iPhone SE users are reporting issues with iOS 15 and the list includes abnormal battery consumption, connectivity issues, lag, and other performance issues.
As we move deeper into the year, iPhone SE owners face a host of issues. We have not encountered any major software issues on our iPhone SE, but some users are noticing bugs and performance degradation.
Today we would like to tackle these iPhone SE issues and take you through the most important things that those affected and those concerned about issues need to know.
Our guide to iPhone SE problems outlines the current set of problems and provides you with some resources that may come in handy if you run into something on your phone.
It also includes a look at what to expect from Apple and iOS 15 later on.
iPhone SE issues
The current list of iPhone SE issues includes some familiar faces.
We hear about a serious battery drain where the device can barely hold a charge. We also hear about issues with Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth devices, abnormal amounts of UI lag when opening folders and apps and when moving around the home screen, random reboots, and issues with first-party apps like Mail and Podcasts.
We also see complaints about iPhone SE speaker issues with sometimes distorted sound, issues with the device’s touchscreen, issues with the phone’s camera, and issues with widgets.
Problems can arise anytime, anywhere, so you want to be as prepared as possible. We strongly recommend that you regularly backup the files on your iPhone SE.
We’ve also released a pre-install guide for Apple’s iOS software updates and it will walk you through some steps before installing new software on your device.
Apple regularly releases bug fixes for the iPhone SE and you should make sure you and your device are prepared before downloading.
Where to find feedback
You’ll also want to dig into feedback and solutions from iPhone SE users, especially right after a new iOS update is released. There are a few places to do that.
We encourage you to check out YouTube, Apple Discussion Forums, social media sites such as Twitter/Facebook and the MacRumors forums for feedback on the iPhone SE hardware and software.
We have also released a guide that gives you the best reasons to install and not the latest version of iOS 15. The current version is iOS 15.4.1.
How to Fix iPhone SE Problems
If you’re having trouble on your iPhone SE, your first instinct might be to contact Apple or your carrier. These are all options, good options, but maybe you can solve the problem at home or in the office.
Before contacting Apple or your carrier, check out our list of solutions to common problems. It provides solutions to the most common problems.
We have also put together some tips to help you improve the overall performance of your iPhone SE and another guide that will help you improve the battery life of your iPhone SE.
If you can’t find a solution in our lists, you should have a quick look at your next move Apple Discussion Forums† There are many knowledgeable people who have the perfect solution for your problem.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, it’s time to contact Apple. You can contact Apple Customer Service on Twitter or via the company website†
If the company’s online customer service team can’t help you, it’s time to take your phone to a brick and mortar store. If you have an open Apple Store near you, make a Genius Bar appointment†
How to downgrade iPhone SE
If the version of iOS 15 you are currently using on your phone is causing problems, you can try downgrading to the previous version if Apple is using older software.
The company signs with older software for a short time after it releases new iOS software. Once it stops signing an update, there’s no turning back. In other words, if you want to downgrade, you need to act fast.
If you’re interested in the downgrade process, check out our guide.
If you’re struggling with iOS 14.8.1, iOS 14.8, or an older version of iOS 14, and you’re determined to stay on iOS 14, you’re on your own.
Initially, it looked like Apple would let iPhone users stay on iOS 14 and continue to receive security updates and perhaps bug fixes for lingering issues, but that has changed.
Apple hasn’t pushed a new version of iOS 14 since the release of iOS 14.8.1 in October, and that update is now gone. Devices running on iOS 14.8 and below can only be ported to the latest version of iOS 15.
This is important because it means there probably won’t be a way to downgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 14 in the future. The only way this will happen is if Apple releases a new version of iOS 14.
So don’t expect Apple to push new versions of iOS 14 to the iPhone at this point. If you want the latest bug fixes, you need to move to iOS 15.
As for iOS 15, Apple has put a new iOS 15.5 update in beta testing ahead of its public release later this year.
The company has not confirmed a release date for iOS 15.5 and we expect it to remain in beta for a little longer. As of now, we expect a release sometime in May.
iOS 15.5 is a milestone upgrade, meaning it should include a mix of new features, security patches, and bug fixes for lingering issues.
If your problems are really bad, or if you just want to try new software, now you can try to download iOS 15.5 beta on your iPhone SE.
Check out our walkthrough to learn more about iOS 15.5 and the beta. To learn more about the upcoming iOS 15.5 release date, check out our guide.
4 reasons not to install iOS 15.4.1 and 11 reasons why you should
Install iOS 15.4.1 for better security
If security is important to you, you should definitely consider installing Apple’s iOS 15.4.1 update right away.
iOS 15.4.1 has one new security patch and you can read more about it on Apple’s website† It helps protect your phone from damage.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. For more information about these patches, please visit: Apple’s security site for details†
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more information, please visit Apple’s security page†
If you missed iOS 15.3, you will also get the corresponding patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches for iPhone users. If you are interested in the details, you can read more about it here†
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you will get the security patch with your upgrade. More information about the switch can be found on Apple’s website†
If you missed Apple’s iOS 15.2 update, you’ll get the 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about it on the company’s security site†
iOS 15.2 also included some significant privacy upgrades. The software brought the company’s app privacy report to Settings. This lets you see how many times in the past seven days your apps accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 is . brought Apple’s communication security features to children. You’ll find these features in the Messages app, Siri, Spotlight, and Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.4.1 will bring the security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about it on Apple’s website†
If you missed iOS 15.0.2, you will also get the security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it here†
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you’re moving from iOS 14 and you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read more about them on Apple’s security website†
Apple has updated its website with new information about iOS 15’s suite of security patches. The company now says the software has resolved an issue that could have exposed a user’s personal Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also states that iOS 15 fixed an issue that allowed apps to ignore privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or an older version of iOS, you will also receive the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.4.1 update.
In addition to these patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades, including improvements to Siri. Requests to Siri are now processed on the device itself with Neural Engine. This makes it safer.
If you’re an Apple Card user, you now get a security code that changes regularly to use in online transactions.
Apple has also added a built-in authenticator, similar to Google Authenticator. Allows you to generate verification codes for enhanced login security under your passwords.
There is also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.