iPhone iPhone freezes constantly on iOS 7. Help!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by williameinar, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. williameinar macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    Sierra Leone
    I can't seem to find my exact problem described anywhere. I live in West Africa with no access to an Apple store or official reseller, so any advice is MUCH appreciated!

    1. Updated iPhone 4 to iOS7. No problems with handling. Sound seems to come and go, often resulting in alarm being silent and me oversleeping No problems with ear buds, only speakers on the phone itself.

    2. Upgraded to 7.0.2. Now the screen freezes ALL THE TIME (i.e. becomes unresponsive to touch. The home button still works). Once I activate the phone I can use it between 1 and 30 seconds before it freezes again. When it freezes, I press the power button to lock it, then the home screen to unlock it and I can then use it again for a few seconds. So basically I cannot hang up on a call, doing anything on the phone is next to impossible, and I cannot play ANY games of course. The problem is in all modes: On wi-fi, 3G and in flight mode. (I am not sure if the sound problem is still there)

    3. I tried a clean install; a reinstall; turned off iCloud documents; restored factory settings; deleted most of the apps. Nothing seems to work

    Any ideas??
    Thanks for your time

    (I first posted this in the iPhone4/iOS 7 thread but no replies, so trying as a new thread)
  2. Howard Ellacott macrumors member

    Howard Ellacott

    Jun 10, 2012
    United Kingdom
    If doing a clean restore (not from a backup) didn't fix it then I imagine it's a hardware issue
  3. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    I had that problem a few times with the 4S.
    Given the love of some, I eagerly await a response telling the OP its a feature.
  4. Fujitsu1522 macrumors newbie


    Nov 2, 2012
    North Wales UK, 30 Mins Snowdon
    Ios7 freezing pausing for several seconds 15-20 secs then releasing when you try? As anyone had an answer from apple? My guarantee as run out now on the iPhone 4, please can anyone ask apple for a bug update????? Really feel like throwing in the bin###, I love apple products I have a 27 iMac so I think it would be fare to get a fix for this, please if anyone gets a fix, please advise peteh
  5. kreach macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2010

    Few points to check :
    1) Upgrade to IOS 7.03
    2) Enable reduce motion (only available in IOS 7.03 for Iphone 4)
    3) Increase contrast = on.
    4) Disable icloud document.
    5) disable background APP refresh.
  6. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    I have had the issue numerous times on 2 5s's when browsing the web, the whole thing just locks up for a few seconds. Terribly annoying.
  7. rileyb76 macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2008
    My iphone 5 is doing the same thing. I restored in itunes, setup as new and its still doing it.
    Did you run across a fix for this issue?
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hopefully 7.1 will fix this kind of stuff for those who have been experiencing it.
  9. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Restore the phone as new and don't restore a backup to it or install any apps to see if you still have the problem. If not you'll need to narrow it down to which app it is. Is 7.0.2 the latest version for the iPhone 4? If not, upgrade.

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