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How to fix frozen screen problem on iPhone SE

As time goes on, more and more powerful and affordable flagship devices coming out. However, the enhanced technology improved AI features, and continuous software developments offer plenty of new exclusive functionalities in the device system. But somehow even the flagship and powerful hardware quipped devices can also face multiple issues and screen freezing problem is one of them. Here we’ve shared the guide on how to fix the frozen screen problem on iPhone SE.

While talking about the iPhone, it’s one of the flagship devices that offers a premium range of hardware and software combinations for an overwhelming performance. But there is nothing permanent in this world and the same thing is applicable for iPhone SE. Though the handset is packed with fine-tuned iOS ecosystem and compatible hardware, the iPhone SE users can encounter performance-related issues like frozen screens or screen stuck while booting, etc.

In that case, we can expect there may be some of the reasons that can appear on the iPhone SE like a software-related bug, pending software update, third-party rogue app issues, cache problems, any background running task issue, or else. Additionally, some times any dust particles or liquid can also cause issues to the screen freezing. Ensure to clean the device properly and gently using a dry microfiber cloth and use gentle air-blow as well. If you’re using any screen protector or glass protector, then kindly remove it and check for the issue again.

How to fix frozen screen problem on iPhone SE

How to fix frozen screen problem on iPhone SE

Some times, if you have dropped your iPhone to the surface, the screen may be damaged internally. Even if you can’t see any cracks or damage from outside, you should go to the Apple service center for complete checking. But if your device is fully intact and is in almost new condition, let’s follow some of the possible solutions below.

1. Force Reboot your iPhone SE

  • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Release the key and wait for the device to boot completely.

2. Update All Pending Apps

  • Launch the App Store on the iPhone SE.
  • Tap on the profile icon on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Your account details will appear here. Just scroll down and check the Available Updates option.
  • The Upcoming Automatic Updates section will show all the pending apps that need to be updated to the latest version.
  • Tap on Update for all the apps individually.

3. Factory Reset iPhone

  • Form the home screen, go to the Settings > tap on General > Tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
  • If required, enter the passcode and confirm it.
  • Perform a reboot of your device.

4. Connect to iTunes and Restore your iPhone

You can use iTunes on your PC to turn on the iPhone if the device won’t turn on or become unresponsive. Use the lightning cable to connect the iPhone with your PC. Then you can enter into the recovery mode via iTunes on your iPhone and can repair issues.

  • Connect the iPhone to the PC.
  • Launch iTunes and wait for the system to recognize the device.
  • Once done, you can see an iPhone icon on the iTunes interface.
  • Click on the icon and click on the Restore button.
  • If prompted, sign out from the Find My iPhone and then click on Restore.
  • Then you may have to click on the Restore button again to confirm the task.
  • Your device data will erase completely and the iOS will be restored again.
  • Once done, your iPhone SE will reboot.

5. Use DFU Mode via iTunes

Finally, if nothing works for your handset, you should try to enter into DFU Mode on your iPhone via the iTunes app from the PC. The Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode is an advanced recovery mode that can fix the unresponsive screen on your iPhone. You can follow the full guide below.

Guide to Enter and Exit DFU Mode on iPhone SE

We assume that you’ve found this guide helpful. Feel free to ask in the comments below for any queries.

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