Of course Apple makes wonderful and innovative products. I get that. But is it only me that seems to have Iphone issues at about the 2 year old mark? Battery loses power very quickly, difficulty in retrieving voicemails, no sound at times and other technical issues that just make you forgo fixing (very expensive) and just get another one? And they are not cheap either. It seems Apple has decided to make a these things with a 2 year life cycle.@Bob MarinoBecause your phone is nothing but a small computer
, it needs to be re-booted
occasionally (just like your desktop computer does).
The first step in any troubleshooting process is to re-boot the phone
. That means a complete
shutdown. This process does two things;
1) reloads the software (fixing corrupted software problems)
2) Forces your phone to find the strongest signal available. Sometimes phones lock onto a tower, and don't let go
. This is very noticeable if you are driving from one location to another, and can no longer get strong service in area's you previously could.
When my battery starts draining quickly, a trick my Daughter showed me closes all the programs/apps/features that I had been using, and leaves me with just the current feature I want. On my iPhone, I double click my home button on the bottom of the device, and it displays all the programs running in the backround that I thought I was done using. I swipe them "up" and they close, leaving me with just the one current program.
Of course you may have already been aware of these issues, and it is really just your battery that is going bad. In that case, another phone is the only solution. I have never purchased used phones, but I have purchased previous generation phones that are still considered new, but come with a substantial discount, and a warranty. I tend to keep my phone until I am told they no longer support the operating system, which I think the iPhone 4 is the latest to be dropped.