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5 Ways To Fix IPhone 5 Freezing When Charging

iPhone 5 is a great phone. Every new model  of iPhone provides some innovations and improvements, and that was the case with iPhone 5 as well. However, even the device itself really is powerful, certain bugs are inevitable. Some users reported the issue – freezing while charging.

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If you do have this same problem, check out 5 ways to fix iPhone 5 freezing when charging.

5 Ways To Fix IPhone 5 Freezing When Charging


Solution No: 1. Use the original adapter and close all apps

Sometimes, the problem may occur when you use the charger for iPhone 4, for example. Even though they look the same, you will avoid the problem of freezing if you use the one that came with your iPhone 5.

Force close all apps while charging your IPhone , double tap the home button and close all apps that’s running in the background

Solution No: 2. Take off the iPhone’s case while charging

With this simple step, you can avoid freezing. Simply remove the case while charging. It may seem irritating to do it every time, but it is a far better solution , and you will avoid issues you currently have.

Solution No: 3. Try to charge the device on another source

Sometimes, the problem may occur because the power quality is poor. Try to charge your phone somewhere else, such as a coffee shop or place where you work.

Solution No: 4. Update iOS

Most of freezing problems are software related. So don’t be lazy and update your iPhone to the latest software in order to avoid the problems. You will be able to charge your device normally.

Navigate to  “Settings,” followed by “General,” “Software Update” and “Install Now”.

In the following article you will find a full guide on iOS update, so make sure to check it out:

How to update iOS on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Solution No: 5. Factory reset

In order to do this:

  1. Choose Settings and click on General
  2. Scroll to the bottom and choose Reset
  3. Select Erase All Content and Settings

Your device will remind you that the resetting will delete all the data and media you have on the phone. It is something that cannot be undone, so before you begin, backup your data.

These 5 ways to fix iPhone 5 freezing when charging helped many users to solve this issue.


  1. Hi, I would like to informe you that my iphone X is allways freesing when I use ipad charger . I know that ipad charger has higher power and it is allowed to used it but I wouldn’t recomend it for charging.

    1. If your device is freezing while charging only, unplug your charger and try the methods above, then plug it back in. Also, you may restart your device: press and hold the sleep/wake button and drag the slider when it appears on the screen, or you can perform a soft reset by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button and the Home button at the same time (keep pressing the buttons until you see Apple logo).

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