iOS 14 problems: how to fix the most common iPhone issues

iOS 14 problems can ruin Apple’s otherwise beautiful iPhone software upgrade, so we’re here to help you fix the iOS 14 bugs and glitches that you’re running into.

Broken WiFi, poor battery life and spontaneously reset settings are the most talked about iOS 14 problems, according to iPhone users. Luckily, Apple’s iOS 14.0.1 update fixes most of the issues.

This isn’t new for us – we’ve been dealing with iOS 14 problems since the beta, and while some bugs have been solved, a few nasty ones persist. Most issues are more annoying than severe: constantly disconnecting WiFi is pretty obnoxious considering how much folks use it to avoid racking up huge data charges.

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iOS 14 won’t download on your iPhone:

First up, are you struggling to get iOS 14 onto your iPhone in the first place?

This is most likely because your iPhone is too old to be compatible with iOS 14. If you’re currently rocking an iPhone 6 or older then you wont be able to download iOS 14 and it might be time for an upgrade.

But if you have an iPhone 6S or newer and you still can’t get the update to work make sure you have enough battery space on your phone to handle the update.

Then head to settings – general – and then software update while you’re connected to WiFi and this should prompt your phone to find the latest software and offer you the install.

Battery drains faster:
Next up, and probably the reason you’re here battery issues.

While it’s unclear if iOS 14 in particular has caused iPhones to experience more rapid battery loss, this issue regularly happens to some users when they install a new version of iOS. When upgrading to a new version of the operating system, users’ iPhones are re-indexing their files and apps so they can find them faster and more efficiently – in other words, this battery drain may just be temporary until your iPhone gets used to the new update.

There are other things to look out for if battery loss continues – namely checking if it’s lost capacity over time. Head to Settings – Battery – Battery Health to check whether your battery has deteriorated.

If so, or if you want to extend battery life generally, there are plenty of Apple-recommended ways to do so, like turning off auto-brightness on your screen Settings – General – Accessibility – Display Accommodations and manually keeping it at a low setting. You can also turn off apps refreshing in the background Settings – General – Background App Refresh and switch off location services within apps Settings – Privacy – Location Services. Lastly, you can easily toggle off several of the above features just by switching to Low Power Mode Settings – Battery.

Some users have reported this issue sorting itself out after restarting their phones and any devices attached to their phones, like their apple watches. So it might be worth giving all your iOS devices a quick restart before investing in a hefty power bank. Before restarting though you should probably back up to the iCloud… better safe than sorry.

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40 Replies to “iOS 14 problems: how to fix the most common iPhone issues”

  1. S0uL

    I recently updated to iOS 14.02 and I was playing pubg and all of a sudden my iPad crashes and goes straight into boot loops and I can’t get in

  2. LKN4WAR

    Battery commentary is nonsense, battery issue start immediately after installing ios14 on iPad. It’s ridiculous how fast it drains. 13 it didn’t do that. It’s not a sudden bad battery that coincided with the new IOS. Now a new iPhone 12 won’t reinstall apps from a restore from a previous iPhone 10 which was on iOS 14 when backed up. Apple needs to fix some shit.

  3. TryHard S4

    I’m iOS 14.2 and the problem is that I have like 60+ photos but when I go to the storage it shows 210+ GB amount of photos and I don’t really know what to do because when I wanna upload something or download something it tells me that there isn’t much storage in the phone.

  4. Breanna

    Started happening after updating from what I remember, I’m in dark mode, and whenever I have my keyboard up to type especially, and then go to a different app, I can see this faint yellow overlay of some of the buttons and it has also started happening with other white things too. True Tone and everything is off and I’ve tried resetting it, I’ve even tried looking the glitch up but I can’t find ANYTHING that isn’t True Tone related. I don’t know if it’s somehow the hardwares problem even though I haven’t dropped it in a long while to cause something like this. Has anyone else experienced this?

  5. Best Bests

    I’m iOS 14.0.2 and when I open my messages it’s like just a screen with the edit write and share but I can’t see my contacts msg please solve it for me

  6. Mulham Marawi

    I would like to know if there is any solution for my problem since I updated to ios 14.2 my laptop stopped detecting my Iphone and the phone it self is charging too slow and it's not showing that the phone is charging even if it's charging so what can I do with this problem

  7. Debbie Cruz

    I’m using ios 14.2 on iPhone XR. Screen quality and photo quality is not good especially when using Instagram 🥺. This is so heartbreaking. I’m not in favor of this update 😭🥺

  8. Novus Gaming

    I got a iPhone 7 Plus and my when I try to ft it instantly cancels I can’t click speaker and I can’t hear people on calls it worked after a bug fix but then after a hour or 2 it stopped working again

  9. Darin Kraetsch

    I noticed that if I search inside of Messages it renders a list of links, photos and such. How can I disable that feature? Apple support said "just dont use search" really?

  10. Alan Barrett

    I lost my 10,000 photos to 7, 000 on my iPhone 8 Plus from iOS 13.7 to 14.0.1! What am I supposed to do?! I’m freaking out and I’m going crazy over here! Someone! Help me! Please!

  11. The Crazy Hungarian Guy

    I am visually impaired and use Siri & voiceover to read me my notifications. Even after clearing all my Facebook & email notifications, Siri will still continue to tell me that I have notifications from those apps. I’ve tried uninstalling/reinstalling Facebook, but it doesn’t fix the issue. The only way to clear these notifications is by manually restarting my iPhone. I have an iPhone 11 running iOS 14.1

  12. LEGEND

    Iam having issue with Siri says” something went wrong try again” but my microphone is working I test it out it’s working why Siri and keyboard microphone doesn’t work?

  13. IJAZZI

    If I knew I was coming across these issues I would have stayed to the previous update. Huge issues with connection via safari and other apps.

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