These iPhone Problems Are Killing Me

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I don’t know if it’s just me, if I’m just being overly irritable, or there are real issues with my iPhone. I’ve never been one to complain about iPhone problems (well, complain too much, that is), but these past few days, I feel like throwing my iPhone 6 Plus at the wall.

This would probably have been the case if I had the cash to burn for a replacement phone.

Yes. My (current) iPhone woes are that irritating.

I’m sharing these iPhone problems with you in the hopes of finding out if it’s just me or other people encounter them, too.


I love(d) TouchID. Who doesn’t? It’s so convenient.

The only issue from the get-go was that even slightly oily fingers would render it useless. That’s easy to fix, though. Don’t be stupid and gross. Make sure you always wash your hands.

This week, however, TouchID was more like touch and go for me. Clean hands. Dry hands. Still touch and go. I’ve only had my phone for about a year, so I don’t think it’s acceptable for TouchID to go wonky on my now.

Anyone else have this problem?

Fat fingers

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Some people really do have fingers that are too big for touchscreen keys. My dad’s one of them, but I swear, my hands are smaller than average that so much so that I’ve shed more than a tear or two as a kid trying to reach more than an octave (and a half, maybe) on the piano. And, yes, that means my fingerpads are small, too.

So, I didn’t really have much of a problem with the iPhone’s keys (except for autostupid autocorrect, which we can all relate to).

Until now.

I have no explanations, only questions and frustration.

Health app

This, I believe is truly a legitimate iPhone problem – or, iOS..

Earlier this year, I talked about three apps that have helped me in my quest to become fit: Human, My Fitness Pal (MFP), and Health. I’ve added Yoga Studio to that list since then.

The worked seamlessly, with Human tracking my steps and calories, sharing the data with Health, and Health sharing the data with MFP.

Again, until now.

After Human updated earlier this week, tracking and sharing of data between the apps just got messed up – with Health in the middle of it all. According to Human, it’s a result of Apple asking them to make changes.

All these issues may seem trivial to some, but they seriously are bugging the heck out of me. So, is it just me, or am I justified?

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Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

4 thoughts on “These iPhone Problems Are Killing Me

  1. Well, the iPhone photo organization is yet another one of those issues that are really frustrating :-/ Being unable to move pics but just clone them leads to a total mess in the camera roll. This is why I consider the Utiful app a real innovation, a complementary photo library that makes it finally possible to organize photos in folders, the right way.

    1. Oh yes, that too! I have been trying to organize my photos forever, but I always give up…and the photos just keep adding up, so I guess I’ll never get around to it.

  2. iTunes–a mess.

    Photos–hide and show with the folders–at random.

    The Finder– grey, no longer colored sidebar, forgetfulness–bad design.

    Safari–a mess. (pull down menu for overflow tabs works so much better than the accordion nonsense)

    Those are major!

    Touch ID flakiness– well, I don’t get Touch ID at all. If it would go directly into the home screen, by passing the lock screen, I’d use it. As it is, nah–it’s just one more step.

    Fat fingers–has anyone put out a resizable software keyboard or one that mirrors the Mac– with arrow keys, forward delete (shift-delete)–and fixed number keys? The shifting around through three keyboards–with auto-switching imposed by the iOS is a nuisance.

    As to auto-correct– right on! It’s an unalloyed morass– the worst part is its handling of contractions.

    Look forward to a follow-up with even bigger problems!

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