How do you restart your iPhone device when it refuses to boot up by itself? What are the situations this may happen? Let us discuss some of these situations and what things can help you restart your iPhone.
One of the situations you may be in could be:
- When an iPhone is plugged into the PC, iTunes says it is in restoration mode, but even after being restored, the iPhone still does not turn on.
- Your screen freezes on you.
- Your phone starts up and then shuts down in a matter of seconds.
- You are staring at a black screen on your phone and there is just a little grey light showing on the screen but the iPhone does not turn on.
- You keep holding the Hold button down, but the iPhone refuses to power up.
Measures to Help You Restart Your iPhone
Try Charging It: Charging may help you restart your iPhone. In this way, you can be sure that your iPhone’s battery has enough charge in it to run your iPhone.
Connect the phone to a wall charger and let it charge for about 15 to 20 minutes. It is possible your iPhone may power on by itself once it charges or you may have to hold down the power button to turn the phone on.
If your phone battery does not charge despite being plugged into the wall after 20 to 30 minutes, then it is possible that your charging cable or your charger may be faulty and needs to be replaced. You can also double check with another charger cable.
Physical Restart: Since your iPhone did not power up even after you charged your battery, you restart your iPhone by pressing down the Hold button, which is located at the top right corner of your phone edge for about 8 to 10 seconds.
If the phone was Off, then it should now power on. Remember if it was On, then it will restart itself and should work without any issues.
Hard Reset: If a physical restart did not power up your phone, then try a hard reset by holding down the power or on/off button and the Home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. For an iPhone series 7 phone, press both on/off button and the volume button down at the same time.
Keep holding the buttons while the shutdown slider appears and until after the silver Apple logo appears on your screen, then release the buttons to let the phone power up.
If a hard reset has not helped you restart your iPhone, then try restoring the iPhone to factory default settings.
Restore to Factory Settings: Connect the iPhone’s USB cable into the connector port of the lightning adapter. Now, while holding down the iPhone’s Home button (on iPhone 7 hold volume down) plug the other end of the USB cable into your PC. This opens iTunes on your PC and puts the iPhone into recovery mode so you can then complete the restore on your iPhone.
Keep in mind that when you restart your iPhone this way, all settings and data on your iPhone are lost.
If you restart your iPhone and it still refuses to power up, then some other measures you can try are using the DFU mode or a proximity sensor reset, and lastly; you can have the iPhone checked by an Apple trained technician.