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Common iPhone 4 Issues And How To Fix Them

Apple released several awesome smartphones after iPhone 4, but many people are still faithful iPhone 4 users. If you have this smartphone, and if you have any issues with it, this article is for you. Here, we are going to list the most common iPhone 4 problems and we are going to show you how to fix them.

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Common iPhone 4 problems and their solutions

 

iPhone 4 Wi-Fi Issues

One of the things we love the most about smartphones is the fact that we can connect to the internet, download apps, surf the web, and so on. That’s why Wi-Fi issues are among the most annoying ones. Let’s see how to fix this.

Method 1: 

Turn Wi-Fi off and then turn it back on.

Method 2:

Go to Settings, enable the Airplane mode, wait 10-15 seconds and turn it off.

Method 3:

Restart your iPhone.

Method 4:

Restart your router.

Method 5:

“Type the model and the number of your modem into the browser you are using, and download and install the latest drivers. It may improve the connection, and help you to get rid of the issues you have.”

Method 6:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset network settings.

Method 7:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

See also: 5 Ways To Fix Slow Wi-Fi On iPhone 4

 

iPhone 4 Bluetooth issues

If you can’t pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth device, or if the connection keeps dropping try the solutions listed below.

Method 1:

Turn the Bluetooth off and turn it back on.

Method 2:

“First, launch the settings, and then chose Bluetooth further open the info of the device you are facing the issues with and forget this device. Confirm it, and the device will be forgotten. Now reconnect it”.

Method 3:

Restart your iPhone.

Method 4:

Make sure that your Bluetooth device is fully charged.

Method 5:

Update the firmware on your Bluetooth device (if possible).

Method 6:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset network settings.

Method 7:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

iPhone 4 data issues

Many people complained about data issues, and if you have the same problem, here are several potential solutions.

Method 1:

Turn Airplane mode on and then back off.

Method 2:

Go to Settings > Cellular, turn Cellular data off, and then turn it back on.

Method 3:

Reinsert the SIM card.

Method 4:

See if the carrier settings update is available. Navigate to Settings > General > About.

Method 5:

Restart your device.

Method 6:

Go to Settings, tap General, tap reset and select Reset network settings.

Method 7:

The next thing you may try is to reset all settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings. Your data won’t be erased.

Method 8:

If the above-mentioned steps didn’t fix the problem, you can erase all content and settings. First, backup your data as everything will be deleted. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Erase all content and settings. This may take a couple of minutes or more. When it’s completed, follow a few simple steps to set up your iPhone as a new device.

 

iPhone 4 keeps restarting

There are a few things to try if your iPhone 4 keeps restarting. Potential solutions are listed below.

Method 1:

Turn Airplane mode on, and turn it back off.

Method 2:

Go to Settings > Cellular, turn Cellular data off and back on.

Method 3:

“Connect your device to the charger, and leave it to charge for an hour or more. During that time, don’t use your phone.”

Method 4:

If you recently installed a third-party app and this issue popped up, delete that application. Find the icon of the app on the Home screen, press and hold it and then click on the “X” to delete it.

Method 5:

“One of the things you can also try is to connect your device to your computer, open iTunes and choose to restore from an old backup.”

Method 6:

Backup your data. Go to Settings > Reset > General and tap on Erase all content and settings. After this is completed, follow the steps on the screen and set up your phone as a new device.

 

iPhone 4 won’t turn on

Before you take your device to the Apple Store, try one of the following solutions.

Method 1:

Even if you are sure that your device is charged, connect it to a wall charger and leave it for about half an hour. Then, try to turn it back on.

Method 2:

If you tried the previous solution, but your device won’t turn on, connect it to your computer using the USB cable that came with your device and charge it that way. Wait for 30 minutes, and try to turn it on.

Method 3:

Check the connector of your iPhone and the cables you are using, to make sure that they are not damaged.

Method 4:

Try another charger.

Method 5:

” Press and hold the power button (sleep/wake button), and the Home button at the same time. Hold the buttons until the Apple logo shows on the screen.”

Method 6:

If nothing else works, connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable. Open the iTunes software. Then, press and hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time, and keep holding the buttons even if the Apple logo shows up. Release the buttons when the recovery screen appears. Select the option Update.

 

iPhone 4 not syncing issue

Quite a few users reported their iPhone 4 is not syncing with iTunes. If you have the same problem, try a few simple solutions.

Method 1:

Turn off iTunes software on your computer and launch it again.

Method 2:

Make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes. If there is a new version, download and install it.

Method 3:

“If the previous solution did not help, uninstall the software from your computer completely, because all the possible corrupted files will be deleted. Once you do so, download and install the latest version.”

Method 4:

Restart your iPhone and your computer.

Method 5:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

iPhone 4 storage is almost full

If you see the message saying storage is almost full, it means it’s time for some spring cleaning. When the storage is full, your device may slow down, and after you free up the storage space it will work better.

Method 1:

Delete the apps you don’t use. Go to the Home screen, find the app you wish to remove, tap and hold its icon and then click on the “X” to delete it. Pre-installed apps cannot be deleted.

Method 2:

Copy your music, videos and photos to your computer and delete them from your device.

Method 3:

Go to Settings > Safari and tap on Clear Cookies and Data.

Method 4:

If you have tons of saved messages, delete them.

Method 5:

“Go to Settings, iCloud. Then, turn off iCloud storage backup. The next step is to sync your device with iTunes. After you do that, turn the iCloud backup back on.”

 

iPhone 4 slow performance

Your device may slow down when the storage is full (see the solutions mentioned above in the part “iPhone 4 storage is full”), but too many apps which are running in the background or a faulty third-party app can be responsible for the problem. Here is what do to.

Method 1:

Close a few apps. Tap on the Home button two times, swipe left to go through recently used apps, and when you find an app you want to close, swipe up.

Method 2:

Go to Settings > Safari and tap on Clear Cookies and Data and Clear History.

Method 3:

“There is a bunch of files on your phone you don’t even use. There are photos, music, videos, etc. Back up those files, and once you do, you can simply delete them from your phone.”

Method 4:

If you noticed that your iPhone 4 slowed down right after you installed a third-party app, delete it. Find its icon on the Home screen, tap and hold it, and click on the “X” to delete it.

Method 5:

Restart your device to free up some memory.

Method 6:

Maybe what your phone needs is a fresh start. Backup your data. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Erase all content and settings. After it’s finished, follow a few simple on-screen steps and set up your iPhone 4 as a new device.

 

iPhone 4 not ringing

Your iPhone not ringing? Try the solutions listed here.

Method 1:

Make sure that Do not disturbed is not turned on.

Method 2:

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn Assistive touch on.

Method 3:

Use a brush to clean the charging port.

Method 4:

Restart your iPhone.

Method 5:

Navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings. This will not delete your data.

 

iPhone 4 no sound issue

If you hear no sound when using your iPhone 4, or if the sound is distorted, here are the potential solutions.

Method 1:

Turn the Bluetooth off.

Method 2:

Remove the iPhone case.

Method 3:

“Navigate to Settings, and click on Sounds. You will see the slider for Ringer and Alerts, and make sure to drag it all the way up.”.

Method 4:

A simple restart can fix so many issues, including this one.

Method 5:

Use a brush to clean the lightning connector and the speaker.

Method 6:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

iPhone 4 battery life issues

Most smartphone owners experienced battery life issues. Let’s see how you can improve the battery life on your iPhone 4 and make it last longer.

Method 1:

Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use.

Method 2:

Reduce the level of brightness.

Method 3:

“A great way to improve the life of your battery is by turning off location services. Navigate to Settings, choose Privacy, and then tap on Location Services. Turn them off.”.

Method 4:

Delete the apps you don’t use.

Method 5:

“Go to Settings, tap on iTunes & App Store, and find Automatic Downloads. Tap on it, and turn it off.”

 

iPhone 4 keyboard lag

If you noticed the keyboard lag when typing on your iPhone, there are several simple tricks that may solve the issue.

Method 1:

Go to Settings > iCloud and turn Documents & Data off.

Method 2:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset keyboard dictionary. Confirm the action.

Method 3:

Restart your iPhone.

Method 4:

Navigate to Settings > General, tap on Keyboard, and if there is an extra keyboard there, swipe to the left to remove it, then reboot your iPhone 4.

Method 5:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

iPhone 4 freezing when texting

Many iPhone 4 users said that sometimes, their device freezes when texting. If you have the same issue, here is what you need to do.

Method 1:

“If there are too many apps running, it can have the impact on texting as well. Tap on the home button two times, and you will get the list of the apps you recently used. Swipe up, and close a few.”

Method 2:

If you recently installed a third-party app and right after the problem occurred, you should delete that app.

Method 3:

Restart texting app. To do this, tap on the Home screen two times, and you’ll see a preview of recently used apps. Find the texting app (SMS app, Viber, WhatsApp, etc.) by swiping to the left, and once you find the app swipe up to close it.

Method 4:

“If you have too many saved conversations, especially with photos or videos that may be the reason why you are experiencing the problem. Simply delete them.”

Method 5:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

iPhone 4 No service issue

if your device is constantly searching for service, or if you see a no service message, here are several potential solutions,

Method 1:

Turn Airplane mode on, wait 10-15 seconds and turn it back off.

Method 2:

Restart your iPhone.

Method 3:

Go to Settings > General > About to download and install carrier settings updates if available.

Method 4:

Reinsert the SIM card.

Method 5:

Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset network settings.

Method 6:

Navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

iPhone 4 won’t connect to the App Store

When device won’t connect to the App Store, it means you can’t update the apps you already have and you can’t download new ones. Let’s see how to fix this.

Method 1:

Turn Wi-Fi off and then back on.

Method 2:

Go to Settings > Cellular, turn off Cellular data and turn it back on.

Method 3:

Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store, sign out and sign back in.

Method 4:

Make sure Date & Time are correct.

Method 5:

Navigate to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Reset all settings.

 

 

 

 

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