Common iPhone Problems and Fixes

Common iPhone problems

iPhone’s have massively change the way we communicate but iPhone problems do exist and this does not exclude the iPhone 5. However, you may not have opted for Apple Care when you first bought your phone, so when you call into tech support you can have your iPhone problems solved. If it has passed the first month, you may be asked to pay to get support. If you do not, then you may be searching for the answer to your iPhone problems in forums or by reading an article like this. Not to worry though, because we have listed some of the most common iPhone problems right here so you can solve any simple issues yourself without contacting tech support.

Battery drain

One of the most common iPhone problems that people face is the life of their battery and how quickly it drains.  The majority of them time this will be apps and notification settings. iOS 8 was a plead that Apple heard that allowed you to see what is draining your battery in the form of your installed apps. By going into your Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage, you can find the culprits. Some of these apps may need to be uninstalled completely but more than likely you can turn off your app refresh setting. This setting will prevent apps from auto updating as well as running background operations when you are not using them. For iPhone problems like this simply go to Settings>General>Background App Refresh and then swipe the button to turn it off for all of the apps installed on your phone.

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Email notification

Another huge culprit is your e-mail being updated. You will know that you have this on because when you opt in for push notifications it is a way to drain your battery by being notified step-by-step what comes in, games that want you to play them, updates etc. Many of these are unnecessary nuisances. We recommend changing the settings to about every hour but no earlier than thirty minutes to get good longevity out of your battery. Find your settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data> Choose the setting for each e-mail account and then put it at how often you want it to check for new data content updates.

Screen brightness & Wifi

You may not think it makes to much of a difference, but how bright your screen is and using Wi-Fi whenever possible and not cellular data will also greatly improve your battery life. These are simple things you can do to improve your battery life in your iPhone. These methods also work for iPads.

iPhone pairing issues

Now one of the most annoying problems is the pairing issues with Bluetooth that iPhones have and for some odd reason they manifest themselves after you installed an update. We have found that you need to do one simple task to get it going again. You want to dive into Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings and that nine times out of ten resolves that issue. You will have to redo all of your settings but isn’t that better then stressing for hours to try to get your Bluetooth to pair? Enough said on that problem.

Graphic effects

In an effort to compete Apple has added new effects that deal with graphics and appearance. However, the graphics and appearances demand a lot of juice and system resources to run and honestly, they are nice but not at the cost of having a slow iPhone. So to resolve this issue you want to yes go into your Settings>General>Accessibility>Reduce Motion to deactivate a setting that makes the look and feel of graphics and animations modern. It is like seeing a movie in regular rather than 3D or IMAX. It is a little nicer but nothing you cannot live without. The movie still looks good even if not in IMAX and so will the graphics on your phone.

Apple glass pained window effect

Apple also added a feature that makes your iPhone look like a glass pained window. This is literally to makes your icons pop out. If you would rather sacrifice phone longevity and how well your phone runs for a cool effect that is only cool for a maximum of two days then skip this tip. If you do not care about that and want the best performance for your phone then go into Settings>General>Accessibility>Increase Contrast>Reduce Transparency and then restart your phone and you will notice a huge difference.


iMessages has always been and always will be a common problem. There are two simple methods to deal with these issues. First turn iMessages off, reboot your phone, then turn it on and reboot your phone again. The majority of time this fixes the problem. However, sometimes the iMessages can get glitches especially when going from multiple networks and turning on and off Wi-Fi or your cellular network. In this case which is not to common, go into Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings and this will typically fix the issue.

If these fixes to common iPhone problems do not fix your issue then talk to your phone provider or local App store for onsite tech support help.

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