While the iPhone certainly isn't the first mobile handset to suffer from freezes, its functional breadth and the fact that many of its users install unsupported third-party applications make the device, generally, more freeze-prone.
We've covered iPhone freezes on a number of occasions, noting that users should keep ample free space on the device and offering some suggestions that might alleviate crashes and freezes due to to corrupt data. Aside from not running browsing in Safari while playing music with the iPod application, however, actual usage notes on preventing freezes have been few.
Several users have now reported, however, that toggling the following two settings can result in a reduction in or complete elimination of freezes:
- Tap Settings on the home screen. Tap General. Tap Auto-Lock. Set to "Never."
- Tap Settings on the home screen. Tap Brightness. Turn Auto-Brightness off.
If you've experienced success eliminating crashes with these settings, please let us know.