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Top 4 Tricks to Fix iOS 9/8 Update Freezing Issues on iPhone SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4S

March. 22, 2016 11:18 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iOS 9 Tips
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Waited with baited breath, finally Apple iOS 9 update was released with the great improvements in Notification Center, QuickType, Design, etc. Following the rollout, a number of iUsers began to install via Setting >> General >> Software Update.

However, things didn't turn out as they expected and many users complained about iOS 9 frozen in the update process. So what should you do if your iPhone freezes up or gets stuck during/after iOS 9/8 update?

Don't worry! In the following, I'll tell you 4 tricks on how to unfreeze iPhone stuck on iOS 9.3.2/9.2/9 update. You can also use these tricks if your iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode (red iTunes logo)/reboot loop during iOS 9/8 update.

Trick 1: Hard Reset your SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S

As we all know, restarting your iPhone seems to be an omnipotent trick to solve most minor problems on the first try. Indeed, it also applies to the situation here. And the following are what you need to do.

Keep pressing the Home and the Power button simultaneously until the Apple logo comes back on again. Then release both buttons and your iPhone should boot up successfully and work normally. Generally speaking, restarting your iPhone will solve the freezing issue and complete the iOS 9/8 update.

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Trick 2: Fix Freezing iPhone SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4S without Restoring

There's also an effective way to reboot your iPhone with ReiBoot, a third-party tool totally for free, especially when your iPhone Home or Power button is broken. Reiboot and ReiBoot (Mac) enables you to fix iOS freeze, iPhone crashed during iOS 9 update, Recovery Mode stuck, DFU stuck, red iTunes logo stuck, etc. with one single click. No need to restore with iTunes, no data loss.

First connect your iPhone to PC and launch the free iPhone reboot tool. Then ReiBoot will automatically detect the condition of your iPhone. You can either click "Enter Recovery Mode", "Exit Recovery Mode" or use both according to the detecting result to reboot your iPhone.

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Trick 3: Restore your iPhone with iTunes

During iOS update, you have to put iPhone into recovery mode, which may cause a restart-loop or iPhone gets stuck on red iTunes logo, especially when not done properly. In that case, you have no choice but to restore your iPhone. And the detailed steps are as below.

Note: Make sure you've backed your iPhone up before restoring since this operation essentially restores your iPhone to factory settings. You can take advantage of Tenoshare iPhone Data Recovery tool which offer you 3 ways for iPhone data backup and restore. Check how to recover lost iPhone 6 messages for detailed info.

Once it's restored, you'll have to go through the setup process for iOS 8 or iOS 9 update again. But this guarantees that your frozen or crashed iPhone 6/5s/5c/5/4S is fixed.

Trick 4: Repair iPhone SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4S Operating System with iPhone Care Pro

Unfortunately all methods above can't fix iphone freeze during update? I'm afraid you have to repair the iOS operating system to get your frozen iPhone back to normal. Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro and Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro (Mac) can easily fix missing or corrupted system-related files by reinstalling the iOS firmware and get your iOS device normally. .

Note: After the repair, your iOS device will be updated to the latest iOS version and all data will loss. So make sure you've backed your iPhone up before the repair.
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