As frustrating as the freezing screen may be, there are only a handful of possible triggers on your iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr. If you are currently enjoying the latest software version as released by the producer, you can suspect either a bad app or a memory problem. By memory problem, we mean either a cache memory glitch or a lack of physical memory. And just in case it’s something else, you can stop wasting time with troubleshooting and try a more general approach – we don’t mean getting it to an authorized service!
All these being said, you must be anxious to hear your solutions. Read our suggestions from below, see what seems to fit your particular situation, and let’s get started with fixing the screen that keeps freezing on iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr. You’d better take some notes, for future reference…
Uninstall the bad apps
This theory will work when you happen to associate a specific app with the screen keeps freezing issue. It’s not so hard, especially if that’s the cause, so, you can always test this suspicion. Uninstall the app from the Store and monitor the behavior of your iPhone. Don’t think about waiting for an update from the developer, especially if other users complain about it and there’s no recent sign of any update…
Delete the unnecessary data
This is for an actual lack of memory. Maybe it never occurred to you before, but each app has some specific system requirements. Unless you fulfill them, it won’t work as it should and, occasionally, also prevent your iPhone X/iPhone 10 from working as it should. So, just to be sure, launch the App Store and uninstall all the apps that you no longer need. If you also have photos, videos, music and other documents that you’re not using, remove them right away.
Restart the iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr
The restart is for any kind of memory glitch. If an app feels like it doesn’t have enough memory or, at a certain point, it lacked some specific resources, it can cause the display to freeze. Restarting the iPhone is something you can try on the spot, right in the middle of the problem. But since you get to it, keep in mind that you should also do this at random times, even when you aren’t dealing with a particular problem.
Factory reset the iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xr
There’s a good reason why we saved this one for the last. It’s not like it is the best option, but, in case that nothing else worked, this one has all the chances to put an end to your problems. So, assuming you’re still dealing with the screen that keeps freezing, we strongly advise you to pack up your things. That’s right, we are talking about the importance of first creating a backup and only later following the instructions to factory reset an iPhone. Do that, restore your backup, set up the device and see if the problem still manifests. We trust it won’t!