iOS 10 has not been available to the public for long and already users are reporting problems with it. But don’t be overly concerned; you don’t have to wait for Apple. We’ve got fixes for some of them.
iOS 10 hits bumps in the road
It was just last Tuesday when Apple released iOS 10 to the public, and Apple users have been updating their devices and complaining about Wi-Fi issues, major battery drain, Bitmoji keyboard problems and more.
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So if you’re one of those unlucky people who were hoping for something great from iOS 10 but got misery instead, here are our solutions to a few of the most common problems reported.
iOS 10 T-Mobile connectivity problem
If you’re a T-Mobile customer and have been experiencing problems with connectivity such as losing signal altogether, last week many of your fellow T-Mobile customers took to Twitter and Reddit to complain. In response, T-Mobile advised iPhone and iPad users to reboot their devices when the issue occurred. This would supposedly temporarily fix the problem until a permanent one arrives.
Fortunately, that fix came on Thursday, so to take advantage of it, go to Settings –> General –> About. When you’re there, new settings from T-Mobile should be downloaded, which will apply the fix.
iOS 10 unusual battery drain
If you have just updated to iOS 10, you should be aware that a few battery problems are being reported. One of the issues relates to the downloading and updating of apps. It seems that doing so leads to battery drain, and the problem could continue until your apps have updated.
The next battery issue is related to the new messages feature in iOS 10. To be able to use all the new bubble effects and GIFs, etc, you will have to make sure the reduced motion setting is disabled. If you prefer to have animations on and working, you will see a marked reduction in battery life, but if you don’t need or want the animation features in iOS 10, switch on the reduce motion setting. To do this, go to Settings –> Accessibility menu.
iOS 10 Bitmoji keyboard problems
iOS users are reporting that as soon as they upgraded to iOS 10, the Bitmoji keyboard stopped working. Yes, it does still show up on the keyboard, but it constantly asks the user to enable full access in settings.
The age-old uninstall and reinstall method does not work as a solution, which likely means it is not compatible. However, on Friday, Bitmoji released an update for the app, which was said to fix the problem. So if you have yet to update it, do that now, and the app should begin to work correctly.
Just remember: when you have updated the app, completely close it down or restart your iPhone/iPad for it to work.
iOS 10 Touch ID problems
If you have been having problems with Touch ID since updating to the latest firmware, there are a couple of fixes.
Fix 1: If you are seeing problems with Touch ID in the App Store, go to Settings –> Touch ID & Passcode –> Enter passcode.
Next, turn off both iTunes & App Store and reboot your iOS device. Once rebooted, go to Settings –> Touch ID & Passcode and enter your passcode, followed by switching iTunes and the App Store on again.
Fix 2: If Touch ID on your device just does not work, you can try resetting it. To do that, hold down the Home button and Power Button for 10 seconds until the device reboots.
If this does not work, you should try the drastic resetting of the device. However, if this comes up short, you should take it into a store for further help.