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iPhone 14 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know



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.

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 recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter, and sites like the MacRumors forums for ongoing feedback about Apple’s flagship phones.

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.

We’ve also released some tips to help improve your phone’s performance and a guide that could help you improve battery life if you think it’s draining faster than it should be.

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.

iOS Downgrade

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

If your device is struggling on iOS 17, iOS 16.6.1, or an older version of iOS, you’ll be on your own for a bit.

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.

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Install iOS 17 for Better Security

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.



  1. Angela Butcher

    04/22/2023 at 8:23 am

    My iPhone 14, keeps kicking me out of every app I try to go in. The screen goes Black then kicks me out. It will not let me open any of my apps. I went to the closest Verizon store and was told I needed to have my iPhone put back to factory but I would lose everything I had on my phone. I have not done that and I’m not going to. I’m very disappointed in this phone and the lack of help I received at the Verizon store.

  2. Velayudhan

    06/25/2023 at 1:23 am

    The switch top left side is tripping automatically
    So many times I am not able to hear ringing.

  3. Candis Russell

    08/29/2023 at 11:03 am

    I just got the new iPhone 14 promax and I’m having a bunch of issues with the Wi-Fi and every time I am in Facebook or in any type of app kicking me out and then telling me I don’t have any service
    In the last week, I’ve already got booted out twice and had to black screens
    Just now something weird happened and the screen went blue with white lines on it
    I’m gonna go to a AT&T, but I don’t know what else to do

  4. Lupe

    09/10/2023 at 11:41 pm

    I was told by Apple that the reason my phone was literally powering off was due to me having too many photos, videos, etc. I didn’t have any issues for the first month, but by the second month, the screen went black and then Apple said there was nothing wrong with it and set it to the factory settings. As soon as I got it, it did the same thing again. I have never had any problems with my previous iPhones. I am frustrated.

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