The latest iOS 9 has been one of the best possible updates from Apple. But every latest iOS has some or the other issues to deal with. Same is the case with iOS 9. We have already discussed some of the issues like: Camera icon missing, iMessage not working, unresponsive touch screen and iCloud backup not working.
Apart from all these features, one of the indispensable features is making a call. If your Phone app freezes, you won't be able to make or receive a call. This can result in a serious issue at times of emergency. We have listed all the possible solutions to resolve this issue.
How to Fix Phone App Freezes on iPhone Running iOS 9
Before going to lengthy and tedious process, we have little troubleshooting that might resolve the issue:
- Turn on Airplane Mode, after 10-15 seconds turn it back on.
Go to settings → Toggle Airplane Mode.
Swipe up the iPhone screen and toggle Airplane Mode.
- Check Do not Disturb settings (Tap on settings → Tap on Do Not Disturb → Tap on Allow Calls → Tap on Everyone).
- Remove your SIM card, clean it with dry cloth and insert it again.
- Reset network settings. Tap Settings → General → Reset → Reset Network Settings.
- Switching your network band from LTE to 3G or vice versa. Go to Settings → Cellular / Mobile Data → Voice & Data.
If any of the above troubleshooting gives negative results, we have some more technical processes that might help. Just follow the detailed tutorials given below.
Restore Your iPhone from Earlier Backup
The problem might have stemmed from some corrupt system files. While restoring your iPhone from an earlier backup, one thing to keep in mind is that restore a backup which you took before this issue was faced. Restoring from a backup which you did after the issue was faced, will not help at all.
Re-install iOS 9 with iTunes
Assuming that none of the above has helped you, try re-installing iOS 9 from iTunes:
Step #1. Connect your iPhone to your PC and open iTunes.
Step #2. Restart your iPhone in recovery mode by pressing and holding Sleep / Wake button along with Home button. Do not release when you see the Apple logo, hold it until you see iTunes logo.
Step #3. Now you will see a message in iTunes on your PC with different options like: Cancel, Restore and Update, click on Update.
iTunes will now start downloading software; if it takes more than 15 minutes, your iPhone will exit recovery mode and you will have to repeat steps 1 and 2 again. If this does not solve the problem, try one more option.
Resetting Your iPhone as a New
One of the users on Apple forum resolved the issue by completely resetting iPhone, with no backup done. Well, this is the ultimate step you can go for, as you will lose everything. So before going for this final step, make sure you have backed up your photos and videos, which you can later have it on your iPhone.
If none of the above methods helps you, the last option is to call Apple Care or visit the nearest Apple service center.