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6 iPhone 7 Problems and how you can fix them

iPhone 7
6 iPhone 7 Problems and how you can fix them
It’s a common talk that iPhone 7 has not much difference compare to the previous version of the device, but you will see the maximum changes when you do the deep dive in the device. The camera is a great performer, there are dual speakers, and Apple finally made it water-resistant. If you snagged one, then you should be enjoying it, but sometimes a tricky issue can kill the fun.

Today we have collected the 6 iPhone 7 problem which we saw that many users are reporting to the different online forms.

Annoyance: No 3.5-millimeter headphone jack

Apple’s decision to kill the headphone jack has, understandably, been very controversial. If you’ve already invested in a killer pair of headphones that rely on the standard port present in every phone up until now, you could be forgiven for being a wee bit peeved. Having to use the Lightning port also means that you can’t charge your iPhone 7 while you’re using headphones. There are some workarounds, but there’s no real solution for this one.


There’s an adapter in the box with your iPhone 7, or you could consider snagging a Bluetooth adapter. Check out our guide on how to use your old headphones with the iPhone 7 for more ideas.

Maybe it’s time to go wireless? Check out our guide to the best wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Problem: Hissing sound

A lot of new iPhone 7 owners have been complaining about a mysterious hissing sound coming from the back of the device. It seems to be louder when the iPhone is engaged in heavy lifting, such as when a demanding app or game is running, which suggests that it’s related to the processor. Put your ear next to the Apple logo and run something that requires a lot of processing power to test for yourself. It’s also worth mentioning that many phones and other devices will emit some hissing and other noises when under heavy stress — if you listen closely enough, that is. We just don’t notice it most of the time.

Potential solution:

There’s currently no fix for this, but reports suggest that it’s not something that’s present in every iPhone 7, so you might want to return your handset and get a new one. If it’s really bothering you, then contact Apple, your carrier, or your retailer and ask for a replacement.

Bug: No service after turning off Airplane mode

If you use Airplane mode during a flight and then turn it off to find that your iPhone 7 fails to connect to your cellular network, then you’re not alone. Apple has apparently acknowledged this issue and is working on a fix. Here’s what to do in the meantime:

Potential fixes:

  • To start with, just toggle Airplane mode on and off again. You can swipe up and do it in Control Center or go to Settings > Airplane Mode.
  • Make sure that there is service coverage in your area. Are other phones connecting without issues? Take a look in Settings > General > About and see if there’s an update next to Carrier.
  • Remember, if you’re traveling internationally, you’ll need roaming turned on in Settings > Cellular > Data Roaming.
  • Turn your iPhone off and on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then drag the slider to turn the device completely off. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it on again.
  • Try turning your iPhone off and then carefully remove the SIM card. Make sure there’s no damage or dirt on the card, and then replace it and start your iPhone 7 again.
  • Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. You’ll have to enter some details for Wi-Fi networks and passwords again after doing this.

Issue: Poor battery life

Battery life for the iPhone 7 should be a lot better than it was for the iPhone 6S, thanks to a larger battery and the more efficient A10 Fusion chip. For most people, that does seem to be the case, but we’ve also seen some complaints about rapid battery drain. Keep in mind that you’ll probably use your iPhone 7 a lot in the first few days as you get to grips with it and download new apps. Give it some time to settle in before you judge it.

  • If you head into Settings > Battery, you can turn Low Power Mode on to stretch your battery further, but it comes at a cost. Mail fetch, Hey Siri, Background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects will be reduced or turned off completely. However, you can individually turn off any of these things for a lesser bump in battery life.
  • Take a look at Battery Usage in Settings > Battery and see if any particular app is guzzling too much power. Consider updating, uninstalling, or replacing it.

Annoyance: Pressing the Home button to unlock

If you dislike having to actually press the Home button to unlock your iPhone 7, instead of just touching it like before, then fear not. You can make it work that way again.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button and toggle Rest Finger to Open to on.

Glitch: Lightning EarPods stop working

Quite a few people have run into an issue with the Lightning EarPods that come in the box with the iPhone 7. Sometimes the remote control buttons stop working and become unresponsive, thus preventing you from playing, pausing, or using Siri. To make matters worse, for some people, the glitch causes random pauses and Siri activation. Apple has acknowledged this glitch, however, and is currently working on a software fix.


Try unplugging the Lightning EarPods and plug them back in again. This should bring the control functionality back, at least temporarily.

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