iPhone X users are dealing with an assortment of problems as we push deeper into 2019.
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 other performance-related issues.
We’re also hearing about hardware-related problems with the device’s new 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 both iOS 11 and iOS 12.
It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and the next version of iOS 12.
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.
Anyone else's iPhone X draining battery like crazy since iOS 12 update?? It's noon and I'm already at 50%. My Airpods drained fast too! I hit 11% at 11:30 and it was at 100% at 9:15ish…
— Cam Sanch (@trishkaa) September 24, 2018
To avoid major headaches, make sure you periodically backup the files on your iPhone X to iTunes or through iCloud. To assist Our guide will take you through the backup process using Apple’s iTunes software. If you prefer to backup via iCloud, we’ve got a guide for that method as well.
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 12.2, fixes several lingering issues.
Where to Find Feedback
As we move into 2019 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. Here are a few places to find feedback about the iPhone X’s hardware and software.
We’ve put together some thoughts on the iPhone X’s latest version of iOS and you should also a look at our reasons to and not to install iOS 12.2.
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.
If you own the iPhone X and you’re struggling on iOS 12.2, you’re on your own until the next version of iOS 12 rolls out. Apple’s closed off the iOS 12.1.4 downgrade.
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. If you’re new to the iPhone and iOS, take a look at our guide to downgrading.
iOS 12.2 tackled some issues, but problems are still plaguing iPhone X owners. Fortunately, help should arrive in May.
Apple’s confirmed an iOS 12.3 update and the milestone upgrade is in beta for the iPhone X right now. We don’t have a specific release date to share, but look for the update to roll out sometime next month ahead of WWDC.
If you can’t wait for Apple to fix your issues you can try downloading the iOS 12.3 beta on your phone. There are bugs, but we’ve also heard good things about its performance.
Install iOS 12.2 for Better Security
If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.2.
If you value your device's security, you'll want to download iOS 12.2 in the near future because it comes with new security patches.
Apple lists a whopping 41 security patches in its iOS 12.2 security change log. You can read more about the patches over on the company's website.
If you skipped iOS 12.1.4, you get four important security patches including fixes for a widespread FaceTime eavesdropping bug that lets you call someone via FaceTime and hear the audio coming from their phone before they pick up the phone.
You can read more about these patches on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 12.1.3, you get some additional patches with your version of iOS 12.2. They're baked into your upgrade.
Apple lists a grand total of 23 patches on board iOS 12.1.3 and you can read about all of them over on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 12.1.1, you'll probably want to install the iOS 12.2 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today.
The iOS 12.1.1 update brought 17 patches for potential security exploits. They'll will help protect your phone. You can read about them here.
If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get the 24 patches from that update with your version of iOS 12.2. If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.2 update brings two additional patches. Both patches are for potential lock screen exploits.
If you skipped iOS 12.0, and you're still running iOS 11.4.1 or below, your iOS 12.2 update comes with a longer list of security updates.
The iOS 12.0 update delivered 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's security page.
In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:
Long story short, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade to iOS 12.2 today.
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