After every major iOS update, there are always a few bugs that need to be worked out and features that need to be tweaked. With the iOS 11 update, we have seen a different type of bug arise – many iPhone users are reporting that their iPhone keeps restarting and they’ve tried to fix it for hours on end. Some bugs can be bearable but in this case, there are iPhone users who aren’t able to use their iPhone, and therefore this is a fairly frustrating bug to deal with.
Now, there are a few basic things that you can try with your iPhone to fix this although, we’re going to be discussing the best things that you can do to try and fix your iPhone if it keeps restarting.
Fix #1 – Hard Resetting an iPhone
Doing a hard reset is very simple, and you’ll often find that this is the fix to most iOS issues (aside from any hardware issues that there may be with your iPhone). With a hard reset, you’re completely shutting down the iOS system and rebooting it – when you do a simple iPhone restart, the iOS system is only partially shut down.
To do a hard reset:
iPhone 6 and Lower. Hold down the “Home” and “Power” buttons simultaneously for around 10 seconds, until the Apple logo is shown. When this logo appears, you can release both buttons, and a hard reset will occur.
iPhone 7 and Higher. Hold down both the “Home” and “Volume Down” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds. When the Apple logo appears, release both of the buttons.
Fix #2 – Reset All Settings
From time to time you might change some of your iPhone’s settings. Whether you do this to improve the performance or you do it to improve your storage, you may change an important setting unknowingly which could result in your iPhone keeps restarting. The problem with this is that if you have changed a setting and didn’t know that it could cause the iPhone keeps restarting issue, you probably won’t know which setting to change.
One solution is to wipe your iPhone using the factory reset feature completely, but fortunately, there is an iOS feature which allows you to only reset the iOS settings without your personal data being affected. To do this, follow our steps below.
Step #1 – Unlock your iPhone and tap on the “Settings” app.
Step #2 – Swipe down and tap “General” followed by “Reset”.
Step #3 – Tap on the “Reset All Settings” option and enter your iPhone’s passcode.
Step #4 – After your iPhone restarts all of your settings will be reset, and the issue should be fixed.
If this doesn’t fix your iPhone restarting error then don’t worry, there are other options available.
Fix #3 – Keep All Apps Updated
A lot of iOS apps run several background processes and thus if an app has a bug which hasn’t been fixed but has been fixed in an update, it may be causing your iPhone to keep restarting and this could be the source of the error.
Simply open up the app store and make sure that all of your apps are updated so that if there are any glitches or bugs with an app which have been patched in recent updates, the problem can be fixed and removed from your iPhone.
Fix #4 – Remove and Insert SIM Card
This is definitely one of the less common fixes with modern phones although, with older phones, especially those produced by Nokia, you could fix a lot of problems by simply removing your SIM card and reinserting it a few minutes later. With newer iPhones, in order to remove your SIM card, all you have to do is insert a pin (or the metal clip from the box that your iPhone came in) into the SIM card slot on the side of your iPhone and push it.
With a little force, the SIM card tray will pop out, and the SIM card can be easily removed. After a few minutes, push the tray back into your iPhone, and with some hope, this should stop your iPhone keeps restarting issue.
Without overcomplicating things, this can help as it will disconnect you from your carriers’ network and reconnect you after it has been reinserted. If there are any problems with the network connection, then this will help – if not, one of the other fixes should help.
Fix #5 – Fixing iPhone Keeps Restarting with No Data Loss
In this next method, we are going to be showing you how to use iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery to fix your iPhone keeps restarting issue. Before we jump ahead and show you how to use this program, below, we are going to detail some of the main features that this program has to offer.
- When using the “Standard Mode” feature, none of your personal data will be lost.
- Very easy to use and has a very simple user interface.
- Capable of fixing any iOS issues such as the fingerprint scanner not working, ‘iOS 11 notifications not working’, iPhone alarm not working, iPhone camera won’t focus, iPhone flashlight not working, iOS apps not updating or installing, ‘iPhone Reminders Not Working‘, iPhone stuck with a black screen, Instagram videos not playing, and many others.
- If your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode, then you can use iMyFone iOS System Recovery to force exit this mode.
So, with all of these features in mind, if you haven’t had any luck fixing your iPhone with any of our other fixes, go ahead and try using iMyFone iOS System Recovery – an incredibly effective program which can fix virtually any iOS issues.
Step #1 – Download and install iMyFone Fixppo on your computer.
Step #2 – Launch the newly installed program and connect your iPhone using a USB cable.
Step #3 – From the main menu of iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery, click on the “Standard Mode” option.
Step #4 – You will now be prompted to put your iPhone into either DFU Mode or Recovery Mode, both of which are suitable for this method.
Step #5 – After you have entered your iPhone into either of these modes, your device will be detected by the program, and it will be quickly scanned.
Step #6 – Once the short scan is complete, enter the relevant information into the boxes which are shown on your screen (e.g., iPhone model, serial number, iOS version, etc.).
Step #7 – After the information has been entered, click on the “Download” button and the required firmware will be downloaded.
Step #8 – In just a few minutes, the firmware will be downloaded and will be used to repair your iPhone.
This may seem a little more complex than some of the other methods in this article, but it is by far the most effective. If you don’t have successful results with these steps, try repeating them but instead of using “Standard Mode” you should try using “Advanced Mode“.
Fix #6 – Restore Your iPhone Using iTunes
If you have tried using iMyFone Fixppo iOS System Recovery to stop your iPhone keeps restarting but you haven’t been able to fix the problem, you can try a similar process using iTunes. While not as effective, it’ll get the job done.
Step #1 – Download and install iTunes on your computer, launch it when you’re ready, and connect your iPhone using a lightning cable.
Step #2 – Tap on the device icon at the top of iTunes and then on “Summary” from the left menu.
Step #3 – From the display which is shown, click on “Restore iPhone…“. A list of backups which are stored on your computer will be shown – select the most recent one.
Step #4 – Click on “Restore” after selecting the appropriate backup and within a few minutes, your device will be restored to an earlier state.
Again, it’s ideal that you use iMyFone iOS System Recovery for fixing this issue, but if you only have access to iTunes, you can use the steps above.
Fix #7 – Visit an Apple Store
No luck so far? If none of the fixes that we have walked you through in this article has yielded the results that you expected, your best option is to get in touch with an Apple store and ask them to take a look at your iPhone for you. There may be a hardware issue, and if this is the case, an Apple technician will fix it for you – on the other hand, it could be a simple fix that they can get done for you in the store.
We all experience some sort of iOS bugs from time to time but recently, many iPhone users have had to worry about their iPhone keeps restarting especially since the iOS 12, iOS 11 update. This is a major bug which should be fixed soon, however, if you are still encountering it after any of the recent iOS updates, take the time to try some of the fixes above and consider contacting an Apple store for help.