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iPhone Screen Frozen? Fixed!

Posted by Brian Davis on Nov 4, 2019 6:13 PM • Category: iOS & iPhone Tips
5 mins read

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"I find that my iPhone screen is frozen occasionally with all the buttons working properly, but I can't touch anything as it stays frozen. Please help me guys." - an iPhone user

iPhone is equipped with one of the best touch screens for smartphones, but the problem of iPhone screen frozen still happens to some users. This result in iPhone screen unable to use for different lengths of time, varying from seconds or forever, and the problem will not vanish on its own, hindering the using experiences. To help those whose screen is problematic, we now provide you with the best solutions.

1. Remove Screen Protectors to Fix iPhone Frozen Screen

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In case the seemingly delicate touch screen gets hurt, many iPhone users apply screen protectors over their iPhone's screen. In fact, screen glasses nowadays are usually made of toughed glasses, which are strong enough. If you are still worried about the vulnerability of the screen, make sure you choose a reputable brand, which will provide you with a better screen using experience. An unreliable screen protector may lag the phone's reaction of your command or cause the phone to freeze for some time. Also, if the screen protector is applied wrongly, the same result may also happen.

To make sure your screen protector is not the culprit, you can remove it and use the phone for a day or two to see if the frozen screen appears again.

2. Delete Culprit Apps to Fix iPhone Frozen Screen

If your phone is frozen only when certain apps are opened or after an app is installed, then the app is probably the cause. There can be different problems with the app: the app occupies too much space or RAM; the app is corrupted or it is enclosed with phone viruses. No matter what it is, the solution is simple: delete the culprit app, and the problem will be gone.

If the app is a well-established one, you can try to reinstall it; if it some app you download after jailbreaking, you should check its security and decide if you still want to use it.

3. Hard Restart iPhone to Fix iPhone Frozen Screen

Hard restart, also called hard reboot, can be a effective and quick fix when your iPhone is frozen. It is more thorough than normal restart, killing all the programs running on your iPhone and force it to restart. Here is the guide of hard restarting different models of iPhone:

1) iPhone 6 and its derivatives: hold the Wake switch and the Home button at the same time until the logo of Apple shows up on the screen.

2) iPhone 7 and its derivatives: hold the Wake switch and the Volume button simultaneously until the logo of Apple shows up on the screen.

3) iPhone 8 and later models: press and release the Volume Up button, and then press and release the Volume Down button. Then, hold the Side button until the screen shuts off after around 10 seconds.

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4. Restore iPhone to Fix iPhone Frozen Screen

Underlying the screen problem, there might be some issues with the iOS system. However, it is difficult to identify where the system glitches or bugs lie in exactly, it is more efficient to simply conduct a thorough restore to your iPhone. Is it possible to restore iPhone without data loss? The tool we are going to introduce is able to restore your iPhone without data loss.

TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a powerful iOS repair tool that can fix over 30 issues, including iPhone screen frozen. With only 3 easy steps, it can restore your iPhone without any data loss, even if your iPhone is completely frozen that it doesn't react to any commands. Besides, it offers two repair modes - Standard Mode and Advanced Mode to either fix iOS system problem with no data loss at all or deep restore the system to factory settings to ensure a super-high sucess rate. The rest of the main features of TunesKit iOS System Recovery is listed below.

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User guide of TunesKit iOS System Recovery

Step 1Connect iPhone to the computer

Connect your iPhone to the computer with an original USB cable, then TunesKit iOS System Recovery will automatically detect your connected device. Tap the Enter Recovery Mode button as shown below, and the Recovery Mode of your iPhone will be turned on. This function is especially useful in that it saves you time and effort to turn on the recovery mode manually.

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Step 2Choose the Standard Mode

In the next window, select the Standard Mode box and then click the Next button. The Standard Mode is made to solve common troubles like iPhone screen frozen, while the Advanced Mode is designed to deal with severe problems at the cost of your iPhone data. If your iPhone screen remains frozen after the standard recovery, you can try the Advanced mode after back up your iPhone data.

select  the mode to fix iphone screen frozen

Step 3Download Firmware and Fix Update Failure

In the next window, you should be able to see the basic info of your device, and you need to ensure the specs information is correct. After that, click the Download button to download the firmware package, which will be matched according to the basic info. In the next window, tap the Repair button to start restoring. After a few minutes of waiting, the iPhone screen should function properly.

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5. Resort to Apple Support to Fix iPhone Screen Frozen

If you have caused physical damage to the hardware, for example, drop it on the floor, then the best help you can get is the Apple Support Center, where you can have the screen checked or replaced. Also, should the previous 4 solutions fail to resolve the problem, you can also ask the Apple technicians for advice. All in all, the official technical support force will give you the final solution.

Bonus: Video Guide to Fix iPhone Screen Frozen

The Bottom Line

In the end, we sincerely hope that the solutions we provide will help you fix the iPhone screen frozen issue. We wish you the best experience of using iPhone.

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