12 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2010 5:09 PM by Peter Rosen
Ramenstien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Today I noticed that sometimes when I am typing something in a text message the phone will freeze and after about twenty seconds or more it will put what I typed and be fine. It also sometimes freezes when I sometimes try to unlock it and it will just stay black and then come up in about twenty seconds. If someone knows of anything please get back to me as soon as possible.

Thank you.

iPhone, iPhone OS 3.0
  • 1. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (90,755 points)
  • 2. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    techcommdood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've noticed a lot more freezing lately as well. I've had to reboot the iphone several times this week just to make a phone call. I have an iPhone 3G running v.3.1.3.
  • 3. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)
    Try restoring your iPhone.
  • 4. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    Princess-Piggy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also encounter this problem a lot of time....Sometime can be very good sometime can be very bad.....

    I try quite lots of time restore, reboot and reset the setting also no use leh..

    dont know what happen...Dun feel like bringing it to the carrier to exchange for 1..

    anyone can help to solve...or maybe only apple can do it man
  • 5. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    sianvb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine does this ALL the time. It freezes up, and I have to lock it and unlock it to unfreeze it. This is particularly evident and annoying when I am unable to answer calls because I can't press answer! It occurs more frequently when my battery is low, and I have tried resets and restores over and over with no success. Although I think it may be my only option, I am reluctant to return it, as this it would become the third iPhone I have had to have replaced due to various reasons, and although it frustrates me, I hate the thought of being without my iPhone for an entire week!
  • 6. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    joelsites Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine is doing this as well. Started about two weeks ago. It's getting slowly worse. I've restored the software and even deleted all my apps. Funny thing was that it started working all of the sudden for about 4 days but then started doing the same stuff. I've noticed that my sound will cut out as well, has anyone else experience that?
  • 7. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    spencerd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My phone has frozen and will not turn off or reset. I can still see all the info at the top of the screen i.e. signal battery and time but from there down it is blank. If it rings the screen reappears but i cant answer the call.
    HELP??????
  • 8. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    tomltd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problems. I have tried reset, restore, airplane mode and nothing has helped. It's almost making the thing unusable!
  • 9. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    tomltd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think I found a solution. My phone was in an incase cover and as soon as I noticed it was very tight when I put it on. I removed it and the phone is working fine!! If yours is in a case try removing it as it appears an ill fitting case can cause these issues. Wish I hadn't restored it now
  • 10. Re: iPhone Freezing up?
    jmf99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This is also happening to me.My first iPhone was fine for about 9 months.First it was the battery life (which I have turned off location servicse, roaming and and 3G. Then the freezing started - first with browsing, then increased to in th middle of calls. Took to genius bar - where recommended to restore. Worked fine a few more weeks, then started again. Ran diagnostics, then back to genius. Unfortunately doing that wiped the log clean (don't get that!). Apple gave me a new phone. I restored everything - not just loading previous software in case a bug/bad application. Worked fine for a few weeks, then began happening again! Deleted all downloaded apps, turned off roaming, location etc and restored. Now freezing in calls, music skipping and stopping all together. This is crazy and annoying. Getting ready to toss it completely.
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    jmf99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    And now..music skipping and then stopping completely. Just seems to be getting worse. Reset and restore doesn't work btw. Just downloaded new OS hoping that would help - nada.
  • 12. Re: iPhone Freezing up? - Solution Found!
    Peter Rosen Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I too have had the problem that seemed to be with the text input. But after 5 phones.... here's my story:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=9999619#post9999619