iPhone X Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

By | 3rd November 2017

iPhone X Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

iPhone X users are dealing with an assortment of problems as we push into the fall.

The current list of iPhone X problems includes some of the most common iPhone issues like weird battery drain, busted Wi-Fi, finicky Bluetooth, and other performance-related issues.

We’re also hearing about hardware-related problems with the device’s new Face ID facial recognition, 5.8-inch OLED screen, and speakers.

Our guide will take you through the current list of iPhone X problems. It’ll also provide you with potential fixes and some places to look for feedback from other iPhone X users using both iOS 11 and iOS 12.

It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and the next version of iOS 12.

iPhone X Problems

The current list of iPhone X problems features some familiar faces including iCloud Restore problems. If you run into issues restoring from iCloud, head here for a few potential fixes.

We’re also hearing about strange battery drain, abnormal amounts of user interface lag, GPS issues, issues with 3D Touch, connectivity problems including issues with cellular data, problems Messages, and various iCloud problems. Some iPhone X users are also saying the device sometimes runs extremely hot.

To avoid major headaches, make sure you periodically backup the files on your iPhone X to iTunes or through iCloud. To assist Our guide will take you through the backup process using Apple’s iTunes software. If you prefer to backup via iCloud, we’ve got a guide for that method as well.

Apple will occasionally roll out new iOS updates with new fixes and you’ll want to make sure you and your device are ready for the download. A little prep work ahead  goes a long away toward preventing issues.

We’ve released an iOS pre-installation guide that will take you through some things you should do before installing new software on your iPhone.

Apple’s latest update, iOS 12.0.1, fixes several lingering issues.

Where to Find Feedback

As we push toward 2019 it’s important to keep an eye on feedback from other iPhone X users. This feedback will alert you to potential problems and it could help you work out your own problems. Here are a few places to find feedback about the iPhone X’s hardware and software.

We recommend looking on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for feedback about the iPhone X’s hardware and its version of iOS 12.

We’ve put together some thoughts on the iPhone X’s latest version of iOS and you should also a look at our reasons to and not to install iOS 12.0.1.

How to Fix iPhone X Problems

If you’re dealing with an iPhone X problem your first instinct might be to contact Apple, head into your local carrier store, or make an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.

Those are certainly options, but you might be able to fix your issue from the comfort of your computer chair or couch.

Take a look at our list of fixes for common iPhone X problems. Our guide offers fixes for some of the most common problems plaguing Apple’s software.

We’ve also put together some tips to help you improve your iPhone X’s overall performance and a guide to improving iPhone X battery life.

If you can’t find a fix for your issue there, make sure you check Apple’s discussion forums. There are a lot of knowledgable users on Apple’s forums and you might get a solution to your issue in a matter of minutes.

If you want to get in touch with Apple, you can do so via the company’s Twitter account. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.

If Apple’s frontline customer service can’t help you solve your issue, it’s time to take your iPhone X to an Apple Store (if one is close by) or your local carrier store.

Schedule a Genius Bar appointment and have them run diagnostics on your device to see if they can pinpoint the problem. Your iPhone X is under warranty so they might offer you a replacement if it’s a serious defect.

Downgrade

If you own the iPhone X and you’re struggling on iOS 12.0.1, you can try downgrading to 12.0. This option is only available for a limited time so you’ll need to make the move soon.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to downgrade to iOS 11. Apple’s plugged up the iOS 11.4.1 downgrade loophole which means you’re stuck with iOS 12 if you already made the move.

Downgrading to an older version of iOS isn’t a guaranteed way to solve problems, but its worked for many people in the past. If you’re new to the iPhone and iOS, take a look at our guide to downgrading.

What’s Next

iOS 12 tackled some issues, but problems are still plaguing iPhone X owners. Unfortunately we don’t know when Apple’s next bug fix update will roll out.

Apple hasn’t confirmed an iOS 12.0.2 update which means the iOS 12.1 update is the only (known) update in the company’s iOS pipeline

The company’s put the iOS 12.1 update in beta ahead of its release this fall. We expect iOS 12.1 to arrive in October or November alongside new hardware.

If you can’t wait for Apple to fix your issues you can try downloading the iOS 12.1 beta on your phone. There are bugs, but we’ve also heard good things about its performance.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 12.0.1 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 12.0.1 for Better Security

Install iOS 12.0.1 for Better Security

If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.0.1 right now.

If you value your device's security you'll want to install the iOS 12.0.1 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today.

Apple's iOS 12.0.1 update comes with two security patches. Both patches are for potential lock screen exploits. 

If you skipped iOS 12.0, and you're still running iOS 11.4.1 or below, your iOS 12.0.1 update will come with more patches. 

The iOS 12.0 update carried 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's website.

In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:

  • Enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking cross-site browsing without your permission
  • Suppresses ad retargeting by reducing advertisers’ ability to identify iOS devices uniquely
  • Strong and unique passwords are suggested automatically when creating an account or changing a password in most apps and in Safari
  • Reused passwords are flagged in Settings > Passwords & Accounts
  • Security code AutoFill presents one-time security codes sent over SMS as suggestions in the QuickType bar
  • Sharing passwords with contacts is easier than ever using AirDrop from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
  • Siri supports quickly navigating to a password on an authenticated device 

Long story short, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade to iOS 12 and iOS 12.0.1 today. 

iPhone X Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.