Did anyone's iPhone lock up yesterday (1/24)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PNutts, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    For the first time my iPhone locked up at a blank screen. By blank I mean as if the phone was turned off. I picked it up to use it and nada. Upon closer inspection, there was a very faint "thinking" icon (lines arranged in a circle that "spins" while the phone is laughing at you). I had to reset it to bring it back to life.

    I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but later the same day it happened to the wifey. We both have iPhone4S's but didn't have the same apps running. So this might be a cool story bro, but I'm curious if it happened to anyone else.
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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    My 4S didn't and I used it all day yesterday, so I would've noticed.
     
  3. DankNugz macrumors regular

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  4. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    It didn't lock up, but I did lose data connectivity (though the icon still indicated that I was connected); I ended up having to completely power down/power up the phone to get it back.

    Probably just coincidence; with all the iPhone users out there, statistically it's expected that a few of us would have similar/same problems at the same time from time-to-time.
     
  5. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    I saw a coworker's 4S with the Apple on the screen as it rebooted itself. Thought "Holy crap, don't see that every day." Then later that evening I saw mine do the same thing. This was last Thursday.

    Glad someone else noticed. I think Apple has a kill switch built in to the apps on the phone, I wonder if they can reboot them remotely...

    Would suck if a find my iPhone bug wipe all our phones randomly one evening.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Hmmm.

    Yeah, it froze on Monday and then again yesterday.


    That's twice in one week. Before that my iPhone generally has frozen twice a year.

    I gotta wonder if iCloud is somehow involved. It's certainly possible that some sort of syncing error could pop up that affects many people and then takes Apple a few days to figure out and fix.

    I have no idea, really, but I thought it was odd when it happened to me twice, and now here you are too.
     
  7. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    My wife had a similar problem earlier this week with hers. I wonder if it has anything to do with this
     
  9. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, nothing. Normal day.

    I'm jailbroken on 5.0.1
     
  10. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Mine froze yesterday at about 7 pm. I picked it up to wake it up and nothing...Just a black screen. But this has happened to me about 5 times since I got it on launch day. The only thing that will turn it back on is a power/home button reset.

    These devices are doing so much, so often, they are bound to freeze up/Lock once in a while. And resetting every so often is good for a device anyway (especially since I leave mine on all the time). And although I think locking/freezing up 5 times in 3 months is a bit excessive, I'm not really concerned about it all that much. I reset and everything is back to normal. I would however, love to know what is triggering it.
     

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