5 Common iPhone Issues and How to Fix Them.

iElectron is your one stop shop for device issues, including phone repairs. Here are some common iPhone issues you can resolve from the comfort of your own home.


Water Damage

Whether it fell down a toilet, or you didn’t quite think through a dare to test how waterproof your phone is, chances are we have all had a water damaged phone at one point or another. Not saying that all water damage can be repaired, but here are some steps you can take to give yourself a fighting chance:


  • Take your phone out of the water as soon as possible.
  • Turn it off.
  • Take the SIM card out.
  • Wipe your phone down with something absorbent like a cloth or kitchen towels.
  • Leave it overnight in uncooked rice. Uncooked being the important word here. Last thing we want is anyone attempting to boil their phone.
  • A more effective one than uncooked rice if you have it to hand, is silica gel packets.


Your Phone Slows Down or Freezes

There are a few causes for this one, and most likely it is to do with a lack of storage and unresponsive apps. It can also be caused by having an older model, which struggles to cope with updates to the operating system. If purchasing a newer model is out of your budget, or you feel uncomfortable about continuing on the Apple treadmill (I know I do), there are some things you can try:

  • Clear your phones cache and memory data.
  • Backup your photos and videos to an external source, and delete any media that you don’t absolutely need.
  • Delete large apps which are taking up a lot of memory.
  • If your phone is completely frozen, you can force-reset your phone by holding down the power button, as well as the volume up button at the same time.
  • If worse comes to worst, you can perform a factory reset, but just make sure you back up your phone before doing so.


Battery Life

Probably one of the largest causes of anxiety in our modern age, is the unspeakable thought of one’s phone dying in public. The last thing you want is to have to bring a portable charging pack, or search every public space for power outlets. A quickly draining battery is most likely down to apps which are still turned on in the background. The simple solution here is to turn off any unwanted apps. If the problem persists, then you will need to get your phone looked at by a professional.


Not Charging

If you have a poor battery to begin with, coupled with a phone that doesn’t charge, then you are really snookered. First off, it is best to avoid cheap charging cables. You really can’t beat an official Apple fast-charging cable. Whilst more costly, you are paying for quality.


If the charging cable is not the issue, then there is most likely dust or debris stuck in the charging port. You would be surprised at just how much dust accumulates in your jeans pockets on a day to day basis. What you can try here is to get the dust out with a toothpick, so something similar. Just make sure you use wood or plastic. Metal can damage the pins, which will only worsen the problem.



The Touchscreen isn’t working

There are many reasons why this may be happening, but the only option really outside of hardware repair is restart your device and charge it for an hour. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, then you will need to see an Apple reseller, or a device repair specialist.


Whilst there are steps you can take to conduct iPhone repairs yourself, you are best placed to contact a professional if your issues aren’t resolved through soft steps such as resetting the device. Any removal or replacement of the hardware, should only be carried out by a professional. Whilst you could go down the route of apple resellers, you may be without your phone for several days.


Instead, why not choose iElectron, where we offer completion of iphone repairs within a couple of hours, along with a 12 month warranty. You can visit our store in Cork City, or book our express national pickup and return service