iPhone stuck on the boot loop is one of the of the most common iOS problems that your iPhone can face. Although it can be caused by a number of issues, it most commonly appears soon after an iOS update.
In this article, we take a look at some of the reasons why your iPhone may be stuck on boot loop. Then, we will share with you the most effective solutions to bypass iPhone reboot loop issue.
There could be a lot of reasons why your iPhone may be stuck on boot loop. The following are however the most common of these causes:
A bad update can cause your iPhone to remain stuck on boot loop. This may happen when the update process is stopped in between. For example, when your iPhone disconnects from Wi-Fi or is not adequately charged and turns off during the iOS 14 update. But this can happen even if the update is completed.
Jailbroken iPhone are susceptible to malware attacks. When this happens, one of the consequences isthe iPhone that gets stuck on a boot loop. If your iPhone is jailbroken, avoid downloading apps from unreliable sources.
When updating the device via iTunes, the bad connection between iPhone and computer can cause the iPhone boot loop problem.
The following are the most effective solutions you can try when your iPhone is stuck in boot loop:
Since the most common reasons why your iPhone encounters this problem is a software issue, using an iOS system repair tool to fix it can be effective. We recommend using LazePaw iOS System Recovery, one of the very few iOS system repair tools that can fix all iOS issues. These include iPhone stuck in boot loop, a frozen iPhone and other unknown iPhone errors.
The following are some of its key features:
You can use LazePaw to get the iPhone working normally again in just a few clicks and without data loss.
It is fully compatible with all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS firmware.
It is a reliable tool, developed by a reliable tech company, LazePaw. It comes highly recommended by some of the top tech blogs in the world including Macworld, Cult of Mac, etc.
Follow these simple steps to use LazePaw to repair the device:
Step 1: Download and install the program on to your computer and then open it. Select “Repair Operating System” in the main window and then connect the iPhone to computer. Unlock the iPhone to allow the program to recognize the device.
Step 2: If for some reason the program is unable to detect the device, you may need to put in DFU/recovery mode. LazePaw will provide instructions on how to do that.
Step 3: Once the program detects the device’s model, it will present the necessary firmware for the device. Click on “Download” to download the firmware.
Step 4: Once the firmware is downloaded, click on “Start” to begin the repair process. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.
When the process is complete, the iPhone will restart in normal mode, allowing you to continue using the device without any issues.
A force restart may also be able to fix an iPhone that is stuck on boot loop. To restart the iPhone, follow these simple steps:
For iPhone 6 and earlier, press the power and the home buttons at the same time until the Apple Logo appears.
For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, press and hold the Power and the Volume Down button at the same time until you see the Apple Logo on the screen.
For iPhone 8, X, 11 and 12, press the Volume Up button and release it. Press the Volume down button and release it. Then press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple Logo.
If this problem occurs soon after updating the iPhone via iTunes, it is likely that the version of iTunes you were using is not up-to-date. Therefore, you may want to update iTunes before trying again. Here’s how to do that:
Open iTunes and click on the menu bar at the top of the window.
Select “Help” and then click “Check for Updates”.
If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install the new version.
Click on the Apple Menu.
Open the App Store.
Click on the “Updates” tab at the top and if an update is available, it will be installed.
The following solutions are a lot more invasive than the ones we described above. They should therefore only be attempted if the solutions above don’t work.
Putting the device in recovery mode and then restoring it in iTunes, can fix an iPhone that is stuck in boot loop. It is however important to keep in mind that this process may cause total data loss. To restore your iPhone in recovery mode, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes (for Windows or macOS Mojave and earlier) or Finder (macOS Catalina and above).
Step 2: Press and hold both the Power and the Home buttons (Volume Down for iPhone 7). Continue to hold the buttons until the recovery mode screen appears.
Step 3: When the device is successfully put in recovery mode, a message will pop up in iTunes.
Step 4: Select “Update iPhone” and iTunes or Finder will attempt to reinstall the iOS the device without erasing the device.
If the process takes more than 15 minutes, the device will exit recovery mode and you may need to repeat the steps above to put the device in recovery mode again.
Restoring iPhone from previous backup is also a great way to fix iPhone keeps restarting issue. This solution will however overwrite all the data on the device. You may therefore lose any data on the device that was not included in the backup. Here’s how to do it.
Using iTunes (Windows and macOS Mojave or earlier)
Step 1: Connect the iPhone to computer and launch iTunes.
Step 2: When iTunes recognizes the device, click on its icon.
Step 3: Click “Restore Backup” on the main screen. Choose the backup you would like to use and then click “Restore”.
Using iTunes (macOS Catalina and Above)
Step 1: Connect the device to the computer. You can use a Wi-Fi connection or a USB cable.
Step 2: Select the iPhone from the side bar in Finder.
Step 3: Select the “General” tab at the top and then select “Restore Backup”.
Step 4: Choose a backup in the popup window and click “Restore”.
If all the solutions above fail to fix this iPhone issue, then it is very likely that your iPhone has suffered hardware damage. Start by checking the battery connector since this issue can be caused by a faulty battery connector. If the connector is damaged, you can easily get your device out of the boot loop by having the battery connector repaired.
But if you determine that there is nothing wrong with the battery connector, we recommend contacting Apple Support. They may be better placed at figuring out what the problem actually is. The technicians will let you know what the problem is and advise you on how much it will cost to fix.
Please note that if there is any damage to the device’s motherboard, you might want to get a new iPhone. Apple technicians will also be able to confirm that.
It is our hope that one or more of the solutions above will help you fix this iPhone stuck in boot loop problem. If you have any problems with the device or any of the solutions detailed above, let us know in the comments section below. Any questions or comments about this topic are also welcome.
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