My 7+ buttons have FROZEN TWICE now.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Newtons Apple, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Not sure what is going on but my 7+ all of a sudden freezes when it comes to the buttons including the home button. Nothing works except the touch screen.

    I read another thread about the same but could not find it.

    Only way to get it running again is to force a restart. Hope Apple fixes this in the next update.

    Anyone else.
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Mine froze once yesterday. But I just swiped up and tapped the camera icon, and that unfroze me. I would imagine it's a software issue.
  3. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Had same, once in nine days.

    It's weird, I know full well that the home button is immovable, but when the software failed and there was no feedback it came as quite a surprise.
  4. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Same here. I was kinda shocked as my 7+ has been flawless until today. Froze yesterday and now today. Not a big deal unless it happens when I need it quickly.

    Apple will fix. I am loving the new home button.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 30, 2016 ---
    I will give swiping up a shot, thanks.
  5. ematsui macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009

    Happened to me twice the other night, hasnt happened since.
  6. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    My wife's froze just now. I couldn't force restart. It then crash to spinning circle screen and won't shut off or come back up.

    Any ideas?
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    The volume down button replaces the physical home button for force restarting.
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Not sure if what you're describing is what my wife has experienced but she says her phone freezes up sometimes when using the home button. She will use the button. It seems to not respond. She tries tapping the screen and it's frozen. But it eventually fixes itself after a second or two sometimes showing that it registered the button presses (for instance Siri might come on).

    Very strange. Can't tell if it's hardware or software. I've seen it happen once but she mentioned it happened a few times.
  9. macfacts macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2012
    That's some serious input lagggggggggg there.
  10. Dormammu macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2013
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    Yes, this has happened to me twice as well. Force restart fixes it, but during the force restart my screen looks all wonky. Like static or something.
    I'm hoping the next update resolves this.
  11. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Nailed it man.

    Thanks for the tip on that.
  12. Teach4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2013
    This happened to me today, did a force restart and it is working fine for now. Thank goodness.
  13. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    My brothers 7 Plus was doing this.

    Since there's an Apple Store just minutes away we returned there and they gave him a brand new replacement. Was in the regular printed sealed box, not a white box replacement. Manager said they only had new. Interesting.

    So far after just three days this one seems fine.

    (Soft reset didn't fix anything, it was unresponsive)

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