Restarting your iPhone is important for many reasons. It is akin to refreshing the phone. By restarting the phone, redundant apps slowing it down are powered off. But there is a problem when the iPhone keeps restarting itself. Sometimes, your iPhone can enter an involuntary loop of constant restarting. This is an issue that can get infuriating and annoying; because, most times, your use of the phone is inhibited.
If you are experiencing the issue now and would like to know how to solve it, you don’t need to worry. By the end of this post, you would have found practical and workable solutions to dealing with the problem.
Before we go into the solutions for this problem, it is important to find out some causes. This way, you can further prevent it, to some extent, from happening again.
Causes of your iPhone constantly restarting
An iPhone that keeps restarting on its own is not a unique problem. Given the presence of some factors, it will happen. If an iPhone keeps restarting, here are some of the reasons causing the problem.
Hardware problem: This is one major cause of a restarting iPhone. Hardware problems refer to the physical components of the device that are faulty. For example, a pressed-in power button will cause the iPhone to keep restarting. Also, improper placement of the battery can cause it to lose and regain contact with the panel. Although this would just make your phone go off, it is still an example of a hardware problem.
Jailbreaking: Jailbreaking your iPhone helps you bypass some Apple restrictions, granting you unlimited access. However, it also reduces the available security on your device. This leaves your device open to potential attacks including malware, some of which may find their way into your device and cause malfunctioning. A constant restart can also be a product of a poorly done jailbreak.
Issues with updates: Updating your device can be met with some difficulties such as connectivity issues. These difficulties can result in an incomplete update or a bad update altogether. With a bad update, your device cannot function properly. This can result in constant restarting.
These are some of the causes. Generally speaking, the majority of the causes can fall under any of these categories. That said, here are some ways of dealing with the issue.
Fixing an iPhone that keeps restarting
Update your device
This should be the first step. Not only does it help you get the latest OS, but it also clears any issue that pertains to the OS you were using – issues like an incomplete update. It is advised that you first back up your files though.
Reset all settings
This will help where there is a possibility that a setting has opened your phone up to a biting attack. By resetting all settings, your device goes back to how it was originally set. This way, some security settings that might have been disabled are brought back. While you do not risk the loss of your data, you should back them up first. Just to be on the safer side.
This can be done by going to Settings – General Reset – Reset All Settings.
Connect your device to iTunes
Connecting your device to iTunes can be used to restore your most recent backup. This can help put secure and necessary data that are already backed up back into your phone. This way, unnecessary or interfering data is deleted.
Your phone can still be connected to iTunes even if it is in recovery mode. All that is necessary is to connect the phone to a computer system with a stable USB cord. You should then launch iTunes on your system and go to the Summary Section. Click on “backups” and further click on “restore backups”.
This is majorly useful in instances where the cause of constant restarting is a malware attack.
Dr. Fone – System Repair
Alternatively, Dr. Fone – System Repair software can be used. This can also be used first. With the exception of hardware problems, this has a higher likelihood of success. It is compatible with all Apple devices and can be operated on Mac and Windows-run systems. It also deals with most iPhone problems related to software like error messages, white screen of death, and phone being stuck on the Apple logo.
Here are quick steps on how to use it:
First, download and install the application on a computer system. Have your iPhone connected to the system through a stable USB cord and launch the application. Click on “system repair.”
A window with two options will pop up. It is advised to click on “standard mode.”
Usually, your iPhone will immediately be recognized. However, if this is not the case, you should put your phone into DFU mode. The technique of doing this varies based on the model you are using but it is generally easy to do.
Ensure your device information is the one being displayed by the application. This will ensure that the proper firmware is downloaded. Click on “start” to begin the download.
Ensure you have a stable connection – both internet connectivity and phone connectivity.
Upon a download of the applicable firmware, the application will start to repair your device. In a few minutes, the process will be completed. In the event the result of the repair is not satisfactory, you can click on the “try again” button.
Hardware checkup and phone repair
Ensure to check that your iPhone is not going through any hardware problems. If none of this solves the problem, you might need to see an Apple technician and have your device checked.
When your iPhone keeps restarting, it can be infuriating and disturb the use of the phone. These tips have worked for different people. You can check them out.
This is a piece of advice based on experience. We do not, in any way, put ourselves out as professionals.