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Common iPhone 7 Problems You Can Fix

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5 Common iPhone 7 Problems and How to Fix Them

The iPhone 7 may have been released in 2016, but it’s still a popular phone among users. It’s not only affordable but has several modern features, including stereo speakers, water resistance, and a fingerprint sensor. It may lack special characteristics of flagship iPhones, but the iPhone 7 is still a worthwhile investment, even in 2022. Especially if you’re on a budget. Despite its reliability, this tenth generation iPhone isn’t without its share of issues. In this article, we’ll explore the most common iPhone 7 problems and how to fix them.

Here’s how to Fix These Common iPhone 7 Problems!

iPhone Stops Charging

The most logical cause if your phone stops charging is a problem with the charging cable, or port. Try charging your iPhone with another cable and if you still have issues, choose a different port. If neither of these actions create a solution, consider restarting your iPhone 7, and try again. This will usually solve the problem, but if your phone still doesn’t charge, you may have a worn out charging port. In this case, go to your nearest Apple store to have the port replaced. Keep in mind, doing so may cost $100 or more.

You Hear a Hissing Sound

Some users have heard a hissing sound from the back of their device. The most likely cause is the internal processor is overheating, which usually occurs when it performs complex tasks. For example, the hissing noise may get louder if a large app or game is running in the background. The best solution to this problem is to go directly to a qualified technician at Apple who can recommend repairs.

The Phone Applications Freeze

common iphone 7 problems apps crash

Apps crashing and freezing are common problems among all phones but primarily the iPhone 7. There are a few reasons why apps freeze or crash. One common example is if you don’t restart your phone for a few days. There could also be a conflict between two applications or, in other words, two apps that can’t run in conjunction. A major concern with app conflicts is that it can prevent other apps from opening. If this is happening, you have a few solutions. If one solution doesn’t work, keep going down the list: 

  • When the app freezes, force it to close, and restart your phone. 
  • Upgrade to the latest version of iOS if you haven’t done so already.
  • Restore your iPhone 7. Just make sure you backup all your data beforehand. 

Sound-Related Problems

Among the most irritating and common iPhone 7 problems that users face is related to sound. There are many solutions when experiencing sound issues. The first recommendation is to go into Settings -> Accessibility -> Hearing. Under Hearing, turn on Phone Noise Cancellation. When you turn on this feature, it will help reduce ambient noise, especially during phone calls. However, if that doesn’t work:

  • Check the ring/silent switch to see if it accidentally switched to silent.
  • Check other audio functions that may effect sound (i.e., Do Not Disturb, Bluetooth, Mute, etc.).
  • Restart your iPhone 7 to resolve minor software glitches.

Difficulty Activating Your iPhone 7

Because these phones were released in 2016, you won’t find one that’s brand new. Most are either secondhand or refurbished. As a result, users experience the simple problem of activating their phone on a cellphone network. If you’re trying to activate it with data, try to use Wi-Fi instead. The most straightforward resolution is to contact your phone carrier to find out if there are current issues with activating the iPhone 7. They may be able to troubleshoot it, most likely by replacing your SIM card. However, if that doesn’t work, you should contact Apple to report the problem.

You May Qualify for FREE Cellphone Service

Now that you know how to troubleshoot these five common iPhone 7 problems, we’ll help you resolve one more problem: your monthly phone bill

If you qualify for a government benefits program, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or SSI, you may be eligible for two government programs: the Lifeline Program and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Both programs are operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and provide discounts on monthly phone services to low-income individuals and households.

Q Link Wireless is one of the leading providers of both Lifeline and ACP. We provide eligible participants FREE cell phone service every month if they participate in the Lifeline Program. Customers who participate in ACP receive FREE UNLIMITED service. Our services include Data, Talk, and Text on one of America’s largest 4G LTE/5G networks. Sign up with Q Link Wireless for one or both programs. 

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Learn more about ACP

If you love your iPhone 7, you don’t have to get rid of it when you sign up with Q Link Wireless. We have a Bring Your Own Phone program that allows customers to bring the phone of their choice to our network. You can also keep your own number when you become a Q Link customer.

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