Performance issues like lags and freezes occur even in the new Apple iPhone 13. In fact, some owners reported of having a very laggy device shortly after the iOS 15.1 update.
Others on the other hand experienced random freezes for no apparent reason. Most of the time, it’s just a minor problem and performance issues can often be fixed by doing a few basic troubleshooting procedures.
However, there are times when a problem is a bit serious that you need to do some more complicated solutions to fix it.
Continue reading as we may be able to help you one way or another.
Fixing An iPhone 13 That Freezes Randomly
There are a few things you need to do to figure out the reason why your iPhone 13 randomly freezes. First you have to do some basic and pretty easy to follow procedures and if the problem isn’t fixed by those, then you have to do the more complicated ones.
But before anything else, make sure that your iPhone 13 is running on the latest iOS version, because if not, then take a little time updating it and see if that fixes the problem.
Assuming that your iPhone is updated and continues to freeze randomly, then here are the things you should do:
First solution: Close background apps
If the freezes are minor, like they’re more of a lag and a freeze, then it’s probably just due to some apps that are left running in the background.
So the first thing you have to do is to close all of them and try to see if the problem is fixed. Here’s how you do that:
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop in the middle.
This will show you the apps that are running in the background.
Step 2: Swipe up on each app preview to close them one after another.
Once you’ve closed all background apps, try to see if your iPhone 13 still freezes randomly.
Second solution: Force restart your iPhone
It is important that you do the forced restart as it will refresh your iPhone’s memory. Most of the time, a performance-related problem can be fixed by this solution and it might be enough for your device as well.
So follow these steps to do the forced restart:
Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up key.
Step 2: Quickly press and release the Volume Down key.
Step 3: Immediately after releasing it, press and hold the Power button for 8 seconds.
This will trigger your iPhone to shut down and power back up.
Step 4: When the Apple logo appears, release the Power key and allow your device to continue the boot process.
When the reboot is complete, try to observe your iPhone closely to know if it still freezes randomly.
Third solution: Check the iPhone storage
Another thing you have to do look into is the storage. It’s important that your iPhone has enough storage, because apps create their caches when you use them. The same goes for features and other services.
Here’s how you check the iPhone storage:
Step 1: From the Home screen, tap Settings.
Step 2: Find and tap General.
Step 3: Tap iPhone Storage.
Now check if your iPhone still has enough storage. If it only has 2GB left, then you will have to uninstall some unused apps and delete some of your pictures or videos.
However, if there’s enough storage left, then move on to the next solution.
Fourth solution: Reset the settings of your device
At this point, a settings reset is necessary to bring all the iPhone settings back to their default values. This will often fix any performance-related problem, provided that your device’s internal memory is still enough.
Resetting all settings won’t delete any of your personal files and data. So it’s safe yet very effective. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Launch the Settings app.
Step 2: Tap General.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
Step 4: Tap Reset at the bottom of the screen to reveal all the options.
Step 5: Tap the Reset All Settings option and enter your security lock if prompted.
Step 6: Tap Reset All Settings at the bottom of the screen, and then confirm it by tapping the same option.
Your iPhone will reboot when all settings are reset but don’t worry, you don’t have to set up your device again. But once it’s ready, try to see if your device is still freezes or if the problem is already fixed.
If this isn’t enough, then you have a couple of procedures you can do and that’s the Factory Reset and iPhone restore through the Recovery mode.
It’s up to you if you want to do that. But you decide to do so, then make sure to create a backup of your important files and data as they will be deleted.
We hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you.