My iPhone won’t turn on and now I don’t know what to do. Does this sound like you because if it does, then you’ve come to the right place? Below are a few things that might work if your device isn’t turning on.
1. Restart Your Device
One of the first things you should do is restart your device, which is easy because all you do is press and hold the power button. Hold it for a few seconds and this may force your phone to restart. If it doesn’t, then don’t worry because there are a few other things you can try that might work. However, make sure you try this way first because restarting it might switch your phone back on.
2. Charge Your Phone
This is probably something you’ve already done, but you should try to charge your phone because the battery might not be charged enough to power the phone. What you want to do is plug the charger into the phone and let it charge for at least 30 minutes, and during that time it might turn itself on. However, you might have to hold the power button down for a few seconds in order to turn it on. Also, it might be a good idea to use another cable if you do think the battery is the issue but recharging it with your current cable isn’t doing the trick.
3. Put Device Into DFU Mode
There’s a chance that your phone won’t boot up and this might be why the phone isn’t turning on. Sometimes this happens after you attempt to install an update but you have low battery life or if you tried to jailbreak your phone. What you want to do is put your iPhone into DFU mode.
First, you want to plug your device into your laptop or computer and hold the power button for a few seconds. Hold the home button and the power button together for 10-12 seconds and then release the power button, but still press and hold the home button for another 5-6 seconds. If your screen is black and nothing happens, then you’re in DFU mode and you’ll be shown instructions in iTunes. Follow those instructions and your device might end up turning on again.
4. Restore Factory Settings
One of first few things you can try is restoring your device’s factory settings. Doing this will erase the phone’s settings and it will erase its data. A factory reset can fix a lot of problems, but if you didn’t backup your data, then this might make you nervous. However, if you want to get your phone back on, then consider doing a factory reset.
5. Reset The Proximity Sensor
Another thing you can try to do is reset the proximity sensor on it. Sometimes if the sensor malfunctions, then the phone won’t turn on. Don’t worry though because resetting the sensor is relatively easy.
First, hold the on/off button, as well as the home button and this will cause the phone to restart. If the phone restarts, then the screen should work and this is when you’ll want to press the settings app and then press general, followed by rest. There’s an option to reset all of your settings, and that’s what you’ll want to do, but your data won’t be deleted.
Try out the above to see if any of them will get your iPhone to turn back on. If none of them work, then check infographics and consider bringing your iPhone to a technician that works on iPhones. They should be able to determine what the problem is and how to fix it so your device turns on.