Common iPhone 7 problems and how to fix them
The iPhone 7 was a bold move for Apple. The device was their first to feature waterproofing, stereo speakers and a quad-core processor. What’s more, it was the initial iPhone to not have the headphone jack. The handset still remains incredibly popular and one we see quite often in our Norwich repair shop. These are the most common iPhone 7 problems and how to fix them.
Broken iPhone 7 screen
Cracked iPhone 7 screens are by far the biggest problem that we see. The problem is equally prevalent as a fix iPhone 7 Plus issue we encounter. The glass is often shattered or broken from being dropped. Furthermore, the screen may be blank, white or have weird lines on it because the LCD has also been damaged.
A smashed iPhone 7 screen is usually best replaced, along with the LCD, which can be done at the same time. An iPhone 7 screen replacement is often done in under 30 minutes by a skilled installer, restoring the handset to new.
Can I fix a scratched iPhone 7 screen?
A scratched iPhone 7 screen can often be fixed at home. Plenty of DIY options exist from using toothpaste to baking soda in order to buff the scratches out. Perfect for simple scuffs, but a cracked screen will need replacing.
Poor battery life problems
With a 1960 mAh Li-ion battery the iPhone 7 saw significantly more power than its predecessors. However, poor battery life is a common iPhone 7 problem that we run in to.
Due to the age of the handset, an iPhone 7 battery replacement is often in order. However, upgrading the operating system is a good place to start. iOS 10.2 was responsible for a lot of iPhone 7 battery life problems. The issue was addressed in iOS 10.3.2.
Furthermore, using low power mode and turning off apps that don’t need to be refreshed in the background can also help. If your device is still experiencing battery life problems then it’s best to get an iPhone 7 battery replacement.
Overheating iPhone 7 problem
While it’s normal for an iPhone to get warm while doing CPU intensive tasks like watching video, it should return to a normal temperature when finished.
A rogue app could be running in the background and causing your iPhone to overheat. However, it may also be a hardware problem that needs expert diagnostics to identify the issue and fix it.
iPhone 7 charging port not working
A question that we are frequently asked is: “Why is my charging port not working?”
Often this can be due to a faulty charging cable or one that is not Apple certified. However, usually we find that the charging port needs to be thoroughly cleaned or replaced if it is loose or shakes. Replacing the iPhone 7 charging port typically takes around 30 minutes and will solve most issues.
iPhone 7 water damage
Liquids are not good for any parts of your handset. A common iPhone 7 problem that we see in our Norwich repair shop is damage from it being dropped in water.
If your iPhone 7 has suffered liquid damage then the first place to start is by checking the water damage indicator. On the iPhone 7 it is in the sim card tray slot. If the indicator has turned red then it’s likely your iPhone has water damage.
Turning off the phone and removing the sim card are smart initial things to do. Wiping the phone down and placing it in a warm, dry place is also good.
Putting the phone in rice or drying it with a hair dryer are two online as solutions. However, these can cause damage to the phone through overheating or rice dust entering the handset, so we don’t recommend either method.
Water damaged iPhones can short-circuit. What’s more the internal components can also corrode. Common signs are that the iPhone won’t turn on, charge, the speakers don’t work or the screen has lines or sports under the glass.
The best solution is to therefore get a diagnostic assessment as quickly as possible to identify any issues and have them sorted
How to fix the most frequent iPhone 7 problems overall
If you run in to a problem with your iPhone 7 there’s no need to panic. Common iPhone 7 problems, such as screen replacement, battery life, charging port failure or water damage can be fixed. A skilled technician with the correct diagnostic equipment can conduct the iPhone 7 repairs to a high level and often at an affordable price.