Whereas the eye of most Apple observers and iPhone customers has been riveted on the newly launched and upcoming iPhone 12 series, prospects who purchased and nonetheless personal the iPhone 11 have been trying ahead to wrapping up the problems that made final yr’s new telephone expertise considerably lower than excellent. For house owners of Apple’s 2019 iPhone 11iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the most important issues had been linked to Apple’s iOS 13. Fortunately, none of these working system points rose to a serious degree, although they did trigger some head-scratching and anxiousness. With the a lot smoother launch of iOS 14, many of the urgent points appeared to fade away.

New {hardware} and software program launched at roughly the identical time make it more durable to decipher the place the issues originate. There have been so many reported issues with iOS 13 that Apple launched a collection of updates to reply to them, hoping these fixes mitigated any points with the {hardware}. Listed here are just a few of the iPhone 11 issues we found round all three variations of the handset to date, and a few recommendations on the way to repair them.

Drawback: Show points

Apple’s iPhone 11 Professional and iPhone 11 Professional Max are among the many iPhones affected by a show drawback. One buyer on the MacRumors site described it thusly: “About 25% of the time after I unlock my launch day iPhone 11 Professional the display screen appears all washed out with a inexperienced tint. After about 3 seconds it flashes again to regular. Anybody ever have this occur or know if this can be a drawback on iPhone 11s? I ought to most likely do a restore/arrange as new however I’m making an attempt to keep away from that if potential.” The iPhone 11 Professional and Professional Max fashions are reported for this difficulty most frequently, and the telephones’ OLED show could also be accountable.

Attainable resolution:

Observers have famous that putting in iOS 14 may repair the difficulty. Nevertheless, whereas this might be a persistent software program drawback, many shoppers seen that screenshots derived from the green-tinted glass confirmed no tint, which suggests it’s a {hardware} difficulty. Apple has acknowledged the issue and authorized show replacements below guarantee below some circumstances.

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Drawback: Wi-fi charging

Points with dysfunctional wi-fi charging are pretty widespread. Some prospects with Qi wi-fi chargers report that after they place sure iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Professional, and iPhone 11 Professional Max fashions on the charger, the iPhone could acknowledge it as a charger, however is not going to truly cost, and should even develop into scorching to the contact. One Apple discussion thread states: “Professional Max received’t cost wirelessly on 2 completely different chargers. Each chargers work high-quality with my previous XS Max. Tried turning off Optimized Battery Charging, to no impact. Will solely cost utilizing the cable.” Some iPhone 11 house owners stated this bug first surfaced after putting in numerous iterations of iOS 13, which can shift the blame to the software program.

Attainable resolution:

No matter its origin, if that is nonetheless a problem, you may proceed to cost your telephone with a wired connection. Make certain to replace your iPhone’s OS with the fairly steady iOS 14, for starters. Mechanical maneuvers embody a power-off reset/restart, which did resolve the difficulty for some individuals.

  • Press and launch quantity up.
  • Press and launch quantity down.
  • Maintain the ability button and wait till the Apple emblem seems.
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Drawback: Activation points

Activation points are widespread if you attempt to get a brand new telephone up and operating for the primary time, whatever the mannequin, and the iPhone 11 was no completely different.

Attainable options:

When you’re having issues activating the iPhone 11, first guarantee that all methods are up and operating by checking Apple’s System Status page. If one thing will not be toggled on inexperienced, wait till all methods are operating and take a look at once more. If it’s inexperienced and nonetheless not operative, make sure that your telephone has a SIM card inserted. When you can swap the SIM card out of your previous telephone into your new one, strive that first. When you get a No SIM or Invalid SIM error message, Apple suggests the next steps.

  • Make certain your wi-fi plan is operational.
  • Replace your handset to the newest iOS model and restart.
  • Go to Settings > Basic > About. If an replace is out there, you’ll see a immediate to pick OK or Replace, after which replace.
  • Take away your SIM card from the tray after which put it again. The tray ought to shut securely. Solely use the tray that comes together with your present telephone.
  • Strive a distinct SIM card. You may get one at your provider’s retail outlet or ask your provider to check your telephone with a distinct card. Exchange your present SIM card with a brand new one, if needed.

Drawback: Quantity, audio, and sound points

When you discover there are issues with any facet of audio perform there are numerous treatments you may strive.

Attainable options:

  • Take your SIM card out of your telephone after which substitute it to resolve the issue of a poorly positioned card.
  • Flip off Bluetooth to check audio high quality with or with out it. If it improves, go away it off on your calls.
  • Make certain your microphone is clear, clear, and unobstructed.
  • If the above steps don’t enhance the audio, clear your telephone’s cache reminiscence by restarting it.
  • Do a tough factory reset by way of Settings > Basic > Reset. Make sure to again up your knowledge first.
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Drawback: Overheating

There are a number of reviews of assorted iPhone 11 items getting uncomfortably scorching and considerations in regards to the impact on the long run battery lifetime of their new handset. Among the many heat-related issues was this remark: “I obtained my iPhone 11 Professional on Friday and see my telephone getting scorching whereas utilizing GPS on Saturday after which once more on Monday. It was uncomfortably scorching and to carry. I took it to Apple Monday night and so they knowledgeable me that so long as the telephone doesn’t shut down or give the too scorching alert then it’s high-quality. I nonetheless suppose one thing is improper and I’ll maintain a detailed eye on this.”

Attainable options:

Listed here are some basic tricks to settle down a scorching telephone. When you really feel that the telephone at all times will get too scorching too quick, take it to your nearest Apple Retailer or contact tech assist.

  • Take away the case.
  • Don’t go away your handset in a automotive or uncovered for lengthy intervals of time in scorching climate.
  • Video games, particularly AR video games, could cause the system to warmth up.
  • Keep radio silence by placing the telephone into Airplane Mode for awhile. Within the Management Middle faucet the Airplane icon to close off all GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile alerts. Or individually disable Location Providers, GPS, or Bluetooth, something you don’t instantly want.
  • Wait to cost the system as that may additionally warmth up your telephone.
  • Flip the iPhone off and do a tough restart. (Hit the amount up button, then quantity down button, then the ability button. It is not going to ask if you wish to energy down, it simply does it.)

Complaints about overheating have continued all year long, with the final ones showing in October 2020. Anybody who has this drawback at present ought to contact Apple Support instantly.

Drawback: Bluetooth connection points

Numerous iPhone 11 customers report problems connecting their peripherals via Bluetooth. The issues embody connecting, connecting within the automotive, and holding a connection after initially connecting. In response to one consumer, “New iPhone 11 on iOS 13 is having Bluetooth connectivity points. … The issue isn’t connecting. The issue is holding the connection. … I’m additionally having connectivity points in my automotive. It should join for five minutes or extra then robotically disconnect and reconnect. It’s actually annoying. I didn’t have issues earlier than with my iPhone 6 Plus. … Simply up to date to iOS 13.1 however nonetheless have this Bluetooth difficulty, which is de facto annoying!!!”

Attainable options:

Apple suggests numerous steps you may strive earlier than contacting tech assist. Make certain to replace your iOS to the newest launched model. Putting in iOS 14 is a good suggestion.

  • In your system, go to Settings > Bluetooth and guarantee that Bluetooth is on. If it’s disabled and you can’t allow it, restart your iOS system. Then strive once more to pair and join.
  • Guarantee that your Bluetooth accent and system are in shut proximity.
  • Flip your Bluetooth accent on and off.
  • Guarantee that your Bluetooth accent is on and totally charged or linked to energy. In case your accent makes use of batteries, strive changing them with recent ones. When you had been in a position to join beforehand, unpair the accent and put it again in discovery mode, then strive once more to pair and join.
  • When you can pair your accent with different gadgets however not your iOS system, unpair the accent from the opposite gadgets and take a look at once more.
  • If not one of the above steps work, contact Apple tech assist or make an appointment with the Genius Bar.

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