iOS is a brilliant operating system but it’s not without its issues! Apple does the best they can to eliminate bugs from the software but sometimes you need to get in there and fiddle with some settings yourself.
Updating to the latest version of iOS is always recommended, as Apple fixes old bugs in iOS with each release cycle. Here’s a quick fix for common iOS 9/9.2/9.2.1/9.3 problems you may encounter while updating.
Touchscreen Not Working
If there’s one thing that you need your iPhone or iPad to do, it’s for the touchscreen to actually work! There have been many people complaining of the touchscreen issue straight after an iOS update. Here’s the fix, but you might have to try it a few times before it actually works!
So, hold your On/Off button and Home button down at the same time until your device reboots. Keep trying this until the screen registers.
Wi-Fi Not Working
Wi-Fi is often glitchy in iOS and Android devices for some reason. Here are a few quick fixes if you can’t seem to connect to a network.
- Go into Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Connection Name then choose ‘Forget This Network’. It should pop up once more where you’ll need to enter the password again.
- Reset your device’s network settings by going into Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. You’ll need to enter any network passwords again.
- Try connecting to another network. If it works, then the issue is probably with the router – the connection point you want to connect to. Try unplugging the router, waiting for a minute, and then plugging it back in.
Cellular Data Not Working For Some Apps
An unfortunate bug in iOS that persists is where cellular data for some apps simply will not work, no matter if you go into their settings and switch the cellular data to On. The reason for this is that if the cellular data for a given app was switched to Off during your update, you will be unable to switch them On.
The only fix for this so far is to back up to iCloud and restore your device as new. You’ll need to go into Settings -> iCloud -> Backup -> Back Up Now. After this, you need to Restore your device by connecting up to your computer with iTunes on it, choosing your device, and then Restore.
Follow the prompts but set your device up as a new device, DO NOT RESTORE FROM BACKUP! Once your device has been reset, check to see that the issue has gone away. Now you will just need to log back into your iCloud account on your device which will load all of your files. You will likely need to reinstall your apps on your device and log into them again.
Device is Running Slow
For older iPhones and iPads, running iOS 9 may be a bit of a challenge for your device. If you notice that your device is running slower after an iOS update, then you can change some settings to speed it up.
Try these quick fixes:
- Remove unnecessary files by going into Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud Usage -> Manage Storage. Go into ‘Documents and Data’ and then swipe across any files you no longer need and press ‘Delete’.
- Go into Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion and flick the switch to the off position.
- Reset your factory settings by going into Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings. Enter your passcode and select OK to continue. This will wipe everything off your device so make sure that you’ve backed up!
Problems with iMessage
If you’re having trouble with your iMessages coming through or sending from your iPhone, then you’ll need to try these fixes to solve the problem:
· Go into Settings -> Messages -> iMessage, then toggle off and on again. This usually resets the connection and you might need to restart your phone again afterward.
Remember, iMessage only works over a data connection so if you’re having troubles with your cellular data or Wi-Fi, it won’t work.
Game Center Not Working
Reports of bugs in the Game Center have plagued iOS 9 users in the initial releases. This has included crashes and screen freezes requiring a restart. iOS 9.3.2 has fixed the bugs that were causing Game Center to misbehave, so you can head to Settings -> General -> Software Update to get the latest iOS version that has ironed out the issues.
So there you have it – a rundown and quick fix for common iOS 9/9.2/9.2.1/9.3 problems!