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frozen iPhone wont let me slide to unlock

My iPhone 5 screen has been frozen for like 2 days. It won't let me slide to unlock. I tried resetting it, and it still doesn't work. Please help!

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i ve tried the hard rest option bt its not working n d screen has ben locked since almost 48 hours n unable to unlock it in any manner

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What did you do to fix it?

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Great thanks problem solved with hard reset

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worked for me - thanks everyone!

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Hard reset worked ... wonder what casues this and how to avoid it

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Did you try a hard reset by holding the power and home button together for 7 seconds, then let go of the home button and continue holding the power button? This will restart the iPhone.

Was it dropped prior to this?

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It worked! Thank you for this great tip.

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I did that and now my screen is white

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thanku it did help.

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Had my IPhone5 for 11months and suddenly froze today - could not 'slide to unlock'. However, i could 'slide to answer'.

Did a Google search on the problem and this site was the 1st that i clicked on.

So took your advice and 'Bingo' :)

Thank you so much, otherwise it was a trip down to the Apple shop.

Merv Watkins, Perth, Australia.

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perferct, worked well ! Thanks !

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dismantle it and clean touch ic with ipa reheat with hot air station if not luck after replace logic board

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Wouldn't that be super expensive?

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Thanks so much hard close worked great - wonder why it happened

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Thanks a Million it work for me and i really apprecitae it

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Would my phone reset

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If you dropped your phone or if you or someone else replaced the screen or something dealing with opening the phone, then the screen might be messed up (LCD & touch screen). Replacing the screen should be a final solution after trying the other solutions mentioned above by others.

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So what you can do to use your phone is connect the earphones, and you can at least answer calls... you can either mute your phone or leave it as it is, then you answer & end calls you push the middle button from the earphones and decline with the plus or minus. Hope this helps...

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I was in voice activation. the it took me to the ist page, was giving me a comand that . It will not even let me turn off the phone. nowsaid slice to unlock, i did it but nothing happened.now i got amessage that the phone is disable. What can i do?

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OMG it works for everything thank god

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What you have to do is hold the sleep and home button for ten seconds and let go of the Home button but still keep holding the sleep button and your Phone should restart and when it does it goes a bit Black but just wait and it will be back to normal

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It did not work but I tried it on the iPhone 6s

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I guess all of You (with lag problem) Have an iOs 8 ? Upgrade this iOs then will be okay.

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Try this guide. It worked for me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uit5IFu8...

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Maybe caused by "Not enough storage", as i have experienced.

Go to Setting to check if you have enough storage, and if not delete something to get more storage.

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Just do a hard reset HOLD THE OFF BUTTON AND HOME BUTTON FOR SEVEN TO TEN SECONDS AND THE SCREEN WILL GO BLACK AND THEN SHOULD TURN BACK ON and there you go!

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Try'd hard reset but my phone is still frozen. Now its turning off and on. Any other ways to fix it.

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This did not work for my phone and I have tried it 2x....

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tried all of the above not working...

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this dont work i have a notification froze on my screen too it will lock and unlock but hard reset WILL NOT WORK what else can i do and its not the touch sensors this phone is a iphone 7+ brandnew was working fine

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But what if the home button isn't working? Then how you do it?

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"Hey! Here's a solution, Stop buying iPhones.

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i tried to hard reset it but it still is on the slide to unlock freeze. what do i do ?

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