5 Common Problems for the iPhone 6s and How to Fix Them

The iPhone 6s is an exceptionally nice phone, but like all devices, it’s not without its problems. If you have this device, there are several common issues that you may experience. Fortunately, many of these are easily resolved with a few simple steps.

Hot Home Button

If you notice that the home button on your iPhone is uncomfortably hot, you’ll want to take steps to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Most users have resolved this issue by holding down the home and sleep/wake buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. If the phone doesn’t respond to this attempt, unplug it, put it in a cool place, and wait for it to cool down before attempting this again. If the reset doesn’t keep your phone cool, head back to your carrier or retailer to ask about a replacement device.

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Speaker Distortion

Many iPhone 6s users have reported speaker distortion ranging from music playing too loudly to sounds coming out of the wrong speakers altogether. Start troubleshooting this issue in Settings > Music > EQ. Adjusting your sound settings may resolve the problem, particularly if it’s associated with a specific app. You can also try deleting and re-installing the offending app. If this doesn’t work, try a restore and factory reset. If the speakers on your iPhone 6s continue to give you trouble, and you got your phone from T-Mobile, you can request a replacement. Replacements may also be available if you got your phone from another retailer.

Random Turning Off or Rebooting

If you’ve owned your iPhone 6s for a long period of time, you may have caught it randomly powering off or rebooting. If your phone frequently turns off by itself, the first thing you should do is reboot it. If that doesn’t stop the issue, reset all your settings to try to dump some potentially problematic data. The final option that you can try is factory resetting your phone.

If your phone gets stuck in a reboot loop, you’ll see it shut down, display the Apple logo, return to the lock screen, and shut down again. This can repeat endlessly, which can be very frustrating. End the cycle by holding down the home and power buttons together to restart the phone and pull it out of that loop.

Battery Drainage

The iPhone 6s occasionally experiences issues with battery drainage. If you feel like your battery is dying faster than it should, there are a few things you can do to address the issue. Some users attribute battery life problems to the A9 processor chip installed in the device. There are two variants installed on the iPhone 6s. Purportedly, the TSMC chip (N71mAP or N66mAP) is more efficient than the Samsung (N66AP or N71AP) chip. If you have the Samsung chip, you’re eligible for a swap to the alternate chip, though this isn’t a guarantee that your battery life will improve.

A quicker way to address battery drainage is to check your phone’s battery use. Open the Settings panel and choose General > Usage > Battery Usage. This will identify which apps are using the most power. You can adjust your app use or switch your phone to low power mode for an immediate improvement in battery life.

Trouble Connecting to Wi-Fi

Few things are as frustrating as a phone that can’t access Wi-Fi when you need it. If you’re having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, or your Wi-Fi speeds are simply too slow to be of use, you need to address the issue promptly. Reset your network settings in Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Your phone will forget its Wi-Fi accounts and passwords, but once you provide this information again, you should enjoy a better connection. You can also try resetting your router if you’re connected but need to improve your speed.

With these fixes in hand, you can often improve your phone’s performance in just a few minutes. If you’re unable to get your iPhone in top shape with these strategies, don’t hesitate to contact your carrier or the Apple store to explore other options.

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