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iPhone X Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

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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.

It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and iOS 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 updates (iOS 14.8.1 if you’re staying on iOS 14 or iOS 15.1 if you’re on iOS 15) could have a positive impact on your phone’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.

We recommend looking on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for feedback about the iPhone X’s hardware and software.

We’ve put together two guide that could help. One is our reasons to, and not to, install the current version of iOS 14 and the other is a list of reasons why you should, or perhaps shouldn’t, install iOS 15.

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 you want to get in touch with Apple, you can do so via the company’s Twitter account. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.

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 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.

What’s Next

If your iPhone X is  currently struggling on iOS 14.8.1 or an older version of iOS 14, keep an eye out for a new version of iOS 14.

Apple won’t force you to upgrade to iOS 15 so you can stay put on iOS 14 and still receive software updates for the foreseeable future. New iOS 14 releases probably won’t have new features on board, but they will include security upgrades.

The company’s confirmed a new version of iOS 15 and iOS 15.2 is currently in beta testing. We expect the iOS 15.2 release date to land in November or December.

If your problems are really bad, you can try downloading the iOS 15.2 beta onto your iPhone X and see if your phone’s performance improves.

For more on iOS 15.2 and the beta, have a peek at our walkthrough. For more about the iOS 15.2 release date, check out our guide.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 15.1 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 15.1.1/iOS 15.1 for Better Security

Install iOS 15.1.1/iOS 15.1 for Better Security

If security is important to you, think about installing Apple's iOS 15.1 update right away.

iOS 15.1 has important security patches on board and they'll help protect your phone. You can read more about them on Apple's website

Apple's iOS 15.1.1 update for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 doesn't come with any known security upgrades on board. That said, if you missed iOS 15.1, you'll get its security patches when you move your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 to iOS 15.1.1. 

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.

If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.1.1/iOS 15.1 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. The company will add a new App Privacy report feature in the next version of iOS 15 that will tell you when an app has accessed sensitive information. 

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  4. MS

    09/17/2020 at 8:02 am

    My iphoneX got stuck on the apple logo and nothing else would happen. It always stays on the apple logo. I took it to apple’s service center and they said it was a logic board issue and it couldnt be fixed – I needed to get a new phone. I paid nearly 1500$ for somethgin I used for just 2 years and 8 months :( I was told that the logic board typically lasts 5 years, but could fail before that. I had the extended warranty, but that expired at the end of the 2nd year..

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