iPhone X users are dealing with an assortment of problems as we push into 2018.
The current list includes some of the most common iPhone problems, problems like weird battery drain, issues with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and other performance-related issues.
We’re also hearing about hardware-related problems with the device’s new Face ID facial recognition, 5.8-inch OLED screen, and speakers.
Our guide will take you through the current list of iPhone X problems. It’ll also provide you with potential fixes and some places to look for feedback from other iPhone X users.
It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and the next version of iOS.
iPhone X Problems
The current list of iPhone X problems features some familiar faces including iCloud Restore problems. If you run into issues restoring from iCloud, head here for a few potential fixes.
We’re also hearing about strange battery drain, abnormal amounts of user interface lag, GPS issues, issues with 3D Touch, connectivity problems including issues with cellular data, problems Messages, and various iCloud problems. Some iPhone X users are also saying the device sometimes runs extremely hot.
To avoid major headaches, make sure you periodically backup the files on your iPhone X to iTunes or through iCloud. To assist Our guide will take you through the backup process using Apple’s iTunes software. If you prefer to backup via iCloud, we’ve got a guide for that method as well.
Apple will occasionally roll out new iOS updates with new fixes and you’ll want to make sure you and your device are ready for the download. A little prep work ahead goes a long away toward preventing issues.
We’ve released an iOS pre-installation guide that will take you through some things you should do before installing new software on your iPhone.
Apple’s latest update, iOS 11.4.1, fixes several lingering iOS 11 issues.
Where to Find Feedback
As we push into 2018 it’s important to keep an eye on feedback from other iPhone X users. This feedback will alert you to potential problems and it could help you work out your own problems. Here are a few places to find feedback about the iPhone X’s hardware and software.
We recommend looking on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for feedback about the iPhone X’s hardware and its version of iOS 11.
We’ve put together some thoughts on the iPhone X’s latest version of iOS 11 and you should also a look at our reasons to and not to install iOS 11.4.1.
How to Fix iPhone X Problems
If you’re dealing with an iPhone X problem your first instinct might be to contact Apple, head into your local carrier store, or make an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.
Those are certainly options, but you might be able to fix your issue from the comfort of your computer chair or couch.
Take a look at our list of fixes for common iPhone X problems. Our guide offers fixes for some of the most common problems plaguing Apple’s software.
We’ve also put together some tips to help you improve your iPhone X’s overall performance and a guide to improving iPhone X battery life.
If you can’t find a fix for your issue there, make sure you check Apple’s discussion forums. There are a lot of knowledgable users on Apple’s forums and you might get a solution to your issue in a matter of minutes.
If you want to get in touch with Apple, you can do so via the company’s Twitter account. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.
If Apple’s frontline customer service can’t help you solve your issue, it’s time to take your iPhone X to an Apple Store (if one is close by) or your local carrier store.
Schedule a Genius Bar appointment and have them run diagnostics on your device to see if they can pinpoint the problem. Your iPhone X is under warranty so they might offer you a replacement if it’s a serious defect.
If you own the iPhone X, you’re stuck with iOS 11. There’s no way to downgrade the device to iOS 10 in an attempt to avoid iOS 11 problems.
There’s also no way to downgrade to iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.1, iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.5, iOS 11.2.6, iOS 11.3, or iOS 11.3.1.
You can, however, downgrade to iOS 11.4 if you’re currently running iOS 11.4.1.
Downgrading to an older version of iOS isn’t a guaranteed way to solve problems, but its worked for many people in the past. If you’re new to the iPhone and iOS, take a look at our guide to downgrading.
iOS 11.4.1 tackled some glaring issues, but problems are still plaguing iPhone X owners. Unfortunately we don’t know when Apple’s next bug fix update will roll out.
Apple hasn’t confirmed an iOS 11.4.2 update nor is it talking about iOS 11.5. At this point, there’s a chance iOS 12 is the next release for the iPhone X.
Apple’s put its iOS 12 update in beta ahead of its release this fall. We expect iOS 12 to arrive in September alongside new iPhones and iPads.
If you can’t wait for Apple to fix your issues you can try downloading the iOS 12 beta on your phone. There are bugs, but we’ve also heard good things about its performance.