Fixed: iPhone Won’t Turn On — 2017 Guide

April Cai, in Common error Tags: iPhone

If your iPhone won’t turn on, you’re not alone. Many iPhone users are reporting it. But the good news is you can fix it easily by yourself. 

Here’re 3 tried-and-true methods you can try. You may not need to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works. 

Method 1: Hard reset your iPhone
Method 2: Charge your iPhone 
Method 3: Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings

Method 1: Hard reset your iPhone

A hard reset can clean your iPhone’s memory but not storage. Usually, it can save your iPhone from the won’t turn on issue.

1) For iPhone 7 and the newer: Press and hold both the Power and the Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, sometimes up to 20 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

2) For iPhone 6s and the earlierPress and hold both the Power and the Home buttons for at least ten seconds, sometimes up to 20 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

NOTE: If with a hard reset, you can see the Apple logo, then wait your iPhone for booting into iOS. If you can’t see the Apple logo and instead, you iPhone still keep black screen, please try the other method.

Method 2: Charge your iPhone 

1) Unless you’re absolutely certain that your iPhone is enough of power, please plug your iPhone into a wall charger. 

2) Leave the charging for at least 15 mins, then try to turn on your iPhone so see if it works.

3) If your iPhone still won’t turn on, please try to charge it with a different cable and do a second check.

Method 3: Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings

If neither Method 1 nor Method 2 solves your problem, please go with the following steps to restore your iPhone to the factory settings. 

IMPORTANT: This method will erase all the data and settings on your phone. 

1) Plug your USB cable into iPhone’s port.

2) For iPhone 7 and the newer: Hod down the Volume button.

For iPhone 6s and the earlier: Hold down the Home button.

3) While holding the button, plug another end of the USB cable into your computer.

4) Your iTunes should then be open.

5) When your iPhone appears in the iTunes, click it. Then click Summary Restore (iPhone…)

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