iPhone XR Problems: 5 Things to Know

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iPhone XR Problems: 5 Things to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

It doesn’t have a widespread “gate” issue (yet), but some iPhone XR users are running into bugs and performance issues.

The colorful 6.1-inch iPhone XR has been out for several months now and we’ve been getting a lot of feedback from those who’ve adopted Apple’s colorful 2018 flagship.

A lot of the feedback is good. The iPhone XR is cheaper than Apple’s flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models and it can still hold its own. We’re also seeing negative feedback emerge.

Some iPhone XR users are dealing with hardware problems while others are experiencing issues with the device’s iOS 12 software.

In this guide we’ll take you through the most common iPhone XR problems. We’ll also provide you with some tips and resources that will come in handy if you start noticing issues on your new phone.

iPhone XR Problems

Some iPhone XR users have had problems activating the phone at home. This is a common issue with new phones and it’s sometimes easy to fix.

If you’re unable to activate your iPhone XR, take a look at Apple’s System Status page. If the circle is anything other than green, you’ll have to wait until it’s green before trying to activate again.

If the circle is green and you still can’t activate your phone, make sure your SIM card is in properly. If you’re getting a “No Sim” or “Invalid SIM” error, head here for help.

iPhone XR users are also complaining about restore issues, issues setting up Face ID, Bluetooth problems, Wi-Fi problems, weird battery drain, Exchange problems, issues with first and third-party apps, crashes, abnormal amounts of lag, crashes, and iCloud problems.

We expect this list to grow as more people buy the iPhone XR in 2019.

Where to Find Feedback

If you own an iPhone XR or if you’re thinking about buying one for yourself or a loved one, you’ll want to dig into feedback from iPhone XR users.

We recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for information about the iPhone XR’s performance.

How to Fix iPhone XR Problems

If you’re dealing with issues and your iPhone XR is running iOS 12.0, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.3, or iOS 12.1.4, try updating to iOS 12.2.

If you’re already on iOS 12.1.4 or you don’t want to upgrade just yet, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common iOS problems.

We’ve also released some tips to help improve your iPhone XR’s performance and tips that could help you improve your battery life..

If you can’t find a fix for your iPhone XR’s problem in those walkthroughs, check Apple’s discussion forums for other potential fixes.

If you’d prefer to get in touch with Apple, get in contact with the company’s support account on Twitter. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.

If Apple’s frontline customer service can’t find a solution for your issue, you might want to take your phone into your local Apple Store or your local carrier location. They might be able to diagnose the issue in minutes.

If you’ve got an Apple Store in your area, schedule a Genius Bar appointment. Your iPhone XR is under warranty so if the problem is serious, you might be able to get a replacement.

How to Downgrade the iPhone XR

Sometimes you’ll have the option to downgrade your iPhone XR to another version of iOS. Downgrading can have a positive impact on your device’s performance.

There’s no way to downgrade the iPhone XR to iOS 11. You’re stuck with iOS 12. However, if you’re running iOS 12.2, you can downgrade to iOS 12.4 for a limited time.

Our guide to the iOS 12 downgrade will walk you through everything you need to know for the next iOS release.

What’s Next

Apple’s next batch of bug fixes might be weeks away.

The company’s confirmed an iOS 12.3 update and the milestone upgrade is currently in beta testing ahead of a release later this year.

We don’t have an official release date, but the company says it will release a new software update in May with upgrades for the Apple TV app. There are upgrades to the Apple TV app on board the iOS 12.3 beta so we’re expecting a release next month.

If you’re really struggling, you can try downloading the iOS 12.3 beta on your iPhone XR.

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iPhone XR Problems: 5 Things to Know is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.