Apple iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max users are running into a variety of issues. Some of these problems are actual bugs while others are a matter of people getting used to iOS 17 and/or their new phone.
iPhone 14 users are complaining about Bluetooth problems, Face ID, Wi-Fi problems, performance problems, and a variety of other issues.
Below are the most common iPhone 14 problems, potential fixes for some of these problems, places to find feedback about iPhone 14 performance, and a look at what’s in the iOS 17 pipeline for these devices.
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This list of iPhone 14 problems will grow. Some of these initial problems will get resolved by Apple via software updates, but we’ll continue to see issues pop up as people put more mileage on their new phones.
iPhone 14 Problems
Like clockwork, we’re hearing about iPhone 14 activation issues. Activation issues always plague new iPhones so this isn’t surprising to see.
If you’re having issues activating your new iPhone 14, check Apple’s System Status page. If you don’t see a green symbol next to iOS Device Activation, you’ll want to wait until it’s green and then try activating your phone again.
On top of these, we’re also hearing about issues with first and third-party apps, various problems with the cameras, excessive battery drain, random reboots while charging, Face ID problems, the dreaded black screen of death, Exchange problems, Wi-Fi problems, CarPlay issues, UI lag, iCloud issues, Bluetooth issues, data transfer issues, sound problems, and login issues.
We’re also hearing 5G/LTE cellular data issues. Some users are saying cellular service is dropping unexpectedly while on-the-go. Others are complaining about the speed of 5G.
iPhone 14 Performance
If you’re thinking about buying an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max, or if you already own one, you’ll want to monitor feedback from other people using the same device. This feedback will alert you to potential issues with Apple’s hardware and software.
We’ve released list of the best reasons to, and not to, install the latest version of iOS 17 and it’s worth a look if you’re currently on the fence.
How to Fix iPhone 14 Problems
If you run into a problem on your iPhone 14 there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix the problem yourself. That being said, in some cases you may need to contact Apple support, contact your carrier, or take your phone into an Apple Store.
If you’ve run into trouble, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common iPhone 14 problems. Our guide runs down fixes for the most common iPhone issues like broken Bluetooth and busted Wi-Fi.
If you can’t find a fix in our guides, you’ll want to check Apple’s discussion forums and see if someone has a solution for whatever’s ailing your phone.
If you can’t find anything on Apple’s forums, you should contact Apple. You can do so via the company’s support account on Twitter. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.
If you’d rather get answers in person, you might want to take your new phone into your local Apple Store and see if they can diagnose your problem. If you’ve got an Apple Store in your area, make sure you schedule a Genius Bar appointment.
Your iPhone is currently under warranty so they might offer you a replacement if the problem is serious enough.
If you’re dealing with software problems on your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max, you can try downgrading your devices to the previous version of iOS if the option is available.
If you’re unfamiliar with the iOS downgrade process our iOS downgrade guide will walk you through everything you need to know before you make the move.
Next iPhone 14 Update
Apple will push new versions of iOS 17 to the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max in the weeks ahead.
The company is testing new versions of the iOS 17 update behind the scenes and we expect the company to confirm the first major upgrade soon.
Look for the company to put iOS 17.1 into beta testing in the near future.
Install iOS 17 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing Apple's iOS 17 update right away.
iOS 17 brings new security patches to the iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
If you skipped older versions of iOS, like iOS 16.6.1, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 17 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 17 brings some additional enhancements to privacy and security including improvements to Communication Safety beyond Messages.
It now includes content sent by AirDrop, Contact Posters in the Phone app, FaceTime, and the systemwide photo picker. You now have an option to blur out sensitive photos and videos before you choose to view them.
There's also an expanded Lockdown Mode which will help protect you against cyber attacks.
Apple's also improved sharing permissions and you now have more control over what you share with the apps on your device.
The company also notes that starting in iOS 17, Voice Memos encrypts the titles of recordings stored in iCloud, in addition to the recordings themselves.
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