Even though iPhones are very reliable gadgets, I’ve had my fair share of faults and problems throughout their history.
In today’s lesson, we are going to discuss how to repair an iPhone that has become unresponsive and will not switch off by itself.
There are a few different solutions to this problem, but the one that works best for your iPhone might be somewhat different from the others.
What do I do if the screen on my iPhone is frozen and I can’t turn it off?
If the screen on your iPhone is stuck and you are unable to turn it off, you may do a soft reset by holding down either the power button or the volume button (depending on the version of your iPhone). If that doesn’t work, you should attempt a hard reset before doing a factory reset, which will work but will erase all of your data. If that doesn’t work, you should try a hard reset.
There are a variety of methods available for resetting and restarting your iPhone so that it will power off.
Depending on the version of the iPhone you have, I will assist you in figuring out how to do this task.
Continue reading to get the guidelines that will assist you in repairing your device.
Hard and Soft Resets
If the screen of your iPhone would not turn off using the conventional methods, the first thing you should attempt is to reset the device.
There are two different approaches to taking care of this.
I strongly recommend doing a soft reset as the first step.
Your gadget may be easily reset via a soft reset.
It shouldn’t have any negative impact on any of your applications, and it shouldn’t take more than a few seconds for you to go back to whatever you were doing before.
On the other hand, you may need to do a hard reset.
Because this is tougher on your device, it may cause certain applications and data to become inaccessible.
The actual process of resetting the device takes more time, but it is still pretty risk-free, and your device should be OK thereafter.
Some data may be lost, but in general, it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes before you can get back on your feet.
The instructions are presented in a slightly different format depending on the model of the iPhone that you oIf
If I did not mention your particular model of iPhone above, all you need to do is review the iPhone’s manual to determine the precise button combination that is required to reset the device.
iPhone X to iPhone 13 Soft and Hard Resets
The methods below are compatible with iPhone models ranging from X to 13.
Although there is a possibility that this would work for even more recent models, you should check the handbook just to be sure.
If you discover that your screen has become unresponsive, then try resetting it using one of these techniques.
Find the button that increases the volume, as well as the button on the side.
Maintain pressure on them for a few seconds at a time.
You will see that a slider labelled “Power Off” has appeared on the screen.
Move the slider to the off position to power off the gadget.
After waiting for about one minute, click the button on the side of the iPhone to turn it back on.
You have just finished doing a soft reset.
If it doesn’t work, you may always try resetting the device completely.
First press and hold the button to raise the volume, then press and hold the button to lower the level.
After then, you have to push and keep holding the button on the side.
After a short period, the display on the iPhone should go completely dark.
After that, you will see the Apple logo.
Let’s release the button on the side.
After that, your iPhone ought to power back up. It ought to be fixed at this point.
Soft and Hard Resets for the Second Generation iPhone 6 to iPhone SE
Even though these iPhone models are becoming obsolete, there are still thousands in circulation. I will assist you in doing a soft reset as well as a hard reset on each of these devices.
A soft reset is the first thing you should do since it is gentler on your device than a hard reset. To get started, press and hold the button located on the side.
The slider to turn off the power will show up on the screen. Simply drag it to the left to turn off your gadget.
After a delay of around 30 to 60 seconds, you should then power up your iPhone again. Repeatedly tapping the side button will do this for you.
Your smartphone should now switch back on, at which point the Apple logo will display.
This should solve the screen that became frozen before.
If a soft reset is not sufficient, you will be required to carry out a hard reset.
Some of your data may be lost, but other than that, your device shouldn’t be harmed and this should repair the frozen screen.
To begin, press and hold the button labelled “increase volume,” and then go on to pushing and holding the button labelled “lower volume.”
When you press the button on the side, the screen will go black.
After that, the Apple logo will show up on the screen for you to view.
When you let go of the buttons, the iPhone will automatically restart.
After what should be no more than a minute or two, the device will do a hard reset, at which point the screen that was frozen should no longer be an issue.
Soft resets and hard resets for the first generation of iPhone SE and older models
If you have one of these earlier variants of the iPhone, then I will assist you in doing both a soft reset and a hard reset on your device.
You should be able to use applications and browse the internet again after following these steps since it will help you solve the screen that is stuck.
Performing a soft reset on one of these older iPhone models is fairly simple.
Simply depress and maintain pressure on the power button, which is also referred to as the Sleep/Wake button.
There will be a slider present on the screen. Simply slide it to the right, and the iPhone will power down.
To restart it, just press the button labelled “Power” again.
If it does not work, you may want to try doing a hard reset.
This may wipe out some data, just as it did with the previous models.
On the other hand, you may not have any other choices open to you at this moment.
To turn the device on, hold down the power button while simultaneously pressing the home button.
Continue doing this for about ten seconds.
The display ought to go dark, and the Apple logo ought to show at some point.
As soon as you let off the buttons, your iPhone should start the restarting process.
Factory Reset and Restore
If doing a soft reset or a hard reset does not solve the problem, you will need to resort to performing a factory reset on the device in question.
Because the instructions are, for the most part, the same across all iPhone models, there is no point to divide it out like the parts that came before it.
Before you proceed, I strongly recommend that you create a backup of everything.
When you do a factory reset on your iPhone, all of your data is wiped clean and the device is returned to its original settings.
If you don’t make a backup, then you run the risk of losing all of your data permanently.
Make a Backup
You may access iCloud by going into the settings on your iPhone.
After that, choose iCloud Backup from the menu on the left.
This enables you to see the time and date of the most recent backup that was created, and it also enables you to generate further backups.
Choose this option to create a fresh backup right away.
Depending on how much data you already have stored on your device, this might take some time.
When you are ready to restore the phone, the data should be saved in the cloud so that it may be accessed without any difficulty.
Factory Reset the iPhone
Return to the menu for configuring the settings.
Click “General” followed by “Transfer” or “Reset iPhone” on your device. This will provide you with several different possibilities.
Choose the option that says “Erase All Content.“
This will delete all of the data as well as any problems that were causing the screen to get frozen.
To validate the reset, you will be required to enter both your iPhone PIN and your Apple ID.
After that, everything that has been saved on your iPhone will be deleted.
Depending on the amount of data that is currently stored on the device, this might take some time.
After everything is done, the Apple logo will show up, and the gadget will congratulate you on becoming its first user.
Restore the iPhone
You now want to restore all of your data so that your pictures, applications, and other files are once again present on the device.
Turn on the iPhone, and then when it’s ready, go to Settings > iCloud.
Choose the “Restore” option from the menu. You will be required to enter your Apple ID and password to continue.
Following that, you will be taken to a menu that contains all of your backup files.
Choose the most recent one available.
There is a possibility that you may be asked to sign in with your Apple credentials a second time.
After that, the phone will begin downloading and installing the backup into its internal storage.