What to do if iPhone won’t turn on? Causes of the problem and how to solve it

One of the most unpleasant things that can happen to a modern person is when his smartphone stops turning on for an unknown reason. You immediately lose contact with the outside world – you can neither call nor write to someone, and no one can contact you either.

In the case of the iPhone, the causes of the problem can be different, and accordingly it can be solved in several ways.

Method 1: force restart
Method 2: use Reiboot (no data loss)
Method 3: restore via iTunes (with data loss)
Method 4: restore in DFU mode
Method 5: take your iPhone to a repair shop

Method 1: force restart

Sometimes the iPhone may not turn on due to a non-critical software glitch (for example, overflow or errors in the RAM). In this case, the problem will be solved by a forced restart of the device. Hold the power button for a few seconds until the iPhone turns off and then turn it back on. If the problem doesn’t recur within minutes or hours, there is nothing to worry about. Single and rare freezes do not mean that something is wrong with your iPhone.

Method 2: use Reiboot (no data loss)

Reiboot Is one of the best iPhone recovery software. Available for Windows and Mac, it can fix problems causing device failure without destroying user data on the drive. All your files (photos, videos, etc.), settings and installed applications and games will remain intact.

Reiboot scans the system data, detects errors in them and fixes them. It is compatible with all versions of iOS (including the latest iOS 15.x) and most iPhone models (including the iPhone 13 line). ReiBoot can also fix an error due to which iPhone displays a black screen or iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode (error support.apple.com/iphone/restore).

Many different problems can be solved with Reiboot:

  • iPhone is frozen
  • iPhone keeps restarting
  • iPhone won’t turn off
  • The screen does not turn on
  • Face ID not working
  • iPhone won’t charge battery
  • iPhone stuck in headphone mode
  • iPhone won’t ring
  • iPhone went into an endless reboot loop
  • iPhone won’t recover
  • iPhone won’t restart
  • The computer does not recognize the iPhone
  • Screen does not change orientation
  • iPhone stuck in portrait mode
  • iPhone won’t exit airplane mode
  • iPhone won’t wake up from do not disturb mode
  • iPhone stuck on “no service” message
  • iPhone stuck on shutdown process

Reiboot is very easy to use, it has an intuitive interface and no confusing actions. The video tutorial shows you how you can solve the problem that prevents your iPhone from turning on in a few minutes.

How to use Reiboot:

  1. Download the program from the official site, install it and run
  2. Connect iPhone to Computer with Cable
  3. Click “Get Started” and choose what problem your iPhone is having
  4. Click Fix Now
  5. Select a recovery method (“Standard repair” if the problem is not difficult, or “Deep repair” if the problem is more serious)
  6. Follow the instructions shown by the program. They depend on the iPhone problem you are trying to solve.
  7. If everything is done correctly, Reiboot will restore your iPhone to work in a few minutes.
Method 3: restore via iTunes (with data loss)

You can try restoring your iPhone using iTunes, which allows you to reset the device to factory settings or restore the firmware from a previously saved backup. Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable, start the iPhone, and if the device is found by the program, select the restore option. If your iPhone has a serious problem (for example, with one of the hardware components), iTunes is unlikely to detect it. In addition, with this method of recovery, you are guaranteed to lose data on your iPhone (if you did not manage to save their backup copy).

Method 4: restore in DFU mode

DFU is a special mode for restoring or completely reinstalling the firmware. When reinstalling the firmware via DFU, the bootloader is flashed, any additional modules are flashed, the file system partitions are created from scratch and the system partitions are flashed, and when restoring, only the integrity of the file system is checked and the command to reset the content and settings is performed.

How to enter DFU mode:

  • Connect your device with a cable to your computer.
  • Turn off the device
  • Make sure the device has completed all operations and turned off.
  • Get ready for the countdown.
  • Press the Home (or Volume Down) and Power buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • Release the Power button while continuing to hold the Home (or Volume Down) button.
  • Hold the Home key until iTunes detects the new device in recovery mode (this will take about 10-20 seconds).
  • Now you can flash the device. To restore to the current version of iOS, just agree with what the program offers: iTunes will download the firmware on its own and carry out all the necessary manipulations.

Method 5: take your iPhone to a repair shop

Perhaps you have no time to understand the problems that arise in the work of your iPhone. In this case, you should trust the professionals from the service center, and it is better that he has a certificate from Apple – so you can be sure that the repair will be of high quality and fast. During the repair (which usually takes several days), you will need another smartphone or cell phone, be prepared for this.


In our opinion, the program Reiboot offers the best option for restoring your iPhone after a crash. It’s simple yet powerful. It doesn’t require any special skills to use it, and you can save a lot of money and time if you don’t carry your iPhone to repair, but fix it yourself.

Source: iGuides.ru by www.iguides.ru.

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