled. To do this, simply go to “Settings”, then to “Privacy” and finally to “Microphone”. Within this section you can find all the applications that can have access to the microphone. If you want to use an app for which the microphone is not enabled, just press on it.

If, despite all the attempts listed above, the malfunction persists, it is time to contact assistance.

iPhone audio cannot be heard

What to do if you realize that the audio of your iPhone not working? First of all, the first thing to do is to check that the functions “Silent” And “Do not disturb” are not active and the audio volume is high. Alternatively, you can try going to “Settings”, then “Sounds and haptic feedback” and dragging the “Ringtone and alerts” slider. If you do not hear any sound, it could be that something is wrong internally with the system, and therefore there is a need for assistance intervention.

If, however, during a call you hear particularly disturbed audio, the malfunction may not be attributable to the smartphone, but to the phone line. If necessary, try moving and calling again: if the problem is solved, you have found the solution, otherwise it's time to contact assistance.

iPhone touch not working

Most likely, if the touch of the iPhone does not work, you will need to request assistance as it is a very delicate component. In any case, before getting alarmed you can try to do it yourself. First of all, it is best to turn off the device and clean the screen: often the residues and dirt that accumulates on the display can inhibit – partially or totally – the touch. After cleaning it you can turn it on and try again.

Furthermore, during the check, to be on the safe side, it is advisable to remove any protective films. These can also make the touch less effective, especially if it is already damaged.

The iPhone gets too hot

The iPhone generally tends to overheat when it is used excessively or is left in inappropriate conditions (for example, in the car on a very hot day). Solving the problem is an urgent matter, especially if the device indicates that the temperature reached is excessive. To do this, simply stop using it, possibly turn it off and take it to a cool place and away from direct sunlight.

Here you will find the conditions to return to a correct temperature and function at its best.