iPhone Keeps Restarting? Here’s How to Fix it

Last Updated on April 24, 2023 by Ian McEwan

It truly is a disaster for some iPhone user this week. Because their iPhones keep restarting and some are stuck on the Apple logo after iOS 11 Update, which will drive them crazy.

According to the report: “Phones across the world running iOS 11 encountered a glitch that triggered at 12:15 a.m. local time. A bug in the iOS 11.1.2 meant that phones using third-party apps to send recurring notifications, like reminders from work out apps or medical apps, would reboot over and over…

But when you turn to Apple Support in twitter, you can only get this kind of “support”.

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Not as supportive as you think, right?

And here are the rages from Tumblr:


If you have no idea what your iPhone is going on and how to fix your restarting iPhone, here are some practical solutions below you can follow step by step.

4 Ways to Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting or Restarts Randomly after iOS 11 Update

Guide List:

Solution 1: Hard Reboot iPhone to fix iPhone Keep Restarting (about 5 mins)

It’s the first thing you should do if you encounter any glitch on your iPhone, which will solve most of the problems. Especially When your screen is black or frozen. Sometimes, Hard Reboot iPhone can fix the iPhone restarting problem.

Hard reboot your iPhone can also fix iPhone White Screen of Death and Unfreeze an iPhone.

Solution 2: Restore Your iPhone to Factory Settings with iTunes to fix iPhone Keep Restarting(about 60mins)

You will need:

  • Your iPhone
  • A USB cable
  • A PC or Mac with a constant internet connection

Then follow these steps:

  1. Turn off “Find my iPhone”(go to iPhone “Settings”-”Apple ID Profile”-”iCloud”)
  2. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC with your iPhone USB connected
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  4. Follow the onscreen steps: enter your Apple passcode or Trust this computer
  5. Back up your iPhone data to iCloud or iTunes: Choice “iCloud” or “This Computer” and click “Back up now”.

  6. Also you can turn to How to Backup iPhone without iTunes and learn how to use a free third-party software to back up your iPhone data.

  7. Click “Restore iPhone…” in the Summary panel and click “Restore” again. Then all your media and other data will be erased and the newest version of iOS will be installed.
  8. Your iPhone will restart after the restoration.
  9. Set your iPhone as new after restoring to factory settings.
  10. Go back and turn on “Find my iPhone” in your iCloud Setting.

Learn more about Factory Reset iPhone.

Solution 3: iOS System Recovery Software to fix iPhone Keep Restarting(about 30 mins)

Factory reset is time consuming but helpful. However, if it didn’t work for you, it’s time to move onto the next step. Here is a third-party software DataKIt iOS System Recovery, which will be more efficient and less confusing. You should have a try.

iOS System Recovery

  • Fix iPhone and iPad Stuck in DFU mode, Recovery mode, Apple logo, Headphone mode&more to normal status.
  • Support all iOS Device with any iOS version(iPhone and iPad).
  • 100% Safe Guarantee and No data loss.
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Step 1. Download and install iOS System Recovery. Launch it and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. Then click “iOS System Recovery” from the welcome screen.

Select iOS System Recovery

Step 2.Click “Start” after the program recognize your device automatically.

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Step 3.Boot your iPhone to DFU (Device Firmware Updated) mode.

  • Boot your iPhone X, 8, 8+ to DFU mode
    1. Quick press the “Volume Up” button
    2. Quick press the “Volume Down” button
    3. Hold the “Side” button until the screen goes black
    4. Hold down the “Side” button and “Volume Down” button for 5 seconds then release the “Side” button while still pressing on the “Volume Down” button
    5. Wait for a few seconds until the iTunes alert that your iPhone was detected in recovery mode.
  • Boot your iPhone 7, 7+ to DFU mode
    1. Hold down the “Side” button and “Volume Down” button at the same time for 8 seconds
    2. Release the “Side” button while still pressing on the “Volume Down” button
    3. Wait for a few seconds until the iTunes alert that your iPhone was detected in recovery mode.
  • Boot your iPhone 6S or earlier to DFU mode
    1. Hold down the “Home” button and “Lock” button for 8 seconds
    2. Then release the “Lock” button while still pressing on the “Home” button
    3. Wait for a few seconds until the iTunes alert that your iPhone was detected in recovery mode.

How To: Get into DFU Mode on your iPhone!

Step 4. Confirm the correct iOS version and device model number. Click on “Repair” to get it. After that you can just let the application do the repairing for you without any fussy procedure.

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Step 5.wait for a few minutes until the download complete.

Step 6.iOS System Recovery will automatically repair your iPhone after downloading the relevant firmware.

Step 7. The following screen will appear, when the application finishes repairing your phone. And your data will not be erased.

Alternative Solution of Solving iPhone Keeps Restarting.

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Solution 4: Contact Apple store to fix iPhone Keep Restarting (takes a few days)

If all the solutions list above don’t work and your phone still keeps restarting or restarts randomly, it’s your last choice to contact Apple store. Because there must be a hardware problem.

3 ways to get your hardware repaired

  1. By sending your iPhone to an Apple Repair Center
  2. By visiting an Apple Authorized Service Provider
  3. BY making a reservation with a Genius to get a hardware repair.
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For more information you can visit Apple Repair

Published Date: Dec 3rd, 2017
Last updated on Aug 14th, 2018 by Ian McEwan