Why My iPhone Keeps Restarting: Top 7 Ways

iPhone keeps restarting is an uncommon issue and can happen due to multiple reasons like software, malware and hardware issues. The article discusses the reasons and fixes to solve this issue in detail. Follow the steps to resolve the problem.

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

All electronic devices, at some point, act abnormally, sometimes due to software or hardware problems. Recently, Apple iPhone users are also reporting an issue where iPhone keeps restarting or crashing abruptly with no alert. This article will teach us the reasons and fixes to solve this issue.

Why Does My iPhone Keep Restarting

The iPhone keeps restarting is a widespread issue you may face after updating your IOS, charging it while plugging it with another device like headphones or a computer, etc. The other factors for this issue include malware attacks, updates, and driver and hardware issues.

Fortunately, we can work around some easy fixes to resolve your issue and get your iPhone back to the normal stage. Follow the guide to know the fixes in detail.

How to Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting

If your iPhone keeps restating abnormally, there can be two cases. The iPhone reboots every few minutes or seconds or is stuck in a rebooting loop without letting you do anything. The fixes are intended to solve both issues.

Reminder: Remember to back up all your data and apps. If your iPhone is continuously rebooting, it can be unstable, and you might lose all your data in some fixes. If you are already facing the issue and do not have a backup, you may not recover it sometimes.

1. Force Restart Your iPhone

If your iPhone is stuck and continuously rebooting, then you can force restart your mobile. A hard reset can churn out minor internal software glitches and give the OS a fresh start. The steps for a hard reset will vary depending on your iPhone model. It would be best if you used a combination of volume, side, and home buttons to get this done. Please turn it off and wait for a minute before turning it back on.

Steps to Force Restart iPhone for different models:

  • For iPhone 8 and Later: Press the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons one after the other, then Press and Hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons until the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 6s and Earlier: Press and hold the Home button and Side button until the Apple logo appears.

2. Update to the latest IOS

If you can access your iPhone's settings, you need to check for software updates and download them. It could be a bug or some incompatibility issues in the software causing these issues. Try checking for updates.

Option 1. Update via a system repair tool

Compared with updating over the air, the wired update will ensure a safer and faster process. EaseUS MobiXpert is an example that requires you to connect your iPhone to a computer, and it'll verify the firmware package before installing the latest iOS. Surprisingly, EaseUS MobiXpert has more to offer:

  • Fix system issues like iPhone being unresponsive, frozen, stuck, etc.
  • Factory reset your iPhone even when you forget your passcode.
  • Enter and exit recovery mode with one click.

Step 1. Open EaseUS MobiXpert on your computer. Select "System Repair."

MobiXpert hompage

Step 2. Then select "iOS Upgrade/Downgrade."

the home page of System Repair

Step 3. Select "iOS/iPadOS Upgrade" option.

select iOS/iPadOS Upgrade

Step 4. Then you will be prompted to connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable.

connect your device

Step 5. Confirm your device model and then click "Next" to download the firmware for an upgrade.

download the firmware

Step 6. Once the firmware is verified, click "Upgrade Now" to start.

click Upgrade Now

Step 7. Wait for the process to complete. Then click "Done" to close it.

the process is completed

Option 2. Update via Settings

Step 1. Go to Settings and Navigate to General Settings.

Step 2. Tap on Software Update and Download and Install the available updates.

3. Update the Apps or Remove Faulty Apps

There could also be a problem with the apps, as apps with outdated software or faulty apps may cause such errors. App failures quite often irritate iPhone users with such errors.

To update the apps:

Step 1. Go to the App Store and check for updates in the Update section.

Step 2. Click on Update All or Update the selected ones in this section.

To recognize faulty apps, observe the changes in your iPhone. If it starts behaving abnormally just after downloading an app, uninstall it to see if the problem resolves. Long press on the faulty app, wait until it jiggles, then uninstall.

4. Reset All Settings

If there is a malfunction in the system settings, it could make your software act out. So try resetting all the settings to default to see if your iPhone functions appropriately. Remember, everything from your Wi-Fi connections, network configurations, location, and privacy settings will be set to default.

Step 1. Go to Settings and Navigate to General Settings.

Step 2. Open the Reset Section and Select Reset All Settings to complete the process.

5. Check iPhone Battery

If the iPhone battery gets damaged or wears out, your iPhone keeps restarting. So check if there's any fault with the battery.

Connect the iPhone to a power source using an original cable and change cables or adapters to try again. Go to the battery section to see the battery's health. This is a performance measure of the iPhone's battery. If the battery health percentage is below 80%, you can go for battery replacement.

6. Factory Reset

If none of the above fixes could solve your issue, you could try settings the iPhone to factory Conditions. This is the last step you want to choose, as everything on your device will default to a new iPhone. This step erases all the data and fixes the software glitches on your iPhone.

Steps to factory reset your iPhone:

Step 1. Go to Settings and Navigate to General Settings.

Step 2. Open the Transfer or Reset iPhone section and complete the process.

Step 3. A prompt window reminding you about data loss will appear and click Continue.

7. Contact Apple Customer Support

If any of the fixes you tried did not work, the issue could be hardware related. You cannot solve hardware-related problems on your own, so it is better to contact Apple Customer support.

FAQs on iPhone Keeps Restarting

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on the topic. If you have similar queries hope this will help you.

1. Will I lose everything if I reboot my iPhone?

Reboot is loading all the Operating system files on your iPhone again. This does not result in any data loss. All it does is giving a fresh restart to the OS. Except for unsaved files, there won't be any problem.

2. How often should I restart my iPhone?

There is no such time limit for rebooting your iPhone if it is running correctly. You can reboot your iPhone once a week to give the OS a fresh start and remove the cache.

3. Does restarting the iPhone drain the battery?

Restarting your iPhone takes up more battery than leaving it on for a certain time. It is recommended to restart once a week anyhow.

The Final Verdict

If your iPhone keeps restarting continuously, it can irritate you, but fortunately, we can fix this issue with simple fixes. It will usually be a software glitch, but it may also occur due to hardware issues. Follow the fixes one after the other. Something will get your iPhone back to normal.

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