Common iOS 16 beta issues and how to fix them

Here are some of the biggest issues you can find in the iOS 16 beta, according to our testing.

It’s not uncommon to have problems with Apple’s iOS beta updates, especially on older iPhones. Post the iOS 16 beta update, many iPhone users have reported some issues that have affected their overall experience. Usually, the tech giant releases updates to fix these issues.

However, it usually happens on different updates. Although most problems are not caused by bugs alone, there are steps you can take that can help you solve a nagging problem. Read on to find common iOS 16 beta issues and their solutions.

Here is a list of possible iOS 16 issues

Fast battery drain.

Overheating problem

App crash problem.

Wi-Fi is not working.

Cellular data is not working

Personal Hotspot is not working.

Bluetooth is not working

Touch screen is unresponsive.

Is your iOS 16 problem not listed? We are happy to solve it with you. Please comment and share your problem, and if we find one we’ll reply or direct message you (if it’s long) with a solution.

Common iOS 16 problems and solutions

Below, we’ll explain the top iOS 16 issues along with any fixes that have been rolled out so far. Some issues are resolved simply by updating to the latest version of iOS.

When we note that an update fixes a problem, it should be fixed for every subsequent version of iOS unless we say otherwise.

  1. The battery is draining quickly after iOS 16

This is a common problem that some users report after every update to the new iOS generation. Sometimes there’s an inherent cost to this upgrade.

It can take time for a new iOS to run as efficiently as an older iOS (especially if it’s juggling a lot of new features), and in the meantime consumes a lot of power.

An increase in is a side effect. But if the iOS 16 battery is draining really fast without any warning, something else could be wrong.

Restart your device. This is always a great first step to help troubleshoot any potential issues with background apps, bugs, or settings issues that are causing battery drain.

Check the Background App Refresh (Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh) and Location Services (Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services) features.

We recommend that you turn off both of these features completely or on a per-app basis to improve your iPhone’s battery life.

Check your important power settings like screen brightness, low power mode, etc., to make sure the update hasn’t reset your preferences.

In addition, it would also be appropriate to update all apps and get rid of old ones, considering how they are always problematic.

  1. Overheating problem in iOS 16

It’s quite normal for your iPhone to get a little warm when it’s running the iOS 16 beta. So if you notice that your iPhone is overheating after the iOS 16 update, it’s because the old CPU is running.

A lot of calculations for the new iOS. But if you feel like it’s getting so hot that you can barely touch it, that’s not a good thing. Overheating problems can cause permanent damage to your iPhone battery, so you need to take it seriously if your phone starts getting really hot while you are using it.

We recommend taking the following steps in an iPhone overheating situation:

Check to make sure that the heavy case around your phone is not causing overheating. To do this, remove the case from your phone and test using it after a day or so.

Check your iPhone for corrupted apps. Some apps running in the background on your phone may cause your phone to overheat. To check, go to Settings > Privacy > Analytics > Analytics data. See an app crash often? Delete the app and try again. Or, delete the app and download it again.

Update your iPhone apps that need to be updated. There are some apps that don’t update automatically. Bugs with older apps can drain your iPhone’s power, causing it to overheat.

Check for apps using your iPhone’s battery and draining your iPhone’s CPU. Go to Settings > Battery, then check the list of apps. Is there an app that is using up a lot of your battery or draining it quickly? It is time to remove it and replace it.

Make sure your phone is updated by installing any new updates. An older iPhone can cause an overloaded CPU, which can lead to overheating. It is important to keep your phone updated every time a new update is released.

Check your phone’s network connection. Sometimes, a bad network connection can also cause your phone to go into overdrive when searching for a signal. This can happen in areas with poor service or when Wi-Fi is not available.

Try changing the brightness of your phone screen. Sometimes, the brightness of your iPhone can be at the maximum level which can cause it to overheat while using it. Just access the iOS Control Center and use the brightness slider to reduce it.

Try turning off the background app refresh. Background app refresh allows your apps to find new information every time. When all your apps are running together, it can drain your iPhone’s CPU.

To turn it off, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Background App Refresh, then tap Off.

  1. App crashing problem in iOS 16

Another issue that seems to have plagued many iOS 16 users is the random app crash issue. While some apps tend to crash after launch, others crash during use.

From what I can tell based on my experience, this problem can only be solved by updating the apps. Older apps are known as problematic because they often face issues like crashes and freezes.

So, try to update your apps. If it doesn’t give the desired result, delete the apps and reinstall them.

Update apps: Open the App Store on your iPhone and tap your profile picture in the top right. Next, go ahead and update all apps at once or get one app at a time, depending on your convenience.

Delete apps: Long press the app icon on the home screen -> Remove app -> Delete app.

  1. Wi-Fi not working in iOS 16

Wi-Fi connection on iOS 16 and iPad 16 is also working poorly. In some cases, the iPhone automatically disconnects from the Wi-Fi network. And, sometimes, the iPhone refuses to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

Since Wi-Fi issues on iOS have been around for years, there’s no need to lose sleep over it. As for solutions to fix Wi-Fi issues in iOS 16, I recommend trying these workable solutions.

Turn off/on Wi-Fi: Go to Settings -> Wi-Fi and turn off/on Wi-Fi toggle.

Forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect: Go to Settings -> Wi-Fi -> the “i” button located right next to the Wi-Fi network -> Forget this network.

Reset Network Settings: Go to Settings -> General -> Transfer or Reset iPhone -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings.

    5. Touch screen unresponsive

One of the scariest problems I’ve encountered on iOS is touchscreen unresponsiveness. Unfortunately, even on the latest iteration of iOS it looks like a nightmare.

But don’t worry, as there are some reliable solutions that help to fix the touch screen not working problem in iOS 16 on iPhone and iPad. Follow the instructions below:

Force restart your device

Force restart (aka hard reset) is a go-to solution for fixing frozen touchscreen issues on your phone. So first, let’s give it a chance.

On iPhone 8 or later and iPad without a home button: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. After that, press and quickly release the volume down button. After that, press the Power button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Update apps

If your iOS 16 device’s touchscreen becomes unresponsive while using certain apps, there’s a high chance that the problem could be caused by those apps and not your device. In this case, go to App Store -> Update your profile and all apps.

Update software

If the problem of an unresponsive touchscreen continues, try updating the software. Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and enable it if there is an update waiting for you.

Restore your device as new

Another solution that you should try if your phone’s touchscreen continues to be unresponsive is to restore the device. Keep in mind that this will wipe your device completely. So, make sure to back it up beforehand.

Connect your iOS device to the computer and launch iTunes/Finder. Now, back up your device if you haven’t already. Then restore it.

Second, you can also erase your device without a computer. Again, I recommend you back up your device first (Settings -> Profile -> iCloud -> iCloud Backup). After that, go to Settings -> General -> Transfer or Reset iPhone -> Erase All Content and Settings. Once your device has been rooted, follow the instructions to set up your device.

Note: While this is not a perfect solution per se, make sure your iPhone screen protector is applied correctly.

Many cheap screen guards become unresponsive after a while. So, remove the screen guard and try using the iPhone touch screen. If the touch screen works normally, your screen guard and not iOS 16 was the problem.

  1. Bluetooth not working in iOS 16

For some iOS 16 users, the iPhone either refuses to connect to a Bluetooth device or randomly disconnects from it. Unbeknownst to them, this is a chronic problem that exists on almost every version of iOS.

Therefore, I am not surprised that it is becoming a focal point in iOS 16 as well. Fortunately, the solutions listed below have almost always worked for me, and I hope they help you solve your iOS 16 connectivity issues.

Turn off Bluetooth: Go to Settings -> Bluetooth and toggle on/off.

Forget and reconnect the Bluetooth device: Go to Settings, and select Bluetooth. Find the device you’re having problems with, then select the small “i” icon with a circle around it. Select Forget this device, and then try to reconnect to Bluetooth from the beginning.

Reset network settings: Go to Settings, select General, Reset, and select Reset network settings to begin. You will need to log back into your Wi-Fi when the process is complete.

Unexpected slowness

Last but not least, the unexpected slowdown has also become a major problem for some iOS 16 users, but we have some easy solutions.

When the iPhone is slow after the iOS 16 update, it not only slows down your workflow but invites other major problems, including overheating and battery drain.

So, the sooner you get rid of this problem, the better. To solve this problem, I suggest you to try four tried and tested solutions.

Update all apps: Launch App Store -> Your Profile. After that, update all the apps on your iOS device.

Reset All Settings: Go to Settings -> General -> Transfer or Reset iPhone/iPad -> Reset -> Reset All Settings.

Update Software: Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and install the latest update if there is one waiting for you.

Wipe your device: If none of the above tricks have worked in fixing your slow iPhone, it’s time to wipe the iOS 16 device. The best way to proceed with this basic move is to go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage section to check storage usage. Find apps that are eating up your storage space and delete them.

iOS 16 Beta Issues: Solved!

These were some common iOS 16 beta issues and their possible solutions. If you have any other problem not listed here, contact us in the comment section below. We will do our best to help!

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