10 Common iPhone Problems and How to Fix Them

Have you ever experienced the moment your iPhone slips out of your hands and falls in what feels like to slow motion to the ground and the dreaded cracks begin to climb their way up the screen? Ali Lijee, industry expert and founder of iTechnician offers his top 10 tips for fixing common iPhone problems.


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1. Cracked Screen

Cracked screens can be frustrating to use, and whilst it might work fine at the moment, there is an increased risk of your phone suddenly becoming unusable. It is better to get it repaired sooner rather than later. There are a number of solutions from DIY kits through to taking your phone into your Apple store, but calling an independent mobile repair technician could be the best way to get the job done properly for a reasonable price. Visit www.itechnician.co.uk to find a local mobile repair technician in your area.

2. Water Damage

Water is the biggest foe for electrical goods and iPhones are no different. If your phone is submerged in water there are a couple of things you could try before giving up! The first thing you need to do is to wipe the excess water off the phone. Don’t try to turn on the phone as this can cause it to short-circuit. Next, put the iPhone in a bowl of rice which will absorb the remaining liquid and leave it there for up to 48 hours. If you feel up to the challenge, you can try to dismantle the phone and dry it from the inside, but this takes a certain amount of skill and could cause further damage to your phone. If the phone still doesn’t work, call your local iTechnician!


3. Frozen Screen

This is one of the most common problems and usually, it’s quite an easy problem to solve. Either power off your phone and turn it back on again, or try a hard reset by holding down the home button and sleep/wake button at the same time.

4. iPhone won’t power off

Try holding down the home button and the sleep/wake button until the apple logo appears on your screen. Your phone should now function normally

5. Volume button is stuck

When the mute button stops working on your iPhone you can sometimes find people calling you at the most inconvenient times. There are a couple of solutions you can try. The first is to turn on Airplane mode. All phone calls will go to voicemail. You could also try to mute all sounds on your iPhone. You can also try going to Settings-Accessibility- Assistive touch- and then turn on Assistive Mode. You will be able to control your phone from the home screen.

6. Unable to connect to the WIFI

The problem can be solved by simply restarting your iPhone - hold down the lock button and the home button simultaneously; the Apple logo should appear. Once the phone has restarted, you should be able to reconnect to the WIFI. If not, go to Settings- WIFI-Blue icon network you are trying to connect to- scroll down to the bottom- set the HTTP Proxy to auto.

7. Rapid Battery Drain

iPhones can have a tendency to drain their batteries quickly. A simple solution is to turn off the apps you aren’t using. This can be found in settings.

8. Microphone not working

The first thing you should do is check that the plastic film on the iPhone screen has been removed. If the problem persists, go to Settings- Privacy- Microphone and make sure that a specific app has permission to use the microphone

9. Problems with Bluetooth

This problem can easily be solved by following these steps: Go to settings-General-Choose ‘Reset’ all options- and reset all settings. This will erase all saved settings but it should solve your problem.

10. iPhone camera doesn’t work

First of all, check to see if you have any restrictions turned on. You can do this through Settings-General-Restrictions and ensure that ‘allow camera’ has been turned on. If this doesn’t solve the problem, try resetting the device following step 3. If this still doesn’t work, then there could be a hardware problem with your camera. Get in touch with your local iTechnician who can take a look for you!

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