6 signs that something is VERY wrong with your iPhone

Apple iPhones are well-oiled machines, but there are a few key signs that everything is working as it should.

From accidental water damage to signs of surveillance, we uncover six signs that something is very wrong with your iphone.

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Battery status

Your iPhone uses a lithium-ion battery with a limited lifespan.

Every time you drain and charge your iPhone, you wear out its maximum battery capacity.

It is expected that after two years (or about 500 charge cycles) about 80% of the battery capacity will remain.

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This means that an iPhone that would have lasted 10 hours now only lasts 8 hours on a single charge.

You can check the battery status by going to Settings > Battery and tapping Battery Status.

If your iPhone has a very low battery and is draining too quickly, consider upgrading to a newer model.

Alternatively, you can get a non-warranty battery replacement from Apple for $69 / £69. This is a much cheaper option than buying a new iPhone.

Random phone restart

Accidentally restarting your iPhone isn’t always a major cause for concern, but it can be.

This is especially problematic if it happens many times for no apparent reason.

One of the simple reasons for your iPhone to restart is because it got too hot or cold.

A cold restart isn’t that bad – it should be back to normal once the battery warms up.

But overheating can seriously damage iPhone parts, including the battery.

Other reasons for a restart could be internal corruption, or perhaps some kind of software issue – like a dodgy app.

If your iPhone turns off frequently (and not due to temperature), you should have it checked.

Camera and microphone dots

There are two warning signs on your iPhone that show you are being followed.

They will appear as green or orange dots at the top of the phone.

They don’t necessarily mean someone is spying, but they can and do encourage you to investigate.

The warning was added in the 2020 iOS update and appears whenever your microphone or camera is activated.

This means that if any app secretly records you, you will be alerted to it.

You need to be using an iOS 14 or 15 device to see the dots – go to Settings > General > Software Update to check.

When the camera is activated, a green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the display.

And it is displayed in orange if the microphone is activated.

By swiping into Control Center, you can see detailed information about which app is using the microphone.

Therefore, if you think that this application should not use the camera or microphone, you should be worried.

If you think something is spying on you when it shouldn’t be, you should check the app’s permissions in settings.

For example, you can even prevent certain apps from accessing your microphone or camera.

And if you’re really worried, you can just uninstall the app.

No more iOS updates

Apple regularly releases new software versions for iPhone, and we are currently working on iOS 15.

Eventually Apple will stop supporting older models with updates, which is very bad news if you’re affected.

These updates include important security updates that fix serious issues with your device.

Therefore, if you are unable to receive these updates, you are at serious risk of being hacked.

The current iOS 15.4 supports phones up to the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE (1st generation).

Check if you are still getting the latest updates by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

If this is not the case, it is highly recommended that you update your iPhone to a newer model that is still receiving security updates.

Ghost touches

Ghost touches are when your iPhone “tap” on parts of the screen without your input.

It is very unusual that this is a software problem.

Instead, it’s most likely due to screen damage or water or some other internal issue.

If you notice this (especially if things get worse), take your iPhone to an Apple Store for a check.

It is possible that you may need replacement parts. This can turn out to be costly, so depending on the model, it may even be cheaper to buy a new iPhone.

red water strip

Water damage is the scourge of life for any gadget owner.

If liquid gets inside iPhone, it can void your warranty and costly repairs.

When you take your iPhone in for repairs, Apple usually checks the Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI).

This is the part of the device that changes color upon contact with water.

You can find it yourself: on the latest iPhones, it’s inside the SIM card slot.

Use a flashlight and a magnifying glass if you have trouble seeing the color.

LCI is usually white or silver but turns red if it has been in contact with water.

Apple has page revealing how to find the LCI on each iPhone model.

“LCI activates upon contact with water or a liquid containing water,” Apple said.

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“LCI will not activate due to changes in humidity and temperature that are within the environmental requirements of the product.”

Most modern iPhones are waterproof, but it’s best to avoid getting wet as much as possible.

You Can Find The Lci Yourself If You Have An Iphone

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You can find the LCI yourself if you have an iPhone1 credit
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