Troubleshooting some common iPhone 5c issues
If you're like any other technology user out there, then you've run into some problems with devices in the past. It's just about guaranteed that at some point (or several points) in your technology-using life you'll run into issues that don't seem to have an immediate solution. These situations can certainly be aggravating, particularly when you can't pinpoint the root cause of the problem. To that end, we decided to put together a list of these relatively common iPhone 5c issues, as well as some at-home troubleshooting you can do:
- iPhone 5c headphone jack not working: A seemingly broken headphone jack is a problem as irritating as it is common. Fortunately, as Gazelle pointed out, the problem can often be traced to outside materials in the headphone jack, and not a deeper issue. To determine if this is the case, you can clean your jack one of several ways: Either with a Q-tip, tape and a paper clip, or an air can. Since these are relatively straightforward and targeted fixes, they can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. However, if the jack problem persists after that, it's time to take your iPhone to the cell phone repair shop.
- iPhone 5c volume button stuck: Another relatively common problem, a stuck volume button is also not cause for immediate alarm. IFix Your I suggested that to fix the issue – which again likely arises from the accumulation of outside dirt – you should take a very narrow pin and insert it in the slim area between the button and the rest of the iPhone's shell. Often this will extract the unwanted matter and lead to restored volume button functionality.
- iPhone 5c camera not working: This is a predicament that a lot of iPhone users are faced with, but it's not so easily solved. The first step should be a simple reboot of the device, since iPhones – just like people – grow weary from overexertion and may just require a jolt back to normal functionality. If that doesn't work, however, then OsXDaily suggested lightly pressing on the camera itself. Now while this advice seems to go against any intuitive method for dealing with a tech problem, it has worked before.
"Why does this work?" the source asked. "Maybe it reconnects a slightly off connection, who knows, but this is a pretty odd troubleshooting trick." That's for sure. While we recognize that this method may work for some, we certainly wouldn't go on the record as endorsing it.
As always, if you have any doubts about troubleshooting, the best thing to do is visit iResQ.