It’s inevitable that you would face a problem with the iPhone, and that’s a fact. No matter who tells you what, iPhones are still subject to software and hardware failure, just like when you Take the Wreck It Ralph Quiz and since the Internet got even bigger, even viruses can plague those products. From the iPhone 3GS stuck on Apple logo, to the ever frightening risk that your logic board is dead, you can probably assume from there that it has it’s own library of issues. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to quit on Apple, as there are tons of solutions you can use to fix up your mobile.
A quick warning about iOS 6.1
Okay, while it has been a while since the new update, at initial launch the operating system came up with mostly negative results. A few users found that it causes the iPhone to drop into 3G style performance and massively mitigates a lot of your phone features. At the same time, it’s also been known to drain batteries and cause massive overheating. While it has been a few months, the wise move would be to stick with an older version of iOS in order to prevent this from happening to your phone. Once it is more stable, go ahead and update your phone to the newest iOS.
Solving the Logo Conundrum
This method is real simple, so if you ever run into the logo problem again, remember these steps. First off, you’re going to need your computer and the iTunes program, which you used to sync your device. Prepare your USB cable and iTunes, and then force your phone to power down by holding the button for a bit. Once it’s dead, hold down the home button, and then connect your phone to your computer. Don’t let go of the home button during this whole process, as letting go will result in a retry. This should result in iTunes prompting you that you’ve just successfully entered recovery mode. After that, you should see a button named “restore” from iTunes, just click it and wait for the process to end.
The 3GS Battery Problem
The good news about this problem is that there are a lot of forums and threads that discuss solutions for it. The bad news is a lot of those solutions don’t really work. You see, since Apple has stopped producing 3GS’ they’ve also stopped supporting the thing, and that’s led to a lot of issues regarding the phone. Sure, you can still update your operating system, but as was mentioned above, there are a lot of issues with the new iOS, and a trend seems to be appearing with the 3GS and newer iOS updates. Many users report that after updating to iOS 5, the phone simply stopped managing the battery properly. However, this was also countered by many other users claiming a simple battery change would do the trick. You can still approach Apple customer support for help, but that might cost you a little bit of cash. In the end, if you want to keep your 3GS, you’re going to have to buy a new battery pack and reset your phone to factory status or have the experts deal with your issues.
Bad Connections between Devices
If ever you experience errors in connection, or you’re unable to connect at all, use an alternative USB cable, or check the connection dock. Even a little bit of lint and dirt can screw up the connection, and that goes for all devices. In the case where the connections are UN-obstructed, then your next solution is to replace is to replace the dock connector. However, the smarter thing to do here is to have it check out by qualified repairmen.