Ever since iOS 11 came out this year, there have been serious hiccups with the new system. Apple has been trying their best to fix all the issues and annoying problems that come up with new functional updates and security updates every month or so. However, each update has come with its own problems and hasn’t necessarily fixed the old issues. With Apple working hard on solutions, what can you do with your iPhone or iPad? Well, this post will cover 5 common & frustrating iOS 11 issues & their solutions – good luck!
1 – Overheating Issue
Some users have been reporting overheating issues with their iPhone, iPad, and even iPod. Users have had to wait for their devices to cool down before they could use them again. Obviously, waiting to let it cool down is a great solution – but if it happens again and again, try this…
Solution 1: Reset the device, turn it off or download the iOS update again.
Solution 2: Take off the device’s case and try using it again.
Solution 3: Turn off Location services and do not use Wi-Fi and Mobile Data at the same time.
2 – Siri is Gone!
Siri is a core component of any Apple device – losing her really sucks. Try these solutions to get her back in working order.
Solution 1: Confirm your network is working properly – Wi-Fi or Mobile Data.
Solution 2: Go to Settings > Siri > ensure the “Hey Siri” feature is on.
Solution 3: Reset your device settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. Try using Siri again.
Solution 4: Bluetooth may be interfering. Turn off Bluetooth and try Siri again.
3 – iPhone or iPad Stuck in Boot Loop
After updating to iOS 11, some users have reported their devices stuck in an endless boot loop, where the device restarts over and over again. This is not only frustrating but scary.
Solution 1: Check whether the Lightning port of your device is clean. If not, clean it by gently blowing or using a special tool to remove any debris or dust.
Solution 2: Use another cable, preferably an official Apple cable, to charge the device.
Solution 3: Force restart your device to end the boot loop. Press and hold both the Sleep and Home buttons at the same time for 10 seconds until the Apple logo disappears then appears on the screen.
Solution 4: Reset all settings on your device. This won’t remove any personal data like pictures and videos, but your phone will be reset to factory settings. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. If this still does not work, you should go to an Apple store.
4 – Fast Draining Battery
This is the most common problem after an iOS update. Twitter is flooded with users complaining about battery drain issues on their iPhones when before updating to iOS11.x, their battery would last all day without issue. Try these solutions to get your battery running again.
Solution 1: Disable unnecessary widgets. Widgets can drain the battery throughout the day. Swipe right on the Home screen, scroll all the way down to the bottom of your widgets section and hit Edit. Deactivate any widgets you do not need or never use.
Solution 2: Turn off the Raise to Wake feature. This requires battery use throughout the day, and turning it off can save some battery life. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness and toggle Raise to Wake off.
Solution 3: Turn off Background App Refresh. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it off.
Solution 4: Get a new battery. New batteries can fix all battery issues and are worth a try. You pick up a Giga Fixxoo battery replacement kit for your iPhone at an affordable cost. It comes with a toolkit with all the tools you need to change the battery yourself – and also comes with easy to read and follow instructions.
5 – Unable to Make or Receive Calls
Sometimes after an update, iPhones are unable to make calls or even receive them. This issue can be easily resolved with the following solutions.
Solution 1: Reset your network settings.
Solution 2: Update your carrier – you can go into your mobile carrier’s store to help with this.
Solution 3: Re-insert the SIM card and see if the problem disappears.
Solution 4: Reset all settings on your device. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
Did these solutions work for you? Share this with your friends and help them solve their iPhone issues, too! If these solutions did not work and you are still having issues, please go to an Apple store and ask for help from the friendly staff.