10 Most Annoying iPhone Problems (And How To Solve Them!)

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10 Most Annoying iPhone Problems

We all know that the iPhone is a fantastic invention, but that doesn’t mean that it is not without it’s problems. From low battery life to ridiculous predictive text alterations, there are times when we just want to smash it against the wall, but we can’t because its screen is just so breakable! So, here are our 10 most annoying iPhone problems and tips on how to solve them!

1. Low Battery Life


Problem: One of the most common bugbears of the iPhone is that it’s battery runs out so quickly; browse Facebook, listen to a few tunes and send an email or two and suddenly you are in the red!

Solution: The best way to preserve your battery life is to switch off all of the apps and notifications that you don’t need, such as GPS, Wi-Fi and push notifications on useless apps until you need them. For more tips on how to improve your iPhone’s battery life, check out 5 Top Tips On How To Increase Your iPhone’s Battery Life.

2. Screen Is Easily Broken

Problem: I have lost count of the amount of times that I have dropped my iPhone and watched the flimsy screen splinter into a thousand pieces, knowing that I’m going to have yet another premium tacked on to my insurance bill. The price of having a wonderfully responsive touch screen is that it is very easily broken.

Solution: Get yourself a case. You need to protect your iPhone from the world’s elements, so invest in a tough one with a screen protector. Check out 5 Incredibly Stylish iPhone 4 Cases for inspiration!

3. Music Sounds Tinny On Loudspeaker

Problem: I really value the quality of sound production, so when my favourite tracks come blaring out of my iPhone with a tinny whine, it makes me want to scream! The inbuilt speakers are OK for playing basic app game sound effects but for pumping out the tunes, they’re just not good enough.

Solution: Invest in a decent set of iPhone speakers that will allow you to play your music as loud as you like with decent quality sound production. Try our 5 Great iPhone Accessories for Music if you are a music lover!

4. The Dictionary Won’t Learn New Words

Problem: Autocorrect is a fantastic setting if you are a sloppy texter like me, however if you want to use slang or ‘naughty’ words, the iPhone can often correct them to the wrong word!

Solution: There are many ways to try and trick your iPhone into learning new words, but if you want these words to stick, you’ve got to Google it. If you search for new words with Google in Safari it forces your iPhone’s dictionary to remember your ‘new’ words and will retain them forever. For more iPhone tips, go to iPhone Tips!

5. The Stock Ringtones Are Terrible

iphone ringtone

Problem: I have had the same ringtone for as long as I have had my iPhone and when it goes off in a shop, at least three other people go to answer their phones. This is quite funny, however the stock iPhone ringtones are so boring!

Solution: Check out TonePad, which allows you to create unique music ringtones for your iPhone in seconds.

6. Mail Archives Emails Instead Of Deleting Them When You Go To Edit

iphone email

Problem: Ever since the 4.0 update to Mail where they got rid of the ‘Trash’ button, when I go to ‘Edit’, I archive emails instead of deleting them. Frustrating!

Solution: You can change the function of the ‘Edit’ button by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > “preferred mail account”. There you can toggle the Archive Messages to ‘On’ or ‘Off’. For more tips on your iPhone, go to iPhone Tips.

7. Google Maps Is Not Accurate Close To Your Destination


Problem: Google Maps is superb and it has helped me find my way home so many times that I literally don’t know how I coped without it. However, when I near my destination, the accuracy seems to fall to zero!

Solution: Use the Compass feature on Maps for a more accurate guide. Launch Google Maps and tap on the crosshair icon at the bottom left of the screen. This will make the blue dot display your current location on the map; then click the icon again and a triangle will appear next to the dot: this shows the direction on the map that the iPhone is facing, making it easier to navigate around!

8. Some Paid Apps Are Terrible

iphone paid apps

Problem: As part of my job, I have to test a lot of apps and what really irritates me is when I pay for an app that is complete crap and can’t get a refund.

Solution: Many apps have a ‘lite’ version that allows you to test them for free before you buy the ‘Pro’ version; this is a great way of ensuring that you don’t waste your money! To receive the latest updates, tips and recommendations for iPhone apps and accessories, simply join our Facebook page.

9. iPhone Operates Very Slowly


Problem: The first time that I used my iPhone I was amazed at how quickly it worked, sliding from screen to screen at my lightest touch. However, as I loaded more apps and music on to it, the response time for loading and calling became much slower, which is really annoying!

Solution: If you free up space on your iPhone, you will find that it operates much quicker. Upload all of your photos, music and rarely used apps on to your computer and allow your iPhone some room to breathe. Check out 5 Top Tips on How to Free Space on your iPhone.

10. The Next Generation iPhone Always Seems To Be A Lot Better

Problem: Whenever a new iPhone comes out, there’s always something in the back of my mind that makes me think that I should wait for the next one.

Solution: Write to Steve Jobs and complain about his (genius) business model.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

David Stead
posted on 08 March 2012

Hey Mehedi, I’d try a hard reset then reload the iPhone’s software. If that doesn’t work, call Apple!

posted on 10 March 2012

I have had bad experiences with iPhones so far. I got my first one after my plan was ready to be renewed, and the very next day, the screens would shake atrociously to the point where I couldn’t click on anything. I exchanged it for a new one, and this one seems to have some problems with freezing up. Usually turning it off or resetting it works, but it makes me fearful that it might start to retrogress as time goes on.

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David Harfield
posted on 13 March 2012

Oh dear Tesla, sorry to hear that! Maybe you should exchange it again, most iPhones run very smoothly. Let us know if your new one works!

Valentine NKUM
posted on 13 April 2012

the major problem i have with iphone is low battery.I charge the phone over the night and i can not use it up to 7hours.i feeling bad about this.i dont really know it the life span can be extended.

David Harfield
posted on 13 April 2012

Hi Valentine,

Sorry about your problem; I’m afraid the iPhones do have a reputation for short battery life; I would advise against leaving it plugged in overnight though, as this will reduce its life. Charge it to full then only recharge when it’s on the red.

Hope this helps,


mike macdonald
posted on 16 April 2012

I upgraded my 4g to 5.1 today and now my contacts have vanished. Anyone faced this before? Help, some very important contacts there

David Harfield David Harfield
posted on 17 April 2012

Hey Mike – are they on your iTunes when you back up your phone? If not I would suggest going straight to the Apple shop. Are they saved in iCloud?

posted on 29 April 2012

Hi ya i have an iphone 3gs and the volume is very quiet, i,ve turned it up on the side of the phone to the max, and also gone into setting, (sounds) and turned up ringer tone too but is still quiet. hope u can help me with this problem. Thanx Dawn x

David Harfield David Harfield
posted on 30 April 2012

Hi Dawn,

Have you tried a hard reset (hold the power and home button for 20 seconds then reboot it)? If tat doesn’t work, it sounds like a faulty speaker – take it back to the Apple Store and they should replace the handset.



snail vs monsters
posted on 09 May 2012

i also want to know are they save icloud ?

posted on 23 May 2012

My iphone 4 has switched off and won’t turn on it just randomly done it I didn’t do anything to it jst had it locked went to unlock it it turned off and the top by the speaker is really hot any suggestions on how to fix it??

posted on 17 June 2012

My iphone 4 16gb is the worst phone i have ever had, it has touch screen problems, it constantly needs restoring, my computer will not recognise it, nor will i tunes, i have to be on top of my router for it to pick up a signal, it says no service 80% of the time. It is some time possessed and will turn mute on in the middle of a call, sometimes it just phones random people from my phone book, the screen shakes and flicks around wildly, the loud speaker was tinny. And its out of warranty.

David Harfield David Harfield
posted on 18 June 2012

Hi Lisa,

Wow, sounds like you’ve been unlucky or your iPhone is possessed by a demon! Have you taken it to the Apple shop? Warranty or not, they should be able to fix at least some of it, even if you incur a small cost! Also, have you tried a hard reset?



posted on 20 June 2012

when I recieve incoming calls or text on my iphone 4 it wont ring ???

David Harfield David Harfield
posted on 20 June 2012

The silent switch isn’t on, is it?! If not, try adjusting the volume, checking the headphone socket for any blockages or doing a hard reset!

posted on 23 June 2012

whenever I take a video with my iPhone & email it to someone, it is upside down with no way of getting the video right side up! Does anyone out there happen to know why this is happening & what I can do to rectify it? Thanks in advance!

David Harfield David Harfield
posted on 23 June 2012

Hi Bonnie,

This sounds like a nightmare! Have you taken it to the Apple Store yet? It sounds like a hardware problem to me, you may need someone to open it up and tinker about – they should do this for free.


posted on 25 June 2012

The devil has taken over my phone
It opens apps, clicks on phone contacts, calls contacts and shakes.

David Harfield David Harfield
posted on 25 June 2012

Hi janen,

It sounds as if you need an iExorcist!

posted on 30 June 2012

all i wanted for my 70 birthday was an iphone and my family got me a 3g and was overjoyed i just loved it cared for it like a baby and never ever let anyone near it used it very little to take care of it never dropped it and even said godnight to it but guess what after just one year it packed up took it back tostore it was bought in and it was sent to Apple in Cork i think and reply was it wasnt fixable was offered a pittance off a replacement for such an expensive phone God help anyone who uses it anyway roughly

danny madriaga
posted on 23 July 2012

my wife have i phone 4 and she have incoming call this morning and after a while the phone got shut down and never open, i try to charge but it doesn’t working anymore , she said that it full charge before using it. anyone encounter this before? thanks

posted on 08 September 2012

I am on my third replacement iphone 4Gs. The speakers keep breaking – so the phone will not ring no sound unless headphones. About ten minutes ago my third phone just broke. It will be back to verizon for an hour and a half while they try to fix what they know is broken. Then they will call apple and then I will wait to have a replacement phone mailed to me. Not a new phone (probably the one I mailed back last month). The phone is less then a year old and I cannot get one to work more than three months. The worst phone I ever had SHAME on you apple. Can’t wait for contract to run out Samsung looking better every day.

Terry Blackwood
posted on 26 February 2013

My iphone has somehow lost my contacts and phone numbers and instead, when I depress the phone icon, I get my facebook friends! Does anyone know how to fix this. I may have caused it but don’t know. Thanks for your help.

posted on 27 February 2013

Hi, guys,
My iphone4 speaker will not talk for incoming and outgoing calls, after listening to music. When there is an incoming call, it rings. But when I pick up, cannot hear anything even though the playing mode has been stopped. I tried to make calls, every time the speaker turns on auto
Mode itself, but no sounds at all. Then I have to try switch off & on few time to get it back to work. Please someone can advise a sample solution.

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