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Take Control of Your iPhone by Ted Landau

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Chapter . Fix and Prevent Freezes and Crashes

Freezes and crashes are generic iPhone problems that can occur in any iPhone software, from Safari to Maps. In this section, I cover iPhone freezes and crashes, explaining what’s going on, how to recover from them, and how to avoid them.

Note: Applications vs. Widgets

Each program on an iPhone falls into one of two categories: applications (Phone, Mail, Safari, and iPod) and widgets (the collection of items, from Text to Settings, that appear above the main four application icons on the default Home screen).

Apple refers to the latter category as both widgets and applications in its various documents. Widgets tend to be smaller, single function programs (akin to Dashboard widgets in Mac OS X) while applications ...

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