iPhones have come a long way since the launch of the first model in 2007. Today, you can install tens of apps, control your car, and even record videos in 4K. Many of the issues that iPhones have had through the years, such as battery drains, have also been fixed, increasing the desirability of these devices.

However, even the latest versions are still prone to some pesky issues, such as screen freezes and YouTube not working on iPhone. These can result from software issues or negligence on your part, but most of them can be sorted within a few minutes. Today, we’ll look at five of the most common iPhone problems and show you how to fix them.

Frozen Screen/ Black Screen

One of the most frustrating iPhone issues is that it can go blank on you or become unresponsive. At this time, the phone is turned on, but it can’t take in any of your commands. It’s also not possible to switch it off the conventional way as while you can press the power button, you can’t toggle the turnoff option on the screen. And if someone calls, the phone will ring, but you can’t answer it. Frustrating, isn’t it?

The good thing is that this is not a major issue that you need checked as it can be solved by doing a hard restart. To perform it, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears. The other alternative would be to wait for the battery to drain, but that can take a while, depending on your charge percentage.

iPhone Battery Drains Quickly

While Apple has significantly improved the battery capacity on its devices, you can still encounter issues of the battery draining quickly. First, it’s important to understand that your battery’s quality declines over time, which means that after some time, it won’t last as long as it did when it was new. The first thing you need to do is check its quality by going to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging. Apple usually shows a message recommending replacing the battery when the percentage drops from 100% to 80%.

Regardless, you can still optimize the battery by checking how different apps are affecting the battery life. This data is available under Settings > Battery, and you can use it to close or avoid certain apps. You can also adjust various settings, such as brightness and app background refresh, to minimize battery usage. If you only want a temporary fix, you can enable Low Power Mode as it will limit background app refresh, mail fetch, and various other tasks.

iPhone Overheating

Your iPhone’s temperature can quickly go up due to various reasons, making the phone unusable. This is an issue that should be solved immediately as overheating increases wear and tear of internal components.

The most common cause of overhearing is using the phone when you are charging, so put the phone down. If the temperatures are very high, the iPhone will even stop charging until temperatures drop. The other cause is playing heavy games, so you can give your phone some time to cool off. You can speed up the process by removing the protective cover as this will increase airflow.

App Crashes and Freezes

An app that you are using may decide to close down or freeze. This can be quite frustrating and can be caused by issues such as software bugs, outdated apps, or conflicts with other apps or system processes. 

To solve the problem, you can close the app if it hasn’t crashed and try to start it up again. If this doesn’t work, you can check whether the app has an update and install it from the App Store. A fix that also solves most of these issues is restarting the phone, as this corrects all storage and memory conflicts.

Connectivity Problems

If you are experiencing things such as dropped calls, slow internet speeds, or inability to connect to wireless networks, this is a result of an issue with the device’s connectivity. A quick fix here is to enable and then disable Airplane Mode from the control center. You can also restart your iPhone and try reconnecting. If these don’t work, reset your network settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Otherwise, it may be an external issue with the connection distance or your carrier.