May 22, 2012 08:11 AM EDT
Are you facing any kind of problems with your iPhone? Although you may feel that you will have to take it to the nearest Apple store to fix it, there are other ways to deal with certain iPhone problems.
Here is a list of problems and their fixes.
Problem Connecting To Internet: If you are experiencing problems connecting to the internet on your iPhone via your cellular data network, try resetting the device once. To do that, press and hold both the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time, and hold them till you see the ‘slide to power off’ option. When that disappears, note that you’ll see the silver Apple icon, and your phone will restart.
However, if that doesn’t solve your problem, try resetting the iPhone’s network settings. You can do this by going to Settings – General – Reset – then select Reset Network Settings. Remember that you may need to reenter the network passwords you had saved in the phone.
If you are still having problems, contact your cellular carrier who will reset your internet capability.
Problem With Camera: Any kind of camera problems in the iPhone is mostly faced by iPhone 4 users who regularly complain about both the rear and front-facing camera of the device. Luckily, Apple does offer a couple of suggestions to solve these problems.
First, it asks you to verify if you have or haven’t turned on any kind of restrictions. To find the restrictions, go to Settings – General – Restrictions. When you are there, check that the Allow Camera option is turned On. If it’s not, tap on Disable Restrictions.
However, Apple also suggests that you turn the phone on and off, and if that doesn’t work, try resetting the device (you can do this the same way you will to reset if your device has problems connecting to the internet). You can also try updating the iOS software and restoring the iPhone via iTunes. If you choose the latter, remember to select the option to set the device up as a new iPhone so that you don’t restore troublesome settings to the phone. Importantly, remember to sync before you do this because while you do so, you may lose all your music, movies and apps on the phone.
Problem With charging: If at some point of time your iPhone fails to charge completely, connect it to your computer via USB and determine if it will charge that way. Remember not to use the USB port on a keyboard or monitor, but the one on your computer itself for more power.
Now it may happen that your iPhone charges this way but runs out of power very quickly. To fix this, use iTunes to check for a more recent version of the iOS software. Always remember that updating the software can fix a boatload of problems.
If that doesn’t solve the issue, you could adjust some settings, like shutting off the phone’s ability to search for and suggest new Wi-Fi networks on your device, turning off Bluetooth or setting the phone to check e-mail less frequently, to conserve the battery.
However, most of the people solved this issue by restoring their iPhones in iTunes.
Problem With Home Button: What is to be done if your Home Button on your iPhone fails to work? Well, there are a couple of suggestions. First is to update the iOS software or restore the iPhone through iTunes. To restore, select the option to set the device up as a new iPhone, so that you don’t restore problematic settings to the phone. While you do this, remember to sync the device first. These fixes have the ability to resolve any software glitches that may be causing your troubles. The issue with the Home button could also be a result of a hardware problem.
If it’s a hardware problem, the only way of resolving the issue is to take the device to the nearest Apple store. Note that Apple will not cover water damage and even if you try to hide the fact that the device did take some water damage, know that your iPhone has a liquid indicator inside it and the techs will eventually find out about it.
And don’t ever try to crack open an iPhone and install a new Home button yourself as this may lead to serious dangers of ruining your phone forever.
Problems Connecting to Wi-Fi: You could try resetting the phone and its network settings, in the same way you did if your phone failed to connect the internet, if your device is connecting to your cellular data network but not to any Wi-Fi networks.
If it’s a problem with a specific network, try forcing the phone to “forget” that specific network. To do this, go to Settings – Wi-Fi – tap the right-pointing arrow next to the network name. Now when you go to the next screen, choose Forget this Network. When this is done, reset the phone, find the network again and add it back.
You could also try resetting your wireless router.
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