iPhone frozen-anyone have an idea

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I am a non-tech person and am having trouble with my iPhone. It is frozen on a screen that says I need to connect to the iTunes store. When I try that iTunes says it can't connect b/c I need to enter my password on the phone which is locked. (I don't have anyway to enter the password that I can tell.) Thanks for any advice!
 

shutter13

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Try holding down the sleep/power button and the home button until it turns off and the Apple logo comes back up.
 
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Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately though,I tried twice but no luck. Is there a backup plan when this fails?
 

iphonewarrior

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Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately though,I tried twice but no luck. Is there a backup plan when this fails?
So your saying you can't unlock your phone?

When you connect to iTunes it will sync or try to. If your SIM card has a pin on it, enter it through your phone. Slide-to-unlock then enter your pin, then enter. Then allow iTunes to do what it's got to do.

What shutter suggested does work, you have to hold both the sleep/wake button and the home button- The screen will flash and the phone itself, will reboot.

If all else fails and someone steals your car... take your phone back to wherever you got it from.
 

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If you cannot get it to come up without the connect to iTunes...you may need to put it in DFU and restore. I cannot remember the steps for putting the phone in DFU mode, but if you google it, you will find it.