Question about Apple iPhone Smartphone
Okay, here's my problem. Earlier today, I was trying to check a missed call on my iPhone, and I tried to click the phone button, and the iPhone wouldn't let me click on anything, so I try to shut it off, and it acts like it's about to shut off (With that circle thing that lights up, like it's loading...the sign that tells you the iPhone is about to shut off.) and the iPhone has been like that for about an hour now, and won't shut off.
Can someone help me?
From the apple.com website - the 2nd one worked for me:
If iPhone won't turn on, or the display freezes or doesn't respond
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
I had a similar problem. The iPhone went to a black screen and buttons wouldn't work at all, not even the shut down button. I pressed the shut down button together with the main function button (the one in the front) and it turned off. Afterwards, it turned on properly.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
I had a similar problem, that is, the iPhone came up with that little circle thingy, and I figured out how to turn it off while this was happening (it was pretty scary since it was just out of the box!).
If it happens again, Hold down the home button and the sleep button at the same time and it should turn off.
Have a good one!
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
Reset the phone by holding down the top button and the circle button for 10 seconds. It should start up normally from there.
Posted on Dec 09, 2010
I had a similar problem with my iPhone seizing up- wouldn't go back to main screen or recognize that it was plugged in to charge- and when I tried to reset it by pushing both buttons simultaneously it just took a photo of the screen. Just before I called Apple Care I took out my SIM card out of phone and then put it back in. The screen unlocked temporarily and the next time I tried to reset- as prompted by Apple Care- it reset. It did take longer than the estimated 30 seconds to get back to the standby screen- more like 1.5 minutes. Now all seems to be fine.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
My IPHONE WILL NOT GO OFF! !st Gen 2G. The only way I can get it off is to run the battery out. I have tried everythin. Anybody?
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
My Iphone 3g locked up today in the "phone" menu, and no matter what I did, I couldn't turn it off or reset it. The solution: I connected it to my computer, took a backup via iTunes (ticked all the right boxes in iTunes under the iPhone icon, also took extra backup of contacts into outlook), and clicked "restore" on the summary tab. The phone then reset itself to factory settings, started up normally, and then continued to restore almost everything I had on the phone, including address book, full txt msg history, photos, bluetooth pairings etc. It even manage to restore data in some of the downloaded apps from iTunes store (such as all voice recordings in AudioMemo). The only thing I have found so far that it didn't restore, understandably, was my music, which was no problems since I only downloaded it again from my iTunes. I am really amazed at how well it worked.
Posted on May 12, 2009
I just bought a new computer and when i hoolk my iphone up i get a message that says....one of the USB devics attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. I have tried to turn my phone off and it wont turn off. I have tried pushing the sleep button. I have tried pushing both the sleep buttut it on and the home screen button and holding them in for a while, but it still wont shut off. what should I do?
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
u may have already fixed this by now, but mine was doing the exact same thing, until i plugged it into itunes and upgraded the software, it took about 20mins to do but eventually it worked and all has been fine since. Since then I have gone into setttings and there was an option saying when home button is pushed twice take me to the favourites list or something, so i have disabled that.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
It's usually an issue with the logic board, so ultimately if you want to resolve it, the logic board needs to be replaced. Try to restore the iphone to exclude that it's a software issue, but if that doesn't work and If you're under warranty apple will likely give you a new one. If you're out of warranty you can attempt a self-repair if you're comfortable with opening devices like that, There are iPhone Repair guides that show you how at http://www.portatronics.com/guide. It's kind of a minor issue to take the risk of breaking things further though.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Just force restart your iphone. try to power of iphone and power on. this is normal thing occure when some app not working properly. If you want to restore your iphone without deleting data then here is the way.
Ipad iphone restore without losing data . But in your case i dont think you need to restore your iphone it just force restartyour iphone and it start working normally.
Posted on Jul 25, 2018
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Posted on Oct 15, 2008
My iphone is currently at lock with password but when i try to unlock it it unlocks but i try entering the password it goes weird. It shows that it is touched it sounds too but it doesn't open and doesn't put either that the password is incorrect and it won't turn off it just goes sleep CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
I have never beeen able to turn off my iphone....EVER. It's been on for 1-1/2 years. Can not manually shut it off. The only way it powers down is when the battery dies. That's it. Tried everything...i think. Hence, in order to jailbreak it, you must be powered off and rebooted from the off position. This sucks because I can't do that and I want to jailbreak it!! Here's a solution worked for me!!! Press Home button for 2 seconds first and then while holding it press power button along with it too. After 3 seconds it will turn off... :)
I have never beeen able to turn off my iphone....EVER. It's been on for 1-1/2 years. Can not manually shut it off. The only way it powers down is when the battery dies. That's it. Tried everything...i think. Hence, in order to jailbreak it, you must be powered off and rebooted from the off position. This sucks because I can't do that and I want to jailbreak it!!
Here's a solution worked for me!!! Press Home button for 2 seconds first and then while holding it press power button along with it too. After 3 seconds it will turn off... :)
Posted on May 18, 2012
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Posted on Mar 11, 2008
My Iphone's screen went slowly white I had to hard reboot.
itunes and computer see's the phone but I have no display. Help...
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: iphone froze
hold down the power button and home button for roughly 10 seconds sometimes it can take anything up to a 1minute. This almost always works. My froze and i tried this, worked first time.
When your screen goes off from holding them down. Plug you iphone into itunes and it will load and your all set.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Please take a look at Apple's Support Page, try all of these, if required.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
SOURCE: MY iphone won't shut off
Probably the flex cable that connects the button to the mother board is damaged. This part is cheap and easy to install.
You can find the replacement parts here:
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
Most likely you destroyed your #1 connector that goes from the LCD to the logicboard. A $25 investment for a new LCD will solve the problem!
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
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