iPhone stuck in reboot loop, won’t restore?
Hello, my iPhone 6s has been stuck in a boot loop for a few days now. I’m looking for solutions to fix it because Apple claims my warranty has expired. I’ve tried a solution in which you restart the phone and hold the + volume button for 5 minutes, but it did not work. They told me to connect it to iTunes but that doesn’t work because it can’t start up to register the phone to the computer. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions to fix this problem?
Your iPhone device could get stuck in boot loop wont restore for many reasons:
- iOS system update went wrong, and iPhone stuck in boot loop wont restore while upgrading to iOS 10 or iOS 9.
- Installing a non-compatible jailbreak tweak may cause crashes or much worse, putting your iOS device into endless reboot loop.
- Failure of restoring your device from backup may cause endless rebooting.
- Your iPhone can run out of charge if the battery connector malfunctions. It is quite often seen during such cases that when the cable is removed it switches off.
- There could be a hardware issue that prevents the phone from booting up like normal.
No matter which reason caused your iPhone endless restarting, you can fix the issue with the feasible solutions as below.
Try this first: Restart your iPhone
Honestly, restarting your iPhone won’t fix this particular problem in most cases. However, it’s by far the simplest approach and won’t cost you anything other than a few seconds waiting for the phone to start up again.
If that doesn’t work, your next step is a hard reset. This is a more comprehensive type of restart that can sometimes solve the problem.
Force reboot your iPhone with these steps:
- Press and hold the Home and Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds until the Apple logo shows up.
- Release both buttons.
- Wait for the Home screen to load up.
If that won’t work, then your next option is to perform a complete restoration or restore your iPhone via iTunes.
Boot your iPhone into DFU mode
DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode puts your iDevice into a state where it can still communicate with iTunes on Windows or Mac. It allows your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to be restored from any state. Follow the procedure to enter your iPhone into DFU mode:
- Start the latest version of iTunes on your computer;
- Plug in your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC;
- Turn the iPhone off
- Hold down both Home and Power buttons on the iDevice for exactly 10 seconds and then release the Power. Don’t hold the buttons for too long. If the Apple logo appears, you will need to start all over.
- If your iPhone screen turns completely black, then that denotes it’s already in DFU mode. To show up next is an iTunes alert telling you an iPhone in recovery mode has been detected by iTunes.
- When you see that message release the HOME button and the device should restore. When asked DO NOT restore a backup; set up as a new phone.
No matter you can restore your iPhone in Recovery Mode or DFU Mode, the data on your phone will be definitely wiped completely. If you want to fix your iPhone to normal from endless boot loop WITHOUT LOSING DATA, you should get assistance from a third-party iOS system recovery software – iOS System Restore, which is specially designed for Apple users to fix iOS issues like iPhone stuck in boot loop, recovery mode, or iTunes logo, white screen of death, black screen and more. Unlike iTunes or iCoud restore, this iOS system recovery software won’t change any data on your device. When it gets back to normal. Everything remains.
Let’s download the free trial version and follow the steps below to fix your iPhone system issues.
Fix iPhone boot loop without losing data:
*Note: By recovering your iOS system from reboot loop and other issues, your iOS device will be updated to the latest iOS version. And your iPhone will be re-locked if you have unlocked your device before. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, it will turn back to non-jailbroken state.
Step 1. Plug in your iPhone to your computer
After launching this iOS system repair software, go to “More Tools” and select Fix iOS to Normal.
Then connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable. Now it’s time to click Start button to fix iPhone boot loop issue without causing any data loss.
Step 2. Select and download iOS firmware
To fix the abnormal operating system, you need to download the firmware for your iOS device first. Dr.Fone will recognize your iOS device, offering the latest iOS version for you to download. You just need to click “Download” and wait. The software will finish it for you automatically.
You need to download the firmware for your iPhone to get iOS system issues fixed. The program will automatically detect your device model and show the matching firmware. You need to confirm and click Download button to move on.
Step 3. Fix iPhone boot loop without restoring
When the download is complete, the program will continuously start repairing your iOS, getting out of boot loop without losing any data. Just a few minutes later, iOS system repairing process is done. You can check whether your iPhone will boot up now. If the device still won’t turn on, there might be some hardware issue. You can contact the local Apple store or sell your device for a new one.
Note: Please keep your device being connected during the process. You’d better donot use your phone, for it could cause the device “bricked”.
Apart of getting iPhone out of boot loop mode without restoring and losing data, iOS system recovery can also fix various iOS system issues including:
- iPhone or iPad stuck in recovery mode loop or iTunes logo.
- iDevice stuck in DFU mode, can’t exit, can’t boot.
- Apple logo of death stops iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- Have a white screen of death on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
- Black screen, red or blue screen of death of iPhone/iPad/iPod.
- Endless reboot loop on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- iPhone/iPad frozen on lock screen or Apple logo, need to fix.
- Can not unlock or power off your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.