iPhone SE Common Problems And Fixes


The launch of Apple iPhone SE seems to have taken the market by storm. The small phone with a matte look and the shiny metallic back should not fool you with its low price. The 4-inch handy phone comes with an A9 processor and an incredible 12-megapixel camera making it a powerful device. Design, price and the performance it has can exceed your expectations. There have been wonderful reviews about this phone; however a couple of flaws seem to have been sighted by the users. Here are the fixes.

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The common iPhone SE problems and their fixes

Broken Wi-fi

This seems to be a common problem for all smartphones and iPhone SE is no exception. Users seem to face problems when connecting to the Wi-Fi. We have come up with two fixes for you mentioned below.


  • Reset the Wi-Fi setting on your iPhone SE- This is one of the ways by which you can solve the Wi-Fi problem of your phone.
  1. Turn on your iPhone SE.
  2. From the Home screen, click to open the Settings app.
  3. Click on Privacy.
  4. Click on Location Services.
  5. Click on System Services.
  • Reset the Network Settings on your iPhone SE – Another way by which the Wi-Fi problems of your iPhone SE could be solved is by resetting your network.
  1. Turn on your iPhone SE.
  2. From the Home screen, click to open the Settings app.
  3. Click on General.
  4. Click on Reset.
  5. Click on Reset Network Settings.


Low Battery Life

Users expect value for their money especially when they buy a power efficient phone like iPhone SE. With the A9 processor, the phone should give you a good battery life. But sometimes your iPhone SE doesn’t seem to live up to your expectations where long battery life is concerned. Follow these instructions to have a good battery life for your iPhone SE.

Solution 1:

One of the oldest tricks we could try is restarting, rebooting and resetting. They always seem to work, so click those buttons and loosen out those bad bits.

  1. Press and hold down both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together.
  2. Keep them held down till you see the Apple logo.
  3. Now let go.

Solution 2:

Luckily, the iOS 9 has an incredible feature that lets you know exactly which app and services are eating on your battery power.

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Click on Battery.
  3. Wait for a moment for Battery Usage to populate.
  4. Click on the Show Detailed Usage button to get a breakdown of background and foreground power usage.
  5. Click on ‘Last 7 Days’, it will give you a broader view of power consumption over time.

For a quick understanding take a couple of examples like you seen an iCloud photo Library in the details but you have recently upgraded the app, it’s a sign that you have been downloading thumbnails. You see Facebook there and it shows 5% on the screen and 50% on the background then something is definitely not right.

All you need to do is force quit the rogue app, and voila! Your power consumption is back to normal.

  1. Double-click the Home button to bring up the fast app switcher.
  2. Swipe to the app you want to force quit.
  3. Drag the app card and flick it up and off the screen.


Frozen Screen

The new iPhone SE seems to function dynamically but some of the users have reported some bugs while using the iPhone SE. Although it seems to be temporary in nature but it could be pretty annoying.

Users have witnessed frozen screens on their iPhone SE’s. Your device could have this problem either because of software or a hardware problem; it is mostly a software problem that freezes the screen of iPhone SE.


  • Clean the screen of your iPhone SE. There are times when the screen becomes unresponsive because of some oil stains or any sort of liquid on it. Using a soft white cotton cloth clean your phone and it will start functioning fine.
  • A simple restart could fix your problem most of the times.
  • If restarting doesn’t help try resetting your iPhone SE. Hold the Home button and the sleep/wake button together for a few seconds and let go of the buttons once the Apple logo comes on the screen. Your iPhone SE should be up and running now.
  • If you find the problem is still persisting try connecting your phone to your PC and use iTunes to restore the OS. Keep in mind to back up your important data before you can restore in iTunes.
  • If your iPhone SE does not show in the iTunes or the restoring process fails there might be a hardware problem which is causing your device to freeze. If a small amount of liquid finds its way in, your iPhone SE’s battery, its internal components. and the processor could be affected. It is best that you contact Apple in such crucial times.

Power on Problems

Sometimes your iPhone SE might get a black screen and will not turn on at all. We recommend you to use the below fixes to keep you going.


  • Plug in your iPhone SE to a power source to charge the battery, if your phone’s battery has been drained completely then the battery icon doesn’t show for some time. You need to be patient as the low battery screen might take some time to appear.
  • Restart your device by holding down the Sleep/Wake button which is located on the top of your phone, you will see a red slider onscreen. Slide it to turn it off, now repeat to turn the phone back on.


Users are finding the iPhone SE to be overheated at times. Apple is working on the iOS 9 to fix this problem. In the meantime, you can follow these incredible fixes to get rid of this problem.


  • Don’t try and use your phone while charging.
  • Check if any of your apps is draining a lot of power. A power consuming app is the cause for your heated device. Go to Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage and check for any battery draining apps. Now force that app to close by clicking on the Home button twice, swipe up to find the app and then swipe up to close it.
  • Turn off your phone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Don’t switch them on unless you require them.
  • Restart your iPhone SE to close some of the apps that are running in the background and free up some memory.
  • If the problem still persists, your final resort is to start refresh. Back up all your important data, now go to Settings>General>Reset and click on “Erase all content and settings”. Set up your iPhone SE as a new device.
  • If nothing of the above seems to work and your device continues to overheat you should contact Apple.

The iPhone SE is an incredibly spectacular phone. It is enticing to the eyes and its small body easily fits into your palm and it is fun to use. The iPhone SE’s brilliant features have made it almost invincible to flaws but if you face any bugs, our fixes should help you out.

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