iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions

iOS 16 was announced a few days before. The latest version of iOS is iOS 16, and it is rolling out for all eligible iPhones. There are many features and bugs in the newest version of iOS. These issues are very common. Usually, most of the bugs are found and fixed before the stable release.

Many bugs were found and fixed in the beta version of iOS 16. People who install the beta version of iOS 16 are the ones who test the OS and report the bugs to the developer to get them fixed. Some of the bugs might be missed or never occurred in any instance on the beta version. Those are the bugs that are found after the stable release.

In this article, let us discuss iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions. Most of these problems are found in iOS 16 users worldwide. Some of the problems in iOS 16 are app crashes, battery drain, connectivity issues, and many other issues. The solutions to these problems are also discussed below. Most of the fixes are simple and can be done quickly. So without any further ado, let us get started.

iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions

iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions

It is very common to experience bugs in iOS. More importantly, you should know how to fix these common problems or bugs on iOS to have a smooth experience while using your iPhone.

iOS 16 Scrolling Bug

There seems to be a scrolling issue on iOS 16. Unless you use your two fingers, scrolling isn’t working. This issue is faced by many users worldwide. The Bug was first experienced on iPhone X, and later many people started experiencing it.

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The scrolling issue is really an annoying issue and needs to be fixed asap. Try the below fixes to fix the Scrolling issue on iOS:

Fix 1: Update apps on your iPhone

This might be silly, but this actually fixes the scrolling issue on iOS 16. Update all the outdated apps on your iPhone, which may fix the Scrolling issue.

Fix 2: Restart your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone will fix many other issues, including the Scrolling issue on your iPhone. Always restart your iPhone regularly to avoid these kinds of problems in the future.

Fix 3: Hard reset our iPhone

Hard resetting your iPhone might fix this issue. Follow the steps below to hard reset your iPhone:

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  • On iPhone 8 or later: Press and fastly release the volume-up button. Do the same with the volume down button. Now press and hold the button and release it once the Apple logo appears. This works on iPhone 8 or later iPhones only.
  • On iPhone 7: Press and hold the volume down button and power button simultaneously and release them once the Apple logo appears. This works on iPhone 7 as well as 7plus also.

iOS 16 Lock Screen Widget Bug

In iOS 16, there is a known issue or a bug that is affecting all the third-party widgets installed. Due to this Bug, some widgets are not working while some are malfunctioning. To fix this Bug, follow the below fixes:

Fix 1: Restart your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone will fix many other issues, including the Lock Screen Widget issue on your iPhone. Always restart your iPhone regularly to avoid these kinds of problems in the future.

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Fix 2: Toggle Temperature in Settings

Go to the Settings app, General, then Language & Region, then toggle your temperature setting back and forth, and then you should be all set. This will fix the widget issue on iOS 16.

Fix 3: Reinstall the third-party widgets

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Reinstalling the widget apps might help solve this issue. This fix might work or not, but it’s worth giving this fix a try.

iOS 16 Unable to update iOS apps Issue

iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions

On iOS 16, you will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions when you try to update your apps. But, when you try to accept them, you will face an error. This is a very common problem in iOS 16. This error is encountered by users worldwide and was reported on Twitter. It is better to update the apps first and then upgrade your iOS version to 16. Follow the below fixes to fix this issue:

Fix 1: Update apps before upgrading to iOS 16

Before you upgrade to iOS 16, update your apps. This is one of the methods as of now.

Fix 2: Revert to the previous iOS version

There is no fix other than reverting to previous iOS versions. Or you can wait for the patch where Apple will fix this issue. The developers were already notified about this issue.

iOS 16 Fast Battery Drain Issue

Battery drain issues are one of the worst, indirectly affecting our productivity. There were battery drain issues in previous iOS versions, but they were fixed later. On iOS 16, the battery seems to drain very fast than in the previous iOS versions. Try the following fixes which may fix the battery drain issues on your iPhone:

Fix 1: Hard reset our iPhone

Hard resetting your iPhone might fix this issue. Follow the steps below to hard reset your iPhone:

  • On iPhone 8 or later: Press and fastly release the volume-up button. Do the same with the volume down button. Now press and hold the button and release it once the Apple logo appears. This works on iPhone 8 or later iPhones only.
  • On iPhone 7: Press and hold the volume down button and power button simultaneously and release them once the Apple logo appears. This works on iPhone 7 as well as 7plus also.

Fix 2: Battery calibration

This technique is used to fix the battery drain issues. You must drain your battery to 0% and then charge it to 100%. Do this procedure twice, which might fix the battery drain issue on iOS 16.

For more troubleshooting methods on battery-related issues with iOS 16, you can follow our video below.

iOS 16 Finger Gesture Bugs

We all love the three-finger gestures on iPhones. But, this feature is affecting the gameplay in some games. In the previous iOS versions, the feature did not affect the games. This has become a big issue for professional gamers worldwide.

Currently, there is no possible fix for this; however, removing any screen guard/screen protector films is recommended to avoid such issues in the future.

iOS 16 App Crashes Issue

In iOS 16, some apps, like Tiktok, Notes, etc., are crashing when opened. This is a very common problem in iOS 16. There is no particular reason or triggering reason for the crash. Just opening the app is triggering this issue, and the app is getting crashed. 

Fix 1: Update Apps

Since iOS 16 has launched, app developers have been working hard to make sure they update their apps to be compatible with iOS 16 devices. So make sure you download the updates from Apple Appstore.

Fix 2: Reinstall Apps

If updating the app doesn’t help much, then you should reinstall the app. To reinstall the app, first, delete the app from your iPhone. Once it’s deleted, you can install it back from Apple Appstore. This shall solve the app crashing issue on iOS 16.

Fix 3: Revert to the Previous iOS version

There is no fix other than reverting to previous iOS versions. Or you can wait for the patch where Apple will fix this issue.

iOS 16 Wi-Fi Not Working Bug

iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions

The Wi-Fi feature is not working on iOS 16. This issue has occurred for significantly fewer people worldwide, but it’s still a bug. We hope that this issue is fixed as soon as possible. Apple users are very irritated mainly because of this Bug.

Fix 1: Forget and Reconnect the Wi-Fi Network

In many cases, the issue is just a technical glitch, and you can fix it by reconnecting to the wifi again. Here is how you can do so:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on Wi-Fi.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi network name from the list.
  • Now, tap on Forget This Network > Once done, tap on the Wi-Fi network again to connect it.
  • Enter your Wi-Fi network password, then connect.

Fix 2: Disable VPN

In many cases, incorrect VPN configurations might be causing the wifi issues. Please disable the VPN and see if it helps to fix the issue.

  • While if you want to disable VPN from your iPhone, go to Settings.
  • Tap on VPN > Turn Off or Delete VPN Profile, whatever you want.

Fix 3: Turn OFF Wi-Fi Assist

iOS 16 has a special feature known as Wifi Assist, which can intelligently switch between cellular and Wifi networks. This doesn’t always work perfectly for some users, so disabling it will solve the wifi issue.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone > Tap on Mobile Data.
  • Now, scroll down the page to the bottom > Tap on the Wi-Fi Assist toggle to turn it off/on. Here you’ll need to turn it off temporarily.
  • Once done, make sure to check for the Wi-Fi issue again.

For more troubleshooting methods on wifi-related issues with iOS 16, you can follow our video below.

iOS 16 Bluetooth is not Working Bug

iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions

In iOS 16, a few users are experiencing issues with Bluetooth. The Bluetooth is turned on, but the Bluetooth devices are not detected on the iPhone.

Fix 1: Turn Off and On Bluetooth

In most cases, a simple toggle on Bluetooth will fix the issue.

  • Go to the Settings app > Tap on Bluetooth.
  • Tap on the Bluetooth toggle to turn it OFF.
  • Now, make sure to turn it ON again to check if that fixes the issue or not.

Fix 2: Forget Paired Devices and Reconnect

Since iOS 16, many users report that they can fix Bluetooth issues by pairing their devices again. To do this, you must first remove any connected devices from Bluetooth. Then pair them with your iPhone to fix the issue.

For more troubleshooting methods on Bluetooth related issues with iOS 16, you can follow our video below.

Conclusion

These are the iOS 16 Common Problems and Their Solutions. We hope you have found what you were looking for in this article. Please comment below if you have any queries. Also, let us know if you have found any other bugs on iOS 16 and that’s a wrap.

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