All of the iPhone 13 models have certainly impressed since their launch earlier this month. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, in particular, is currently claiming the top spot in our top phone rankings, but all of your options, including the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro mini, are great additions to the lineup. Apple.
However, everything that is built by human hands is bound to have flaws. And some initial issues appeared with the iPhone 13.
The good news is that none of the issues people are facing right now – annoying as they may be – sound like a deal breaker. Better yet, they should be serviceable with a software update. That said, it’s unclear when the software updates will arrive, forcing people who paid $ 699 and up to smile and put up with some shortcomings with their new phones, at least for now.
Here’s a rundown of the biggest issues reported with the iPhone 13 so far. Check back for updates on when these issues are resolved, and we’ll keep an eye on any additional bug reports as well.
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The ProMotion displays on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are capable of increasing their refresh rate to 120Hz when on-screen action demands a smoother, more immersive experience. That’s the theory anyway. In practice, some third-party apps don’t work well with the iPhone 13 Pro’s fast refresh rate.
Specifically, some apps combine 120Hz scrolling and full screen transitions with 60Hz animations, creating a shocking visual experience. Affected apps include the Apollo Reddit app, according to a 9to5Mac report.
How to fix it: There are two issues at play here. For starters, Apple says app makers should flag their software with a statement that they can support 120Hz. Apple plans to clarify this requirement to developers. Second, Apple plans to fix a bug involving animations created using the company’s Core Animation tools; this patch will be available soon via a software update.
Apple Watch unlock does not work on some iPhone 13 models
New iPhones may not have restored Touch ID, which allows you to unlock your phone with a fingerprint, but there is a workaround to unlock your phone when wearing a face mask and Face ID will not work. . Earlier this year, the iOS 14.5 update added the ability to unlock your phone with a face mask if you were also wearing an Apple Watch.
It’s pretty handy, unless you’re one of the unlucky owners of an iPhone 13 who found out that the Apple Watch unlock trick no longer works with your new phone. Apple confirmed this with a note on its support page.
How to fix it: Apple says a software patch will be available soon. However, if you participate in Apple’s software beta programs, you can get the fix right away. Just make sure you’re using iOS 15.1 beta 2 (currently available to all beta testers) and watchOS 8.1 beta 1.
There is no deadline for the deployment of these two beta versions for all users.
Some iPhone 13 models have an unresponsive touchscreen
Several users say new iPhones don’t respond to tapping. Specifically, it sometimes takes several taps for iPhone to recognize your input. The issue erupts with Tap to Wake and on the lock screen as well as iOS scale incidents. The top corners of the screen seem to be the most vulnerable to this problem.
How to fix it: It looks like a software update rather than an issue with the hardware of the iPhone 13. In fact, some iPhone 12 users have also reported this issue after upgrading to iOS 15. This brings us to believe that a fix is coming in a future iOS update.
IPhone 13 Pros automatically switch between wide and ultra-wide cameras
This one is not so much a bug, but a feature. The iPhone 13 Pro models have a new macro mode that uses the phone’s 12MP ultra-wide camera. Try to photograph an object within 5.5 inches of the lens, and the phone will switch from the primary wide lens to the ultra-wide shooter. Apple says this approach is better for capturing close-up detail.
Not everyone agrees. Review Input’s Raymond Wong says switching messes up the framing of the shot, with the camera capturing a different frame than what appears on the viewfinder.
How to fix it: Apple says a future software update will allow iPhone 13 Pro owners to turn off this feature if they’d rather their phones not automatically switch to the ultra-wide-angle camera when shooting macro.