iPhone 7 has a lot of great features, including a better camera and faster processor. The design of the phone is more stylish, and Apple has made the iPhone 7 water resistant too. You might have bought one too, and along with the good things, you could be facing some of the runtime problems which many users are facing. Here’s a list of the 10 most common problems in iPhone 7 and their fixes:
Many iPhone owners have heard a hissing noise emanating from the back of the phone, especially when it does some heavy processing work.
Fix: There is no fix for this problem yet, and as it is not common to all devices, you could ask for your phone to be replaced by Apple, your retailer or the carrier.
No headphone jack
The new edition of the iPhone does not have the headphone jack, which has disappointed many users who upgraded their phones, as this was a regular feature in the previous editions. This is because, their investment in an expensive pair of headphones has gone to waste, as they cannot be used now.
Fix: Use your headphones with the iPhone 7 adapter, or just go wireless with Bluetooth headphones.
Problem activating the iPhone 7
If you’re unable to activate your phone, try these fixes.
Fix: Try activating with your wi-fi connection, or switch off and then switch on your phone again. Ensure that your iTunes is the latest version, then plug iPhone 7 into your desktop and try activating using iTunes. Ask to replace your SIM card, if nothing works.
3D Haptic touch feedback does not work
If there is no haptic touch feedback, it’s a problem that can be easily resolved.
Fix: Restart your phone. Or go to the Settings and Switch off System Haptics and 3D Touch and switch them on again.
Low battery life
If the battery is drained rapidly, then
Fix: Try updating to iOS 10.3.2, as this version deals with battery drain problem. Check to see if any app/s is guzzling the power and consider, replacing, uninstalling or updating it. Or turn the Low Power option on, but you wouldn’t be able to access Siri, Mail Fetch etc.
Poor speaker/call quality
There are many complaints on forums regarding low incoming audio from frustrated users.
Fix: Raise the volume of the Ringer and Alerts in the Settings>Sounds section. Check to see if your case is blocking the speaker, clean debris and dirt, restart your phone and use an app’s volume to raise the volume.
iPhone 7 seems to freeze and crash while using Recent Calls, app settings, or while making calls with Bluetooth headsets.
Fix: Update to iOS 10.3.2. If the problem continues, it might mean that the update was installed incorrectly. You could turn off the Exchange contacts too, as many people have found it to solve the phone freezing problem.
3D Touch not working
It’s an integral feature of the iPhone 7 and makes things extremely convenient. If it’s not working, then you could try this fix.
Fix: Remove your new screen protector, and try 3D Touch again. If this works, it means your screen protector was at fault. Clean your hands and touchscreen, check if you have turned it off accidentally.
Microphone cutting out
If you hear unintelligible or static sounds when you are making an outgoing call, but which goes away after you hang up, it means that the microphone is at fault.
Fix: Restarting the phone is the easiest fix. Or else you have to get it repaired from an Apple store.
These are some common problems users face with the iPhone 7. If you’re not able to resolve issues on your own, you should contact Apple Support, or get your phone replaced.