I’ve heard about iPhone problems, but until recently my iPhone 4S has been the perfect companion. I even found myself bragging about my Apple device like the an annoying fan-boy. But all good things come to an end. It started with WiFi problems (the on-off switched was greyed out), apps would crash (Kindle and Audible died upon opening), and sometimes email would “spin” and never retrieve.
I thought my happy iPhone days were over, until I found the iPhone freezer trick. Hard to believe this helped, but putting my iPhone in the freezer for about 30 minutes helped fixed some of the problems. Here are the cold, hard facts from my iPhone freezer experiences.
How to put and iPhone on ice.
- Power-down the iPhone
- Put iPhone in a zip-lock bag
- Put iPhone in zip-lock in the freezer
- Find something to do for about 30 minutes
Here’s is suggestion – Talk to a neighbor (in person, because your phone is in the freezer)
- Retrieve your iPhone
FYI – the screen may be foggy from frost. It will go away.
After doing this I could connect to WiFi and my apps worked! I was amazed!
However, after about 20 – 30 minutes I lost the WiFi connection and could not reconnect (spinning wheel on WiFi screen). But the good news is, the freezer tricked seem to fix the crashing apps and email issues.
And now a warning – after rebooting my iPhone it started having the same problems, the most annoying being the crashing apps. But after another 30 minutes in deep freeze my iPhone apps worked and I got another 30 minutes of WiFi.
I spent MANY hours reading support threads after my iPhone started acting-up. Seems like iPhone issues pop-up like kudzu after upgrading to iOS 6. So don’t upgrade to the new iOS until there is a new patch (assumed to be iOS 6.1). The official solutions is to get a new iPhone. But the freezer trick can help if you don’t have the time (or energy) to go to the Apple sore and talk to a kid at genius bar and reconfigure a new iPhone.