As we head into the year, we keep hearing about the issues iPhone 12 owners face. Among them lockups and freezes. These problems are very common on iPhone and luckily they are usually very easy to fix.
If your iPhone 12 gets stuck and you can’t turn it off normally, you may need to hard reset it. This process only takes a few seconds and it should restore your device to a normal state. It doesn’t erase any data, it just forces your iPhone to reboot.
If your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max crashes frequently, you may need to update your applications through the App Store or explore other possible solutions. If so, check out our guide to fixing common iPhone 12 problems.
If you’ve upgraded to an iPhone 12 model from a model older than the iPhone X, you may not be aware of the forced restart process. You must use a new button combination.
Here’s what you need to do to fix your stuck iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
How to hard reset iPhone 12
Instead of the old process of holding down two buttons to force restart the iPhone, you now have to quickly press two buttons and then hold down a third button. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it, but once you’ve done it you should be good to go for the future.
If your iPhone 12 model is not responding to touches and swipes, here’s what you need to do:
- Press on the Volume up button on the left side of the phone and release.
- Press on the Volume down button and release.
- Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
You have to press the volume up and volume down buttons very quickly, but not at the same time. As for the side button, this is what Apple calls the power button on newer devices. After holding down the side button for a few seconds, your iPhone 12 should reboot itself.
If you have to do this often, you should try resetting all your device’s settings in the Settings app. In some cases, you may need to speak to Apple customer service to see if they have a solution for your issues.
Remember that your iPhone is covered by a warranty and there is a chance that you will have to send it in for repair or replacement.
If for some reason your iPhone won’t boot up or turn on normally, Apple recommends plugging the phone into a charger so it can charge for up to an hour.
If you still see a black screen after following that step or are still having problems with the touchscreen, please contact Apple Customer Support†
4 reasons not to install iOS 15.4.1 and 11 reasons why you should
Install iOS 15.4.1 for better security
If security is important to you, then you should definitely consider installing Apple’s iOS 15.4.1 update right away.
iOS 15.4.1 has one new security patch on board and you can read more about it on Apple’s website† It helps protect your phone from damage.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. To learn more about these patches, visit: Apple’s security site for the details†
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more information, visit Apple’s security page†
If you missed iOS 15.3, you will also get the corresponding patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches for iPhone users. If you are interested in the details, you can read more about it here†
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you will get the security patch with your upgrade. More information about the switch can be found at Apple’s website†
If you missed Apple’s iOS 15.2 update, you’ll get the 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about it on the company security site†
iOS 15.2 also included some significant privacy upgrades. The software brought the company’s app privacy report to Settings. This lets you see how many times your apps accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more in the past seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 . brought Apple’s communications security features for children. You’ll find these features in the Messages app, Siri, Spotlight, and Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.4.1 will bring the security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about it at Apple’s website†
If you missed iOS 15.0.2, you will also get the security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it here†
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you’re moving from iOS 14 and you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read more about them at Apple’s security website†
Apple has updated its website with new information about iOS 15’s suite of security patches. The company now says the software has fixed an issue that could have exposed a user’s personal Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also states that iOS 15 has fixed an issue that allowed apps to override privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or an older version of iOS, you will also receive the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.4.1 update.
In addition to these patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades, including improvements to Siri. Requests to Siri are now processed on the device itself with Neural Engine. This makes it safer.
If you are an Apple Card user, you now get a security code that changes regularly to use when making online transactions.
Apple has also added a built-in authenticator similar to Google Authenticator. Allows you to generate verification codes for enhanced login security under your passwords.
There is also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.