10 Common iPhone 15 Problems and How to Fix them

Owners of the new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro are complaining about various bugs and performance issues. Fortunately, there are ways to solve most of these problems.

If you encounter issues on your new iPhone, there’s a good chance you can fix the issue or issues before Apple releases the new iOS 17 software.

In this guide, we’ll tell you the solutions to some of the most common iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max problems.

Our list includes possible solutions to Wi-Fi problems, fixes for Bluetooth problems, and some other common iPhone problems.

Before you start fiddling with your new iPhone’s settings, make sure your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro is updated to the latest version of iOS 17.

New software always has the potential to fix bugs and performance issues. For more information about the latest version of iOS 17, check out our guide.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Battery Life Problems

Most iPhone 15 users currently have excellent battery life. However, some users find that the battery drains faster than it should.

If your iPhone 15’s battery suddenly starts draining faster than usual, check out our list of fixes for iPhone 15 battery life problems.

If the problems are really bad, you may be looking at a hardware problem. If this is the case, you’ll want to contact Apple customer service and/or take your iPhone 15 to an Apple Store.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Wi-Fi Problems

If you’re seeing slow Wi-Fi speeds and/or dropped Wi-Fi connections, here are some possible fixes that have worked for us and others in the past.

Before you start fiddling with your phone’s settings, investigate the Wi-Fi connection that’s causing the problems. If you’re on your home Wi-Fi network, try restarting your router.

If you are sure there is no problem with the router itself, check Down Detector and see if others with the same internet provider are experiencing similar problems in your area.

If you can’t access the router your iPhone 15 is connected to, or you’re sure the issue has nothing to do with your ISP/router, head to your iPhone 15’s Settings app.

Once you’re in there, you’ll want to forget about the Wi-Fi network you’re having trouble with. Here’s how to do this:

If that doesn’t work, try resetting your iPhone 15’s Network Settings:

If none of this helps, you’ll want to check Apple’s guide to Wi-Fi problems.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Bluetooth Problems

If your device cannot connect to one or more of your Bluetooth devices, you may want to force your device to forget the Bluetooth connection that is not working:

If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting your iPhone’s Network Settings:

You can also try restoring your iPhone 15 to factory default settings to see if this helps. This should only be done as a last resort. Here’s how to do this:

If none of these fixes work, you should contact Apple’s customer service. If the product you are trying to connect to is not manufactured by Apple, you may want to contact the company that manufactures the product to see if there is a solution.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Charging Problems

Some iPhone 15 users are experiencing charging issues and most of the problems are related to wireless charging.

If you encounter a problem with wireless charging, you should try resetting your iPhone 15.

If you use an iPhone case to store credit cards or security passes, you’ll want to remove them before charging your phone. You can also try removing your case and charging your iPhone 15 that way.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Sound Problems

Your iPhone 15’s speakers should provide you with loud and clear sound. If the audio starts to crackle or sound muffled, there are a few things you can try before contacting Apple customer service.

First, try restarting your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro. If sound from the phone is still missing or distorted, make sure there is no debris blocking the speaker grill or your device’s USB-C port.

If you start noticing a sudden drop in call quality, restart your phone. You’ll also want to check the device’s receiver to make sure it’s not blocked by debris or your screen protector (if you have one). You can also try removing your cover (if you’re using one) to see if that helps.

If your iPhone’s microphone suddenly stops or starts cutting out randomly, try restarting your phone.

If the microphone is still broken, you can try restoring your device from a backup. If the restore doesn’t work, you’ll want to contact Apple as you may have a hardware issue.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Cellular Data Problems

If your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro displays a “No Service” icon and you can’t connect to your cellular network, here are a few fixes you can try.

First, make sure there are no outages in your area. Check social media for reports and/or contact your service provider via social media. You can also check Down Detector and see if others in your area are experiencing similar problems.

If the issue is unrelated to a network outage, you may want to restart your phone and see if that solves the problem. If that doesn’t work, try turning Airplane Mode on for 30 seconds before turning it off.

If you still can’t get it to work, you can try turning off Cellular Data completely. To do this you need to:

How to Fix iPhone 15 Activation Issues

If you’re setting up an iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro and can’t activate it properly, here are a few things you can try.

First, make sure Apple’s systems are working. You can do this on the company’s website System Status page. If you see green next to iOS Device Activation, Apple’s services should be working normally.

You’ll also want to make sure you’re running the latest version of iOS 17. If it still doesn’t work, try these fixes:

If none of this works, contact Apple or your service provider.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Face ID Issues

If you’re having trouble with Face ID, there are a few things you can try.

First, make sure your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro is running the latest version of iOS 17. If you’re running the latest version of iOS 17 and still experiencing issues, go to your Face ID settings.

Once you’re there, make sure you have Face ID set up on your phone and that any features you’re trying to use Face ID on are turned on.

If you’re having trouble using your face to unlock your phone, make sure you’re actively looking at the screen.

If you constantly change your appearance, you may need to add an alternative appearance to Face ID. Here’s how to set up an alternate view:

Make sure there is no debris (dirt, dust, etc.) blocking your phone’s FaceTime camera. The FaceTime camera is located on the front of the phone.

If your phone doesn’t register your face when setting up Face ID, make sure you scan it in a well-lit room. You may also need to move the iPhone closer to your face or at a more level level.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Overheating Issues

If your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro is getting hot, here are a few things you can try.

First, try removing your cover (if you’re using one) and see if that helps. You can also try turning the phone off and on again. You can also try putting the phone into Airplane Mode.

You’ll also want to check out this Guide to keeping your iPhone at acceptable operating temperatures. This will come in handy if you frequently use your iPhone in hot environments.

How to Fix iPhone 15 Missing 5G

iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max all support 5G connectivity. However, you need to be on a plan that supports 5G.

If you don’t see any option for 5G when you go to the Cellular section of your phone’s Settings app, it’s not a bug. This most likely means you’re not on a 5G-enabled plan with your carrier. If that’s the case, you’ll only see “LTE” and “4G.”

You will need to change/upgrade your plan to take advantage of your carrier’s 5G network. Before doing this, make sure 5G service is available in the areas you use most. Check the maps below for more information:

downgrade iOS

If none of our fixes work and you can’t wait for Apple to release the next version of iOS 17, you can try rolling back to the previous version of iOS if the option is available. This can help you improve your phone’s performance.

If you don’t know how to downgrade an iPhone’s software, check out our step-by-step instructions.

Restore as New

If your iPhone 15’s problems are really bad, you can try restoring your phone to like new. You can do this via Finder, iTunes or iCloud. This should only be used as a last resort.

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