if your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max becomes unresponsive, you can try a force restart or hard reset. This usually solves the problem.
Apple has fixed numerous issues, but iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are still running into bugs, glitches, and other performance issues as we get deeper into the year.
The current list of iPhone XS issues includes freezing and freezing. These are common issues that affect every iPhone model. Fortunately, they are easy to fix.
If your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max suddenly freezes and becomes unresponsive to gestures, we recommend that you do a hard reset. This process only takes a few seconds and it should restore your device to a normal state.
This process will not erase any data stored on your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. It just forces your device to reboot itself.
If your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max continues to crash, you may need to update your apps through the App Store or explore other possible solutions. Then check out our guide to solving common iPhone problems.
If you upgraded to your current device from an iPhone model older than Apple’s iPhone X, you may not know how to force restart your device. You must use a new key combination.
Here’s what you need to do to fix your frozen iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.
How to hard reset iPhone XS
If you previously had an older iPhone model, you may be familiar with the old process of holding down two buttons to reboot the device.
On newer iPhones like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, you now need to quickly press two buttons and then hold a third button to force the device to reboot.
It may take a few tries to get it right, but once you get the hang of it, you should be good to go if and when you run into a similar problem on the road.
If your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max stops responding to gestures, 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.
Note that you need to press the Volume Up and Volume Down button very quickly, but not at the same time.
The side button is what Apple calls the power button on newer iPhone models like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. After holding the side button for a few seconds, your iPhone should reboot itself.
If you find that you have to restart your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max all the time, you should try resetting all your settings in the Settings app. In some cases, you may even need to talk to Apple customer service to see if they have a solution.
If for some reason your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max won’t boot up or turn on normally, Apple recommends connecting the phone to a charger to charge it. You should let it charge for a maximum of one hour.
If you still see a black screen or are still having problems with the touchscreen after trying that, 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, 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. For more information about these patches, please visit: Apple’s security site for details†
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more information, please 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 on 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’s 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 in the past seven days your apps accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 is . brought Apple’s communication security features to 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 on 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 on 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 resolved 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 ignore 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 in 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.