iPhone SE 3 (2022) Problems and How to Fix Them

If you are looking for an affordable entry into the Apple ecosystem, the iPhone SE is your best bet. In its third generation, the iPhone SE (2022) retains everything that makes the series great – key processing, the latest software, a compact size, and a relatively cheap price point. However, like any smartphone, the phone is not perfect and has its fair share of bugs and glitches. We will be looking at some common iPhone SE 3 (2022) problems and how to fix them.

Our verdict: iPhone SE 3 review (2022)

Problem #1: Random shutdowns or restarts

iPhone se upright

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

One of the most common problems iPhone SE 3 (2022) owners face is the phone randomly shutting down or restarting.

Possible solutions

  • Some users say that factory reset helps fix the problem, at least for a while. Make sure to backup any important files and data as this step will erase everything. go to Settings-> General-> Transfer or Reset iPhone and press erase everything.
  • Setting up the device as new by going into recovery mode works better. Below you can find instructions on how to do this.
  • It seems that this problem has become more prevalent since the iOS 15.4.1 update, but few users also encountered this problem with iOS 15.4. Since there is no suitable workaround, your only option is to wait for another software update to fix the problem. Make sure to report the issue to Apple via Feedback form.

Problem #2: The phone does not ring when receiving calls

iPhone se volume buttons

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Some users have reported that their iPhone is not ringing when receiving a call.

Possible solutions

  • Make sure that you have not accidentally silenced the phone. Check the silent mode switch on the left side of the phone above the volume. It’s a small switch that you could have flipped without realizing.
  • Verify that focus mode is not enabled. All calls, messages, and notifications are automatically silenced when the mode is activated. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center and tap the focus icon to turn it off if it’s enabled.
  • If you have connected your phone to a Bluetooth device, there may be a software glitch where the phone still thinks the devices are connected. Open Control Center, disable Bluetooth, and check if the problem is gone. You can enable Bluetooth again afterwards.
  • go to Settings-> Phone and check if Silence anonymous callers running. If so, turn it off to disable this feature.
  • go to Settings-> Sounds & Touches. Make sure the buzzer volume is set to maximum. You can also change the ringtone to a higher tone.
  • The iPhone SE (2022) has an IP67 rating, so it’s both water and dust resistant. However, if your phone gets dipped, there may be some blockage. Wait until the phone is completely dry and see if the problem is gone.
  • In extreme cases, it may be a hardware problem. Create a file An appointment at your Apple Store. They will run diagnostics and see if it is a hardware or software problem.

Problem #3: Apps not working/phone freezing

iPhone se id Touch

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Some iPhone SE 3 (2022) users are finding that the apps on their phone are not loading or crashing.

Possible solutions

  • If an app won’t load, check if it’s a problem only on your phone or for everyone else. Look at Apple System Status To see if it is a broader problem. For non-Apple apps, check bottom detector.
  • If it’s only your phone, then there might be a problem setting up your new phone from a backup. It is best to delete and reinstall the problematic app from the App Store.
  • If you can’t download an app or it’s taking too long, long press the app icon on the home screen and tap Prioritize download.
  • Some users say that restarting the phone does the trick. In extreme cases, you may need to reset the phone to factory settings and set up the device manually (don’t load apps from a backup).
  • If an app is causing the phone to freeze, you will have to do a soft reset. Press the volume up button, press the volume down button, then press and hold the power button until the phone restarts and you will see the Apple logo.

Problem #4: The phone automatically turns into dark mode

iPhone SE 2022 review A second opinion in hand with an offer on

Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

A few users randomly see dark mode activated on their phones despite not changing the theme in the settings menu.

Possible solutions

  • go to Settings->Accessibility->Display and Text Size And disable all options (except for auto-brightness if you want to keep it active). if appearance Says lightEven though the phone is in dark mode, switch the theme to dark In any case. Then restart the phone, go back to settings and set it to light repeatedly.

Problem #5: “Update is required to use cellular data” error

iPhone SE Earpiece and Selfie Camera

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Some iPhone SE 3 (2022) owners are having problems connecting to mobile data and seeing this error on the settings page.

Possible solutions

  • If the mobile data settings are not updated automatically, you will have to do it manually. go to Settings-> General-> About-> Carrier And follow the instructions to update carrier settings.
  • You can also try resetting the network settings (this will reset the Wi-Fi settings). go to Settings-> General-> Transfer or Reset iPhone and press Reset network settings.

Problems #6: Apple CarPlay problems

google maps carplay

Users are having trouble connecting their phones to Apple CarPlay properly. Either it’s not connected, or the screen is blank, even though Siri is responding.

Possible solutions

  • There is no workaround for this problem, so you may have to wait for the software update. You can try some standard troubleshooting to see if that helps.
  • If you are having wired connection issues, try using a different USB cable. For wireless connections, make sure that both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled by going to Settings-> Wi-Fi and Settings-> Bluetooth.
  • Make sure Siri is turned on.
  • go to Settings-> Screen Time-> Content & Privacy Restrictions-> Allowed Apps Make sure CarPlay is activated.
  • go to Settings->About->CarPlay and press Forget this car (if it is a previously established connection). Then go through the CarPlay setup process from the beginning.

Most iPhone SE 3 (2022) issues require a software update

iPhone se pattern

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

iPhone problems don’t have a lot of solutions and they usually depend on troubleshooting or standard software updates. Apple software updates tend to bring about a lot of bug fixes, so be sure to update to the latest software version when it becomes available. You can check files iOS Updates Page See what bugs new updates fix. Don’t forget to inform Apple of any errors and glitches you encounter when using Feedback form.

How to factory reset your iPhone SE (2022)

iPhone se upright

Ryan Haines / Android Authority

  • If the phone is turned on:
    • go to Settings-> General-> Transfer or Reset iPhone and press erase everything.
  • If the phone is off:
    • Connect the phone to the computer. If you are using macOS Catalina or later, open discoverer. For older Mac or Windows devices, open Itunes.
    • Press the Volume Up button and the Volume Down button. Press and hold the power button until the recovery mode screen appears. Keep holding the power button even after the Apple logo appears to take it to recovery mode.
    • Find the phone on your computer (Finder or iTunes) and click Restores.

What iPhone SE 3 (2022) problems have you encountered? Make sure to let us know in the comments below. We will do our best to help.