iPhone X users are dealing with an assortment of problems as we push deeper into the year.
The current list of iPhone X problems includes some of the most common iPhone issues like weird battery drain, busted Wi-Fi, finicky Bluetooth, and UI lag issues.
We’re also hearing about hardware-related problems with the device’s Face ID facial recognition, 5.8-inch OLED screen, and speakers.
Our guide will take you through the current list of iPhone X problems. It’ll also provide you with potential fixes and some places to look for feedback from other iPhone X users using the latest version of iOS 14.
It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and iOS 14 down the road.
iPhone X Problems
The current list of iPhone X problems features some familiar faces including iCloud Restore problems. If you run into issues restoring from iCloud, head here for a few potential fixes.
We’re also hearing about strange battery drain, abnormal amounts of user interface lag, GPS issues, issues with 3D Touch, connectivity problems including issues with cellular data, problems Messages, and various iCloud problems. Some iPhone X users are also saying the device sometimes runs extremely hot.
Apple will occasionally roll out new iOS updates with new fixes and you’ll want to make sure you and your device are ready for the download. A little prep work ahead goes a long away toward preventing issues.
We’ve released an iOS pre-installation guide that will take you through some things you should do before installing new software on your iPhone.
Apple’s latest update, iOS 14.6, could improve your device’s performance.
Where to Find Feedback
As we push deeper into 2021 it’s important to keep an eye on feedback from other iPhone X users. This feedback will alert you to potential problems and it could help you work out your own problems.
How to Fix iPhone X Problems
If you’re dealing with an iPhone X problem your first instinct might be to contact Apple, head into your local carrier store, or make an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.
Those are certainly options, but you might be able to fix your issue from the comfort of your computer chair or couch.
Take a look at our list of fixes for common iPhone X problems. Our guide offers fixes for some of the most common problems plaguing Apple’s software.
We’ve also put together some tips to help you improve your iPhone X’s overall performance and a guide to improving iPhone X battery life.
If you can’t find a fix for your issue there, make sure you check Apple’s discussion forums. There are a lot of knowledgable users on Apple’s forums and you might get a solution to your issue in a matter of minutes.
If Apple’s frontline customer service can’t help you solve your issue, it’s time to take your iPhone X to an Apple Store (if one is close by) or your local carrier store.
Schedule a Genius Bar appointment and have them run diagnostics on your device to see if they can pinpoint the problem. Your iPhone X is under warranty so they might offer you a replacement if it’s a serious defect.
How to Downgrade Your iPhone X
Downgrading to an older version of iOS 14 isn’t a guaranteed way to solve problems, but it has worked for many people in the past.
Apple typically keeps the downgrade loophole open for a few weeks after it releases a new version of iOS so you’ll need to move quickly if you want to drop back down.
If you’re new to the iPhone and iOS, take a look at our guide to downgrading. It could help.
Apple’s confirmed a new version of iOS 14.
The company recently put iOS 14.7 into beta testing and the software should bring new features, fixes, and important security patches to the iPhone X.
Apple hasn’t confirmed an iOS 14.7 release date, but it will likely stay in beta for a few more weeks. If you can’t wait, join one of Apple’s beta programs.
For more on iOS 14.7, take a look at our guide.
Apple’s also working on its new iOS 15 operating system and the software is unsurprisingly headed to the iPhone X this fall.
If you don’t want to wait until September, you can try the iOS 15 update on your device right now via Apple’s beta program. We recommend waiting for the first public iOS 15 beta. Apple will push it live in July.
For more on iOS 15, have a peek at our walkthrough.
Install iOS 14.7.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing iOS 14.7.1 right away.
iOS 14.7.1 doesn't have a lot on board, but it does bring a new security patch with it. You can learn more about the patch right here.
If you want to better protect your iPhone and its data, you'll want to install the iOS 14.7.1 update in the near future.
If you missed iOS 14.7, you'll get its 31 security patches with your upgrade. You can learn more about those on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 14.6, you'll get the update's 38 security patches with your iOS 14.7.1 update. If you're curious about the particulars, you can read about them right here.
If you skipped iOS 14.5.1, you get the update's two security patches on board. You can read about them over on Apple's website. Both are related to WebKit.
If you missed iOS 14.5 you'll get its patches with your upgrade. You can read more about those changes over on Apple's website.
iOS 14.5 also brought Apple's new App Tracking Transparency which lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies' apps and websites for ads or sharing with data brokers.
If you skipped iOS 14.4.2, you get its security patch with iOS 14.7.1. You can learn more about that patch over on Apple's website as well.
If you missed iOS 14.4.1, you get its patch with your upgrade to iOS 14.7.1. You can read about that patch right here.
If you skipped iOS 14.4, you get the update's patches with your upgrade. You can learn more about iOS 14.4's security patches right here.
If you skipped iOS 14.3 you'll get its nine security updates with your upgrade. You can read more about them on its security site.
iOS 14.3 also included a new privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices.
If you skipped iOS 14.2, your iOS 14.7.1 update includes 24 additional security patches. You can learn more about the patches on Apple's security website.
If you're still running iOS 13, iOS 14.7.1 includes iOS 14.0's security updates.
iOS 14.0 brought 11 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 website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari.
For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.
With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them.
There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.
Researchers also discovered that Apple brought a new "BlastDoor" sandbox security system to iOS 14. The system is meant to prevent attacks from occurring via the Messages app.
You can read more about "BlastDoor" right here.
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