The argument between iPhones and Android phones was valid not too long ago. Performance, design, and camera quality all differed. And when smartphones first came out, iPhones usually won (and generally still do).
However, because both iPhones and Android phones offer similarly excellent performance, designs, features, and camera quality, this argument needs to be updated and achievable to resolve. Instead, it always boils down to personal preference.
Owners of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are still lamenting various bugs and performance problems. Fortunately, a lot of these issues can be resolved quickly.
If you’re having issues with your new or refurbished iPhone 12, you can resolve the issue yourself before iOS 15 is released, or you need to contact Apple support or your carrier.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through some of the most typical issues with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. We have solutions for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and charging issues, among others, on our list:
How To Fix iPhone 12 Battery Life
Most users report excellent battery life. However, some users notice that the battery on their iPhone 12 is depleting more quickly than it should. If the issues are severe, you may have a hardware problem. You should contact Apple customer service if the drain is terrible.
If you are planning to buy a refurbished iPhone 12, check its battery health and ensure it has a warranty in case any problem occurs.
How To Fix Missing 5G On iPhone 12
You may want to use your carrier’s 5G network if you own an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. The catch is that you must be on a plan that allows for 5G connectivity.
There are no 5G options available in the Cellular section of the Settings app on your phone, so this isn’t a bug. It’s probably because your carrier doesn’t currently have a 5G-compatible plan for you. If so, all you’ll see are “LTE” and “4G.”
You’ll need to modify or upgrade your plan to utilize the 5G network provided by your carrier. Make sure 5G service is accessible in the locations you frequent the most before doing so. Using the carrier 5G maps below, you can do that:
- AT&T 5G Map
- T-Mobile 5G Map
- Sprint 5G Map
- Verizon 5G Map
One more thing to remember: If you have AT&T, you might notice that your phone is connected to 5G even when Wi-Fi is off. This isn’t the 5G network from AT&T. The carrier’s LTE-A service has been rebranded as 5Ge or 5G Evolution.
How To Fix Wi-Fi Issues On The iPhone 12
Here are some things you can try before contacting customer service if you notice slow Wi-Fi speeds or an increase in dropped connections. It would help to investigate the Wi-Fi connection that’s giving you issues before tinkering with your iPhone 12’s settings. Try unplugging the router for a moment and then plugging it back in if you’re connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
If you’re sure the problem isn’t with the router, check Down Detector to see if people in your area using the same ISP are experiencing a similar problem.
Go to the Settings app on your iPhone 12 if you can’t access the router your phone is connected to or if you’re sure the problem has nothing to do with your ISP or router.
It would help if you forgot about the Wi-Fi network you’re having trouble with once you’re inside. This is how to do it:
- Tap Wi-Fi under Settings.
- The I in the circle must be tapped to choose your connection.
- At the top of the screen, select Forget this Network. (Note: If you do this, your iPhone will forget the Wi-Fi password, so keep a note of it.)
Try clearing the network settings on your iPhone if this doesn’t work:
- Enter the Settings app.
- Press General.
- Reset your iPhone by tapping Transfer.
- Press Reset.
- Reset Network Settings can be tapped.
If none of those solutions work, you should look at Apple’s guide to Wi-Fi issues.
How To Fix Charging Issues On The iPhone 12
There have been some reports of charging issues with the iPhone 12; most of these issues are related to the wireless charging feature.
Reset your iPhone if you experience problems with wireless charging. To do this, issue a press release. Press and release the volume down button, then press and hold the power button until the phone turns off. Check if the feature is generally operating by turning the device back on.
Before charging your iPhone, take out any credit cards or boarding passes stored in the case. You could also remove your phone’s case and charge it that way.
How To Fix The Overheating Issues On The iPhone 12
There have been reports of the iPhone 12 models overheating during setup and while using GPS and other apps. Here are a few things to try if you want to avoid bringing your phone into a store.
If you’re using a case, start by taking it off to see if that helps. Additionally, it would help if you tried switching the phone off and back on. Another option is to try switching the phone to Airplane Mode.
It would help if you also read this article on maintaining the proper operating temperature for your iPhone. It will be helpful, mainly if you frequently use your iPhone in warm environments.
If you’ve tried the solutions mentioned above and your phone still has issues, you might decide it’s time for a replacement. You should spend less on your next device and buy a refurbished iPhone 12.