iPhone Completely Locked Up during an Update: How to Fix

How to fix iPhone completely locked up after ios upgrade

“Help! My iPhone 6 has locked up when i update an os software, and the progress bar appears to be about 70% finished but it won’t go the rest of the way across the screen.
It’s been this way for two hour. Any suggestions?”

– Apple discussion

To make iPhone or iPad better, many users often upgrade the new iOS, OS software or ordinary app on their iPhone/iPad, sometimes there are something wrong happen, such as iPhone/iPad completely locked up during an update or stuck at “slide to upgrade”. No one wants to see these, but actually no one can stop it, so we find out 3 ways to fix it:


The first thing you need to do is reset your iPhone/iPad when it locked up during update, which is turn off your iDevices and then turn it on. And believe that almost all the iOS users know how to reset an iPhone/iPad: just press and hold both the home and the sleep/wake buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds. If you find Apple logo screen appears on the iPhone/iPad, it proves that the hard reset works.


If your iPhone/iPad still lockup after reset or won’t get past the Apple screen, you need to restore your iPhone. Now connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer, launch the newest iTunes, Click on the button if it appears as usual, then click on “Summary” >> “Restore”. If iTunes cannot recognize your iPhone, you’ll need to put it in recovery mode first, here we recommend you can use a free reboot tool named Tenorshare Reiboot, which can get your iPhone into recovery mode with only one click.


If unfortunately the reset and restore can’t fix your iPhone/iPad locked up during iOS update, you may need to repair your iOS system, and there is an iPhone Care Pro can easily download firmware to fix your iPhone locked up during new iOS or OS software upgrade because of iOS error. It is ease-to-use and efficient, and definitely can help you!

Only three ways, you can fix iPhone/iPad completely locked up after update, just give it a try! If you still have question with the methods above, you also can read a more detailed article: http://www.tenorshare.com/iphone-data/how-to-fix-frozen-iphone-during-ios-8-update.html

Free Up iPhone Memory by Removing Unwanted Files, Caches, Cookies, etc.

Unnecessary Files Pile Up on iPhone

iPhone junk files

iPhone unnecessary files pile up


We know, on the computer, after long time use, if you don’t clear the unwanted files and cleanup your computer memory, it would be running more and more slowly. On iPhone, just like on computer, it is the same situation! Unwanted files really pile up a lot on the iPhone: browsing history and caches, app caches and redundant installation package, unwanted files, no-longer-needed temp files, bad/empty/corrupt files, cookies that may be potential dangerous, cookies that are no longer useful, etc.

So it is necessary and emergent to make your iPhone memory condition clean, fully and properly used. How to do this?

How to Remove iOS Unwanted Files from iPhone, iPad, iPod?

It is very easy and costless to clean out all the weeds with software Free iPhone Care. Free iPhone Care is a free program designed by Tenorshare, it is a really cool piece of software which is elaborately designed with user-friendly and easy-to-use interface. In addition, the pro version of Free iPhone Care has more powerful and functional features such as removing annoying ads from game playing, reading; fix iPhone dead screen like recovery mode screen, Apple logo screen; bypass forgotten lock screen passcode; backup and restore iOS data; share and manage music, videos, photos and more.

Well, let’s learn how to use the free app to delete junk files and free up space on your iPhone. Simple as 3 steps below:

Step 1: Download and install the program on your PC. Note that this is a Windows-only application so far. If you are using Mac, we are so sorry. Our developers are striding to develop Free iPhone Care for Mac. However, you can use free iPhone Care on your friends’ Windows PC.

Step 2: Launch the program and connect your device (iPhone, iPad or iPod are all OK) with it. Devices include newest iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4 and previous models; iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad 4, the New iPad, iPad 2, and all former ones; iPod touch 5, 4; iPod Classic, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle.

Note: Before going on, you can specify cleanup settings and by clicking on the settings icon.

Step 3: Select a cleanup way

2 ways are provided to cleanup your iPhone: Quick Clean and Deep Clean. For quick clean, it can quickly remove junk files including caches, cookies, temporary files and so on. For deep clean, it can help scan deeper and access more unwanted files but take longer time to finish.

Choose a proper cleanup way for you. The steps of the two ways differ a bit.

Step 4: Preview scanned files and click “Clean Now”

After scan is done, all the scanned files are available to preview. In addition, you can know how much space will be reclaimed and how many percentages the running performance will boost.

junk files on iPhone

space reclaimed after caches cleared

After junk files are removed, just go to check your iPhone and see whether it becomes faster or not! If you think Free iPhone Care is great, please don’t forget to share it with your friends.