10 Common iOS 7 Problems Faced By iPhone and iPad Users

Every new operating system has one or more issues and iOS 7 is no different in this case. There is no denying the fact that iOS 7 is buggy and awesome at the same time. Multiple bug reports keep on rolling in every day and some of these have been fixed with Apple updates. Still, there is no shortage of people encountering major problems. Here are some common problems that people keep on facing while using iOS 7 along with solutions.

iMessage or Face Time not Working

Many people have encountered problems with message delivery using iMessage. iMessage sometimes don’t deliver messages, that means useful texts essentially go nowhere. Simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings to get the messages delivered. Other than that, you can turn Face Time and iMessage off and on.

Random Freezing doing/after Update

Many people have run into this glitch while trying to install the latest update, iOS 7.1.2. Just hold the sleep/wake button and the Home Button for ten seconds, till you see the Apple Logo. Your device will be rebooted. The update will install correctly after that or you may have the correct version already. Make sure to check before proceeding again from scratch.

Thieves Bypassing your Screen Lock

Most of the people are worried because of this bug. Thieves or random people can bypass the screen lock and gain access to some content like contact list. Apple has released a fix for this bug in iOS 7.1.2 update. However, you can fix this bug by going to Settings > General > Passcode Lock and turn SIRI off on your lock screen under Allow Access.

Wi-Fi Not Working or Unavailable

The problem with Wi-Fi is more likely to happen with every new platform version. Some people are complaining that they can’t connect to Wi-Fi at all, whereas others are finding that previously good connections are now a bit blistering. First of all turn on Airplane mode for a minute. Turn it off and connect to Wi-Fi now. Turn your router off for 50 seconds and switch it on again. Set up your Wi-Fi network from scratch after resetting network setting. Make sure that your router firmware is up to date or you can try a factory reset of your device.

Keyboard Lag

This one is a common problem with iPhone 4 users. But, recently a number of people reported a significant keyboard lag while typing and some serious delays while using the virtual keyboard. There is the easiest bug fix for this problem. Just go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Speaker Not Working

Many people are facing problems with the speakers on Apple devices after the iOS 7 update. Some people are getting no audio from the speaker, audio is only gone when playing media and it is not working with headphones. If you’re having the problem with an iPad, try toggling the side switch. Go to Settings > General and Use Side Switch To and see if it is set to Mute. Check under Settings > General > Accessibility > Mono Audio and turn it off. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button to reboot your device. If your headphones are working fine then there could be a problem with the port. You could try blasting it with compressed air to see if anything is stuck in there.

Home/Sleep/Wake button Less Responsive

Some iPhone owners have found that their Home button, or Sleep/Wake button, or both, are less responsive after the iOS 7 update. It may take several button presses to register. Sometimes it will work perfectly and other times it can refuse to respond. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and try toggling Switch Control on and off. Take it to an Apple Store and show them for a button replacement.

Unresponsive Touchscreen

There have been a few reports of people finding that the touchscreen on their iPad or iPhone is unresponsive. Sometimes after a call, or when loading or exiting an app, the screen will just stop registering any touch input. Simply launch Siri and tell it to launch an app for you. Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo to restart the device. Try restoring the device using iTunes.

iTunes Store keeps Crashing

Some people have reported that the iTunes Store app on their iPhone crashes when they try to open it. Open the Music app and tap Store in the upper left corner. The app will start working fine now, although the problem might reoccur. Double tap the Home button to open the multitasking menu. Close iTunes Store if it is listed. Now go to Settings > iTunes & App Store. Select your Apple ID and Sign Out. Sign in again and the app will work.

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