5 Most Common I Phone 12 Problems & How to Fix Them

5 Most Common I Phone 12 Problems & How to Fix Them


Phone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max owners are complaining about a variety of bugs and performance issues. Fortunately, a lot of these problems can be fixed in a matter of minutes.

If you’ve run into trouble on your iPhone 12, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix your ailing phone long before new iOS 16 software arrives or you’re forced to get in touch with Apple support or your carrier.

In this guide we’ll take you through fixes for some of the most common iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max problems. Our list includes fixes for Wi-Fi issues, fixes for Bluetooth problems, fixes for charging issues, and more.

One reminder before you jump in: Before you start playing around with your device’s settings, make sure you update to the latest version of iOS 16. It could help.

1        How to fix iPhone 12 Battery Life

Most users are enjoying excellent battery life. However, some are starting to notice their iPhone 12’s battery drain faster than it should.

If your phone’s battery suddenly starts draining faster than it normally does, have a look at our list of fixes for iPhone 12 battery life issues.

If the problems are really bad, you might have a hardware issue. If the drain is really bad, you’ll want to get in contact with Apple customer service.


2  How to fix iPhone 12 Missing 5G


If you own an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max you’re probably interested in using your carrier’s 5G network. Thing is, you need to be on a plan that supports 5G connectivity.

If you go into the Cellular section of your phone’s Settings app and you don’t notice any options for 5G, this isn’t a bug. It’s likely because you’re not currently on a 5G-enabled plan with your carrier. If that’s the case, you’ll only see “LTE” and “4G.”

In order to make use of your carrier’s 5G network you’ll likely need to change/upgrade your plan. Before you do so, make sure 5G service is available in the areas you frequent most. You can do that via the carrier 5G maps below:

One other note: If you’re on AT&T you might notice that your phone is connected to 5Ge when it’s not connected to Wi-Fi. This isn’t AT&T’s 5G network.

5Ge stands for 5G Evolution and it’s a rebranding of the carrier’s LTE-A service.


3 How to fix iPhone 12 Wi-Fi Problems

If you start noticing slow Wi-Fi speeds or an increase in dropped connections, here are some things you can try before getting in contact with customer service.

Before you start fiddling with your iPhone 12’s settings, you’ll want to investigate the Wi-Fi connection giving you problems. If you’re on your home Wi-Fi network, try unplugging the router for minute before plugging it back in.

If you’re positive it’s not the router, you might want to check Down Detector and see if others with the same ISP are having similar issues in your area.

If you can’t access the router your phone is connected to or if you’re positive the issue has nothing to do with your ISP/router, head into your iPhone 12’s Settings app.

Once you’re in here, you’ll want to forget the Wi-Fi network you’re having issues with. Here’s how to do that:

  In Settings, tap Wi-Fi.

  Select your connection by tapping the “i” in the circle.

  Tap Forget this Network at the top of the screen. (Note: This will cause your iPhone to forget the Wi-Fi password so you’ll want to have that handy.)

If this doesn’t work, try resetting your iPhone’s network settings:

  Go to your Settings app.

  Tap General.

  Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.

  Tap Reset.

  Tap on Reset Network Settings.

If none of those help, you’ll want to check out Apple’s guide to Wi-Fi problems.




4 How to fix iPhone 12 Bluetooth Problems

If your device is unable to connect to one or more of your Bluetooth devices, there are a few steps to take.

The very first thing you’ll want to do is forget the Bluetooth connection that’s giving you issues. Here’s how to do that:

  Head into the Settings app.

  Tap Bluetooth.

  Select the connection using the “i” in the circle.

 Tap “Forget this Device”.

  Try reconnecting to the Bluetooth device.

If that doesn’t work, you should try resetting your Network Settings:

  Go to your Settings.

  Tap General.

  Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.

  Tap Reset.

  Tap Reset Network Settings.

This process will take a few seconds to complete. It will also cause your iPhone to forget known Wi-Fi networks so make sure you’ve got your password(s) handy.

You can also try resetting your device’s settings back to their factory defaults though this should only be done as a last resort. Here’s how to do that on iOS 14 if, for some reason, you’re still running it:

  Head into the Settings app.

  Tap General.

  Tap Reset.

  Tap Reset All Settings.

If you’re running iOS 15 or iOS 16, here’s how to reset all of your iPhone’s settings:

  Go to Settings.

  Go to General.

  Scroll and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.

  Tap Reset.

 Tap Reset All Settings.

If none of those fixes work, you might have to contact Apple’s customer service or, if it’s not an Apple product, the company that makes the Bluetooth product you’re trying to connect to.


5 How to fix iPhone 12 Charging Problems

We’ve seen some complaints about iPhone 12 charging issues and most of the problems have to do with the wireless charging feature.

If you encounter an issue with wireless charging, reset your iPhone. To do this, press and release Volume up, press and release volume down, and then hold down the power button until the phone shuts off. Turn the device back on and see if the feature is working normally.

If you’re using an iPhone case to store credit cards or security passes, you’ll want to remove those before charging your phone. You also might try taking your case off and try charging your phone that way.

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