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The 10 worst Apple iPhone annoyances

We show you how to fix them

Is your Apple iPhone suffering from poor battery life, a frozen touchscreen or an inability to connect to the internet? You're not alone, and we can help.

While we love the Apple iPhone, we often find ourselves complaining about some frustration or another. Here's a list of ten of the most common iPhone annoyances, and what you can do to fix them.

My iPhone won't turn off

The sleek design of the iPhone is so streamlined that the handset has little room for actual buttons, so turning the phone on or off isn't always as simple as it seems.

If your iPhone is refusing to turn off, you may be able to force it to turn off with a simple restart, which you can accomplish by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button (the slim, rectangular button on the top right side of the phone). Hold the button until you see 'slide to power off'. Once the phone turns off, you can press the Sleep/Wake button again to turn it back on.

If restarting it doesn't work, try a reset, which is roughly the equivalent of rebooting your PC - it turns everything off and restarts the phone for you. To reset the phone, press and hold both the Home button (the round button on the iPhone's face) and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time, and hold them past the 'slide to power off' option. After that disappears, continue holding both buttons until you see the silver Apple icon. Your phone will then start up again.

My iPhone won't turn on

If your iPhone refuses to turn on, the first step is to make sure it's charged. Connect it to the charger, wait a while, and try to turn it on again. If the phone's screen displays this image, you'll know it's charging:

Note that if your iPhone is very low on power, this screen may take a few minutes to appear. If the red part of the battery image flashes three times and then the screen goes black, your iPhone is not charging.

If your iPhone still won't turn on, a battery issue could be responsible, so keep reading.

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  3. Handset won't connect to the web
  4. My iPhone's home button doesn't work
  5. My iPhone's screen is cracked

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