Why does my iPhonekeep restarting, and what do I do about it? We trust our iPhones and they need to work all the time. It would be great if there was a single reason why iPhones restart over and over again, but there isn’t a magic bullet for this problem. In this informative article, we explain the reasons why iPhone keeps rebooting itself, such as version update errors, malware attacks, unstable drivers, or hardwareissues.
It is necessary to understand the reasons for its occurrence before solving the problem. Is your iPhone in such a state? The iPhone starts up and the screen displays the Apple logo as usual. But, until now, the iPhone is starting again until the Apple logo is displayed. Here are some common reasons why iPhone keeps constantly restarting:
- Update issue: During the iOS system update, the update process was interrupted for various reasons (such as network interruption), which caused problems in the iOS system. Unstable iOS updates can also cause this issue.
- Malware: If you jailbreak your iPhone, you can install apps from other sources. However, it’s easy to get a security threat on your phone, such as installing malware from unreliable sources.
- Unstable driver: When any driver on the iPhone is unstable due to damage to the internal system of the phone, it may also cause the iPhone 6 keeps rebooting.
- Hardware issues: When the iPhone encounters a drop or water damage, a hardware component failure (such as a power button failure) can also cause the iPhone to continue to restart.
Before we do any troubleshooting at all, make sure your iPhone is backed up. If your iPhone has a hardware problem, this could be your last chance to back up your data. If we need to, we’ll restore your iPhone in a later step, and you need a backup before you restore.
If you need help backing up your iPhone, Apple’s support article has an excellent walkthrough. Once you’re backed up, you’ll be ready to get started fixing the problem.
Like Windows on a PCor OS X on a Mac, iOS is your iPhone’s operating system. iOS updates always contain lots of fixes for software bugs and other problems. Sometimes, a software update fixes the problem that’s causing your iPhone to keep restarting or enter a restart loop.
To check if any software updates are available, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If an update is available, install it. You can also connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to update your iPhone’s software. If your iPhone is continually restarting, iTunes might be your best bet.
Insufficient internal storage space on the iPhone can also cause this problem to occur. By examining storage space, you can understand how storage is being used and selectively remove unnecessary applications and data to save space.
Check the available storage: Settings > General> Usage, so you can see the remaining free space.
It’s very rare for an app to cause an iPhone to restart or turn on and off repeatedly. For the most part, the software on your iPhone is shielded from problem apps. That being said, there are over 1.5 million apps in the App Store and they’re not all perfect.
If you installed an app just before your iPhone entered a restart loop, uninstall that app and see if the problem resolves itself.
Go to Settings-> Privacy-> Analytics-> Analytics Datais another place to check for problem apps. It’s normal to see several entries in this list. Quickly scroll through the list and look for any apps that are listed over and over again. If you find one, uninstalling that app may fix your iPhone.
Reset All Settings isn’t a magic bullet, but it can resolve certain software issues. Go to Settings-> General-> Reset -> Reset All Settingsto restore your iPhone’s settings to factory defaults. You won’t lose any of your apps or data, but you will have to enter your Wi-Fi password again.
Thoroughly restore the iPhone by DFU mode, erase all your data and settings, and re-download the iOS system to eliminate a lot of unknown iOS issues. Therefore, this is Apple’s ultimate solution for various iOS issues.
The restore process can be done with iTunes and by setting the iPhone to DFU mode. Enter DFU mode:
- iPhone 6s and below: Press and hold the Home button and the lock button for 8 seconds, then release the lock button.
- iPhone 7: Press and hold the side button and the volume down button for 8 seconds at the same time, then release the side button.
- For iPhone XS / X and above: Press the volume up button and the volume down button in quick succession, then press the side button and the volume down button simultaneously.
After the restore process is complete, you can get backup information from the backed-up iTunes or iCloud.
iPhone restart loops can be caused by issues with your iPhone’s connection to your wireless carrier. Your SIM card connects your iPhone to your wireless carrier, so removing it is the best way to troubleshoot issues where your iPhone keeps restarting.
Don’t worry: Nothing can go wrong when you remove your SIM card. Your iPhone will immediately reconnect to your carrier as soon as you put it back in.
If removing your SIM card fixes the problem, put the SIM card back in your iPhone. If the problem comes back after you put your SIM card back in, you’ll need to restore your iPhone (step 7) or replace the SIM card with your carrier.
You shouldn’t do a hard reset on your iPhone unless it’s absolutely necessary. It’s kind of like turning off a desktop computer by unplugging it from the wall. That being said, an iPhone restart loop is one of those times when a hard reset is warranted.
To perform a hard reset, hold the power button and Home button (the circular button below the screen) at the same time until your iPhone screen goes blank and the Apple logo reappears.
On an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, the buttons you need to press to execute a hard reset are slightly different. Simultaneously press and hold the power button and the volume down button.
If you have an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, the process of hard resetting is also different. Press and release the volume up button, then the volume down button, then press and hold the side button.
Restoring your iPhone completely erases and reloads the iPhone’s software (iOS), and it can eliminate a slew of software issues at the same time.
Your iPhone needs to be connected to a computer to restore. I recommend doing a special type of restore that Apple techs do call a DFU Restore, which goes deeper than a regular restore and can solve more problems.
After the restore finishes, you’ll be able to reload all your personal information from your iPhone backup in iTunes or iCloud. If you still have a problem, come back here and keep reading.
In the absence of hardware problems, the above methods can help you solve the software to cause the iPhone to continue to restart. If you still haven’t solved the problem after using DFU mode for restoration, you will need to go to the Apple Store for help.
If you choose to get help at your local Apple Store, make sure you have an appointment with the Genius Bar so you don’t have to wait around.