iPhone Stuck on Home Screen? Try These 7 Fixes

by Foneazy Basic iPhone Tips Ideal for Newbies Published On Jul 15, 2022 Updated On Aug 25, 2022
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Is your iPhone stuck on the Home Screen and you cannot get out of it no matter what you try?

Stuck issues like this one are particularly common and although they can be caused by a lot of different systemic problems with the iOS system, they are usually easy to resolve.

In this article, we will show you what you can do when your iPhone is stuck on the Home screen.

These solutions will work on most other stuck issues as they often have the same causes.

Let’s get started.

Why Is My iPhone Stuck on Home Screen?

Although there can be very many reasons why your iPhone is frozen, the following are five of the main reasons an iPhone can get stuck on the Home Screen:

  • You may need to restart your iPhone
  • The device’s battery could be running low
  • You may be running out of storage space
  • Some incompatible apps may be malfunctioning
  • The operating system on your device could be outdated

The following are the most effective solutions for an iPhone stuck on the Home screen:

Force Restart Your iPhone

Whenever your iPhone freezes, the first thing you should do is force restart the device. This removes any errors and bugs that could be causing the device to get stuck.

The following is how you can force restart your device:

Force Restart iPhone 8 or later:

  • 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 Side button and release it when the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 12

Force Restart iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

  • Press and hold both the Side and the Volume Down buttons.
  • Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.

Force Restart iPhone 7

Force Restart iPhone 6S or earlier:

  • Press and hold the Home and the Side/Top buttons at the same time.
  • Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 6S

Charge Your iPhone

Your device may also get stuck on the Home Screen if the battery is low. Therefore, try to connect the device to a charger to see if this fixes the problem.

The best way to charge the device is to use a lightning charging cable and a power adapter to connect the device to a power outlet.

Charge Your iPhone

Create More Storage Space on iPhone

If your screen is frozen and the device has been alerting you that you don’t have adequate storage space, you may want to consider deleting some of the data on the device to create more storage space.

To check the available storage space on the device, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

If your storage space is less than adequate you can delete some of the unused apps on the device or optimize the media files to create more storage space.

 Create More Storage Space on iPhone

Install Pending Updates for Apps

If you have outdated apps on your device, they may interfere with the function of the iOS system, causing the device to get stuck on the Home Screen.

Updating these apps is therefore one of the best ways to resolve these stuck issues. Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open the App Store on your device.
  • Step 2: Tap on the “Updates” section and you should see a list of the apps on the device.
  • Step 3: You can tap on “Update” next to the app that you want to update or you can tap the “Update All” button on the upper-right section of the screen to update all apps at the same time.

Install Pending Updates for Apps

Install iOS Updates

You may also want to make sure you are using the latest version of iOS. Software updates often come with bug fixes that may resolve this issue.

To update your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap “Download and Install” if an update is available.

Install iOS Updates

Remove System Errors with TinyFix System Repair

If updating all the apps and the iOS system on your device does not resolve the issue, you can use an iOS system repair tool to try and resolve the problem.

One of the best iOS system recovery tools is TinyFix. Not only is it very easy to use, but it also has one of the highest success rates in the business.

Here’s why you should choose TinyFix over other solutions:

  • This program will not affect the data on your device or mess with any of the other iOS functions.
  • It can be used to fix many other iOS system stuck issues including a device stuck in recovery mode, a white logo, a black screen, and more.
  • It is compatible with all iPhone models and all versions of iOS.

Follow these steps to use TinyFix to fix an iPhone stuck on the Home screen:

Step 1: Download and install the latest version of TinyFix on your computer. Once it is installed, open it.

Step 2: Use a USB/lightning cable to connect the iPhone to the computer and then select “iOS System Repair” from the options on the main screen.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: Select “Standard Mode.”

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: On the next screen, choose the firmware that is most ideal for your device and then click “Download” to begin downloading the firmware you will need to repair the device.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: TinyFix will immediately begin repairing the device as soon as the download is complete. When the repair is complete, your iPhone will restart automatically.

repairing the device

Factory Reset Your iPhone

Another very good way to fix iPhone stuck issues is to factory reset the device in iTunes.

But as effective as this method is, it may cause you to lose all the data on your device.

You may therefore want to backup the data on your device before attempting the steps below.

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB/lightning cable.
  • Step 2: Open iTunes and make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes
  • Step 3: When iTunes detects the connected iPhone, click on its icon on the left side of the iTunes menu.
  • Step 4: Now click on “Restore.” If you like, you can choose to create a backup of your data before continuing.
  • Step 5: Click “Restore” again and iTunes will begin deleting all the data and settings from your device.
  • Step 6: When the process is complete, choose “Set Up as a New iPhone” and follow the instructions to set up your device.

Factory Reset Your iPhone


There are very many iOS stuck issues including an iPhone that is stuck on the Home screen.

What they have in common is that they are often caused by underlying software issues that can be fixed with a simple process like a forced restart or may require something more in-depth like a factory reset.

If you don’t want to lose your data to resolve the problem, a system repair tool like TinyFix may be the best solution.

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