How to Reset or Unfreeze an iPad or iPhone.
If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you most likely encountered a device freeze at some point. This is usually caused by the application taking up more memory than expected. The older your iPhone or iPad is, the more likely it is to freeze when using modern apps.
There are several ways to unfreeze an unresponsive device. If that fails, a hard reset will fix most of the problems on iPad or iPhone.
How to unfreeze an iPad
There are several ways to fix freeze problems on iPad. Whether the solution will work or not depends on what exactly caused it to hang.
If your iPad is low on power, it often slows down performance. If you use memory-intensive apps, it can cause your iPad to freeze. If your iPad is frozen, try connecting it to a power source first.
If you can’t connect your iPad to a power source, close any apps you can. Too many apps (or a few intensive apps) can slow down your device. If your iPad is using iOS 12 or later, you can close apps by double-tapping the Home button and swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
Keep an eye on any specific apps that are causing your iPad to freeze. If one app freezes more often than others, consider uninstalling and reinstalling it. The application data may be corrupted or there was a problem with the original installation that caused these problems. These problems are often resolved by reinstalling.
How to Reset iPad
If none of the above solutions solved the problem, you need to restart your iPad. There are two main ways you can do this, depending on your iPad model. There is also a difference between a “soft” reset and a “forced restart”.
To perform a soft reset, press and hold the power button until a slider appears at the top of the screen. Swipe the slider to the right to turn off iPad. When it turns off completely, press and hold the power button again until the Apple logo appears.
Of course, a soft reset only works if the device is responsive. If it is completely frozen and not responding to any commands, a forced restart may be required. There are different ways to perform this function, depending on whether your iPad has a Home button or not.
- If your iPad has a Home button, press and hold the Power button and the Home button at the same time. Hold them until the device restarts and the Apple logo appears.
- If your iPad does not have a Home button, press and hold any volume button and the top button to restart.
If your device is not responding, quickly press and release the volume up button, then the same for the volume down button, and then press and hold the power button to force restart the device.
How to unfreeze iPhone
The iPhone can freeze for many of the same reasons as the iPad. If you have too many apps open, have a low battery level, or have a faulty app, your iPhone may slow down and stop responding.
As with the iPad, the first thing you should try to do is connect your phone to a power source. This often fixes problems caused by low battery levels. If that doesn’t work, try closing as many applications as possible. On modern iPhones, this can be done by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and holding until apps appear.
If this does not unfreeze your phone, the next step is to reboot or factory reset.
How to Reset iPhone
As with iPad, there are different types of reset for iPhone. A â€œsoft resetâ€ is essentially a power-on cycle, while a forced restart is used when the iPhone is completely locked and you cannot use it.
To perform a soft reset, press the volume up or down button and the sleep / wake button at the same time until the slider appears. When this happens, swipe right to turn off your device. Depending on how many apps you have open, it may take a few seconds for your phone to completely shut down. Once this happens, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears.
To force restart, press and release the volume up button, then do the same for the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the Sleep / Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
How to backup your data
If your iPhone or iPad freezes frequently and you can’t find the cause, there may be a deeper problem. In this case, your data may be at risk, so it is recommended that you back up your device to prevent the loss of any important information.
There are several ways to back up your information, and they work on both iPad and iPhone. The first (and easiest) option is to make an iCloud backup. To do this, go to Settings [Your Name] iCloud iCloud Backup. You can choose what exactly will be archived in iCloud. But the most important thing to remember is scroll down and make sure iCloud Backup is set to On.
The next option is to back up your device using a computer. If you’re using a Mac, find your device in the Finder sidebar From here, go to the top of the Finder window and click General. Select the option to back up all your data to your Mac, and then click Back Up Now. Wait for the process to complete, but your data will be backed up.
On Windows, you will need to use iTunes to back up. Connect your device via USB and then open iTunes Click the icon in the iTunes window for your device, and then click Summary. In the Summary window, click Back Up Now.