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How To Fix Frozen iPhone (iOS 12 Included)

iPhone frozen issue is the most common issue that almost all the iPhone users face in their lifetime. In this case, your iPhone becomes unresponsive, which starts frustrating you. Have you ever wondered as to why you face this issue? Here are some possible reasons that will result in iPhone screen frozen and unresponsive.

Why iPhone Screen Frozen?

There are many reasons as to why users complain: my iPhone is frozen. To solve this issue, you must be aware of the cause that is leading you into this situation. Here are some causes:

Too many apps: Running too many apps or installing too many apps might make your device slow and also make your iPhone screen unresponsive. Too many apps require too many resources and hence the issue arises. Hence, use limited apps or as per the capacity of your iPhone.

Software bug: If your iPhone 6 frozen is making you go nuts, then this might be due to a software issue. A fault in an app or, the worst case, in the operating system might lead to such horrific scene.

How to Fix a Frozen iPhone?

Now that you have a general idea of the reasons behind this issue, let us have a look at the possible solutions. Below are some possible solutions that might come handy to fix your frozen iPhone.

Solution 1: Hard Reset iPhone

If you are complaining about "my iPhone screen is frozen," then obvious that you cannot restart it, thanks to the frozen issue. Hence, you need to find another way to restart it. And one such way is hard resetting iPhone. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

If you are using iPhone 8/8 Plus/X then: Press the volume up and down button. Then, long press the side button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

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If you are using iPhone 7/7 Plus: Long press the volume down and side button till the device restarts.

If you are using iPhone 6s or earlier model: Long press the home button and the sleep button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

Solution 2: Diagnose Faulty App and Delete it

As mentioned above, this issue might be caused due to a faulty app. Hence, you need to identify the faulty app and delete. In order to verify the faulty app, you will need to observe as to when your device freezes by opening which app. Once you have identified it, here are the steps you need to follow to delete it.

Step 1: Long press on the app icon on the Home screen till it starts shaking. A cross icon will appear on the icon.

Step 2: Click on the cross icon to delete the faulty app.

Solution 3: Check Diagnostics & Usage

In order to help you with such issues, Apple regularly gathers diagnostic and usage data from users from their iPhones. This data should be shared with Apple in order for them to find a solution. Check if you have enabled the option to share this data. Go to Settings >> Privacy >> Analytics >> Share iPhone Analytics. This will make sure that your diagnostic data is shared with Apple. If you go to Settings >> Privacy >> Analytics >> Analytics Data, you can also see the logs.


Solution 4: Update iPhone Software

As cited above, if the issue is due to a bug in the OS, then you need to update the iOS. This is because Apple might have recognized the bug and have may have issued a fix in an iOS update. You need to go to Settings >> General >> Software Update. If the update is present, all you need to do is download and install the update. Make sure your device is connected to a power source and a strong Wi-Fi while updating.

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Solution 5: Reset All Settings

If the issue still exists, then you can try resetting all settings of your device. Perhaps a change in the setting might be the reason for the issue. Resetting the settings will not delete your data but will reset the settings to the default. All you need to do is follow the steps given below if your iPhone screen completely frozen.

Step 1: Go to Settings app and head to General.

Step 2: In General, you need to look for Reset option.

Step 3: In Reset, click the Reset All Settings options. Your job is done.

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Solution 6: Reboot Frozen iPhone with ReiBoot (100% Work)

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a software that can certainly get you out of this situation. It solves all such frozen issues with a single click, thereby solving your concern. All you need to do is follow the given below steps to solve the issue.

Step 1: Run the software once you have connected your device to the computer and click on Fix All iOS Stuck.

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Step 2: You will see the following screen if your iPhone has any issue. Click on Fix Now option. Click Download to install the latest firmware package online.

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Step 3: Next, select "Start Repair" to start the recovery of your device. After the procedure ends, your device will reboot and the issue will be resolved.

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Solution 7: Restore iPhone to Factory Settings

Restoring iPhone to factory setting can also solve this issue. It will make your iPhone as good as new. The only problem is that you might lose all your data. Hence, if you are ready for this, these are the steps

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2: Choose your device when it appears in iTunes. Click on "Restore iPhone" option.

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Seeing at the big picture, you just had look on the top 7 ways that can help your iPhone with frozen screen. Did the article help? If yes, then let us know your thought by commenting below. You can also write us down any other solutions by commenting below.

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