iOS 14 problems: how to fix the most common iPhone issues

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iOS 14 problems can ruin Apple’s otherwise beautiful iPhone software upgrade, so we’re here to help you fix the iOS 14 bugs and glitches that you’re running into.

Broken WiFi, poor battery life and spontaneously reset settings are the most talked about iOS 14 problems, according to iPhone users. Luckily, Apple’s iOS 14.0.1 update fixes most of the issues.

This isn’t new for us – we’ve been dealing with iOS 14 problems since the beta, and while some bugs have been solved, a few nasty ones persist. Most issues are more annoying than severe: constantly disconnecting WiFi is pretty obnoxious considering how much folks use it to avoid racking up huge data charges.

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iOS 14 won’t download on your iPhone:

First up, are you struggling to get iOS 14 onto your iPhone in the first place?

This is most likely because your iPhone is too old to be compatible with iOS 14. If you’re currently rocking an iPhone 6 or older then you wont be able to download iOS 14 and it might be time for an upgrade.

But if you have an iPhone 6S or newer and you still can’t get the update to work make sure you have enough battery space on your phone to handle the update.

Then head to settings – general – and then software update while you’re connected to WiFi and this should prompt your phone to find the latest software and offer you the install.

Battery drains faster:
Next up, and probably the reason you’re here battery issues.

While it’s unclear if iOS 14 in particular has caused iPhones to experience more rapid battery loss, this issue regularly happens to some users when they install a new version of iOS. When upgrading to a new version of the operating system, users’ iPhones are re-indexing their files and apps so they can find them faster and more efficiently – in other words, this battery drain may just be temporary until your iPhone gets used to the new update.

There are other things to look out for if battery loss continues – namely checking if it’s lost capacity over time. Head to Settings – Battery – Battery Health to check whether your battery has deteriorated.

If so, or if you want to extend battery life generally, there are plenty of Apple-recommended ways to do so, like turning off auto-brightness on your screen Settings – General – Accessibility – Display Accommodations and manually keeping it at a low setting. You can also turn off apps refreshing in the background Settings – General – Background App Refresh and switch off location services within apps Settings – Privacy – Location Services. Lastly, you can easily toggle off several of the above features just by switching to Low Power Mode Settings – Battery.

Some users have reported this issue sorting itself out after restarting their phones and any devices attached to their phones, like their apple watches. So it might be worth giving all your iOS devices a quick restart before investing in a hefty power bank. Before restarting though you should probably back up to the iCloud… better safe than sorry.

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