Apple sold so many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at the time of the launch that people were standing in line to get one, it was first time when its iconic phones came with a larger touchscreen. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have sold like hotcakes in the time since their launch late-2014. First 2 years plenty of people have enjoyed their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, sadly, many problems have shown after launching iPhone 7, 7 plus and newer iPhone 8 and 8 Plus . If you’ve run into any iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus problems, then you will find the answer you need right here.
iPhone shuts down on its own after certain percentage, or awful battery life
When Apple launched iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, they started a free battery replacement program for iPhone 6S units that would shut down unexpectedly, just couple months later. People had complained that their iPhones would just turn off if they had it below 20-30% battery life.
Apple hasn’t announced any recall for the iPhone 6, but as we know there is a increasing number of people have been complaining about their iPhone 6 smartphones shutting down on their own after dipping below 20-40%. Others have very bad battery life after new iOS 11.
- If you’re experiencing bad battery life, we recommend to wait until they launch iOS 11.3 to make your iPhone battery last longer.
- If you’re one of an iPhone 6 who is experiencing shutdowns, there is a problem with your battery because of ending cycles or it got damaged by dust or maybe you had cracked screen before and small piece of glass got in to the battery and there is no replacement program for the iPhone 6, as there is for the iPhone 6S. We recommend that you visit our local store or contact us directly on the phone. You may also have a hardware issue.
- Battery performance anyway will deteriorate over time, so maybe it is time to get a battery replacement. Apple offers a replacement for 29$ and long lines, with I Repair It Fast it will be around 39$ and 15 min to replace it.
- You may also have a problem with power management on the board that it`s not charging the battery or it will show a wrong percentage! In this case we can help you by fixing it, we do soldering and board repair
iPhone is slow or lagging
Most users of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets becoming laggy and slow, particularly after receiving an update with iOS 11. If you find that there are delays when boot, tapping or swiping, or perhaps apps take a few seconds longer to open than they once did, then there are a few things you can try.
- Restarting your iPhone. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously, until you see the Apple logo and release them, for iPhone 7 and up it will be Volume down and Power buttons .
- If that doesn’t help, then try performing a factory reset and restoring your device from a backup, it will be better to start from a fresh software and have only phone numbers transferred.
- Very soon Apple will launch iOS 11.3 for update and that will improve the speed and battery life on all phones including 5 series.
GPS not working
A very high percentage of owners of an iPhone 6 have run into an issue with the GPS function. When using Apple Maps, Google Maps, or any other app that uses the GPS, it’s inaccurate or very slow to update or never showing the location.
- Check in Settings > Privacy > Location Services and make sure Location Services is toggled on at the top. Then, check the rest of the settings and ensure nothing important has been toggled off.
- You may want to try resetting your network settings via Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
- There’s a chance that your antena is failing, in which case replacing it or the bluetooth/wifi cable connecting it to the logic board will resolve the issue. In the worst case it may be failing board. At I Repair It Fast both can be done quick and at the best price!
Unable to update to iOS 11
Every time a new iOS version comes out, some users have trouble with the update, as discussed in the Apple forums.
- If you’re doing an update through WiFi, you will need around 1.5GB of free storage on your device. If you’re having issues with the update, check if you have that enough space available for download!
- Make sure that Wi-Fi is on and go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone.
- If you can’t update directly on your iPhone, then try plugging into your PC/Laptop or MacBook/iMac. Make sure you’re using the latest version of iTunes first and just hit update.
- If it doesn’t work, make sure first to back up, then hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons together on your iPhone 6 while it’s still connected to your computer. Wait until you see the recovery screen — you should see the Apple logo and then the iTunes icon with the cable. Choose the Update option on your computer when it appears.
- If met with an error code, check Google or Apple forums on what the different error codes mean and what to do.
- You can take your device in to our shop to make sure it`s not an hardware problem as Nand or CPU.
Won’t connect to Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or drops
As we stated with GPS, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus can have the same fate. If you find that you can’t connect to a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth network, or that your connection frequently drops or slows down, or the signal is very weak, then there are lots of things you can try.
- Toggle Wi-Fi/Airplane mode: You might find that it temporarily comes back if you toggle Wi-Fi off and then on again. Alternatively, you could switch Airplane mode on and then turn it off again. Swipe up from the bottom to open the Control Center and toggle these settings.
- Reboot: Some people report temporary success by switching the device off and on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for 10 seconds or so, until you see the Apple logo. Your Wi-Fi may work again for a while.
- Set up the connection again: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and tap on the problem network, then select Forget this Network and tap Forget. If you go back to the Wi-Fi page, you should now be able to choose your network and set up a fresh connection.
- Reset Network Settings: Try going to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Network Settings. This has worked for a few people, but the problem might return.
- Turn off Wi-Fi Networking: Try going to Settings > Privacy > Location Servicesand under System Services you need to toggle off Wi-Fi Networking.
- Turn off Wi-Fi Assist: It’s designed to switch you to your mobile data network when Wi-Fi is patchy, but it could be causing your problems. Go to Settings > Cellular and scroll down to toggle Wi-Fi Assist.
- Toggle 2.4/5GHz: If you have a two-channel router, then try changing from 5GHz to 2.4GHz. Generally speaking, 5GHz is faster, but with a shorter range. Some people report a better connection on 2.4GHz and a few find an improvement by switching the other way.
- Change router channel: You could also try changing the channel on your router. You’ll need to put your router’s IP into your browser and login to change settings. Refer to your ISP for instructions.
- Switch DNS to Google: Some people report success after switching DNS to use Google servers. You can do this via Settings > Wi-Fi then tap the ”i” icon next to your router, scroll down to DNS and tap the numbers and enter “188.8.131.52”. You might have to restart your device for this to take effect.
- Turn off MAC Filtering on your router: It’s possible to add your iOS 9 device’s MAC address, but due to Apple’s MAC randomization there’s a good chance it’s going to change and refuse to connect the next time you try. The simplest solution is just to turn MAC filtering off altogether.
- Update your router firmware: You may need to check with your ISP or the router manufacturer.
- Replace Wifi/BLuetooth antenna: Bring it in for replacement, these phones are known for failing antenna`s after
Headphones crackling or no sound in earpiece
Quite a few people and more often had trouble getting their headphones to work perfectly with their new iPhone 6. It seems that there are a couple of different issues here. One relates to the headphones poking out the top and crackling noises. The other strange behavior like music stopping or volume controls on the headset not working or you have no earphones connected but the phone still showing them on.
- Start by blowing into the headphone port and clean the headphone jack to make sure there’s no dust or dirt causing this problem.
- If you’re using the headphones that came with the iPhone 6 or another official Apple set and you’re getting crackling, then check to see that they’re properly plugged all the way in. There shouldn’t be any metal visible at the top. It may feel tight, but it should snap all the way in.
- People using third-party headphones, especially if they have a microphone, seem to be inadvertently triggering Siri or experiencing frequent cut-outs. This could be because the metal at the top of the plug is touching the iPhone body. Get a new pair from Apple or original certified stores! 5-10$ will make the difference!
- If the problem persists, there’s a chance it’s a hardware fault. Usually they get broken inside and your device shows that you always have earphones plugged-in, a replacement of the port it will fix all issues stated, it may be done in 15 min and you will get a clean ports for audio and charging!
Problems with the camera, random crashing or just one camera working
There seems to be more than one problem with the iPhone 6 camera. We’ve seen a few reports on Apple forums of people starting up the camera app on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus only to find a black screen. We’ve also seen reports of photographs being rotated to the wrong orientation or just one of the camera working
- A reset could temporarily get rid of the problem. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together until you see the Apple logo.
- One of the camera may be faulty and needs a replacement, this can be done in 15 min and it will not cost to much
- Camera fuse got damaged after a screen replacement or a drop that cause one or both cameras not functioning and showing just a black screen. It requires soldering and may be done as well in the store
One of the most common problems is that the touchscreen on their new/old iPhone 6 or mostly iPhone 6 plus is randomly unresponsive or it flickers on the top screen having also no touch at all.
- The first thing to try is restarting your iPhone 6 by holding down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together until you see the Apple logo. The problem might return.
- Some owners had success after trying Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings (you’ll need to re-enter passwords, change the wallpaper, set up Touch ID again, but it won’t delete your data).
- There’s also a possibility (most probably) that this is being caused by a hardware fault of IC touch inside the iPhone. iPhone 6 and 6 plus are known for weak housing that can get bent even in your back pocket, also if it will be dropped. IC touch chip will get desoldered from the board causing issues with touch. It can be done in couple hours at I Repair It Fast and for the best price!