Having problems since the iOS 14.3 update? Here are some quick and easy tips to improve the condition of your iPhone.
While some expected iOS 14.3 to fix all their bugs, it doesn't. Since its release a month ago, there’s no news from Apple.
iPhone owners express their frustration with the bugs in iOS 14.3. Among the incidents identified, there is in particular the low battery life, difficulty making and receiving calls, problems with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, or the fact that notifications are not displayed.
The thread on the Apple Support Forum has grown to almost 70 pages.
After discussing these issues with iPhone users affected by random bugs in iOS 14.3, I have a little idea of what's going on. So here are my tips to improve the situation. Be careful, before starting the manipulations, make a complete backup. We never know.
Notifications issuesRegarding the message notification display problem, for most users, it will suffice to deactivate the "hide alerts" function. To do this, open a conversation in Messages, click on the name/number at the top of the screen, and then on "info".
Is the problem with a software bug, which automatically activates this function, or is it rather an accidental configuration on the part of the users? Hard to know, but now you have the solution to fix it.
It is also possible to check the notification settings for each application (in Settings>Notifications). Because the iPhone has a touchscreen interface, it is quite possible that you may have inadvertently changed a notification setting. This menu will allow you to remedy it.
Major SolutionsWhen it comes to calling, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth issues, a reliable and easy solution is to reset network settings.
To do this, go to Settings> General> Factory reset> Network settings reset.
This manipulation does not affect your data but erases your saved Wi-Fi networks, for example. So remember to write down your Wi-Fi network passwords first.
Battery PowersWhen it comes to battery issues, there are two possibilities.
The first is its normal wear and tear. If you go to Settings> Battery> Battery Status and your "max capacity" is around 80% (or less), then the problem is probably hardware. In this case, it will be necessary to replace the battery with a new original Apple battery (batteries not certified by Apple may cause more problems than anything else).
If your battery doesn't seem to have a hardware issue then you have the ultimate option. This option is also valid for all the bugs you encounter, but it is extreme. It consists of erasing your device. To do this, go to Settings> General> Reset> Erase content and settings. Be careful, all your data will be erased, so make sure you've backed it up first. Alternatively, it is also possible to reset only the settings, through Settings> General> Reset> Reset all settings.
Simple and efficientAs a general rule, other than the long and tedious "Clear content and settings" option, there is not much to lose by trying these things. If you reset "all settings" or "network settings", you will simply have to redo your connectivity settings (Wi-Fi passwords, Bluetooth devices, etc.), but that shouldn't take too long.
Based on user feedback, these tips have helped a lot in resolving their iOS 14.3 issues. However, there is no guarantee of success. At the same time, there is little risk of something going wrong by following these tips, especially if you have backed up your data well before.