Irrespective of your current iOS model, your concern is for it to be working at its optimum capacity. The truth is, it usually works well until it doesn’t — especially when you most need it. Just like any perfect and sophisticated device, iOS devices can develop several problems at any time.
Users are often faced with various types of problems from trying to update to the most recent iOS, transferring data from an old to a new device, or launching a new app on their gadget. There are several reasons why your phone might develop problems but your concern should be how to get it fixed.
Most times, troubleshooting your phone is pretty straightforward; some of which can be done yourself. If you’ve been planning to visit an Apple store, quickly check out how to resolve some common problems and get your device running again without breaking a sweat.
Are You Running Low On Storage Space?
Apple has a built-in storage management tool for iOS that tells you what app, file, or folder is taking up space and provides recommendations on how you can fix the problem. Head over to Settings > General > Storage to see the information.
Check through the list to see what recommendation Apple suggests you take. You’d see a list of apps and you’d be able to see which of them are taking up space. Click on an app for more information, you would have options to erase data associated with the app. For instance, Apple Music will permit you to remove downloaded albums for offline access.
Getting Rid Of iCloud Activation Lock
You might find it difficult to access your device if it was fairly used when you purchased it. You’d need an activation lock to gain access. It would be much easier if you knew the former owner firsthand. They could just sign in to iCloud and upon signing out, you’d have access to your iPhone and you could also go to a verified Apple store if you have legal proof that the device wasn’t stolen to remove the activation lock.
White Screen of Death
Common reasons why your gadget might show a white screen include a failed upgrade or hardware problem. Simply restarting the device can resolve that and if it doesn’t work, factory reset or boot your phone in Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode.
Bear in mind that both hard rest and booting in DFU mode will erase your settings and important information. It is advisable to regularly backup your data on iCloud storage so the decision to format your phone when confronted with a situation where your device is stuck at the white screen would be easy to make.
Help, My Phone Got Damaged With Water
Mistakes can happen to the best of us. You were taking a picture of your friend swimming then your phone accidentally dropped it in the swimming pool.
The chances of the phone coming on are 50-50 and there is a high possibility of you losing your data. To make matters worse, liquid damages are not included in Apple’s one-year warranty.
What can you do? Remove the SIM card from the phone and dry it by rubbing it on a towel. Don’t make the mistake of plugging it or switching it on. You can place it in silica gel sachets for about 48 hours to dry.
The phone might work again but you’d lose all your data if it wasn’t backed up. It is easily recoverable if they were all backed up.
What Can You Do To Keep You Phone From Overheating
You probably have received messages saying your phone needs to cool down before you can use it. Reports of a device getting so hot it almost explodes are not new. To resolve such overheating issues, take the device from a hot environment to a much cooler one.
Remove the phone from its pouch, avoid using it for a little while, or put it off for some minutes. Other solutions you can try are to reset all settings or update to a new iOS.
Difficulty Backing Up Data To iCloud
If your device won’t backup data to the iCloud, the first thing you should do is verify you’ve not reached your iCloud storage limit. If it is full, you’d need to delete some of your photos or videos you don’t need that are taking up space.
Next, is to consider upgrading your cloud storage plan. You can get ten times what you’d normally get for free if you can subscribe for just 99 cents every month. This is affordable considering the value you’d enjoy from it and you’re not likely to fill it up.
You also want to check whether there’s an iOS update available. If that isn’t helpful, try resetting wifi networks, passwords, cellular, and VPN settings. Go to your phone’s settings then click on General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Another option would be to try backing up with iTunes, delete your old cloud backup, and try again.
There are other steps you can take to resolve problems you might face when using a classy smartphone. But if you encounter issues beyond your ability, force restarts the phone to get it running again. In extreme situations, it would be advisable to request the assistance of a professional.