iPhone SE 3 problems: 5 things you need to know

Apple's new iPhone SE has been released, which means we're starting to get feedback from early adopters. Some users have great experience with their new phone, but others have encountered various issues with iPhone SE 3.

As we move away from the iPhone SE 3 release date, we have started to hear about some of the issues plaguing Apple's new budget device. Most of the issues are related to the iOS 15 software that powers the iPhone SE 3.

We haven't yet heard of any serious and widespread iPhone SE 3 issues, but that may change as shipments continue through March and April.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the most common iPhone SE 3 issues, potential fixes for those issues, where to find iPhone SE 3 performance reviews, and an overview of what's in the box. the iOS 15 pipeline for the device.

The list of iPhone SE 3 problems is going to grow. Some issues will be fixed by Apple through iOS software updates, but we will continue to see issues appear as people put more mileage on their device.

iPhone SE 3 problems

Unsurprisingly, we have seen complaints about iPhone SE 3 activation issues. This is a common problem that pops up every time Apple releases a new iPhone.

If you're having trouble activating your new device, check Apple's System Status Page . If you don't see a green symbol next to iOS Device Activation, wait until it turns green, then try activating your phone again.

If the symbol is green and the activation process still does not work, make sure you have a SIM card inserted in your iPhone SE 3. If you receive a "No Sim" or "Invalid SIM" error, you will want to to head over to this guide for further assistance .

Additionally, we also hear about abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth issues, proprietary and third-party app issues, swap issues, sound issues, identification issues touchscreen, UI lag, freezes, cellular data issues especially with 5G. connectivity, random crashes, iCloud issues, and connection issues.

One thing to keep in mind is that 5G is a new technology and coverage can still be inconsistent. Some of the frustrations with slow 5G performance should resolve over time as carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon expand their 5G networks.

iPhone SE 3 performance

If you're thinking of buying the iPhone SE 3 , or you already own one, you'll want to keep an eye out for reviews from other people using the device. These comments will alert you to potential issues with Apple's hardware and software.

We recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple's discussion forums , social media sites like Twitter, and sites like the MacRumors forums for continued feedback on the new budget model.

We have also published a list of the best reasons to install and not to install the latest version of iOS 15 and it will come in handy whenever Apple releases new iOS software.

How to Fix iPhone SE 3 Problems

Some issues may require a fix from Apple in an upcoming iOS software update. On the other hand, you may be able to solve some problems on your own.

If you're having a problem with your iPhone SE 3, check out our list of fixes for the most common iOS 15 issues. It will guide you through the fixes for issues related to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.

We've also posted some tips to improve the performance of your device and a guide that might help you improve battery life if you're experiencing abnormal discharge.

If you can't find a solution in these guides, you'll want to check Apple's discussion forums for potential solutions to your problem(s).

If you can't find anything useful on Apple's forums, you can contact Apple. You can do this through the company's support account on Twitter or through the company's website .

If you prefer to explain your problem in person, take your new phone to your local Apple Store. If you have an Apple Store in your area, you'll want to schedule a Genius Bar Rendezvous .

If your problem is serious, Apple may offer you a replacement as your phone is currently under warranty.

iOS 15 downgrade status

If you are having software issues on your iPhone SE 3, you can try downgrading your devices to the previous version of iOS 15 if the option is available.

If you're unfamiliar with the iOS downgrade process, our downgrade guide will tell you everything you need to know before you get started.

Next iPhone SE 3 update

If your device is having trouble with iOS 15.4, you might be alone for a while.

iOS 15.4 was the last known iOS 15 update in Apple's pipeline, so it's unclear when the next version will come to the iPhone SE 3 and other iPhone models.

We're expecting Apple to push a new version of iOS 15 into beta testing, so you'll want to keep an eye out for us as we dig deeper into the month.