Phone freezes: what to do?

No equipment, even the most expensive one, will work perfectly. In the case of smartphones, they are characterized by various “brakes” and freezes. But do you know what problems provoke it and how to deal with them? And most importantly: what to do if the phone freezes and does not respond to actions?

Most often, various freezes and slowdowns are typical mainly only for inexpensive phones, in the design of which they obviously saved on components. But if you know about basic and simple tips that allow you to normalize the operation of the device and avoid unpleasant situations, you can significantly extend the life of the gadget.

Surely, many owners of inexpensive phones are familiar with the feeling when it freezes tightly at the most inopportune moment for this. And it would be nice if a removable battery is installed inside, which is easy to remove from the case and de-energize the system, causing a forced shutdown.

But what to do if a device with a non-removable battery freezes? Indeed, most modern smartphones are equipped with such a “type” of batteries, which in some cases greatly complicates life if you need to urgently reboot the system.

About freezes on Android

First of all, it is worth diagnosing the problem in order to understand the cause of the freeze. Usually it is software (for example, if the processor was overloaded with too much task flow) or hardware (physical damage to components) in nature.

Lack of system resources

Let's start the debriefing with a very common cause of freezes, namely lack of resources and system overload. There are 3 main points here that can generate various stutters:

  • Too little free memory (ROM). Internal storage is used not only by third-party programs, but also by some Android services that are important for the stable operation of the device. If it is completely occupied by the user, errors may occur and, ultimately, the system may freeze. In addition to this, as the flash drive is filling out, it becomes more difficult for it to work with files, search, indexing and other operations, which slows down the work of the phone.
  • Very weak single-grip system (CPU). Some processors can handle with a small load, but it is worth raising it, forcing them to work with a large number of applications, as they begin to overheat and reduce speed.
  • Insufficient amount of free RAM ( RAM ). If the operational memory lack of the system, the resources required to start certain programs can end. To compensate for this disadvantage, Android will use the paging file, which, simply speaking, generates a permanent memory into operational and uses it when necessary. This also generates rolling, since the flash drive is much inferior at the speed of the "RAM".

Any garbage in the form of unnecessary files or, for example, constantly hanging in backgrounds applications will significantly affect the speed of the smartphone. If the hanging was caused by software problems, and the phone did not fall and did not damage the last time, you can try to make an emergency reboot.


To force the system to turn off, repeat the following actions:

Step 1. Press the smartphone power button while holding it for about 15 seconds. During this time, the screen should go out and, if it happened, release the key so as not to cause a reboot. If nothing happens - increase the time to 30-40 seconds.

Step 2. Wait a couple of minutes and re-enable the smartphone.

In some old devices, forced shutdown can be done otherwise. If the actions above have not led to the result, try other combinations: keeping the power button and increase / decrease the volume.

If the problem with freezing remains even after a forced reboot, it makes sense to try reset to factory settings. This is done in the system settings and on this occasion already written a detailed instruction that you can see here.

The insides are filled with water

One of the most banal situations - the decline of the device in water and, as a result, getting too much fluid inside the case. In this case, it is worth trying to dry the device as soon as possible or directly attributed it to the service center. If the smartphone after the incident remains on, but does not respond to the touch, it needs to be turned off urgently.

The fact is that at the time of operation, the process of the oxidation of the battery, boards and many other parts underlying the device flows at times faster. The next procedure will be correct:

Step 1. De-in the phone, pulling out the battery from it, if possible. Otherwise, clamp the power key for 10-15 seconds until the display fully goes out. Also, do not connect it to the charger, a computer or other technique.

Step 2. Remove the protective case / bumper, cover and remove all SIM cards, Memory Card, headphones. All ports must be free to dry the phone faster.

Step 3. Dry the device, gently rubbing the inside with a towel. Use the vacuum cleaner to stretch the remaining drops. However, for reasons of safety and the safety of all internships, the hose cannot be brought too closely. At the same time, do not even try to blow moisture a hairdryer. So you can only aggravate the problem, drove the liquid even further.

Step 4. Leave the phone somewhere in a dry place protected from direct sunlight exposure. Choose a suitable "overnight" for it for the next 8 hours (about so much time should pass the time so that the components are dried) so that the surface is not too warm. If there is an opportunity, it makes sense to put a smartphone into a bowl with rice and leave alone.

The screen has ceased to respond to the touch

, as a second hardware problem, you can select the sensory breakdown. Screen or, in other words, Touchscreen. About what it is, we have already spoken earlier in this article. Remembering the structure of this component, it is not difficult to assume the reasons for which it can fail.

Most often, the touchscreen breaks down when the smartphone falls. This can cause one of several faults: from the most banal shutdown of the loop, which can be checked independently, before damageing the mesh of the electrodes, which is designed to fix clicks on the screen. Therefore, if you have a telephone in your hands, in which the sensor does not react to pressing, most likely, the problem is in touchscreen. Especially if before that the device fell or hit anything.

The problem with the display can also be attributed to this subcategory, although there is no meaning about the diagnosis of such and the meaning of this component, various "artifacts" (strips and distortion of the picture) appear on the screen. With this ordinary user will not be able to do anything, only one thing remains to carry the device to the service center.

Well, or try to remove the screen itself and, at least, check the loop. How to check the touchscreen is at your model, you can look at YouTube. On each phone it can be done in different ways, although the principle is similar.

Overheating of the battery

Another reason for hanging is the problem with the battery. This is especially true for old phones on which there is no cooling system, and the design of the device itself is poorly thought out, which is why all the heat generated is concentrated inside the case.

Increasing the temperature of the battery provokes and overheating of the processor, as a result of which the chipset is forced to reset the frequency (trottling) and work is much slower. Because of this, there are freezes: the system knows that the components have heard to dangerous marks and tries to cool them, limiting performance"iron".

Sometimes the Operations even notify about this user, displaying a special window:

Remove the battery from the phone if It is possible and wait 10-15 minutes. If the battery does not pull out, turn off the smartphone forcibly by pressing and holding the power button for 15-20 seconds or until the screen goes out.

Extra reboot iPhone

- not a rare event and for some models iPhone, which sooner or later also become obsolete, like any technique. Apple has never used removable batteries in their smartphones, which you can not say about some devices on Android. For this reason, if the phone stops responding to your actions, simply remove the battery for a couple of seconds.

iPhone 4/5/6

Earlier, a mechanical button "Home" was used in the iPhone, but in 7 and 8 generations abandoned it favor more advanced sensory solution. Nevertheless, there are still those who do not change the already obsolete Apple smartphones.

To forcibly restart the phone, Press the power key and "home". Hold them approximately 15-20 seconds, until the screen is walked and a corporate logo in the form of an apple will not appear on it.

iPhone 7 and newer

After replacing the mechanical keys to the touch old way, the reboot was decided to replace, because at the time of hanging or loading the system sensor can Do not react. Now, for emergency restart, you need to Press and hold the power button and "volume" for 5-10 seconds. The method is suitable for all versions of the iPhone, starting with the seventh.

Useful Recommendations

To less often encounter hangs on any mobile device (most relevant for Android), you can adhere to a number of recommendations. Read more about the appearance of lags and unstable operation of the system, you can read in our article "Why the phone is inhibits on Android".

And about the councils themselves and methods of accelerating the work of the smartphone, we talked here. After reading the material and completing our recommendations, you will definitely notice the result. And for owners of an inexpensive and weak device, it will be a real Mast Hav.