The iPhone 4 is one of the world’s biggest selling mobile phones. Although it has been on the market for over a year, it has seen off competition from hundreds of rival handsets to be widely considered the best smartphone you can buy.
However, like with all smartphones, some problems can arise. Knowing how to deal with them, however, means that they won’t mar the pleasure that the iPhone 4 is to use.
• Battery Life
One of the iPhone 4’s signature features is its ability to multi-task. However, having multiple apps running in the background can reduce the devices already relatively short battery life. Turning off Wi-Fi, location services and notifications can improve the device’s battery life, as well as turning down the screen brightness and closing apps that aren’t being used.
• Broken Screen
The iPhone 4 is an incredibly hardwearing device, but accidents can happen. A broken screen can make the iPhone unusable, but any Apple store will be able to fix it for a fee. Applying a screen protector and putting the iPhone in a case can reduce the chance of breakages occurring.
• Signal Problems
The problem’s with the iPhone 4’s signal were much publicised and were somewhat of a PR nightmare for Apple. The iPhone 4’s signal issues generally arose when users held their device in the bottom-left corner, but the can be rectified by putting a plastic ‘bumper’ on the device. Apple may also replace iPhones with persistent signal problems if they are under warranty.
Support for email on the iPhone 4 is generally very good. However, some users have reported some problems with emails being pushed to their device. Should problems occur, Apple suggests turning SMTP servers on and off. Upgrading to the latest version of Apple’s software can also help to improve the speed of mail folders syncing.