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IOS 11: Common Errors and Solutions


iOS updates go through a rigorous testing process, but issues always slip into the final version. IOS 11 users are currently complaining about a wide range of issues, including those moving from the iOS 11 beta.

The first version of iOS 11 brings new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and security enhancements to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. But besides new features and security improvements, it also brought its own collection of bugs and problems.

In this article, we'll show you how to fix the most common iOS 11 problems. If you notice battery, Bluetooth, or accidental restart issues, check out this list of fixes before contacting Apple Support.

Problems installing iOS 11

Photo Sometimes there are problems at the installation stage

Installation problems are one of the most common problems with every new version of iOS, and iOS 11 is no exception.

For some users, the download just stops and nothing happens. This is a very common problem and can be fixed in seconds.

If iOS 11 won't download, simultaneously hold down the Home button and the Power button (Volume Down button and Power button on iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus) to restart the device.

The iPhone or iPad should automatically shut down within 10 seconds and the download should continue normally after that.

If the download takes a very long time, check your Internet connection. Remember that iOS 11 boot time is directly related to your connection speed.

The device does not catch the network well

If after installing iOS 11, connectivity is constantly lost, go to Settings > General > Reset and select Reset Network Settings. This should fix the problem.

Battery problems

If you notice, right after installing iOS 11, that your phone is discharged in a matter of hours, you don't need to panic. Fast battery draining is an extremely common problem for iPhone and iPad users after upgrading to a new version of iOS.

You should open the power saving tab and see which application is draining the battery. There you will also see tips for increasing battery life.

Chances are your battery has reached the end of its life and should be replaced

How to solve the problem with Bluetooth in IOS 11

Bluetooth problems are extremely annoying and very difficult to fix. If Bluetooth has stopped working as it should, here are some tips troughs might help it come to its senses.

First, try deleting the connection that is not working.

Go to Settings > "Bluetooth" > select a connection with "i" in the circle > and click “Forget this device”. Try to reconnect.

If that doesn't help, let's go ahead and reset the network settings.

Open Settings > "Basic" > "Reset" > "Reset network settings". It will take a few seconds and your device will forget all known Bluetooth devices. Plug in and check if your device is installed correctly.

You can also try resetting all your settings to factory defaults. Open "Settings" > "Basic" > "Reset" > Reset All Settings. It will take a few minutes.

If you are dealing with Bluetooth problems in your car, you need to consult your car manual. If all else fails, then it's time for the Twitter wars with Apple tech support.

Buttons in the Control Center do not disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Photo Wifi and Bluetooth buttons now only break the connection

In iOS 11, pressing the "Wi-Fi" or "Bluetooth" button does not disable these features, but only disconnects the device from the hotspot and disconnects from all Bluetooth-connected devices except Apple Watch and Apple Pencil.

To turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth completely, go to Settings and turn them off in the appropriate sections.

How to fix Wi-Fi problems


iOS 11 users have been complaining about various Wi-Fi issues. If after the update your connection speed drops and there are breaks, then it's time to do something about them.

Before you blame your phone and Obama, you should take a look at our router. Try turning it off and on.

This advice seems extremely silly, but it solves over 70% of problems with any device, just think about it

If you can't access the router you're using, or if you're sure it has nothing to do with it, it's time to dig into the settings.

If the network does not work, then you can forget about it

The first thing you need to do is forget about the Wi-Fi network that is giving you problems. Enter your settings > Wi-Fi > Select your connection by pressing the "i" in the circle > and click “Forget This Network” at the top of the screen.

If that didn't work, go to your Settings app > "Basic" > "Reset" > "Reset network settings". This will also cause your device to forget Wi-Fi passwords, so it's convenient for them.

If all else fails, go to Apple's Guide to Wi-Fi Problems.

How to fix problems with Touch ID

Photography Problems with Touch ID are rare, but sometimes not pleasant

If Touch ID stops working, first make sure your fingers are free of foreign matter (water, oil, paint) and then read on.

If you are sure this is not a problem, add prints again. Open "Settings" > "Touch ID" and "Access Code" > Enter your password.

On the next screen, tap each stamp for a stamp and select “Delete Stamp”. When done, click on Add Fingerprint ... to re-configure your Touch ID.

How to fix audio problems

If you are experiencing audio problems (distortion, blurriness, no sound, etc.), then we have something to offer you.

First, restart your device. Turn off your iPhone or iPad and turn it back on and check if the problem is gone.

If that doesn't work, look inside the speaker grill and check for debris. If you notice something, gently remove it and see if your sound improves. If that doesn't work, try turning Bluetooth off and on.

If you run into a problem with a specific application, you should download the latest update and see if that helps.

How to improve iOS 11 performance

If after the update the phone lags and freezes, then you are not at all alone. Other iOS 11 users face the same problems. What can be done to get rid of lags and freezes:

  • Restart your device often
  • Clean up old files and junk from the device
  • Update applications to the latest versions
  • Disable widgets
  • Clear your browser cache
  • Disable background processes
  • Reduce animation

How to fix flip problems in iOS 11

If your device, after upgrading to iOS 11, doesn't want to flip out of portrait orientation, here's something to try.

Try locking and unlocking your device first. Press the power button and unlock your phone with a PIN or fingerprint to find out. In some cases, even such a tricky manipulation helps.

If that doesn't work, try restarting your iPhone or iPad.

And if that doesn't work, you can try disabling Motion. To do this, open "Settings" > "Basic" > Accessibility and Disable Motion.

How to fix PC or Mac connection problems with iOS 11

If you can no longer connect your device to a Mac or PC running iTunes, we have a solution.

Make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. In iTunes, select the iTunes tab in the upper left corner and click About iTunes. The current version is 12.7.

If you are using an older version, download the latest update via the iTunes tab > Check for updates. You can also find a suitable file here.

If you are using a Mac computer, remember that you must be using OS X 10.9.5 or later to support iTunes and iOS 11.

If you're using a Windows PC and firewall, check out this guide from Apple. Chances are your firewall is blocking your syncing.

How to fix problems with iOS 11 Mail

Photo Outlock temporarily does not work in the default mail client.

If you have, Office 365 and Exchange 2016 accounts, then you've probably already seen an error in the standard Mail app in iOS 11 - emails are moved to the Failed to send folder, and the system notifies that the server rejected the message.

To fix this problem, you can download the free outlook client for ios from the app store. Outlook for ios fully supports a variety of email services including, office 365 and exchange server 2016. If you don't want to download anything, you will have to wait for an update with this bug fix.

Microsoft, in turn, has released a crutch solution. You can find it here

Apple promises to fix this bug in the next update.

How to solve a problem if it is not in this list


If you can't find a fix for your iOS 11 issue in this list, here are some guidelines.


If you want to try to find a solution from the comfort of your home, head over to Apple's discussion forums and ask for help. Be sure to do it in the right place.


If you can't find what you're looking for, you might consider rolling back to iOS 10.3.3.

Apple Support

You can also contact Apple support through your Twitter account. You can also find Apple support on the company's website.

If nothing works, then it's time to roll back to factory settings

Factory resetting your device will destroy everything you hold dear and return your phone to its original settings. We highly recommend that you back up your files before doing this.

After you've copied all your files, open Settings > "Basic" > "Reset" > Erase All Content and Settings. Again, this method should only be used as a last resort

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Author: Jake Pinkman