When you come to know that your iPhone is not turning ON after charging or software update and it doesn’t respond to your taps or touch, you are in the soup. You need to take some quick actions to resolve iPhone not starting issue. Recently, many iPhone and iPad users have registered this complaint that their iOS devices have become unresponsive and won’t turn on after getting stuck on Apple Logo. So if you are the one who is facing the same issue, then follow this guide to fix iPhone not turning on problem.

To get iPhone started and fix screen not turning on iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6(s), 6(s) Plus, 5, 5s and iPhone SE or iPad, you need to know why this happens. Normally, your iPhone or iPad won’t turn on in case your device is water damaged. Second important reason can be battery drain. It has been noticed that when you update your device to the latest software update, your iPhone or iPad battery drains quickly. And without your notice, your phone turns off and then it doesn’t turn on. Whatever the reason is, you can follow a few solutions to fix an iPhone that won’t turn on.

How to Fix an iPhone Won't Turning ON or Frozen

How to Fix an iPhone Not Turning ON or Frozen

Restart/Reboot and Force Restart iPhone

When your iPhone or iPad screen is black or frozen, a force restart can be a quick solution. Don’t worry; you won’t lose your data or content. You can force restart your iOS device even though the screen has gone black or buttons have stopped responding. There are different ways to restart/reboot and force restart your iPhones. We have created dedicated tutorials on how your iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X restarts or reboots.

During the process to restart, many users have experienced that their devices keep restarting; if you face this issue, check our guide to fix iPhone keeps restarting problem.

If the problem is not resolved, you can continue reading this tutorial and jump to another solution.

Plug in and Charge

As mentioned above, iPhone or iPad battery drains quickly post software updates. If this is the case, you need to plug in your iOS device charge it for one hour.

After a couple of minutes, you will notice the charging screen on your iPhone or iPad. If charging screen doesn’t appear on your device within an hour, or if your device shows ‘connect to power screen’, you need to check your hardware like jack, USB cable, and power adapter. Are they connected firmly with each other? Is your device damaged? Perhaps, you should use a different lightning cable or wireless charger or power adapter, which is free of debris.

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Put your iPhone/iPad into Recovery Mode

This happens when your iPhone or iPad turns on but gets stuck during startup. This is the perfect case of your iPhone stuck in recovery mode. Check this tutorial on how to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode easily.

Need more help? You need to contact Apple Support for further help. Users need to go to Apple Support when,

  • They can see a black screen but hear alerts, sounds, and vibrations.
  • When your phone screen remains black, but your device makes sounds like a bird when you unmute it and connect to power.
  • When the device screen is on but fails to respond when you tap, slide, or perform other gestures.
  • When you cannot perform force restart since a button is damaged or stuck.
    When your iPhone is stuck on Apple logo; shows a solid color or iPhone is not recognized in iTunes.

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