Connect with us

Apple

iPhone 8 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

Published

on

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus owners are dealing with numerous problems including Bluetooth issues, sound problems, and more.

Many iPhone 8 users are reporting issues with Apple’s hardware and the iOS 15 software that powers the two devices. We expect the list of problems to grow as more people buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and as Apple releases additional iOS 15 updates throughout the year.

This guide will take you through the current list of iPhone 8 problems. It will also provide you with some resources that will come in handy if you start noticing issues with your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and the next version of iOS 15.

iPhone 8 Problems

The latest version of iOS 15 is causing problems for some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users.

We’re hearing about Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth connectivity issues, problems with first and third party apps, Touch ID and 3D Touch problems, restore problems, abnormal battery drain, iCloud issues and a variety of other bugs and performance issues.

Problems can popup at any time so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible. We recommend periodically backing up the files on your phone to keep them safe.

We’ve also released an installation guide that will take you through some things to do before installing new iOS 15 software on your device.

Where to Find Feedback

If your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus is struggling, you’ll want to dig into feedback and fixes from fellow users. Here are a few places to do that.

We recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for feedback about the iPhone 8’s hardware and its version of iOS 15.

We’ve released a list of reasons to, and not to, install the newest version of iOS 15 and it’s worth a look if you’re on the fence about upgrading.

How to Fix iPhone 8 Problems

If you run into problems with the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus your first thought might be to take it back to Apple or the place where you bought it. Before you do that you should try fixing the issue from home.

Before you take your phone down to an Apple Store, take a look at our list of fixes for common iPhone problems.

We’ve also put together some tips to help you improve your iPhone 8’s overall performance and a guide to improving iPhone 8 battery life.

If you can’t find a fix in those guides make sure you check Apple’s discussion forums. There are a lot of knowledgable active users and you could get a solution to your problem within minutes.

You can also get in touch with Apple on Twitter and see if its support crew can help. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company website.

If Apple’s customer service can’t help you solve whatever it is that’s plaguing your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, it’s time to take your phone to an Apple Store (if one is close by and open) or your local carrier store.

Make a Genius Bar appointment and have them run diagnostics on your device to see if they can pinpoint the problem. Your iPhone 8 is under warranty so they might offer you a replacement if the issue is serious.

How to Downgrade Your iPhone 8

If you recently downloaded an iOS update on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus and you start noticing issues, you might be able to downgrade back to an older version of iOS.

Downgrading isn’t guaranteed to fix the issues you’re seeing, but it’s certainly an option if your device is underperforming.

Apple typically keeps the downgrade process open for a few weeks after it releases a new version of iOS so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to move back.

For more on the iOS 15 downgrade, please take a look at our guide.

What’s Next

If your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus is struggling on iOS 15.5 or an older version of iOS 15, you’re on your own for the time being.

iOS 15.6 is currently in beta testing. The company hasn’t confirmed the software’s release date and we expect it to stay in beta for a little bit longer. As of right now we expect the release to come sometime in June or July.

The iOS 15.6 update is a milestone upgrade which means it should bring a mix of new features, security patches, and bug fixes for lingering issues.

If your problems are really bad, or you just want to try new software, you could try downloading the iOS 15.6 beta onto your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus right now.

For more on iOS 15.6 and the beta, have a look at our walkthrough. For more about the upcoming iOS 15.6 release date, check out our guide.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 15.5 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 15.5 for Better Security

Install iOS 15.5 for Better Security

If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.5 update right away.

iOS 15.5 brings 27 new security patches to the iPhone and they are essential if you want to keep your device and its data protected. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.

If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had just one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website

If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars

If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page

If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.

If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website

If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site

iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity. 

In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search. 

If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.5 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website

If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.

iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.

Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.

If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.5 update as well. 

In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure. 

If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions. 

Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.

There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address. 

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Pingback: 10 Common iPhone 8 Problems & How to Fix Them

  2. Pingback: How to Fix Bad iPhone 8 Battery Life

  3. Pingback: How to Fix Poor iPhone 8 Performance

  4. Pingback: Is iPhone 8 AppleCare+ Worth It? Yes and No...

  5. Nita Hamilton

    04/29/2019 at 5:43 pm

    I have terrible service with my new Iphone. Its an APPLE and I have ATT as my provider.I boughtthis phone thinking I would achive that,Im just disappointed I spent over $800.

  6. Michael

    09/20/2019 at 1:50 pm

    I bought an I Phone 8+ and within a month of owning it, I answered a call and the man said hello. It was almost like a firecracker exploding in my ear. I have lost over 70% hearing permanently in my right ear. I now know of 3 other that suffered the same loss. I know if it happened to 3 of us, it has had to happen to lots of people. It has ruined my life because losing your hearing is not a pleasant thing. If anyone else knows of someone else this has happened to I wish you would share that because Apple had to know about this defect.

  7. Natalie

    10/01/2019 at 10:39 am

    My iPhone 8 started giving me huge issues out of the blue in August. It was nearly 2 years old but performance had still been great until it was suddenly awful. Severe lags, apps that get stuck trying to open, can’t use navigation because apps are too slow, carplay doesn’t want to connect sometimes. I still had my apple care warranty and took the phone to the apple store. They gave me a new one and it had the same issues.

    Last night I upgraded to IOS 13 and performance has dramatically improved. It’s early to tell but I have seen zero evidence of the lags that freezing that plagued me constantly for a month. I’m hoping an IOS 12 update caused the issue and it has now been fixed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.