Fix your iPhone startup problems if it won't turn on — 2022

The iPhone is a device that can fail at any time. One of the most annoying errors that can occur occurs when when you turn it on, it stays in the bitten apple feature without going beyond it. This causes that it does not finish turning on, but it has a solution. In this article we explain how to try to fix it easily.

Try to force its restart

We don't know if you've already tried this, but if not, the first thing you'll need to do is force the device to reboot and exit the apple loop. It does not consist of just pressing the power button, since it requires a combination of buttons that, although it is true that it is not difficult, you must know it.

There is no universal method for all iPhone models, so you should pay attention to the process to follow on yours:



For the latest iPhones

This method that we are going to comment on is the one you should use if you have one of these smartphones:

    iPhone 8 / 8 Plus iPhone X iPhone XS / XS Max iPhone XR iPhone SE (2nd gen.) iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 / 12 mini iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max iPhone 13 / 13 mini iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

The steps to follow are these:

  1. Press and release the button turn up the volume.
  2. Press and release the button volume down .
  3. Hold down the power button until the screen turns off completely.

If you have an older model

If you have a iPhone 7 o 7 Plus You just have to hold down the power button at the same time that you press the volume down . Then it will be a matter of holding these keystrokes until the device screen turns off completely.

If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone 6s o anterior , the steps to follow are also very simple. You just have to simultaneously hold down the home button and the power button until the screen turns off completely.

What can be the origin of the problem?

If with the above you have not managed to fix the problem, do not worry because you still have time to fix it on your own. In the following sections we will tell you what are the basic aspects that you should check and that could solve the problem quickly.

Check that it has a battery

Yes, it seems obvious, but an iPhone cannot turn on if it has no battery. The most common thing in these cases is that you directly do not even see the apple logo and instead an indicator appears that the phone's battery is low. However, it is not ruled out that this does not happen.

Battery problems on iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

Despite being less common due to the way the iPhone should be programmed, it may be that despite not having a battery it starts to turn on normally and, however, it does not have enough energy to get past the block. Therefore, it is advisable that you have the device charging while you turn it on and preferably via cable instead of using wireless charging.

Likewise, it must always be borne in mind that the charger can also present different failures. This makes it necessary to carry out a series of important checks on the charger. In this case you will have to verify that it works with other devices. If you have an iPhone or an iPad at home, check that they are recharged with the adapter to the current that you are using.

If it happens after updating or restoring

Another of the times when this error can occur is after restoring the device or installing a new update, since the size of said update can be very large and therefore it is totally understandable that the device may take a little longer than normal to boot. For this reason, we first recommend have patience.

If after a few minutes you still see that the iPhone does not advance, it is possible that some process has been hooked. It is advisable that you try to manually turn off the device by pressing and holding the corresponding button. But if this doesn't work, you'll need to do what's considered a hard reboot, which is done as follows:

    On iPhone 6s/6s Plus and earlier models (including iPhone SE 1st gen.):holding down the Home button and the Power button until the screen turns off completely. On iPhone 7/7 Plus:holding down the volume down buttons and the side button until the screen turns off completely. On iPhone 8/8 Plus and later models:quickly pressing and releasing the volume up button, quickly pressing and releasing the volume down button, and finally pressing and holding the power button until the screen turns off.

Force restart iPhone

If it occurs after installing an app or downloading a file

Keep in mind that this can be a really common problem when you download some file that may be suspicious. This is because hackers can take advantage of any corner of the network to upload some malware that is camouflaged. Although it can be said that iOS is really secure, the truth is that it is also vulnerable to different attacks. In these cases, it should be noted that some files may be aimed at causing your device to stay in a constant loop when turning on.

In this situation, the only thing you are going to be able to do is restore the device in order to completely eliminate it from its entrails. This will also serve to remind you that you always have to distrust everything you find on the Internet, since in any corner you will be able to find malware that will have the objective of breaking your device.

The most drastic and effective solutions

If trying the above you have not managed to solve the problem, there are other alternatives that can make your iPhone fully functional again and that you can even recover your data if you have a backup made in iCloud or on your computer.

First, put the DFU mode on the device

In the event that the restart doesn't work and you still don't get past the apple with a black background, it's best to connect it to a PC or Mac. Once connected, open iTunes or if you're on macOS Catalina or later open Finder. You will need to check if the connected device recognizes you or if, on the contrary, it does not appear in iTunes at the top or on the side of the Finder. You can force iTunes to recognize your computer by putting your iPhone into recovery mode. But don't worry, it will simply try to update the operating system without performing any type of data deletion.

To put the iPhone in the recovery mode, you simply have to follow the following steps:

    On an iPhone 8 or higher:press and quickly release the volume up button. Next, press and immediately release the volume down button. Lastly, press and hold the side button until a laptop and cable appear below it. On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the top or side button and the volume down button at the same time. Do not release it until the recovery mode screen appears. On an iPhone 6s or earlier: Press and hold the Home button and the Side or Top button at the same time. You should not release it until the recovery mode screen appears.

Try to fix it with iTunes/Finder

Once the iPhone is in DFU mode, you will see how the computer to which it is connected, a pop-up window appears where it gives you two options: restore and update. You must press the update option so that the operating system is reinstalled without having to delete any type of data from the device.

iPhone recovery mode

Please note that the software download will take several minutes to complete. If it takes more than 15 minutes, it will exit this recovery mode and you will have to redo the steps that we have mentioned previously.

If, on the other hand, updating the operating system still presents the same problem, you must restore the iPhone completely. This is an operation that will obviously cause all the files you have stored on the device to be erased, but it can completely solve the problem. This is because the possible cause that causes it to remain completely frozen in the apple is eliminated. To be able to perform this operation, you simply have to follow the steps mentioned above, but instead of clicking on 'Update', you must click on 'Restore'.

Can third-party tools help?

Although the native Apple option is the one that we have mentioned before, the truth is that it can give some type of failure when it comes to restoring the device and making it functional again. In that case, you can resort to tools developed by other companies that can largely be used to solve this type of failure. One of the most popular and has proven effective in this is the Tenorshare ReiBoot .

tenorshare reiboot

This is one free tool specialized in fix all kinds of iPhone problems From unexpected iPhone reboots to this device not turning on problem. Of course, it is a tool that, like iTunes/Finder, must be used on a computer, so once again you must have one at hand if you want to solve your problem properly.

This application is fully compatible with Mac and Windows And in the end, its operation is roughly similar to that of Apple's tools, with a very intuitive interface that will guide you to repair your problem. Even when you manage to solve your problem, it could be useful to keep it, since you never know when new problems may appear and it can also help you to solve the failures of a iPad The iPod touch.

Contact Apple if you don't fix it

In the event that none of the tips we have given have worked for you, you should contact Apple. Above all, it will be very important to go to the technical service if the iPhone continues with a black screen, but you can hear alerts or sounds, as well as if the iPhone buttons do not respond correctly. Likewise, if it is something that appears from time to time, it is important to materialize it in videos with another device so that the technicians can visualize exactly what has been happening.

If once you have completely restored the operating system, it is very likely that the problem is in the hardware and not in the software as such. That is why from Apple they can carry out a diagnosis of the internal components, and if necessary, make a replacement or a repair. To get in touch with Apple you simply have to download the application or call customer service to be able to request an appointment in an Apple Store.

The really crucial thing is to go to a technical service that is always authorized. In this way you will be able to receive the best possible support on your device. Beyond having a professional who has the necessary knowledge to be able to manipulate the device, the necessary parts are also available to be able to have official components. This is important in order to prevent the software from blocking certain functionalities as a result of manipulation by unauthorized personnel.