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1. Why Does My iPhone Keep Restarting
I have used my iPhone 6s for two years without any problems. Last week, it happened to keep restarting by itself suddenly. Then, this case occurs several times until now. It goes to the home screen directly and then turns off. How does this happen? Does anyone know what to do, please?
This case is seen on a forum. Many similar questions can be found on the internet. The iPhone rebooting is one of the standard issues iPhone users may encounter after doing the operations like updating iOS to the newest and connecting it to the computer.
In general, the case that iPhone keeps restarting happens mainly due to these causes: malware infection, improper Update, unstable driver, and problematic hardware.
What should do if you find the iPhone keeps crashing and restarting? Here we would like to offer you some useful methods in the following section to solve this problem for iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s.
2. Part 1. Fixes to iPhone Keep Restarting
The iPhone that keeps restarting may happen in two kinds, intermittent restarting and continuous restarting. For example, some iPhone keeps restarting every a few minutes, and some are stuck in a restart loop. Here, we are working to give the explanations with you for both two aspects.
a) Scene 1: iPhone keeps rebooting, but you can enter the operation interface
Method 1: Update iOS to the Newest
Some users reported that their iPhones began to restart automatically after updating the iOS to 11/11.1.2. Here comes the good news, the latest iOS comes with a bug fix.
To update iPhone iOS, you need to Settings > General > Software to see if you have an update. If it is available, download the newest version and install it. You’d better use the latest iTunes to complete the iOS update.
Method 2: Update Apps
Outdated apps could be the cause for iPhone keeping restarting. Then, try updating them to the latest versions to deal with the problem. Just enter App Store > choose Updates section on the bottom left > select Update All (or you can select particular ones you want to update)
Method 3: Remove Problematic Apps
If the issue that iPhone keeps restarting randomly can’t be solved after updating apps. You might check and remove the problematic apps as well because app failure can also lead to iPhone restarting or crash.
Check the apps that are downloaded or updated before the iPhone keeps restarting to see whether there are some faulty apps or not. And then, uninstall the faulty one.
Method 4: Reset All Settings
If you have heard all ways above, but your iPhone still keeps restarting by itself intermittently, maybe you should try resetting all settings, which is a well-known measure for system settings malfunction.
Follow these steps please: enter Settings > General > Reset > enter the passcode > select Reset All Settings. In this way, your iPhone will restore to factory.
b) Scene 2: iPhone Gets Stuck in Restarting Loop
Fix 1: Hard Reset
A hard reset is a useful way to repair many problems. You can follow this guide to accomplish the iPhone hard reset for different models.
1. iPhone 6/6s (including earlier models): Press Sleep and Home at the same time for at smallest ten moments until the Apple logo looks.
2. iPhone 7/7s: Press Sleep and Volume Down for at least 10 seconds until you the Apple logo comes into sight.
3. iPhone 8/X: Press Volume Up for several seconds and release it when you see the Apple logo.
The case of the iPhone keeps restarting may be fixed after you finishing the hard reset.
Fix 2: Take out the SIM Card
Sometimes, the bad wireless connection is the reason for the iPhone keeps restarting and stuck in a restart loop. SIM card connects the iPhone to the wireless carrier. If there is something wrong with the SIM card, you may encounter the issue.
So, try removing the SIM card from the iPhone to see if the issue can be solved or not. Do not remember to put it back after fixing it.
Fix 3: Check Battery
If the battery wears out, iPhone will keep restarting when charging, especially for iPhone 6 or earlier models. So, checking the battery is another method.
Use an original cable to connect the iPhone to the power source. If the iPhone doesn’t keep restarting, then change another cable to try again. If the problem continues, it indicates you are going to change the battery.
Fix 4: Clean the Charging Port
When the iPhone is charging or plugging in a headphone, the case that the iPhone keeps rebooting may happen. Therefore, cleaning the port of the iPhone with a toothpick is a solution as the dust in the port can lead to an electrical connection problem.
Fix 5: Restore iPhone in DFU Mode
We all know that data backup is essential, especially when something goes wrong. When you choose to restore your iPhone, random restarting caused by software issues can be solved with restoring it to the original settings.
DFU (Device Firmware Update) restore, a particular restore that Apple offers, is suggested to restore your iPhone. In DFU condition, the iPhone device can be detected by iTunes, but not able to load iOS.
Please follow these steps to restore the iPhone in DFU mode:
1. Install the newest iTunes on your pc.
2. Connect the iPhone to the pc.
3. Hold Sleep and Home for at least 10 seconds until iTunes discovers the iPhone in recovery mode.
4. After that, navigate to Summary > Restore iPhone.
If all solutions above don’t work to fix the issue – iPhone keeps restarting or crashing; there is a hardware problem, maybe. You have to resort to Apple Support.
3. Part 2. Recover Lost Data after suffering iPhone Restart Loop
If the case iPhone restart loop can’t be fixed successfully, you may choose to recover the critical data from the iPhone. Here are two ways.
a) Way 1. Use iTunes to restore data
iTunes can also be used to restore data from Backup, except for restoring iPhone X/8/7/6 to its original settings.
Enter the iTunes, then go to Summary > Backups > Restore Backup. Choose a backup version to restore data.
b) Way 2. Restore Data from iCloud Backup
If you don’t have iTunes backup, you may try to recover data from iCloud as long as you have made an iCloud backup.
1. Access to icloud.com. Type your Apple ID and password.
2. Choose the particular file types from this interface.
3. Choose the target files and click iCloud download to download them to your local computer.
c) Way 3. Recover Data with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS
MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS, a professional iOS data recovery program, is free to recover various file types from an iPhone device. To rescue data after iPhone keeps restarting, this software is the right choice.
Step 1: Open the program and enter the main interface. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup here.
Please choose a backup file according to the date and then click Scan to continue.
Step 2: The scan time depends on the size of the iTunes backup file. Wait for a while. After the Scan ends, you can see all the results on the left side. Just check and find out what you need from the list.
Step 3: Click Recover to specify a path to save the recovered data.
Reading here, are you still worry about the case that iPhone keeps restarting or crashing? Just try the methods displayed in the paragraphs above according to your situation to solve the problem. I hope these methods will be helpful.
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