Does your iPhone keep restarting when you actually want to restart it only once? You are not alone; there are many iPhone users, who face similar issue on their different iOS devices like iPhone 6, 6s and iPhone 7, 7 Plus. The issue was always there and almost all iPhone users have faced this problem. However, this constant restart has resurfaced post December 2, 2017 as many iOS users began to complain that their iPhones with iOS 11 unexpectedly or randomly restarts repeatedly. Thankfully, Apple in its next rollout of iOS 11.2 has resolved this issue. If your iPhone keeps rebooting on its own, you need to check some solutions listed below that will fix your iPhone keeps restarting issue.
This random rebooting of iPhones occurs even on the recently released devices like iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus. You would like to curse the makers as your brand new iPhone is rebooting, shutting down or freezing frequently. There can be different reasons behind this menace; while you are searching for causes of your iPhone’s frequent restart, check some flawed apps. If you tend to take back-up of your iPhone, see to it that backup process is followed properly. In case there is a hardware issue, you should not meddle with your device and take it to Apple Support. But before contacting Apple Support, you can follow some possible solutions to fix random rebooting of your iPhone.
How to Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting Issue
Is your brand new iPhone turning on and off often?
For your new iPhone, you should not be bothered about this restart issue as you can always get it replaced with another new iPhone. If at all your iPhone is stuck anywhere during usage, simply go to the Apple’s authorized store and get it repaired or replaced.
What about older iPhones that are restarting itself repetitively? They are no more protected with warranty or guarantee, right?
Old iPhone users probably have downloaded iOS 11 and later versions. As per Apple’s confession, this can slow down your iPhone, and perhaps continuous restart is one of the side effects. However, you can fix this issue by following some solutions listed below.
My iPhone reboots repeatedly…what should I do now?
There are multiple problems on your device that cause this repeated rebooting of iPhones. And therefore, there cannot be a single solution to fix this issue; you may have to adopt multiple solutions to get rid of your iPhone’s romance with restart.
Solution #1. Reboot Your iPhone
Though this solution is not weird, it has become a fixture in the case of iPhone or iPad not working properly. To reboot, hold the power and home buttons at the same time for a few seconds. Your iPhone is rebooted when you see Apple logo on the screen. As there is no virtual home button on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone 7, 7 Plus you need to follow different method mentioned here.
- Force Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- Restart iPhone without Home and Power Button
- Reboot iPhone 8, iPhone 8, and iPhone X
- Reboot iPhone 7
Solution #2. Turn off Battery Killers
Battery drain issues are the most important ones and users have to address this battery issue on their iPhones. If your iPhone remains on low battery most of the time in a day, you might face this restart issue on your device. There are some features on our iPhones that kill the battery. Background App Refresh, GPS, Personal Hotspot and others. You can read our complete guide on how you can fix battery life issue on your iPhone.
Solution #3. Reset iPhone
Another fixture in iOS device fixing exercise.
Step #1: Launch Settings.
Step #2: Tap on General.
Step #3: Scroll down and tap on Reset.
Step #4: Tap on Reset All Settings.
Solution #4. Update Apps
If there is an app that behaves abnormally, you need to first update that app from the App Store. Usually, popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google Plus etc. frequently launch updates to give the best user experience. To update app: App Store → Updates and then Update the app. If app update fails to solve the issue, perform the next solution.
Solution #5. Offload Unused Apps
With the release of iOS 11, Apple introduced a new feature to offload apps. When you offload any app, it gets disabled temporarily (or until you download that app again). This action will automatically remove unused apps; however it will keep all documents and data. You can take this action if you are facing iPhone storage full issue.
Solution #6. Remove Defective Apps
A single faulty app can kill your iPhone experience. Though Apple has erected robust walls around App Store so that nobody can make even a small dent, there are some malicious apps that make their way into App Store. Probably, you have downloaded one such nasty app on your iOS device. And this has wrought havoc. If you have downloaded any such app and if it is within your memory, delete that app right away. Once you delete the app, reboot your iPhone and sync it with iTunes to check if this has fixed the issue.
Check this to Know which Apps to remove from iPhone
Solution #7. Clear Documents & Data
When you re-download the offloaded apps, you bring back that documents and data to your iPhone. A step further, why not clear Documents & Data on your iPhone? Our complete guide on how to clear Documents and Data helps you solve many issues you may be facing on your iPhone.
Solution #8. iOS Update
Before you fix an appointment with Apple Store, update the iOS version on your iPhone. The older version on your device can wreak havoc on your iPhone. Remember, with every new iOS release, Apple makes it system smarter and stronger, and this is the reason why its new release is more powerful than the previous one.
For iOS Update: Settings → General → Software Update → Download and Install the update. Your iPhone will restart automatically, and this time (cross your fingers), it will not go in to the restart spree.
Solution #9. Restore Your iPhone from Old Backup
This can be a daunting task for you as your iPhone keeps restarting frequently. Sync your iPhone with iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. Now restore your iPhone from an old backup. If luck smiles upon you, things will come back in order.
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