[Cont. updated] Apple iPhone 12 series bugs & issues tracker


This article is being continously updated, with new updates being added to the bottom of the story (and in the table)

Original story (from November 28) follows:

Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 series on October 13 during the ‘Hi, Speed’ event that was live-streamed online. This time around the Cupertino tech giant didn’t just release 3 phones like it has in the few couple of years.

Instead, Apple launched 4 different iPhone 12 models — iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the biggest iPhone yet — the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which sports a 6.7-inch display.


The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were the only two models that went on sale initially whereas the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini went on sale for the first time on November 13.

It’s the first time Apple has equipped all models with OLED displays thus eliminating any major differences between all iPhone 12 series devices apart from the cameras.

Being the latest iPhones, they are also some of the most powerful smartphones, and thanks to iOS 14, users get some much needed features and improvements in the software department as well.


The Apple iPhone 12 Pro

Nonetheless, no matter how good or well-specced a device is, users are bound to run into certain issues mostly due to software errors and glitches.

Of course, at times some problems may unfortunately be the result of hardware problems, however, such issues are often uncommon and usually require the entire device to be replaced.

That said, even though the iPhone 12 series were launched only a month ago, as users have started getting their hands on the new Apple phones, we’re starting to see many bugs and issues being reported.


iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

Matter of fact, we recently reported on several bugs and issues plaguing the iPhone 12 series such as the heavy battery draining problem, overheating issue, and activation issues to name a few.

And as the days go by, new iPhone 12 series issues or bugs seem to surface online with dozens of users demanding Apple to fix such problems.

Fortunatley though, Apple does fix most major issues via software updates that it pushes to iPhones regularly. Thus, most existing bugs and issues on the iPhone 12 series should be squashed via upcoming patches.

So in order to help you keep track of the status of existing bugs and newer ones that may eventually pop up, we will be tracking all developments and will update the tracker below with the latest information.

New updates will be added in the section below, iPhone 12 series bugs issues tracker follows after this section

Update 1 (November 30)

02:45 pm (IST): Apparently, iPhone 12 series users are having trouble with the microphone on their devices as it appears to be broken on many video calling applications. Full story here.

Update 2 (December 01)

01:55 pm (IST): Some iPhone 12 series users who have begun sharing videos on Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms have noticed that the videos are overexposed when viewed in these apps.

However, it appears fine when viewing the video in the native Photos app. To know more about this problem, head here.

Update 3 (December 02)

04:50 pm (IST): Many users on Verizon and AT&T as well as a few other carriers are reporting that they are not getting good cellular reception or none at all on the iPhone 12 series. Head here to know more about the problem.

Update 4 (December 04)

06:45 pm (IST): Some iPhone 12 users are claiming that they have been experiencing slow and inconsistent Wi-Fi speeds. As usual, Apple is yet to address the issue publicly. Head here for more details.

Update 5 (December 05)

10:55 am (IST): Apparently, Apple is aware of the wireless charging problem on the iPhone 12 series and is currently working on a fix for the problem. To know more about it, head here.

Update 6 (December 09)

05:50 pm (IST): Some iPhone 12 Pro Max users are also experiencing a few issues while trying to capture images or record videos. These issues included flickering, unstable focusing, and horizontal lines appearing on the screen. Head here to know more.

Update 7 (December 11)

04:40 pm (IST): iPhone 12 series users on Verizon are reportedly getting a “Call failed” error message when trying to make phone calls. Head here for our full coverage on the matter.

Update 8 (December 15)

04:00 pm (IST): The latest iOS 14.3 update fixes the wireless charging issues according to Apple’s changelog for the update. We’re yet to find reports confirming the same. Full story here.

Update 9 (December 17)

09:50 am (IST): Many iPhone 12 series users have noticed that the gap between the screen and frame of the device is wider than usual and it has led to dust particles accumulating in the gap. Check out all the details here and why the gap exists.

Update 10 (December 23)

10:05 am (IST): Some iPhone 12 series users say that certain videos captured on their devices get sent as a blue/turquoise/cyan box on iMessage. It’s unclear whether the iOS 14.3 update has fixed the issue or not. Full story here.

Update 11 (January 20)

05:32 pm (IST): The fact that the display issues on the Apple iPhone 12 have continued throughout iterative updates like iOS 14.2, 14.3, and even 14.4 have now led many to believe that the matter is in fact hardware-related. Read on to know more.

Update 12 (February 08)

01:05 pm (IST): The Apple iPhone 12 series wireless charging capabilities may be remarkable but are a bane for those with heart conditions. The device reportedly causes cardiac defibrillators to stop working completely and interferes with pacemakers. More info here.

iPhone 12 series bugs and issues tracker
Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
iPhone 12 series Battery drain issue in standby mode Unacknowledged
iPhone 12 series Device overheating issues Workarounds
iPhone 12 Pro Display flickering issue below 90% brightness Possible fix
iPhone 12 series Camera lens flare issues Workarounds
iPhone 12 Pro/Max Camera focusing, flickering, and horizontal lines issues Unacknowledged
Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
iPhone 12/Pro Activation issues on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile Workarounds
iPhone 12 Pro Speaker audio (crackling/static sound) bug Unacknowledged
iPhone 12 Pro Wireless charging issues Fix released
iPhone 12 series Lock and keyboard sound issues Still not fixed
iPhone 12 series Text message issues Still not fixed
Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
iPhone 12 series Mic issues on video calling apps like Facetime Unacknowledged
iPhone 12 series Overexposed videos when sharing on Instagram and other such apps Workarounds
iPhone 12 series Network signal drops (No service) issues Workarounds
iPhone 12 series Slow/inconsistent Wi-Fi speed issue Unacknowledged
iPhone 12 series Call failed error on Verizon Unacknowledged
Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
iPhone 12 series Gap between screen and frame Explained
iPhone 12 series Blue/turquoise/cyan box on iMessage when sending videos Workaround
iPhone 12 series Display yellow/green tint issues Issue persists
iPhone 12 series Cardiac defibrillator and pacemaker interference Explained

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