Common Defects on iPhone: What to Do When You Find Those


Like most people, you probably use your iPhone more than any other gadget. It’s your go-to device for checking email, browsing the web, and staying connected with friends and family. Apple claimed a 14.1 percent market share in the second quarter of 2021.

So it is no surprise that it can be frustrating when something goes wrong with your smartphone. 

This blog will discuss the common iPhone defects in used phones and how to fix them.

1) Touch Screen Is Not Responding Properly or At All

Touch screens are one of the essential features of iPhones, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most common defects in used models. There are a few things one can do to try and fix this issue:

-Restart: This is always the first step one should try when having any problem with their device. Simply turning it off and on again can often fix minor glitches.

-Update: If you’re not running the latest version of iOS, that could be causing the touch screen issues. Make sure you’re up to date by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

-Clean the Screen: Sometimes, all your gadget needs is a good cleaning. If you haven’t cleaned the screen in a while, dirt and grime build-up could interfere with the touch screen sensitivity.

-Calibrate the Screen: If your mobile’s screen isn’t responding in the same spot you’re touching it, you can try recalibrating it.

2) Home Button Is Not Working

The home button might not be working because of a software glitch, water damage, or simply because the button is worn out from overuse. If it’s a software glitch, one can try to restart their phone or do a hard reset. One might need to replace the home button if that doesn’t work.

Water damage is also one of the common iPhone defects. If the home button isn’t working and you think it might be due to water damage, you must take it to a professional who can open up your phone and check for corrosion.

If the home button is just worn out from use, you can try to clean it with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol. But, of course, you’ll need to replace the home button if that doesn’t work.

3) Screen Frozen or Unresponsive

Is your iPhone screen unresponsive or frozen? If you can’t seem to get it to do anything, hold down the power and home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on the screen. It will force your phone to restart and hopefully fix the issue.

If your iPhone still has issues, try a hard reset by simultaneously holding down the power button and home button until the screen goes blank. Then, hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears.

If your iPhone is still unresponsive, it may be a hardware issue, and you should visit an Apple Store or authorized service provider.

Final Thoughts

iPhone defects are not as common as people think. However, when you find one, it is essential to know how to fix the problem. By following the tips above, you must be able to fix all the defects without going to the Apple store.