Launched in October 2020, iPhone 12 has already breached the 100 million units sold in just 7 months. But its success also magnifies the problems in the unit.
Perfection is always a moving target and the same goes even for tech giants like Apple. When they revolutionized the smartphone industry with their iPhone models, there will always be room for improvement. But solutions are always available for anyone who looks for them. If you have an iPhone 12, here are some of the most common problems and the fixes for them.
Green tint display problems
Have you noticed that green tint on your display screen coming up every now and then? This is a common problem across most iPhone 12 units. Apple took notice and came out with an iOS patch to help solve the issue. All you have to do is make sure your iOS is up to date to fix the problem. Try adjusting your screen brightness as well. If the green tint still shows, best to bring it to an Apple Authorized Service Center to have it checked.
One of the biggest selling features of the iPhone 12 is the camera with its wide aperture lenses for low light. This means that it is able to gather a huge amount of light even in dark settings. On the other hand, this can pose a problem when taking a photo in bright and sunny situations. You can end up with a lens flare in your photos.
One thing you can do is make sure that subject is not against the light when you take a photo. This drastically lowers the light coming into the lens. But there are times when you can use the lens flare for some added effect on your photos. You can use it to artistically alter your images
The 5G connection
One of the hottest selling points of the iPhone 12 is the 5G connection capability of the phone. This means that you get to use a blazing fast internet connection on your phone. But there are times when your iPhone 12 switches from 5G to 4G connection. It might even show “5G” on your phone but you experience a slow connection.
Take note that 5G is also in its initial stages as well so there are bound to be hiccups along the way. Make sure also that your phone shows 5G UW. Only then is it really connected to the 5G network.
Glass scratches easily
This makes Apple scratch their heads because they put in one of the most durable glass on the iPhone 12 – Ceramic Shield. But durability also meant Apple needed to make the screen a bit softer which could be the reason for some scratches. One of the quickest fixes to this is getting a screen protector. This will add a helpful layer of protection for your iPhone 12’s glass.
Wireless charging is slow
Your iPhone 12 can support up to 15W charging speed but only if you are using MagSafe chargers. If not, you could only be getting about 7.5W of charging speed. The first fix is to use a MagSafe charger. If you are, check if what you have is a genuine Apple accessory. The cheaper ones might not be original or could stop functioning properly in a matter of weeks.
Battery charging to only 80%
This is actually part of the upgrades done by Apple to help give you longer battery life for your iPhone. The Optimized Charging feature tracks how you use your iPhone. It will only charge to 100% based on your usage and even charging habits. Of course, you can turn this off in your settings if you want to always have 100% in your battery.
Battery drains fast
Apple has come a long way in trying to help iPhone users enjoy longer battery life. But subsequent iOS releases put quite a strain on your battery. That is why the iOS 14.7 update aims to fix some of these issues so make sure you update your system. But there are a couple of things you can do to help you stretch your battery use:
- Check your apps that drain the most battery and limit their use. You can find them in your Settings and check the Battery section.
- You can also disable the location services on your iPhone
- Another way is to disable the background app refresh
- Have you tried dark mode yet?
Where is your charger?
You might be surprised to find out that your iPhone 12 does not come with a charger! Before you think that the sore forgot to put it in, Apple was the one who pulled the chargers out of the box. You now need to buy it separately and you can get 20W adapters for your iPhone. But there are plenty of options to choose from available in the market.
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ET Hindman says
How about dropped calls, voice sounding like a robot and not being able to connect other devices to my hotspot on my phone. Verizon nor Apple has addressed those annoying issues for the 12 Pro.
Mike Schuttler says
Where do you check to see if you have 5G ?
I have a iPhone 12 mini. I absolutely hate sone of the side button issues. When I use apple pay it wants me to tap it twice to complete a transaction.. its is hard to do with out hitting the buttons across and turning my phone off Also when doing screen shots , its hard to squeeze across the phone