[iOS 11] iPhone 8/iPhone X Keeps Restarting? Fixes Here!

Looking for the solutions to the iPhone Keeps Restarting problem? Read this blog post and learn what to do when your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X keeps restarting in iOS 11.

Myra updated on Sep 05, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

As you may have experienced, the iPhone in your pocket cannot always perform as you have expected. That why many iPhone user reported the problems on their device like "iPhone won't charge", "iPhone won't turn on" and "iPhone keeps restarting", which is the focus of this article. If you are troubled by the frequent restarting of your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, Read this article and learn how to cope with the "iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone X keeps restarting" problem using the possible solutions introduced below.

Fixes to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/iPhone X Keeps Restarting

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How to Fix "iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X keeps restarting" issue in iOS 11

"My iPhone 8 keeps restarting" and "My iPhone X keeps restarting" are now frequently searched in Google. Don't worry if you are in the same situation for the possible solutions are all covered in this article. Hope you will solve the issue perfectly after trying the methods.

Tip 1: Reboot your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

If your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X keeps restarting, the first simple but effective solution you can try is to force restart your iPhone, which is also helpful in solving the issue "touch screen not working in iOS 11". The way to force restart iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X is different from the way to reboot earlier iPhones. Follow the steps below to learn how to make it.

Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Then press and hold the Side button (Sleep/Wake button) until the Apple logo appears.

Tip 2: Reset all settings on your iPhone

If your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X keeps restarting every few minutes, go to reset all settings on your iPhone to have a try. On your iPhone in iOS 11, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings to make it.

Tip 3: Remove faulty Apps

Check whether your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X keeps restarting due to some old Apps on your iPhone for the incompatibility between the App and the iOS operating system could be the main contributor to issue. What you can do in this case is to delete these App from your iPhone or upgrade these Apps to its latest version.

Tip 4: Equip your iPhone with a new battery

If there is something wrong with your iPhone battery, the "iPhone keeps restarting" problem is likely to happen. If so, just replace the old battery on your iPhone with a new one and see whether the problem is solved. This tip is suitable for you if your iPhone X/iPhone 8 keeps restarting while charging. The other two tips you can try in this situation is to clean your iPhone charging port or change the charging cable and USB adaptor you are using to charge your iPhone.

Tip 5: Downgrade to iOS 10

Find your iPhone 7 or iPhone 6 keeps restarting iOS 11 upgrade? The best way you can try to fix the issue is to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10. Although it's not easy to make it, it's the most effective solution to the problem in this kind of situation. While if your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus keeps restarting in iOS 11, you need to upgrade to the latest version of iOS available.

📝Note that Apple has turned off the validation for iOS 10 downgrading for most of relatively new models including iPhone 8 series.

Tip 6: Restore your iPhone to factory settings

If none of the tips above could solve the "iPhone 8/iPhone X keeps restarting" problem for you, you can try the last tip, which is to reset your iPhone to factory settings to set it up as new. Choose one of the two tips below to learn how to make it.

Method 1: Reset your iPhone X/iPhone 8 to factory settings without iTunes

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus.

Step 2: Go to General > Reset.

Step 3: Choose Erase All Content and Settings among the options and click Erase Now.

Method 2: Reset your iPhone X/iPhone 8 to factory settings with iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone X/8/8 Plus to your computer and run iTunes.

Step 2: Tap on Trust on your iPad to continue.

Step 3: Click the Device button and choose Summary.

Step 4: Go to Restore iPhone > Restore to restore your iPad to factory settings.

Tip 7. Repair your iOS system

Have you ever thought that it may be the iOS system problem that causes theiPhone 8/iPhone X keeping restarting? If it's possible, then you can free download EaseUS MobiXpert - a professional iOS system repair tool. EaseUS MobiXpert provides two repair options. It is suggested to try the "Standard Repair" option first. And if the operating system is severely damaged and the "Standard Repair" function doesn't work at all, then you are expected to try the "Deep Repair" feature.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiXpert on your computer, choose "System Repair" from the Home page.

MobiXpert hompage

Step 2.  Then, choose "iOS/iPadOS System Repair" from the new screen.

ios system repair

Step 3. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and choose "Standard Repair." If you want a thorough repair, you can choose "Deep Repair."

select repair mode

Step 4. Confirm your device model and click "Next" to move on. Then, EaseUS MobiXpert will download a firmware for you, which will take a while. If you have installed a firmware before using this software, you can directly click "Verify" to continue.

verify firmware

Step 5. Then, click "Repair Now" to start the repair process. After the repair completes, you can check your device and restart it for use. 

erpair complete


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In this article, I've described 7 efficient ways to help you fix the iPhone keeping restarting problem. I hope you can fix it quickly according to the detailed instructions and steps mentioned above.