Technology News – iOS 17 bug causes iPhone to freeze and won’t register touch input at all. Fortunately, there is a solution…
Apple released iOS 17 for all compatible iPhone models in September, a week after announcing the iPhone 15 lineup. The platform was initially riddled with bugs, from connectivity and UI stutters to overheating issues for the latest iPhone 15 Pro models. After nearly two months, the company released various updates to fix the above-mentioned issues. Now it turns out that there is a strange bug in iOS 17 that makes the screen completely insensitive. However, there is a simple solution to this problem.
The iPhone 15 Pro is a huge improvement over the previous generation iPhone 14 Pro. However, the overheating issue has taken away a lot of the initial hype. The iPhone 15 Pro models allegedly overheat due to the iPhone’s new titanium coating. One YouTuber also pointed out that Titan had nothing to do with the issue and that Instagram was the culprit. Apple took note and issued a statement indicating that a bug in iOS 17 was causing the new iPhone 15 Pro models to overheat.
Apple released iOS 17.0.3 with a fix for the overheating issue and the fiasco ended. iOS 17 still has some bugs that need to be fixed. A strange bug in iOS 17.1.1 causes iPhone models to freeze completely. The iPhone doesn’t register touch input, and pressing the volume and power buttons has no effect.
Note that the bug is hidden in the iOS 17 App Library section. For more details, watch a video by User The iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 Pro Max froze during our testing. According to the user, the bug is part of iOS 17.1.1 and affects new iPhone 15 models.
I couldn’t replicate the error as per your instructions, I think you made this up. The application library usage scenario is a bit fishy 😕
– Bruno (@tech_instigator) November 16, 2023
If someone does not know, the bug does not affect users on its own, as you have to trigger it yourself from the application library. However, anyone with access to your phone can turn it on, rendering the device unusable. If you too have fallen victim, you can force reset your iPhone using the Volume and Power buttons. All you have to do is press and release the Volume Up button, then quickly press and release the Volume Down button and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
The strange screen freezing error has been tested on iPhone models running iOS 17.1.1. Apple will likely address the issue in the upcoming iOS 17.2 update, which is currently in beta.