Many iPhone user must have experienced their iPhone 7 freezing. This is a very minor problem and can be easily fixed with the methods mentioned in this article. The iPhone freezing refers to your iPhone becoming unresponsive to touch or any other action. This condition can arise due to several technical issues with the software of the iPhone.

Even though it is just a minor technical issue, it can still be frustrating to experience this situation as temporarily you will be unable to access any data or information which is stored on your iPhone. That is the reason it is essential that you must know the different ways which tell you how to unfreeze iPhone 7/7 Plus easily (also work for iPhone 12/11/X/8/6/SE/5). This article educates all the readers in this regard so that any iPhone user can get out of this situation with simple steps.

Method 1: Force Restart Your iPhone 7

The first thing which you must try to unfreeze your iPhone and to avoid data loss is force restart your iPhone using the buttons. You can force restart your iPhone and know how to unfreeze iPhone 7 by following the steps below.

Step 1: Press and hold the “Power” button on the right side of your iPhone 7.

Step 2: While holding the “Power” button, press the “Volume Down” button and hold it you can see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

force restart iphone 7

Your iPhone 7 will then be unfrozen by performing a simple force restart.

The method of force restarting varies from iPhone model to another, to force restart other phones refer to the steps below.


  • For force restarting iPhone 12/11/X/8, press and release the “Volume Up” and “Volume Down” button together and then press the “Power” button till you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • For force restarting iPhone 6/6s/SE/5 and earlier models, press the “Power” and “Home” button at the same time and hold it till you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Method 2: Reset All Settings On iPhone 7

If force restarting your iPhone 7 does not solve the problem, then you can try resetting your iPhone 7 to factory settings. By doing this all the data on your iPhone will be erased so it is always advisable that you create a backup before performing factory reset. You can factory reset your iPhone 7 and know how to fix a frozen iPhone 7 by following the steps below.

Step 1: From “Settings” scroll down and tap on “General”.

Step 2: From the options available, click on “Reset” and then on “Reset All Settings”.

Step 3: Enter your passcode when prompted.

reset settings

Your iPhone will restart and then all the settings would be reset.

Method 3: Fix A Frozen iPhone 7 Without Restore

If you don’t wish to reset all the settings of your iPhone 7 to the original factory settings, you can use the highly recommended software iMyFone Fixppo (iOS 14/13/12 supported) to fix the issue of your iPhone being frozen without any data loss. This software is very efficient in fixing many minor and major technical issues with your iPhone. Follow the easy steps below to use this software for knowing how to unfreeze your iPhone.

Advantages by using iMyFone Fixppo:

  • Unlike using iTunes restore, you don’t lose any data after unfreezing your device.  
  • The steps are very easy to follow. You don’t need to be iOS professional.
  • You can use Fixppo to fix any other iOS problems like stuck on Apple logo,  stuck on recovery mode, iPhone dead and so on.
  • This software is fully compatible with iOS 14/13/12, iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/6/SE/5/4, all iPad and iPod.   

Windows version    Mac version

Now check out the steps of how to unfreeze iPhone using Fixppo.

Step 1. Download, install and launch the software Fixppo on your laptop and click on the first option “Standard Mode” from the main interface.

main interface

Step 2. Connect your frozen iPhone 7 to the computer and click “Next” to proceed.

connect iphone 7

Step 3. Get the firmware by hitting “Download”. You are free to choose any other available firmware by clicking the drop-down button.

download firmware

Step 4. Click on “Start” to start fixing your frozen iPhone 7 when you have successfully downloaded the firmware.

unfreeze iphone7

Fixppo software will fix your iPhone and it will then be unfrozen after repair.

Method 4: Put iPhone 7 In Recovery Mode And Restore With iTunes

You can fix the issue of “my iPhone 7 is frozen” by restoring it with iTunes. You will have to put your iPhone in Recovery Mode and then restore iPhone. Follow the detailed steps below to do this.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your laptop and with the help of a USB cable connect your iPhone to your laptop.

Step 2: Now Force restart your iPhone by, pressing the “Power” and “Volume Down” button and holding it till “Connect to iTunes” appears on the iPhone screen.

iPhone shows  connect to iTunes

Step 3: Once your iPhone is in the Recovery Mode, check your computer and iTunes will pop up a messages asking you to restore the device.

iTunes restore iPhone

Step 4: On the confirmation dialogue box, click on “Restore”.

restore frozen iphone 7

The data and information stored in your iPhone will be erased along with the settings and your iPhone will be unfrozen.

Method 5: DFU Restore The Frozen iPhone 7

If you are unable to put your iPhone in Recovery Mode, or you are unable to restore your iPhone by using the Recovery Mode, you can restore it with iTunes by putting it in DFU mode. Follow the steps below to know how.

Step 1: Open your laptop and launch iTunes on it.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your laptop by using a USB cable.

Step 3: Press and hold the “Power” and “Home” button and after about 5 seconds release the “Power” button while continuing to hold the “Home” button.

Step 4: Once your screen is blank, your device would be in DFU mode, if the screen shows “Connect to iTunes” then repeat the steps till the screen is blank.

Step 5: iTunes will detect your device in Recovery Mode.

recovery mode detection

Step 6: Finally click on “Restore”.

Your iPhone will be restored to the original factory settings and the iPhone screen will be unfrozen.


With the above mentioned ways, you can easily unfreeze your iPhone 7. Out of all the methods, the one using the software iMyFone Fixppo is very effective and much easier compared to other methods. For fixing any technical glitches in your iPhone, this software is highly recommended. It comes in two modes to fix almost all the minor and major issues. Download and use it now!

If in case your problem is not solved by using of the methods mentioned above, then there must be some issue with the hardware of your iPhone 7 (Plus) and you can get it rectified by contacting your nearest Apple store for assistance.

Windows version    Mac version