Obviously, when your iPhone is not booting anymore, you think you might need a new one. That would be the most natural solution, if you have the money, of course. However, anytime when my iPhone won’t turn on, there are some methods I use to fix this issue and regain access to my precious device.
Charge your iPhone
It sounds stupid, I know, but sometimes your iPhone might not be broken but just lacking power, primarily when you haven’t used your device in a while. So, plug your iPhone into a power outlet and leave it connected for at least 15-30 minutes.
If you suspect that your device ran out of battery, but it’s not recharging, then you might have a faulty cable or recharging jack.
Reboot your device
If charging didn’t work, you should restart your iPhone by pressing the Power Button on top of your device.
In case the device was off, it would turn on as usual. However, if that’s not working, then you might face a more serious issue.
Press the on/off button and Home Button (volume down button for iPhone 7 or newer) simultaneously until the device shows the Apple logo. Once the logo pops up, release the buttons.
That should fix the majority of the problems that prevented your iPhone from not turning on.
Restore the iPhone to Factory Settings
Connect your device to the Lightning/Dock Connector, but not to the PC yet. Press the Home Button or the Volume Down one for iPhone 7 and newer. While holding the button pressed, you should connect your iPhone to the PC with its USB cable.
After iTunes opens, put your device into recovery mode and complete a full restoration to the factory settings.
Put your iPhone in DFU Mode
Plug your iPhone into your computer and press the on/off button for 3 seconds and then release. After that, press the on/off button and Home Button (volume down on iPhone 7) at the same time for about 10 seconds.
If the iPhone’s screen remains black and nothing pops up, then you’re in DFU mode. You can now follow the instructions in the iTunes app that will open up on your PC.
However, if for any reason your iPhone won’t turn on after trying all the before-mentioned methods, this software here might help you debug your Apple device might help you.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.