iOS 14, the new version of the iPhone operating system, has interesting news. But as in all-new versions, there are also bugs and problems: apps that close unexpectedly, problems with WiFi or Bluetooth, battery failures… In this article, we have reviewed the 9 most common problems and their solution.
Most common iOS 14 problems and fixes
1. Problems Updating to iOS 14
Having trouble updating to new versions of iO S 14? Some of the most common are the following: the update is requested but does not download, the download takes too long, the download has completed but does not update, or the update does not allow accepting the terms and conditions.
These problems have practically the same solution, you just have to see which one is the best. One of the simplest is to force close the Settings app and reopen it. You may need to start the update again. You can also restart the iPhone and try to download the update again.
If the download has stopped, I advise you to check that the WiFi network has a good signal, bring the iPhone to a point where you know that there is good Wi-Fi coverage. Do not forget to connect the charger, it is likely that the iPhone does not have enough battery and cannot continue with the download.
If none of these solutions are used to resume the update, it is best to do it through iTunes. To do this, you will need to connect your iPhone to a PC using the USB or USB C to lightning cable. If you have a Windows PC, you can download iTunes from the app store. When you connect your iPhone, iTunes will ask you if you want to update to the latest version. Allow this action and wait for the iPhone to update.
2. Apps Close Unexpectedly in iOS 14
Some applications on your iPhone close unexpectedly? It is a very common bug in iOS 14 and other versions of the iPhone operating system, and here are some solutions.
Update the application: check if there is a new version available in the App Store. You can do it by searching for the app or by clicking on your account icon and in the “updates” section.
Force close the app and reopen it: just swipe up on your iPhone and slide the app to close it. Then reopen the app
Reinstall the app: it is not necessary to uninstall it completely. Just go to Settings> General> iPhone Storage. Find the application and click on ‘Uninstall app’. Then reinstall it.
3. Battery Problems in iOS 14
In iOS 14 many users have noticed that the battery lasts less than normal and that it wears out more quickly. This is due to a bug in the Apple Watch app, and it has an easy solution. You just have to update your operating system to the latest version: iOS 14.2.1. This will fix the problem and the battery will continue to perform as usual. If the problem continues, you will need to follow these steps.
Warning: this step may erase your Apple Watch health data and information from your iPhone, so it is recommended that you make a backup first.
- Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Click on the option that says “All watches.” It is in the upper zone.
- Press on the ‘i’ of your Apple Watch.
- Click on “Unlink Apple Watch.”
- Make a backup of your iPhone with iCloud.
- Reset your iPhone in Settings> General> Reset> Erase content and settings. Restore the latest backup.
- Pair your Apple Watch again.
4. WhatsApp Closes Itself
If this happens to you with WhatsApp and you cannot solve it with any of the three options that I mentioned before, try following these steps.
- Go to Settings and search for the WhatsApp app.
- Disable access to the camera.
- Disable access to the microphone.
- In the Location section, click on ‘Never’.
- In the photos section, click on ‘Nothing’.
Finally, open WhatsApp again, this will make the app reopen. Accept permissions so you can continue to use the microphone, the camera, access the gallery etc. The problem is due to a bug in iOS 14.2 causing the application to close unexpectedly when accessing the WhatsApp camera. If you have more problems with WhatsApp, take a look at this article.
5. Wi-Fi Fails on My iPhone With iOS 14
Problems with the Wi-Fi network? Some users have experienced failure to connect to a WiFi network. The solution is simple: update to the latest version of iOS 14. Version 14.1 solved this error, but iOS 14.2 is now available, so it is recommended to update to this latest version.
If the failure continues, you will need to reset the network settings. This will remove all the WiFi networks you have saved on your iPhone, but it should fix the problem. To reset, go to Settings> General> Reset> Reset network settings. Reconnect your iPhone to the WiFi network.
6. I Am Not Receiving Notifications on My iPhone
Are your iPhone notifications not reaching you? It is another of the most common errors in iOS 14. There are users who do receive the warning through the tone, but the banner does not appear. Others, on the other hand, do not receive any kind of notice, but when they enter the application they see that they have new messages or notifications. How can we solve this? There are different ways.
Update to iOS 14.2: this problem usually appears in the first versions of iOS 14, so it is best to update to the latest version to solve it.
Disable Bluetooth: if the problem persists, check if notifications arrive when you disable Bluetooth. If so, reset the settings in Settings> General> Reset> Reset settings.
7. I Have Changed the Default Browser, but the Links Open With Safari
If you have changed the default browser from the iPhone settings, but when you click on a link they continue to open with Safari, the solution is very simple. You just have to update your iPhone to the latest version. iOS 14.1 fixes this problem that has affected many users. After updating, check that Chrome is the default browser.
8. A Colored Dot Appears in the Upper Area of the Screen
This is not a problem, however many users have described it as such as they do not know what it means. The colored dots that appear in the upper area of the screen – specifically, in the notification bar – is an iOS warning. They are activated when an app uses permissions such as a camera (green color) or microphone (orange color). So you can tell if an application is using the microphone.
9. Bluetooth Problems on iPhone
Are your devices not connecting via Bluetooth? Try turning off Bluetooth and restarting the iPhone. If the problem persists, unlink your devices and pair them again. The last option is to reset your iPhone. You can do it in Settings> General> Reset> Delete content and settings. Remember to make a backup so you don’t lose your data.