Over the course of using your iPhone, you may notice that the phone becomes less responsive. Like any electronic device, phones are subject to planned obsolescence. Though this may seem like an idea to frown on, the reality is that over time, electronic components will eventually fail. The good news is that users have the power to increase or decrease a phone’s life expectancy. A phone showing signs of non-responsiveness does not mean that your device needs replacement – you still have options at hand. This article will discuss what to do and how you can fix a freezing iPhone. Before surrendering your device to a trusted iPhone repair center
What makes an iPhone freeze?
There are different reasons why an iPhone freeze. These are the most common ones:
- The operating system is not up-to-date. An iPhone with an outdated operating system may cause your device to freeze and be unresponsive. Check if your iPhone is running the latest iOS version. If not, then update to the latest version available for your phone.
- No available storage left. An iPhone with 100% of storage capacity used may have issues running some apps. The device is also at risk of not responding to commands. Delete files, old and backed up photos, and apps that you are not using anymore. You may be surprised by the quantity and size of the old files on your iPhone.
- App conflict. Have you recently installed an application on your iPhone? The app may have a conflict with some of the phone’s function. Try to uninstall the last app installed before you experienced issues with the iPhone.
- Screen problems. Your phone’s screen may have some loose ends, there could be a problem with the touch sensors, or your phone’s screen protector could be the culprit. Check if there is a problem with your iPhone’s screen.
- Internal error. Internal system conflicts on your iPhone may cause the device to freeze and not respond. Restarting the iPhone will easily and automatically fix minor internal errors. If your phone does not turn off when pressing the Sleep/Wake button, then you may need to try a force restart on your device. Follow the instructions in the next section to force restart your iPhone.
- Defective iPhone. A defective device is the last thing that you want. But if your phone is defective, you need to bring the device to a trusted cell phone service center that is also an expert with iPhone repairs.
How to fix a stuck iPhone
Based on the six common reasons on why an iPhone gets stuck, do these things to fix a freezing iPhone.
1. See to it that your iPhone’s operating system is up-to-date. Update your iPhone’s operating system (iOS) by going to Home > Settings > General > Software Update. Your iPhone will search for the latest uninstalled operating system and display the results on the page. Click on Install Now to proceed with the installation process.
2. Clear and manage your iPhone’s storage. Manage old files and data on your phone by going to Home > Settings > General > iPhone Storage. The page displays tips how you can free up space on your phone.
3. Delete apps that cause conflicts on your iPhone. Newly installed apps may cause your phone to get stuck and not function properly. Recall the latest app that you installed before you experienced any problem with your iPhone. Uninstall the app and check if the same problem persists on your iPhone. To uninstall an app, you can tap and hold on any icon in the App Drawer and tap on the X icon on the upper right part of the target app icon. You can also go to Home > Settings > General > iPhone Storage and tap on an app in the list and select Delete App to delete the target app.
4. Check if the iPhone’s screen is causing the problem. Remove the screen protector if you notice cracks or damages on it. Check also if there are gaps and cracks on the screen and its sides.
5. Restart your iPhone. Sometimes, internal conflicts within your iPhone will cause various issues on your device including freezing, and issues about getting stuck. Restart your iPhone by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appears then drag the slider to the right to turn off your iPhone.
6. Seek professional help. Find a professional iPhone repair center near you and have your device checked. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to open your iPhone without prior professional training as you may cause more harm on the device.
How to force an iPhone to restart?
When your iPhone gets stuck and refuses to restart, you can force the device to restart by following the steps below:
1. For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + Volume Down button for a few seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The phone should now restart.
2. For iPhone 6s and older models, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button + Home button for a few seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The phone should now restart.
A freezing iPhone does not necessarily equate to a defective phone. Try out the suggestions above before considering an iPhone repair service. Do you have suggestions and tips about a freezing iPhone which you want to share? We would love to hear it. Do you have questions and concerns with any of the data presented above? Let us know in the comments section.
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