Wifi hotspot pop-up freezes iPhone

Created at: 2021-04-18 15:22:15
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This afternoon i visited a FoodMarket. When I walked in I noticed that on my lock screen it was showing a pop-up with a paswoord screen to access the wifi hotspot/network. I tried to cancel te pop-up but it won't go away. Now my iPhone 12 is useless. I can't do a hard reset because it turns the SOS mode on. (everything behind the pop-up can't be operated) I also tried iTunes on my Mac mini but it says that my iPhone 12 needs to be unlocked. And that's just wat I can't do?!?!!? Im running IOS 15 latest version. I'm completely stuck and hope that trying to drain the battery wil help my problem....

Answer #1:

By: Alden Moen

This afternoon i visited a FoodMarket. When I walked in I noticed that on my lock screen it was showing a pop-up with a paswoord screen to access the wifi hotspot/network. I tried to cancel te pop-up but it won't go away. Now my iPhone 12 is useless. I can't do a hard reset because it turns the SOS mode on. (everything behind the pop-up can't be operated) I also tried iTunes on my Mac mini but it says that my iPhone 12 needs to be unlocked. And that's just wat I can't do?!?!!? Im running IOS 15 latest version. I'm completely stuck and hope that trying to drain the battery wil help my problem....

Answer #2:

By: Mrs. Odie Kuvalis

I found out that I was doing the hard reset of my iPhone the wrong way :-)

I was pressing the volume up, volume down and power on button at the same time!



But it needs to be:



How to Hard Reset the iPhone 12 (All models)

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears, then release the Sidebutton.



i also made a personal automation in Siri short cuts to turn of wifi when I leave the house and one for when I return home. This should prevent the pop-up blokkade from happening and also should safe me some battery :-)