Common iPhone 8 Problems And Solutions

Over the years, Apple has released numerous great devices into the digital space. Their smartphones have all stood out as premium flagships and appreciated by the smartphone generation. Among the latest and best flagships of all times, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus rank among the very top. However, just like other mobile devices, they are prone to some problems that can frustrate users. In this article, we are going to look at some common problems of the two devices and how to fix them.

Common iPhone 8 Problems And Solutions

1. Wifi problems

The problem of Wireless Fidelity connectivity is growing among some top brand smartphones. Some iPhone 8 and 8 plus users have complained about this problem. In most cases, the issue is that users experience very slow download and upload speed while in extreme cases, the device fails to connect to a Wi-Fi network at all. Fixing the problem can be a bit tricky but the following options can be explored.

Reset device network setting

Before doing this, ensure that you have your Wi-Fi Password handy as your device will forget it when the process is completed. To reset device network, follow the steps below;

  • Go to settings
  • Select General
  • Select Reset
  • Then click on “Reset Network Settings

Forget Wi-fi Network

Another possible solution will be to forget the Wi-Fi network. This will also erase your Wi-Fi network so you have to have it handy. To do this, follow the steps below

  • Go to settings
  • Click on Wi-Fi
  • Tap the ‘i‘ in the circle
  • At the top of the screen, tap ‘forget this network

This options will certainly fix Wi-Fi issues with your iPhone 8 and 8 plus.

2. Overheating

This is a common issue with several smartphones. It is normal for the temperature of your smartphone to increase when you are running some high performance application. The phone will eventually cool after some time but if this is not the case, then there is need to try some quick fixing options.

Allowing your device some rest should be the first thing to do. You can shut down the phone and allow it to cool off but if this doesn’t work, you may want to investigate if any of your installed applications is responsible for the problem. If the problem is severe and persistence, you can try the option of restoring your phone to factory setting. Ensure that you back up your data before taking this option.

Restoring your iPhone 8 or 8 plus will delete all applications and return your phone to the original state it was when you bought it, so if the issue has something to do with installed software, it would be taken care of. If after factory resetting your phone the problem persists, it is time to approach Apple for a solution.

3. Unresponsive touchscreen

It is common for the touchscreen of most smartphones to become unresponsive while operating some applications. As much as this is common, it is not normal and you should try some fixes before the issue escalates. When the touchscreen becomes unresponsive while operating an app the first thing to do is to close the app. To do this in your iPhone 8 or 8 plus, follow the steps below.

  • Double tap on the home button
  • The multitasking tray will be displayed, you can close the app by swiping on the tray
  • When the app closes, you can open it to see if it solves the problem

If the problem persists after taking the first option, it may be time to hard reset the device. To do this, hold down the phones Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time. It will take a while for the phone to hard reset, but once this is done, the device should be okay.

4. Bluetooth connectivity problems

Just like the Wi-Fi connectivity problems, Bluetooth connectivity problems are rampant with smartphones. Many users of iPhone 8 and 8 plus have complained of problems connecting their device with other Bluetooth devices like headphones. This problem can be fixed by restoring your device to the factory setting. Before doing this, there is an easier option. To fix Bluetooth issues;

  • Go to settings
  • Select Reset
  • Click on Reset Network Settings.

This should be able to solve your Bluetooth connectivity problems.

5. Cellular Data Problems

This is not a very common problem, but some iPhone 8 and 8 plus users have complained about their devices failing to connect to the networks of your providers even when there is no outage issues from the providers. This issues can be easily solved by the Airplane mode option. To use this option, flip on Airplane mode for about a minute, then turn it off again. This should be able to correct the connectivity problem.