You may have seen a blue box appear on your iPhone’s screen soon after an iOS update. Most people faced with this problem have tried everything under the sun, but the blue square doesn’t seem to want to go away, affecting how you use your device.
In this article, we are going to share with you some of the best solutions that we have found work perfectly for the blue box moving around your iPhone screen problem. Let’s get started.
Turn Off Switch Control and Voice Control
This blue box can appear if you accidentally turn on a feature known as “Switch Control.” The good news is that it is very easy to turn off and if this is the cause, disabling this feature will get rid of the box once and for all.
To turn off Switch Control, tap on the Home Button three times very quickly. If your device doesn’t have a Home Button, go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
Then tap on “Switch Control” to turn it off.
Another way to get rid of this problem is to turn off the “Voice Control” feature.
Tap on “Voice Control” from Settings > General > Accessibility and then tap on it again to turn it off.
Reboot Your iPhone
Software glitches that can occur soon after an update can cause this issue. Rebooting the device is one of the simplest ways to eliminate these software glitches and close some of the app that may be running in the background.
To refresh the system more efficiently, we recommend performing a soft reset first. Here’s how to do it;
- Step 1: Press and hold the Power/Side button and one of the Volume buttons for a few seconds.
- Step 2: When you see the “Slide to Power Off” slider appear on the screen, release both buttons.
- Step 3: Drag the slider to the right to turn off the device
- Step 4: Wait at least 30 seconds and then press the Power/Side button again to turn on the device.
If a soft reset doesn’t work, then we recommend performing a forced restart. Follow these steps to do that;
- Step 1: Press and release the Volume Up button.
- Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down button.
- Step 3: Then, press and hold the Power Button until you see the Apple Logo appear on the screen.
Use an iOS System Repair Tool
If you are still having issues getting the blue box to go away, we recommend trying TinyFix. This is an iOS system repair tool that is designed to help fix the most common iOS system issues, especially those that appear soon after an update.
It is highly effective and very easy to use; just follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Download and install TinyFix on to your computer. Launch it after installation and connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable.
Step 2: In the program’s main window, select “iOS System Repair.”
Step 3: Select “Standard Repair Mode” to attempt to fix the device without losing any of the data on it.
Step 4: In the next window, you will be required to download the firmware package needed to repair the device. Just click on “Download” to begin downloading the needed firmware.
Step 5: Once the download is complete, click the Fix Now button. then the repair process will begin immediately. A few moments later, the device will restart and you can check if the blue box is gone.
Update All Apps on Your iPhone
Outdated apps on your device can also interfere with the system, causing this and many other iOS-related issues.
Updating the apps is therefore a good solution for this error and you can easily update all the apps on your device in the following simple steps;
- Step 1: Open the App Store from the Home Screen.
- Step 2: Tap on the “Today” tab located at the bottom of the screen.
- Step 3: Tap on your user profile icon at the top and you should see your account details.
- Step 4: Scroll down to the “Available Updates” section and the tap “Update All” to update all the apps on the device.
- Once the update process is complete, reboot the iPhone to see if the blue box is gone.
Reset All Settings on iPhone
Resetting all the settings on your device is a good way to get rid of some of the incorrect or invalid settings that may have been introduced by the iOS update.
These setting can cause a lot of issues in the iOS system, including this particular issue. Resetting the settings on your device is very easy and will not affect any of the data on your device.
Here’s how to do it;
- Step 1: Open the “Settings” app from the Home Screen.
- Step 2: Tap on “General” and then scroll down to select “Reset.”
- Step 3: Tap on “Reset All Settings” and enter the device’s passcode when prompted.
- Step 4: Confirm that you want to reset all the settings.
- The device will restart once the process is complete and you should be able to check if the blue box is gone.
Restore the iPhone via iTunes/Finder
If all the solutions above don’t work, restoring the device in iTunes is your last option. This is a good way to get rid of any software bugs causing the problem.
To restore the device in iTunes, you will need a computer, the device and its original lightning/USB cable. This process may also cause data loss, so, it may be a good idea to back up all the data on it before doing this.
When you’re ready, use the device’s lightning/USB cable to connect it to the computer and then follow these simple steps to restore your iPhone in iTunes;
- Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up Button.
- Step 2: Press and the quickly release the Volume Down Button.
- Step 3: Press and hold the Power/Side button. Do not release it when the Apple Logo appears as you need to enter Recovery Mode to restore the device. Release it only when the “Recovery Mode” screen appears.
- Step 4: In iTunes, select “Update” first to try and update the device to the latest version. If an update is not available, click on “Restore” to restore the device.
Once the process is complete, the device will restart and you can restore your data from an iTunes or iCloud backup. If the process takes more than 15 minutes the device will exit recovery mode and you may need to repeat the whole process again.
This blue box can certainly be annoying. But it is just a problem with the iOS software, meaning that one or more of the solutions above should be able to help. Let us know if any worked for you. If you have any questions about this issue or any other iOS-related problem, use the comments section below to let us know.