Have you ever encountered screen frozen on your iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5/4s? When using an app the screen suddenly froze, when charging regular it turns hot and locked, or doing nothing the screen is frozen you and couldn’t unlock your iPhone and cannot connect to iTunes. Or you can see the screen but touch doesn’t work. Even sometimes you have reset your iPhone by iTunes, the freezing issue still exists.
It may come from a version update, malware or continuously switching between applications, happening on all applications even on Home screen frequently. How to deal with your iPhone screen frozen? That’s not a difficult task if you follow this article, you can be serviceman of yourself without going to a repair shop.
Hard reset is a common beginning to fix the frozen screen.
Press and hold the Power button and Home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds and you iPhone will restart. On iPhone 7/7 Plus or newer, press and hold the Power button and Vol Down button.
Once your iPhone turns on again, you can release the buttons and check if the issue still exists.
Sometimes iPhone crashes due to the low memory. See whether it is caused by a low memory.
Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. It will display the used and available internal storage, check if the available memory is too low.
You can delete some contents according to the list of apps that are currently consuming internal storage. Then restart your iPhone and check if your frozen screen is solved out.
If you can’t access your frozen iPhone, you can also check the storage on your iPhone with iTunes. Connect your iPhone to iTunes and click the iPhone icon, you will get a bar lying on the bottom that shows the amount of usage of each application. Similarly, you should delete some less important contents.
What if the former two methods cause no effect? Try to put your iPhone into the DFU mode and restore your iPhone.
Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.
Press and hold the Power button & Home button (Power button & Volume Down button on iPhone 7/7 Plus or newer) for 10 seconds, then release the Power button but keep pressing Home button/Volume Down button until iTunes prompts “iTunes has detected a device in Recovery Mode.”
Note that your iPhone screen should be completely black while you are putting your iPhone into DFU Mode, so the only way to check if your iPhone successfully enters DFU mode is to see whether the iTunes has the prompts of detecting your iPhone/iPad.
Except for the above methods, there is a more excellent way to fix your screen frozen iPhone. The iOS System Recovery Toolkit is easier and safer when fixing the problem. The iOS System Recovery Toolkit has the distinctive merit that it doesn’t request to restore iPhone which will lead to data loss, all your data will keep your iPhone safely. Let’s see how it works and follow it.
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Step 1: Launch the iOS System Recovery Toolkit on your computer. Plug your iPhone into your computer with USB cable for the tool to detect your iPhone.
Choose “System Recovery” from the main menu, next click “Start” to continue.
Step 2: The software has to fix your iPhone in DFU mode, follow the instructions to put your iPhone into DFU mode.
On an iPhone 6s and earlier:
Press and hold the Power button and Home button for 10 seconds, then release the Power button but keep pressing Home button until the software recognize your device and display the device information.
On an iPhone 7 and newer:
Press and hold the Power button and Vol Down button for 10 seconds, then release the Power button but keep pressing Vol Down button until the software recognize your device and display the device information.
Note: If you fail to enter the DFU mode after multiple attempts, try to fix your iPhone in recovery mode.
Click the option “If your device fails to activate DFU mode, please click here to enter Recovery Mode” in the bottom of the window.
On an iPhone 6s and earlier:
Press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen and the software will detect your iPhone.
On an iPhone 7 and newer:
Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen and the software will detect your iPhone.
Step 3: Next, the software automatically detects the device model of your iPhone so that you don’t need to alter the version information, what you need to do is to click “Download” button. Now the software will download the latest firmware to update the iOS system.
It will take a little longer time to complete the download process. Please wait patiently.
Step 4: After download completed, iPhone System Recovery toolkit will fix your frozen screen immediately once you click “Fix Now”. Please wait several minutes for the fixing process.
At last the software will tell you “Repair of the operating system is complete” and you iPhone will recover to normal mode.
Obviously, it’s not recommended to use the former methods in part 3 which might lose your important data by restoring your iPhone, iOS System Recovery toolkit is a good alternative solution. Using the program, not only can you fix your frozen screen iPhone to normal but also you save all your data well. And it can also fix various iOS system issues like stuck in recovery mode, white Apple, bootloop, etc, working with all iPhone models.