Your iPhone Won’t Turn On? Fix it Easily!

Your iPhone won’t turn on as usual? You should be irritable. That’s what I exactly feel when my iPhone 8 couldn’t turn on.

But don’t panic. Before you send your iPhone for mending, there’re some easy but helpful methods you can try. Read on…

3 methods to fix your iPhone won’t turn on issue:

Method 1: Charge your iPhone
Method 2: Hard reset your iPhone
Method 3: Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings

Method 1: Charge your iPhone

Unless you’re absolutely certain that your iPhone is enough of power, please plug your iPhone into a wall charger or into your computer. Leave the charging for at least 15 mins, then try to press the Side button to see if your iPhone turns on successfully.

Note: If your iPhone still won’t turn on, please try to charge it with a different cable to double check.

Method 2: Hard reset your iPhone

If somehow, your iPhone freezes and can’t turn on, try to hard reset your iPhone. A hard reset can clean your iPhone’s memory but not storage. Usually, it can save your iPhone from the won’t turn on issue.

A) If you’re using an iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus,  follow these steps to hard reset your iPhone:

1) Press and quickly release Volume Up button;

2) Press and quickly release Volume Down button;

3) Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

B) If you’re using an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, sometimes up to 20 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

C) If you’re using an iPhone 6s or the earlier: Press and hold both the Side (or Top)and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, sometimes up to 20 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

NOTE: If with a hard reset, you can see the Apple logo, then wait your iPhone for booting into iOS. If you can’t see the Apple logo and instead, you iPhone still keep black screen, please try the other method.

Method 3: Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings

If neither Method 1 nor Method 2 solves your problem, please go with the following steps to restore your iPhone to the factory settings.

IMPORTANT: This method will erase all the data and settings on your phone. But you can restore all your data from iCloud if you’ve backed up them before.

1) Plug the USB cable into your iPhone’s port.

2) For iPhone 7 and the newer: Hold down the Volume button.

For iPhone 6s and the earlier: Hold down the Home button.

3) While holding the button, plug another end of the USB cable into your computer. Your iTunes should then be open.

4) When your iPhone appears in the iTunes, click it. Then click Summary Restore iPhone…

5) Click Restore. iTunes should then erase all the data and settings on your iPhone and install the latest iOS.

6) When the restore finishes, your iPhone will restart. You can then set up your iPhone as new.

April Cai


April, a Microsoft Certified Professional(MCP), aims to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She's passionate about helping people solve their computer, phone & app woes. That's not giving you a lot of detail, is it? So read more from the following articles.

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