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How to Fix Your iPhone When it Keeps Restarting?

What to Do if Your iPhone Keeps Restarting?

You're reading an article on the internet or talking on facetime with someone, and suddenly your iPhone screen goes black. Your device has just restarted itself. A few minutes pass, and it restarts itself again. Suddenly, your iPhone is stuck in a reboot loop, and you have no idea why.

How to Fix Your iPhone When it Keeps Restarting?

Why Your iPhone is Stuck in The Reboot Loop?

Believe it or not, this issue is quite common, not only with iPhones but also with other brand models. It can happen to any phone, and most of the time, the cause is either from your side or the developer's side. Usually, the reason for the constant restart of your device is either a software bug or mechanical damage. If it's a software bug, there's not much you can do but wait for Apple to release an update or contact them and as about the issue.

If it's restarting because it hit the floor many times, then no wonder your iPhone doesn't normally work as it's quite a fragile device. Each harsh impact with a hard surface can damage the hardware. If hardware is damaged, you have two options. Either get the damaged parts replaced, which can be very expensive, or buy a new iPhone. Sometimes, a faulty charger cable or dirty lighting port can cause a reboot loop. In this case, change the charging cable or take your iPhone to the Apple store to clean the port.

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Force Restart Your iPhone

If your iPhone keeps restarting, do a force reboot. Most likely, your device has encountered a glitch, and that's why you're experiencing this issue.

If you don't know or can't remember how to restart your iPhone, follow the steps here.

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Update Your iPhone Software

If the force restart didn't help, check for software updates. If the issue is with the software, Apple will have an update released to fix it.

To update your device, follow the steps below:

1. Open the "Settings" app.
2. Go to "General" settings.
3. Then, tap on "Software Update".

Tap on Software Update

4. Wait while your iPhone searches for available updates. If found any, tap on "Download and Install".

Tap on Download and Install

If your iPhone stopped restarting after the update, the problem has been fixed.

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Check Your Battery Health

If you have an iPhone 6 or a later model, check if your battery needs service. This can be one of the few reasons why your device is restarting.

To check the battery health, follow the steps below:

1. Open the "Settings" app.
2. Scroll down and tap on "Battery".

Go to Battery settings

3. Then, tap on "Battery Health" and check if your battery doesn't need service yet.

Go to Battery Health

If it needs service, take it to an Apple Store to replace it.

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Check Analytics if Any Apps are Causing Your iPhone to Restart

An app might be the issue why your iPhone is restarting. In this case, the best way is to find which app is causing the problem and delete it. To do that, you can use the built-in feature called "Analytics".

To located and delete the problematic app, follow the steps below:

1. Open iPhone settings.
2. Go to "Privacy" settings.

Go to Privacy settings

3. At the bottom, tap on "Analytics & Improvements".

Tap on Analytics and Improvements

4. Tap on "Analytics Data".

Go to Analytics Data

5. Now, go through the data list and look for an app listed multiple times.
6. Then, find the app on your iPhone. Tap and hold it while a menu pops up.
7. Tap on "Remove App" and then on "Delete App".

Tap on Remove App

If you're still having problems with your device, proceed to the following method.

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Clean Your iPhone Storage

Overflowing storage and corrupted files can also cause the reboot loop on your iPhone. First, check how much space you have left.

To check your storage space, follow the steps below:

1. Open the "Settings" app.
2. Go to "General" settings.
3. Tap on "iPhone Storage".

Go to iPhone Storage

Here you can see how much storage space is occupied as well as delete apps you don't need anymore. To do that just tap on the app and select "Delete App".

Check iPhone storage

You can check our articles on "How to Remove Documents and Data From Your iPhone?" and "What is Other in Mac Storage and How to Clear it?".

Make sure to clean up the storage once in a while.

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Reset All Settings

This method will reset all settings on your iPhone. Your settings for Wi-Fi, built-in features, etc., will be set to default. Don't worry; your data, like photos, won't be affected.

To reset all settings, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the "Settings" app.
2. Then, go to "General" settings.
3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on "Reset".

Tap on Reset

4. Tap on "Reset All Settings".

Reset all settings

5. If asked, enter the iPhone passcode and confirm the action.

Your iPhone should stop restarting.

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Check for External Damage

If your iPhone has experienced a few crashes to the ground, the hardware might be seriously damaged. The damage done to the device can cause reboot loops. If nothing helps and you see visible damage on your iPhone, take it to an authorized service to get it inspected.

If constant restarting happens when the iPhone is charging, check if the lightning port is not dirty. If you see any debris, we don't recommend cleaning it yourself unless you know what you're doing, as you can easily damage the port. Take it an authorized service or an Apple store.

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Reset to Factory Settings

If nothing helped, reset your device to factory settings. This method will erase everything from the iPhone. After the reset, you'll have to set everything up again. Before doing the full reset, make sure to back up all important data to iCloud or other places you prefer like Mac, USB, etc.

To reset iPhone to factory settings, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the "Settings" app.
2. Then, go to "General" settings.
3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on "Reset".

Tap on Reset

4. Tap on "Erase All Content and Settings".

Reset iPhone to factory settings

5. If asked, enter the iPhone passcode and confirm the action.
6. After the reset, set up the iPhone and restore your data from the created backup.

More about factory reset and how to back up your data, check our article on "How to Factory Reset Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod".

We hope you've found the information you were looking for and successfully fixed the restart loop on your iPhone.

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