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3 iPhone 7 issues already disappointing fans

2. No Service after Airplane Mode

Another iPhone 7 issue that emerged during the weekend is the loss of cellular service after switching from Airplane Mode back to its regular signal.

MacRumors says that Apple is investigating the issue and is advising service providers to tell iPhone 7 customers to restart their handsets if they encounter the issue. If the problem persists even after a restart, Apple advises to remove and re-insert the SIM card.

Unfortunately, the recommended action if these issues persist on the iPhone 7 is to contact AppleCare and request a replacement unit.

There is one new iPhone 7 issue that emerged, however, that can't be fixed with software nor by replacing the unit itself.

3. Capacitive Home Button can't be operated with gloves

As we all know, the old mechanical-click iPhone home button has been replaced with a pressure-sensitive solid-state touchpad on the iPhone 7.

Now, this total redesign may be cool, and like the removal of the headphone jack, it makes the phone more water resistant.

However, it has one major drawback. Reports are claiming that the new capacitive iPhone 7 home "button" can't be operated when the phone is in a case such as a transparent armband or when an operator is wearing gloves since it requires skin contact to activate. Even worse, covering it with any other material will render it unclickable.

The Guardian even claims that older capacitive gloves that work well with touchscreens will not work with the new home button. This may be a problem especially with winter around the corner - users may have to remove their gloves just to operate the home button. Other workarounds include using other body parts with exposed skin, like the chin or the nose, but of course, that will always be a small hassle.

Thankfully, with iOS 10, there's a new "Raise to Wake" feature that automatically turns on the iPhone 7's screen when you pick it up. This feature should negate any need to press the home button anyway.

For now, if your capacitive gloves won't work with the iPhone 7's home button, we are pretty sure newer versions will fill in the gap soon.

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Source: The Guardian
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