iPhone 13 Glitches? 7 Troubleshooting Tips

  1. Published on Feb 17, 2022
  2. Updated on Feb 16, 2022
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Glitches are common in the world of computers and gadgets. They remind us that even the best gadgets can stumble and encounter errors.

The iPhone series is no exception to this. In fact, glitches are actually common for iOS devices, and that includes the latest model, the iPhone 13.

One of the most common glitches of the iPhone 13 is random device freezing. It gets annoying in the long run as it hinders your productivity.

If you are encountering such glitches on your iPhone 13, let us help you.

This article will guide you on how you can remedy this error and get your iPhone back in tip-top shape.

Let’s get started.

Why is My iPhone 13 Screen Glitching?

Your iPhone 13 screen freezing is usually caused by a number of things, including multiple applications running at the same time in the background, and iOS problems.

Software-related issues are the number one cause of screen glitches. Luckily, these can be remedied by a few, simple, troubleshooting methods that you can do yourself.

How to Fix iPhone 13 Glitching

1. Close Background Applications

As mentioned earlier, multiple applications might be running at the same time in the background without you noticing.

This is because apps don’t automatically close once you navigate back to the home screen. They are simply minimized but still running.

You can close these apps by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen,pausing in the middle, then letting go.

A list of all running apps should appear. From here, swipe up on the applications that you want to close. Easy, right?

Make it a habit to close applications once you are done using them to avoid them piling up, which takes a toll on your phone, as well as its battery life.

Close Background Apps

2. Check your iPhone 13’s Storage

Sometimes, laggy devices or random freezes are caused by a full, or nearly-full storage.

Having too many megabytes stored in your iPhone may slow it down as they become too much for your device to handle.

You could try offloading some apps such as games and random unused applications that you thought might be useful someday but never were.

After uninstalling, observe your device's performance and see whether or not the glitches still occur. If they persisto, then proceed to the next method.

 Check your iPhone 13’s Storage

3. Reset your iPhone 13’s Settings

A reset is also another method you can try to solve your device’s performance problems.

It won't erase your personal files and data so you don’t need to back them up beforehand.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, head over to Settings.
  2. After that, tap on General.
  3. Now, navigate and select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap on Reset found at the bottom of the screen to reveal all the options.
  5. Next, select the Reset All Settings option and enter your passcode if asked.
  6. Finally, tap on Reset All Settings found at the bottom of the screen, and then confirm it by tapping the same option.

Reset your iPhone 13’s Settings

After doing all these steps, check again to see if your device is working normally, or still encountering glitches.

4. Force Restart Your iPhone 13

If closing running applications and uninstalling a few others didn’t solve the problem, try force restarting your iPhone 13 by doing the following steps:

  1. First, press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Next, do the same for the Volume Down key.
  3. Right after releasing it, press and hold the Power button. This allows your iPhone to shut down and turn back on.
  4. As soon as the Apple logo appears, release the Power key and allow your device to finish booting up. If you see the “slide to power off” screen, ignore it.

Force Restart your iPhone 13

When done, observe if that resolved the random freezes or if your device is still functioning slowly.

5. TinyFix iOS System Repair

If you have done all the aforementioned methods and your device is still encountering screen glitches, the problem might be deeper than we thought.

In these circumstances, those glitches might be caused by a system error in your iOS.

This can be solved using external software such as TinyFix iOS System Repair.

It is an all-around iOS repair tool that’s designed to troubleshoot more than 150 system errors on an iDevice. It is safe and you won’t lose any data in the process.

Here are the steps on how to use it:

  1. First, download and install the application.
  2. After installing, launch the app and connect your iPhone 13 to your computer through a USB cable.
  3. Next, press iOS System Repair to proceed.
  4. Now, select the Standard Repair mode.
  5. After that, you will be asked to download the firmware package before you can go on with the process. Select the destination folder and click on Download.
  6. Finally, click on Fix Now to start the repair process.

TinyFix iOS System Repair

The software will notify you once it’s finished and you will be able to use your device without those pesky glitches.

You can get a one-month license for $24.95 or a lifetime license for $44.95.

6. Reset Your iPhone to Factory Settings

If you are not able or willing to pay for a repair software, then you could try hard resetting your iPhone.

Reverting your iPhone back to factory settings might delete the data that could be causing those glitches.

However, it will also delete all of your personal data in the process. We highly recommended you back up your files before proceeding with this method.

To factory reset your iPhone, here’s what you need to do:

  1. First, head to the Settings application.
  2. Next, navigate to General and tap on Reset.
  3. After that, tap the Erase All Content and Settings option and input your passcode if prompted.
  4. Finally, tap on the Erase iPhone option again to start the reset process.

Erase All Content and Settings

After that, your phone will revert back to square one. Check for any signs of glitches and errors to verify if the method worked or not.

7. Wait for the Next Update

Sometimes, software updates might have flaws in them, thus causing problems that weren’t there in the first place.

You can remedy this by waiting for the next update since developers are usually quick to develop updates that address such issues once they arise.

check for an iOS update


If your iPhone 13 is encountering screen glitches such as freezing and lagging, it might have something to do with the software on your device.

You can fix this by closing background apps, restarting your iPhone, or clearing up some storage space.

In the instance that the glitches still occur, the problem might come from the operating system itself.

With this, you are going to have to use external software such as TinyFix iOS System Repair to fix it. I

f you don’t want to use such apps or don’t have the resources to buy a license, you can try resetting your iPhone back to factory settings.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.
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