What will you do when your iPhone 3GS system locks up or crashes?
We know that iPhone 3GS is indeed another type of computer device, though the size differs from the real computer machine. However, inside such portable contrivance are the programs running on a certain platform, utilized by the users to perform specific functions just like what computer programs do.
Basing on this concept, it is also inevitable that there will be instances when the iPhone 3GS system would crash, runs slow or suddenly locks up due to various reasons. When this happens, basic troubleshooting procedures are to be performed by the end-user prior to calling for technical support.
Basic Simple Resolution
Considered the basic and simple resolution to iPhone 3GS system crashing or locking up issues is the resetting or restarting of the phone itself. The same concept is applied when the computer hangs up. Doing so will refresh the device's memory thus, clearing out whatever glitches that halted the process.
Resetting iPhone 3GS
Here is the simplest iPhone resetting procedure:
#1. Locate the home button in front of the iPhone screen, likewise the hold button on the upper right side of the screen.
#2. Simultaneously, hold down these two buttons for about 10 to 20 seconds, or until phone screen gets dark. This time, the iPhone should be turned off.
#3. Leave it off for about 30 to 60 seconds to refresh.
#4. After 60 seconds, do a long press on the hold button on the upper right side of the screen.
#5. Keep holding it down until the Apple logo shows up on the screen. At this instance the iPhone should initiate to boot up.
#6. When fully booted up, the system should start normally.
Usually, either computer machine or the iPhone’s internal memory needs to be refreshed from time to time. They too, may tend to get overloaded with the functions they performed. Note that systems too have limits. When they exceed their limits, tendency is there performance would become dawdling. Eventually, they would lock up or crash. This is the instance when system refreshing is necessary. And this is made possible by simple resetting or rebooting the device itself.
If in case, the aforementioned iPhone 3GS system resetting procedure will not do any good, a more advanced troubleshooting would then be necessary. If you think it is already beyond your capabilities, you may consider calling technical support for further assistance. But oftentimes, reading some technology news may even do you better as there would be some new information presented about your iPhone and its capabilities.