Although the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus have been deemed as the best smartphones as on 2016-17, they have been plagues by issues of freezing up when in use; this happens with no provocation irrespective of what app is running and how much resources it is using. Now there are several reasons that may be causing your iPhone 7 to freeze when in operation and here are some of them and their solutions.
NOTE: Before you undertake any of the solutions described below, you should first try and update the iPhone iOS software to the latest version. The freezing may stop, but if it continues then apply the solutions given below.
Delete Bad apps to stop the freezing issue
Some third-party applications will sometimes cause the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus to freeze. You should always read reviews before you download some of these apps. The reviews are best found in the App Store. You may find that other users are having their devices frozen by these apps. Apple will have no right to troubleshoot and make patches for problematic apps, so it is up to the developer to make these crucial changes. If the developer does not make any patches to the app, then you just have to delete and your iPhone will work properly again.
Do a factory reset on the device
Sometimes, you may not be able to identify why the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus is freezing up when you are running some apps; you will have to do a factory reset in order to resolve the problem. You should bear in mind that doing a factory reset will remove all applications and data that you have saved on the device. You should therefore do a backup of your iPhone 7 before you do the reset.
It may be a problem with the device’s memory
Oddly enough, when you do not restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus for several days, it will start freezing when you run some apps. It has been suggested that a memory glitch may occur when the device is not rebooted for a long time. When it freezes, you should turn the device off and then on, and the problem may go away. If the problem persists after rebooting the device, then you should try the following steps:
- Step 1 – Select “Settings > General > Storage and iCloud Usage”
- Step 2 – Choose “Manage Storage”
- Step 3 – Tap any item in “Documents and Data”
- Step 4 – Move unwanted items to the left side and then delete them
- Step 5 – Choose “Edit > Delete All” to remove all the apps that you do not need
Unstable apps may be compromising the memory’s capacity
If you have some unstable apps on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus, it may compromise your memory and the device will freeze since the memory is not functioning properly. Try and remove any unused apps or those that you rarely use. You can also remove some of the videos and photos that you do not need; simply move them to your computer for storage and remove them from the device.