iPhone 11 Screen Frozen After Restart? Try These Fixes First

  1. Published on Dec 1, 2021
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One of the reasons why you may restart your iPhone is to refresh the device, an ideal solution if your iPhone 11 starts to slow down or lag.

But sometimes, the device can freeze soon after an update such that rather than functional at an optimal level, it becomes completely unresponsive.

Before you consider getting a new device or at least making an appointment with Apple Support, note that this is a common issue caused by iOS system issues.

The good news is, these system issues can easily be resolved using the solutions we will be looking at below.

Force Restart Your iPhone 11

The first thing you should do when your iPhone is unresponsive for any reason is to force restart the device.

A force restart is effective in that it can get rid of some of the minor system glitches tat are preventing you from using the iPhone.

Force restarting an iPhone 11 is a simple process, just do the following:

  • Step 1: Quickly press and release the Volume up button.
  • Step 2: Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the Side/Power button for at least 10 seconds or until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

Force Restart Your iPhone 11

Delete the App Caused the Problem

Apps and services on your device can also cause the device to freeze and if force restarting the device unfroze it for a while, you may want to determine which app or service is the culprit.

Here are a few things to consider:

  • Were you using a certain app immediately before the iPhone froze?
  • Have you experienced similar problems with the device every time you use the app?
  • Did you install a new app immediately before the problem occurred?
  • Did you change a certain setting on the device before it froze?

If you think that the problem may be caused by a new app installed on the device, delete the app or check if an updated version of the app is available on the App Store.

Delete the App Caused the Problem

You may also want to update all apps on the device to avoid a similar situation in the future.

To update the apps on your device, go to the App store and tap on the Account icon at the top-right corner.

Scroll down to see a list of apps that need updating and then either tap “Update” next to the app or “Update All” to update all apps.

update the apps on your device

Free Up Some Space on Your iPhone 11

Your iPhone 11 may freeze if there is insufficient memory or the storage space is running low.

You may therefore want to check the storage situation on the device. To do that, follow these simple steps to do it:

  • Step 1: Tap on the Settings app from the Home Screen.
  • Step 2: Tap “General” and then select “iPhone Storage”.

You should be able to see how much space each app and data type is taking up. If there is inadequate storage, you can delete some of the unwanted apps and data to free up space on the device.

 Free Up Space on Your iPhone 11

Fix iPhone 11 Frozen Problem with TinyFix

If a force restart doesn’t give you access to your device or if the iPhone 11 freezes up soon afterwards, you may be dealing with a more significant iOS system problem.

In this case, we recommend using an iOS system repair tool like TinyFix to get the device working normally again. TinyFix can repair most common iOS system issues, without causing data loss.

To use TinyFix to fix a frozen iPhone 11, install TinyFix on your PC or Mac and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Launch TinyFix and then connect the iPhone 11 to the computer using USB/lightning cable. In the main window, choose “iOS System Repair.”

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 2: Select “Standard Repair Mode” to fix the device without affecting the data on it.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 3: In the next screen, you will be prompted to download the latest firmware package. Click on “Download” to begin downloading the package.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 4: When the download is complete, click on “Fix Now” to start fixing the device. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete and the iPhone restarts in normal mode.

repairing the device

Restore Your iPhone in iTunes/Finder

You may also be able to fix the device by restoring it in recovery mode using iTunes/Finder.

This type of system restore is often very effective and can fix most system related issues, but it will also cause total data loss: any data that was not included in a backup may be lost forever.

To restore your iPhone 11 in recovery mode, ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes and then follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then open iTunes (for PC and earlier macOS versions) or Finder (for macOS Catalina or newer).

Step 2: With the device connected, press and release the Volume up button, press and release the Volume Down button and the press and hold the Side button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen. Do not release the button even if you see the Apple Logo.

iPhone 8 or later in recovery mode

Step 3: iTunes or Finder will detect the device and you can just follow the on-screen instructions to restore the device.

finder recovery mode notification

Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

Consider a Hardware Problem

If the iPhone 11 fails to appear in iTunes and none of the solutions above can repair it, the device may be facing a hardware issue.

The most common problem that can cause an iPhone to freeze is liquid damage which can affect nearly all hardware components including the battery and processor.

In this case, you may want to make an appointment at the Genius bar or go to the Apple Support website to mail-in the device for repair.

Wrapping Up

A frozen iPhone is not an uncommon problem and if you didn’t drop the device or it doesn’t have any liquid damage, the cause of the problem may be software-related.

In this case, the solutions above should prove very useful to you. If you have any questions about any of the solutions above, let us know.

You can reach out to us directly via email or our social media platforms.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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