Common iPhone 5 Problems

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iphone 5Have you been experiencing problems with your iPhone 5? While these problems may not be universal to all iPhone 5 users, these are the issues that most users are complaining about online and around the world. Let’s take a look at some of these concerns and try to find a solution or workaround.

When Apple released iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, they stripped the Google Maps app and exchanged it with their own version of the app. The major problems users find with Apple Maps is inaccurate data for many places, the app is buggy, and it does not have the features that Google Maps offers. However, in December 2012, Google Maps was made available once again for the iPhone. If you are looking for an alternative for Apple Maps, try Google Maps.

iphone 5 problemsThere have been reports that the aluminum casing on the iPhone 5 scratch and scuff easily, especially around the edges and back panel. Users also reported that phones were scratched right out of the box. In order to prevent scratches or scuffs on your phone, be sure to get a protective iPhone 5 case.

Since there was such a high demand for the iPhone 5, some phones were shipped with a battery that was not properly set. As a result, a rattling noise came from some phones when they were lightly shaken. In order to fix this noise, simply take your phone to an Apple store and they will fix the loose battery or offer you a replacement.

After the iOS 6.0.2 update, many users reported battery life issues. The update resolved some Wi-Fi issues, but cut the battery life of the phone. Any of the following steps may help in resolving battery life issues. First, close all apps using the app switcher – double tap the home button, press and hold an icon, click the red close button located on the upper left. Second, reset your settings by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings. This will not delete any apps or data.

The camera on the iPhone 5 is one of the best yet. However, some users have reported a purple glare when taking photos. The glare is stronger when there is an out-of-scene light source. If you slightly move the camera to change the position, the purple glare will disappear or be minimized.

As previously stated, the issues listed above may not be universal to all iPhone 5’s. However, if you are facing any issues with your phone, the best suggestion is to take it to the Apple store and have them resolve it. If you cannot make it to an Apple store, you can contact customer support for assistance.

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