IPhone 3G freezing frequently now

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sdahe, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Sdahe macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    My iPhone is freezing a lot now... It started doing this after installing and uninstalling free applications from the apple store.. How can I fix this?

    If I do a full reset.. Should I recover data from the last backup or should I start everything from scratch?
     
  2. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    This happened to me, I restored and all was well again.

    Try using a backup first time if you want but if it's still freezing then restore it fresh.
     
  3. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    Do you think those free applications may damage the OS of the iPhone?

    What is the best way to reset the iPhone... From the same phone or connection it to iTunes and click restore?
     
  4. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    No, the freezing thing is a simple software bug, hopefully it will be repaired in the next update.

    Restore it via iTunes, resetting on the phone only clears your data and settings, it dosent rewrite the firmware which is what you want it to do.
     
  5. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sdahe

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    The last time I reset the iPhone in the same phone by going to settings/reset/reset all content and settings and it took almost 2 hours... It made the phone like new... The only thing was that it still had the 2.0 update installed...
     
  6. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I would advise you use iTunes to do a restore, it will update your firmware if needed, too.
     
  7. Sdahe thread starter macrumors 68000

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  8. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    OP, have you ever completely switched off your iPhone? Might do the trick.
     
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    If it freezes up he would need to reboot it to make it work again anyway.
     
  10. equlizer macrumors regular

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    a reboot usually fixes the problem as it releases memory being held by programs that havnt closed 100%.
     

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