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[Solved] How to Fix iPhone Freezes when Texting

Posted by Brian Davis on Aug 26, 2021 10:52 AM • Category: Fix iPhone Issues
4 mins read

As a mobile device, iPhone plays an important role in our daily life. We use it to keep in touch with our friends, watch videos, or even work. However, the iPhone will occur some tiresome issues like freezes when texting, which performs as the screen freezes that could not type a word, or the app crashes when texting. It is such an annoying problem that affects daily life. If you are encountering that iPhone freezes when texting, you are on the right page. In this post, I will list out some effective ways for you to fix this problem.

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Part 1. Why does my iPhone freeze when texting?

If you are using an old version of the iOS operating system, it will contain incompatibility between iOS and the app. Also, the glitches software causes iPhone issues like iPhone freezes when texting. Whether a software issue or an outdated iOS version, we can fix it quickly and easily by ourselves. If the cause of the problem is a hardware breakdown, it would be a better choice for you to ask Apple Support for help.

Part 2. Top 5 methods to fix iPhone freezes when texting

Fix 1. Fix iPhone freezes when texting using TunesKit iOS System Recovery

Most of the iPhone issues were caused by software glitches. Troubleshoot is complex work every time we face iOS issues. Is there a way that can help us find the problem out and fix it automatically? The answer is yes. TunesKit iOS System Recovery, a dedicated and professional iOS fixing tool that can fix the common iOS system issues such as iTunes error 0x800900302, iPhone not recognized by the computer, or iPhone Calendar not syncing, within several clicks.

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Characteristics of TunesKit iOS System Recovery:

  • Fix iPhone freezes when texting within 4 steps
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Here is the detailed step in fixing iPhone freezes when texting.

Step 1Connect your iPhone to a computer

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Before that, you should connect your iPhone to TunesKit iOS System Recovery with a working lightning cable. In the main interface of TunesKit iOS System Recovery, you can enter/exit recovery mode with one click.

Step 2Select a mode

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And then, you can see two modes are provided after clicking the Next button. To fix the iPhone freezing when texting, the Standard mode is powerful enough. Another mode is Advanced mode, which can fix the troublesome iPhone problems and is 100% workable. However, it will erase all your iPhone data.

Step 3Download firmware package

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Next up, download the firmware package to fix the iPhone freezes when sending texts and texting. Before downloading, please check the device information given is right.

Step 4Fix iPhone freezes when texting

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Finally, TunesKit iOS System Recovery will start to fix the problems that iPhone freezes when texting. The fixing process will cost several minutes, and your iPhone will become healthy after that.

Fix 2. Restart your iPhone

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When iPhone continuously freezes when texting, rebooting iPhone can be an efficient way. For iPhone, you can reboot your iPhone via the following steps:

iPhone 6s or earlier: Keep holding the Power button and Home button concurrently. Release the two buttons when the Apple logo showing up.

iPhone 7/7 Plus: Keep holding the Volume Down button and the Power button concurrently. When the Apple logo showing up, release the two buttons.

iPhone 8 or later: Hold and release the Volume Up button quickly, and then hold and quickly release the Volume Down button, finally press and keep holding the Power button until the Apple logo shows up.

Fix 3. Uninstall 3rd-party keyboard

Many times, users choose to install a 3rd-party keyboard to get a better typing experience, because of the customizable interface and tapping sound. Nevertheless, the apps crash, and iPhone freezes when texting can be due to the 3rd-party keyboard you have installed. If your iPhone meets the issues frequently, try to uninstall the 3rd-party keyboard on your iPhone and use the built-in keyboard.

Fix 4. Update your iOS system to the latest version

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To eliminate the incompatibility between the iOS system and apps, update your iOS system version to the latest version is the most convenient way. To update your iPhone is not only a fix of your iPhone freezes when texting, and also is a workable way to fix the iPhone common bugs. You can update your iOS system via Settings > General > Software Update. Besides, you can connect your iPhone to iTunes to get the latest update.

Fix 5. Restore your iPhone via iTunes [Data Loss]

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Restoring your iPhone using iTunes will erase your iPhone data. Hence, don’t forget to back up your iPhone if you are going to restore your iPhone with iTunes. Connect your iPhone to a computer, and iTunes will detect your iPhone. When the little phone icon show on, click it and hit the Restore iPhone button.


There are many ways to solve iPhone freezes when texting. As for me, I think using TunesKit iOS System Recovery is the best method. It is easy to use and convenient. Besides, it can fix any other common iPhone issues within several clicks

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