How to Fix Common iPhone 8 Problems

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

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If you own an iPhone 8 you may run into occasional issues like screen freezing, issues with connections, or overheating. Fortunately, these common iPhone 8 issues have easy solutions so you can get your iPhone 8 back to performing as it should.

How to Fix the Most Common iPhone 8 Problems

  1. Soft or Hard Reset your iPhone. You may occasionally find your iPhone’s screen either stuck in a landscape orientation or simply frozen. Usually, this can be resolved with a soft reset, but if that doesn't resolve it, try a hard reset. Once the iPhone restarts, the screen should be back to normal.

  2. Make sure your phone is running the latest version of iOS. If it isn't 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. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the app to see if it starts working again.

    You can also try contacting the app developer to see if they are aware of the issue.

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

  5. Reconnect to Wi-Fi or refresh your 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 at all. Ensure your internet connection and router are turned on and working properly as well.

  6. One of the more commonly reported issues with the iPhone 8 has been the device overheating while using a demanding program or game. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to address this particular 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. If you experience difficulties with 3D Touch shortcuts popping up or moving too quickly for you to access, you can 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, tap 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 Apple’s website and checking on the status. If you suddenly find yourself unable to connect to the Apple App Store on your iPhone, this is the first thing you should check.

  10. Change your iPhone’s LTE settings to Data Only. If your iPhone calls are filled with static and there is difficulty making out 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 your iPhone’s receiver and ensure there are no blockages, including your screen protector or phone case, which could be muffling sounds.