How to Fix Common iPhone 8 Problems

Avoid the annoyance of common iPhone 8 problems with a quick fix

If you own an iPhone 8, you might have run into issues like screen freezing, connectivity problems, or overheating. These common iPhone 8 issues have easy solutions, which we detail below.

Causes for iPhone 8 Problems

No product is perfect, and as high-performing as most iPhone models are, they are not immune to glitches, hacks, and crashes. The precise cause of any such problem usually is not apparent until you find the corresponding fix.

How to Fix the Most Common iPhone 8 Problems

Follow these steps to get your iPhone 8 back to working as it should.

  1. Reset your iPhone. You may occasionally find that the iPhone screen gets stuck in a landscape orientation or just freezes. Usually, this can be resolved with a soft reset. However, perform a hard reset if that doesn't resolve the problem. Once the iPhone restarts, the screen should be back to normal.

  2. Update to the latest version of iOS. If your iPhone doesn't have the most recent iOS, update it immediately, as an update may contain necessary software and bug fixes.

  3. Update apps. One of the more frustrating errors that can happen when using your iPhone is having an app quit in the middle of an important task. Check the App Store and install any updates for the app in question. Uninstall and reinstall the app to see if it starts working again.

    You can also check online message boards or contact the app developer to see if they are aware of the issue.

  4. Reset Bluetooth. Bluetooth speakers and headphones are important for iPhone 8 users since the device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, some issues have been reported in connecting wireless headphones and other Bluetooth devices. If you still have issues connecting with a particular Bluetooth device, you may need to sync a different device.

  5. Reconnect to Wi-Fi or refresh the network settings. Occasionally iPhone 8 users report Wi-Fi issues, including slow speeds, erroneously getting an "incorrect password" message, or difficulty connecting to a network. Ensure your internet connection and router are turned on and working properly.

  6. Avoid or fix overheating problems. One commonly reported issue with the iPhone 8 is overheating when using a demanding program or game. There are numerous ways to address this issue, from disabling certain background features to removing the case to deleting battery-intensive apps.

    Avoid leaving your iPhone in direct sunlight or near any heating elements, like heaters or computer vents.

  7. Use 3D Touch. If you experience difficulties with 3D Touch shortcuts popping up or moving too quickly for you to access, optimize the 3D Touch sensitivity as needed.

  8. Reset all settings. While this will cause you to lose any saved Wi-Fi passwords, it can help fix various issues. To do this, select Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

    This is not the same as performing a factory reset.

  9. Make sure Apple services are working by going to the Apple website and checking the status. If you can't connect to the Apple App Store on your iPhone, this is the first thing you should check.

  10. Change the iPhone's LTE settings to Data Only. If your iPhone calls are filled with static and you can't understand what the other person is saying, tap Settings > Cellular Data > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE > Data Only. Turn LTE back on after checking your connection quality, if needed.

    Check the iPhone's receiver and ensure there are no blockages, including the screen protector or phone case, which could be muffling sounds.

  11. Contact Apple. If nothing else works, contact Apple customer service or schedule an appointment at an Apple Store.

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