It’s been about two months since Apple unveiled its iPhone 12 line.
And users are starting to sound off on their problems.
5G Connectivity and Power Draining
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are showing signs that their batteries drain at an excessively high rate when in standby mode.
That means if you left your phone turned on with the screen locked (shut off to save power) and running no apps, it could still drain by 20% over 8 to 10 hours, according to iPhone Hacks. That’s an unacceptable waste of energy.
What’s more infuriating is that the iPhone’s battery reportedly drains even when users perform the usual energy-saving tips: disconnecting from the high-speed (and power-hungry) 5G network when not in use.
On top of this battery draining issue, users are also seeing their iPhone 12 disconnecting from both 4G and 5G networks randomly. It seems the problem is caused when you move from one cell tower to another (regardless if it is 4G or 5G).
To date, the only workaround being offered is to briefly activate Airplane Mode (in settings) and then turn it back off, to get the iPhone to reconnect to the nearest cell tower.
Display Gets a Green Tint
Some owners have been reporting their just-purchased iPhone 12 has a green tint on the display. iPhoneHacks reports that this issue can be fixed either by taking it to your local Apple Authorized repair store (contact them first before going) or waiting for Apple to upgrade the iOS operating system.
If you are in the habit of using your iPhone to connect with other gadgets wirelessly, be aware that users are also reporting problems with the way the iPhone 12 uses Bluetooth. In some cases, users can’t get their iPhone to pair with another device, such as wireless Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
iPhone Hacks suggests for a fix that you simply go to Settings and toggle Bluetooth off and then on again.
If that doesn’t work, try restarting the iPhone.
Press and hold the volume button and (right) side button on your iPhone 12 until you see the power-off slider appear on the display.
Drag the slider and then wait approximately 30 seconds until the iPhone turns off.
Press the side button on the iPhone again, holding it until Apple’s logo appears on the display.
That should do the trick with any Bluetooth issues.
Unfortunately, iPhone 12 users are also reporting problems connecting via Wi-Fi. Either the iPhone won’t connect at all to the network, or people experience slow speeds using Wi-Fi to access the Internet.
There isn’t a universal set of instructions for dealing with Wi-Fi issues, though. You can try restarting your router (follow the specific manufacturer’s instructions from the product manual).
You might need to update the router’s firmware (again, see the manufacturer’s recommendations). When all else fails to fix the Wi-Fi issue, restart the iPhone (follow the same steps listed above for correcting Bluetooth connection issues).