What to Do if iPhone Won’t Turn on

What to Do if iPhone Won’t Turn on

“iPhone won’t turn on” can be one of the most frightening experiences you’ve ever have. It can happen at any time. In most cases, the reasons for the “iPhone won’t turn on” include: empty battery, the water damage, or maybe you dropped it seriously. But sometimes, iPhone will randomly turns off for no apparent reason. Whatever the reason might be, there are a lot of things you can do to your iPhone before concluding that your iPhone is dead and it needs to be replaced.

Here are a few things you can try out if your iPhone won’t turn on.

Recharge iPhone
Connect your iPhone to a wall charger and leave it for about half an hour. Usually, after a couple of minutes, you will notice the charging screen. But if your iPhone’s battery is totally drained you may not be able to see the battery recharge image for several minutes.

If your iPhone remains unresponsive, then change the charging method. Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Sometimes this solution can fix the strange issues with your iPhone.


Note: Don’t plug it in and try to power it up right away. Nothing will happen, as the battery needs a bit of time to get recharged.

Restart iPhone
To restart your iPhone, you should press and keep holding down the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears on screen. Slide it across to turn it off then repeat the same action to turn your iPhone back on.
If your iPhone is frozen and can’t be restarted in the normal way, hard resetting is the next solution that you should try out.


Hard Reset iPhone
To hard reset your iPhone, simply hold down the Home button and the Power button at the same time and wait for an Apple logo to appear in 10-20 seconds before releasing both buttons. Then your iPhone should reboot after a moment. If this doesn’t work, then move onto the next method.


Put iPhone in DFU Mode
1. Connect iPhone to PC via the USB cable
2. Switch off iPhone by holding down the Power button
3. Hold the Home button and Power button at the same time for 10 seconds, then release only the Power button. You still need to keep holding Home button for 10 seconds.
4. Then iTunes will automatically turn on and a warning will pop up on iTunes. If your iPhone’s screen is black then you are already in DFU mode. But if it shows a cable connecting to the iTunes icon then you are in recovery mode.
5. Once you are in DFU mode, you can downgrade your iPhone OS in case the new version has created the problem.


Put iPhone in Recovery mode
1. Connect iPhone to computer via the USB cable
2. Open iTunes software
3. Keep pressing Home and Power button at the same time until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
4. Release Home button and Power button when iTunes recognizes your iPhone is in Recovery mode.
5. Select Update. The program will reinstall the iOS software. All data on your iPhone won’t be erased in this way.


Restore iPhone via iTunes
1. If all method fails, you will need to restore iPhone via iTunes.
2. First, make sure that you’ve backed up iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud. And you should run the latest version of iTunes too.
3. Then run iTunes on computer and connect iPhone to PC via the USB cable. Once iTunes recognizes your iPhone, select it under Devices in iTunes.
4. Click on Summary button and then click Restore. After that, iTunes will begin to restore your iPhone and get it working again.


If these solutions here do not solve the issue, you should try to make an appointment at your local Apple Store to diagnose the problem and have your iPhone repaired. When you fix your iPhone, you can use iPhone Data Recovery to restore lost data from iPhone.This program offers you three options to recover iPhone data. Try the one which is best for you:

  • If you have backed up iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud previously,  select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” or “Recover from iCloud Backup File” recovery mode.
  • If you have no valid iPhone backups, don’t worry. Try the recovery mode “Recover from iOS Device“.
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