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[iOS 15 Supported] iPhone Frozen? How to Reset iPhone


May 06, 2021 (Updated: Sep 09, 2021) • Filed to: iPhone Passcode Unlocker

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Your iPhone frozen problem can be associated with different reasons including insufficient space to facilitate the right functioning, a software update failure, a malware attack, in-between stoppage of the jailbreak process, a corrupted or unstable app, a simultaneous running of too many apps, an outdated software, and when your iPhone is stuck in the restart loop. To deal with the unresponsiveness of your iPhone screen, this article has provided feasible methods including hard reset and the use of iTunes and WooTechy iDelock to reset iPhone when frozen.

Hard Reset the Frozen iPhone

Hard reset is the most simple and direct way to power down and reset iPhone when frozen. Nonetheless, for the different iPhone models, there are specific ways to force-restart them.

Find below the detailed steps to hard reset the different iPhone models when frozen:

headHow to hard reset an iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone SE (2nd gen), iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, or iPhone 12

A three-button procedure is all that it takes to hard reset the iPhones released in the last 4 years. This procedure is:

Step 1: Tap the volume-up button.

Step 2: Tap the volume-down button.

Step 3: Press and hold the side switch till the device screen turns off and turns on again. When you see the Apple logo, release the side button.

headHow to hard reset an iPhone 7

Step 1: Press and hold the volume-down button.

Step 2: Release when you see the Apple logo

headHow to hard reset an iPhone 6s or iPhone SE (1st gen)

Step 1: Press and hold simultaneously both the sleep/wake button and the home button

Step 2: Release when you see the Apple logo

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Tip: You should know that hard reset won't damage any of your data.

Reset iPhone When Frozen with iTunes

The use of iTunes is one of the feasible methods to reset iPhone when frozen. You may be at risk of resetting your iPhone to factory settings with iTunes. This explains the reason you must ensure you have a backup before using it to restore your iPhone.

Find below the detailed steps to reset iPhone when frozen with iTunes:

Step 1: Start by connecting your frozen iPhone to your PC.

Step 2: Choose your iPhone in iTunes.

Step 3: Unfreeze your iPhone by clicking on "Restore iPhone" button.

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Part 3: Reset iPhone When Frozen Using WooTechy iDelock(iOS 15 Supported)

WooTechy iDelock is an iOS unlocker and decrypter that helps remove screen locks easily and fast. It is very helpful when you forget your iPhone passcode when your iPhone is cracked/disabled/frozen, and when your Touch ID/ Face ID is not working.

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  • It provides solutions with a high rate of success on how to bypass the issues of iCloud account/Apple ID, Screen Time passcode, screen passcode, MDM lock, iTunes backup encryption settings, and iTunes backup lock

  • It can unlock iOS 7.0 and later versions including the latest iOS 15.

  • It supports Windows (Win 10/8.1/8/7), Mac (macOS 10.9 - macOS 11.0), and iTunes pre-installed on your computer

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Find below the detailed steps to reset iPhone when frozen using WooTechy iDelock (unlock your iPhone Screen):

Step 1: Launch WooTechy iDelock

After a successful launch, select "Unlock Screen Passcode" mode.

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To begin the process, click on "Start". Ensure you go through the warning before engaging in this process.

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Step 2: Download and Extract Firmware Package

With this program, your device model will be auto-detected. Select the provided firmware version and click on "Download." If the download fails, click on "Copy" to download it in a browser. However, click on "Select" to add it in if already have a firmware package on your computer.

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After the successful verification, click "Start to Extract" and wait for it to complete.

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Step 3: Unlock Screen Passcode

To unlock the device screen passcode, click on "Start Unlock" to begin. Ensure that during the unlocking process, your iPhone is connected to the computer through a USB cable.

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Enter "000000" after carefully reading the notice to double confirm your agreement to unlock your iPhone, then click on "Unlock." Your iPhone will automatically enter Recovery mode.

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Don't worry if your device does not automatically enter Recovery mode. You should follow the guide to the manual instruction to put it into DFU/Recovery mode. Within a few minutes, your iPhone will be unlocked.

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FAQ about Recovering Apple ID Password

Q1: How Do I Get My iPhone to Unfreeze?

Some of the best ways to get your iPhone to Unfreeze is via the use of some specific feasible methods mentioned above such as hard reset, iTunes, and WooTechy iDelock.

Q2: How Do I Force My iPhone to Factory Reset?

To do this, hold down the sleep/wake button and the home button simultaneously until you see "Connect to iTunes" screen appears. Choose "Restore" on your computer from the iTunes screen. This will wipe off all data from your phone.

Q3: Is There Another Way to Reset An iPhone?

The other way to reset an iPhone is to open the settings and tap on "General", then "Reset". Click "Erase All Content and Settings". Click on "Erase Now" when you see it pops up on the screen. Enter your password and confirm your decision.

Q4: Does Hard Reset Delete Everything on iPhone?

Hard reset won't damage any of your data. In fact, it's the equivalent of rebooting your PC.


With the above-mentioned methods (hard reset, the use iTunes and WooTechy iDelock, you shouldn't have any issue with how to reset iPhone when frozen. This article has explicitly elaborated on the great ways to solve this problem to put your iPhone unresponsive challenges behind you.

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