iPhone 14 Pro Customers Plagued With Issues Just Days After Release

The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max officially launched this past Friday, and since their release, users have faced several bugs and issues, ranging from poor battery life, AirDrop not working, camera shaking, and more.

iphone 14 pro blue image
The ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max all shipped with the original version of iOS 16, but awaiting customers out of the box was iOS 16.0.1. The update specifically for only Apple's latest high-end iPhones fixed a bug that impacted FaceTime and iMessage activation. Other problems facing ‌‌iPhone 14 Pro‌‌ and ‌‌iPhone 14 Pro‌‌ Max customers, however, remain unfixed.

Camera Shaking When Using Social Media Apps

iPhone 14 Pro Rear Camera
Quickly after the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max started to arrive for customers, reports began emerging that the models' Main camera vibrates uncontrollably when the camera is opened in apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram, resulting in shaky video.

Apple has confirmed that the issue can be solved by a software update it plans to release next week, reaffirming that customers will not need to get a hardware replacement. Until the update is released, there doesn't appear to be a solution to address the camera shaking.

iPhones Becoming Unresponsive After Data Transfer

In a memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple acknowledged that some ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max customers might find their latest iPhone crashing and becoming unresponsive after transferring data from an older ‌iPhone‌. Apple in the memo tells customers to force restart their iPhones to address the problem temporarily. Apple says it plans to patch this bug in an ‌iOS 16‌ update next week.

AirDrop Not Working

Users are reporting that AirDrop is not functional on iPhone 14 Pro models, saying that attempting to AirDrop something from an ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ to another ‌iPhone‌ results in "waiting" being displayed indefinitely. At this point, the issue seems to be focused specifically on the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ models, indicating that it may not be a widespread issue for ‌iOS 16‌ customers.

Excessive Battery Drain

While it's still early, some users report abnormal battery drain on the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max. It is normal for there to be some battery drain in the days following setting up a new device, so we'll have to wait and see if the reports continue or if it's just temporary. Non-iPhone 14 Pro users are also reporting battery drain running ‌iOS 16‌.

Slow Camera App

New ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max customers are reporting a "slow" stock Camera app on their new iPhones. The complaints say that the camera can take several seconds to load when it is opened. Some users have speculated the issue could be related to RAM management on the latest ‌iPhone‌ models, but a clear reason has not yet been determined. Apple may also address this bug in its update next week.

Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Pro
Related Forum: iPhone

Related Stories

iphone 14 pro max deep purple

Apple Investigating iPhone 14 Pro Models Freezing After Data Transfers

Sunday September 18, 2022 7:47 am PDT by
Apple is investigating a bug that may cause iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models to freeze after customers transfer their data from an older iPhone, the company said today in an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. In the memo, Apple says it is "aware of this issue happening and is investigating." Apple specifically says that some customers may find their new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 ...
iPhone 14 Pro Display Two Times Brighter Feature

iPhone 14 Pro Display Gets Two Times Brighter When Outdoors in Sunlight

Friday September 9, 2022 6:55 am PDT by
Have you ever been outside and found yourself unable to use your iPhone because it's too dim in the glaring sun? For those upgrading to Apple's latest high-end models, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are able to get significantly brighter when used outdoors in sunlight, thanks to more advanced displays. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature Super Retina XDR displays that...
iPhone 14 Pros in Hand Black Background Feature

Getting the iPhone 14 Pro? Five Major Features to Check Out First

Thursday September 15, 2022 8:46 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max officially begin arriving to customers on Friday. Apple’s latest high-end phones sport major new features, changes, and design updates that make them an attractive choice for customers still using older models. If you're getting a new iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max tomorrow, you may be slightly overwhelmed or simply interested in what new...
iphone 13 pro max display bleen

Don't Buy an iPhone 13 Pro Right Now: 'iPhone 14 Pro' Models Imminent

Wednesday August 24, 2022 3:45 am PDT by
The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are expected to be replaced by the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max at an Apple event as soon as next month, meaning most customers should hold off on purchasing a new iPhone until then. The iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to headline with features such as thinner bezels and a "pill and hole-punch" TrueDepth camera array design in place of the...
iphone 14 pro always on display

iPhone 14 Pro's Always-On Display Intelligently Turns Off When You Leave the Room With an Apple Watch

Monday September 12, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
The always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will intelligently and automatically turn off when a user leaves their iPhone in a room and walks out while wearing an Apple Watch. The always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will already turn off when the iPhone is in a user's pocket or face down on a table, helping to save battery life while the device...
iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island 1

iPhone 14 Pro Always-On Display: How it Works, What It Looks Like, Impact on Battery Life, and More

Thursday September 8, 2022 5:36 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature an always-on display for the first time on iPhone, which lets users glance at their phone to see key information, including the time, their wallpaper, and iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets and Live Activities. Since the iPhone 14 Pro is the first iPhone to include an always-on display, there are several unknowns about how the feature will work, what...
iphone 14 pro 48mp photo size

iPhone 14 Pro's 48-Megapixel ProRAW Photos Take Up to Three Times More Storage Than 12-Megapixel Shots

Friday September 9, 2022 2:11 am PDT by
If you're planning to make the most out of the camera system in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max using the full 48-megapixel Main camera sensor, then be ready for your pictures to consume a significant amount of storage. According to code found by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser within the iOS 16 release candidate released this week, 48-megapixel ProRAW photos taken on the Main...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side by Side Black

iPhone 14 Pro Again Rumored to Start With Increased 256GB of Storage

Wednesday August 31, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max may start with an increased 256GB of storage, rather than the starting 128GB option previously offered for the high-end iPhone models, according to updated forecast from TrendForce. iPhone 14 Pro concept render by Ian Zelbo According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the ‌iPhone 14 lineup will be around 15% more expensive than the average selling price of ...

Popular Stories

iphone 14 pro max vs 13 max 2

Camera Comparison: iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max

Thursday September 29, 2022 7:44 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce some major improvements in camera technology, adding a 48-megapixel lens and low-light improvements across all lenses with the new Photonic Engine. We've spent the last week working on an in-depth comparison that pits the new iPhone 14 Pro Max against the prior-generation iPhone 13 Pro Max to see just how much better the iPhone 14 Pro Max can be. Subscrib ...
tony blevins car

Apple Procurement VP Departs Company After Vulgar TikTok Comment

Thursday September 29, 2022 12:38 pm PDT by
Tony Blevins, Apple's vice president of procurement, is set to depart the company after he made a crude comment about his profession in a recent TikTok video, reports Bloomberg. Blevins was in a video by TikTok creator Daniel Mac, who was doing a series on the jobs of people he spotted with expensive cars. After seeing Blevins in an expensive Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Mac asked Blevins what ...
Dark Sky App Featured

Dark Sky Removed From iOS App Store Ahead of Upcoming Shutdown

Wednesday September 28, 2022 4:27 pm PDT by
The Dark Sky weather app that's owned by Apple is no longer available for download in the U.S. App Store, suggesting that it has been removed ahead of schedule. Apple acquired Dark Sky back in March 2020 and has since incorporated elements of the app into the Weather app available on the iPhone (and soon, the iPad). Dark Sky remained available for purchase as a standalone weather app...
adaptive transparency airpods pro

iOS 16.1 Beta Brings Adaptive Transparency to Original AirPods Pro

Thursday September 29, 2022 1:08 pm PDT by
The third beta of iOS 16.1 that was released earlier this week expands the Adaptive Transparency feature introduced with the second-generation AirPods Pro to the original AirPods Pro. As noted on Reddit, first-generation AirPods Pro owners who also have the AirPods beta software will now see an "Adaptive Transparency" toggle in the AirPods section of the Settings app. The 5A304A beta...
tim cook malala

Tim Cook: Not Too Long From Now, You'll Wonder How You Led Your Life Without AR

Thursday September 29, 2022 7:26 am PDT by
Speaking at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in Naples, Italy, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that not too long from today, people will wonder how they led a life without augmented reality, stressing the "profound" impact it will have on the not so distant future. At the university, Cook was awarded an Honorary Degree in Innovation and International Management and also sat down for a...
iOS 16 Wallpaper Spectrum Feature

Five Wallpaper Apps to Check Out for iOS 16's New Lock Screen Depth Effect

Thursday September 29, 2022 9:08 am PDT by
One of the biggest new features in iOS 16 is a completely redesigned iPhone Lock Screen. The new Lock Screen is entirely customizable, letting you change the colors and fonts, add widgets and new wallpapers, and more to make your iPhone uniquely yours. Of course, even before iOS 16, you could customize your Lock Screen with a wallpaper of your choice. iOS 16 takes the Lock Screen wallpaper...
maxresdefault

Apple Responds to Video Testing Crash Detection Feature With Junkyard Vehicles

Friday September 30, 2022 9:11 am PDT by
The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern recently traveled to Michigan to test Apple's new crash detection feature on the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra. In response, Apple provided some additional information about how the feature works. Stern recruited Michael Barabe to crash his demolition derby car with a heavy-duty steel frame into two unoccupied vehicles parked in a junkyard — a 2003...
iphone 14 iphone 14 plus in hand feature

iPhone 14 Is Secretly Hiding a Beloved Mac Feature

Friday September 30, 2022 3:24 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models bring over a longstanding Mac feature, but the setting to enable it is off by default. The feature, which is actually a new accessibility option, allows the iPhone to play a startup chime like the Mac. When enabled, the sound comes alongside a new shutdown chime. The Mac has featured a startup chime since 1987's Macintosh II, and the iconic "bong"...
Hero0005

Best Apple Deals of the Week: M2 MacBook Air Hits New All-Time Low Price at $1,049, Plus Sales on AirPods Pro and More

Friday September 30, 2022 9:05 am PDT by
This week's best Apple deals focus on the AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2, and M2 MacBook Air, including numerous all-time low prices on these devices. You'll also find up to 50 percent off discounts on Anker and Eufy accessories on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us...
iPhone 15 to Switch From Lightning to USB C in 2023 feature sans arrow

Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Max Popularity Could Lead to More Differentiation Between iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max

Wednesday September 28, 2022 10:22 am PDT by
Apple has seen high demand for the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max, which could lead the company to further differentiate the next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple could add exclusive features to the iPhone 15 Pro Max in an effort to encourage more people to purchase the larger and more expensive device. Kuo last week said that Apple asked...