Top 3 Ways to Fix iOS 12/11 Update Frozen on iPhone, iPad

Now Apple has dropped iOS 12 beta 6 to the public, and the number of users who download and install the newest update only grows, but this also means you may encounter some unexpected problems, such as iPhone, iPad update freezes during backup or restore, stuck in Apple logo/DFU mode/boot loop, iOS 12 updated failed the screen does not respond to touch, etc. So here we’d like share 3 methods to fix various iOS 12/11 freeze during update on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 plus/SE/6s/6/5 and iPad.

Tip 1: Force Restart iOS 12/11 Update Bricked iPhone

I am sure most of people will try to reboot their device when iPhone freezes with new update. Truly, this little trick may help sometimes. Before you take further steps, you are good to try it. If the regular restart doesn’t work, you can also perform a hard reset on your stuck and bricked devices. As shown in the image below, press a combination of buttons for 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo. Hopefully, you may get rid of a frozen screen on iPhone, iPad after iOS 12/11 update.

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Tip 2: Repair Operating System to Solve iPhone Frozen During Update iOS 12/11

This particular iOS 12 stuck issue cannot be solved completely with a simple force restart. If you find iPhone freezes constantly with iOS 12, the problem should attribute to the operating system you’ve just installed. Here we recommend you a third-party iOS repairing software Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix iPhone hangs after updating to iOS 12/11. Compared with iTunes, you don’t have to take the risk to lose all your data and this tool is super easy to use.

  • Launch Tenorshare ReiBoot on your PC/Mac and then connect your iPhone with it. Click Fix All iOS Stuck and choose Fix Now (All iOS 11 Stuck) in the interface.
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  • Now download the necessary firmware package as the repairing drive for iOS on your device. By default Tenorshare ReiBoot will provide you with the latest IPSW file or you can import any version as you like. Here we take iOS 11 for example.
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  • When the iOS firmware package is ready, click Start Repair to run the systematic repairing procedure.

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There you go. With 3 steps, iOS 12/11 update freezes iPhone, iPad should not be a problem for you anymore.

Tip 3: Get iOS 12/11 iPhone Unfreeze with iTunes Restore (Data Loss)

Similar to Tenorshare ReiBoot, you can fix the iOS update frozen iPhone with iTunes, but remember that iTunes will erase all setting and content from your device. If you have made a backup in advance, you can try this way also.

Firstly, connect your frozen iPhone or iPad with iTunes and put it into Recovery Mode by holding the power button and Home button (Volume Down button on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus). Don’t release it until you see the Connect to iTunes screen. Or simply use FREE Tenorshare ReiBoot to enter Recovery within one click.

After detecting your device, iTunes will pop-up a message saying the iPhone is required to be updated or restored. Click the Restore button and wait for iTunes to factory reset your devices.

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Now we have shared the experiences about how to fix a frozen iPhone, iPad after or during iOS 12/11 update. Hope you won’t be bothered with this issue any more. Like our post? Kindly share it to your friends!

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 11 Update Follow @Jerry Cook