Very occasionally it can happen that the screen of your phone freezes. Your Android smartphone will then no longer respond to touches. Fortunately, you can force it to reboot so that it starts working again. We explain how you can do that.
Just like humans, technology is not perfect. Very occasionally you can notice that your phone no longer does anything, and one particular image remains visible all the time. Don’t worry, because it doesn’t mean you have to buy a new one right away. We’ll explain how to force your phone to reboot.
- Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds until the frozen image disappears. If that doesn’t work, press and hold the lower volume button and the power button together
- Once the image disappears, you may feel a short vibration indicating that your phone is rebooting.
- Your phone’s manufacturer logo will appear on the screen, and you can use it again once it boots up
What is the cause?
A phone screen that freezes usually indicates a software bug, but the exact cause can vary widely. Just to be sure, check that your phone has received its latest system and app updates. You can check that in the settings of Android and in the Google Play Store.
It’s only when your phone freezes more often that you really need to worry. There may be insufficient storage space on your smartphone and then it is high time to clean up photos, videos and apps. We give you four tips to free up storage space. If your phone also feels sluggish, you can check out these seven ways to breathe new life into your smartphone.
If nothing else really helps, there is one last remedy: factory resetting your smartphone. You will also lose all the data that was stored on your phone, so perform a backup before making this drastic decision. Do you have a phone that freezes remarkably often, or have you experienced it before? Let us know in the comments.
– Thanks for information from Androidworld.