iPhone won't turn on?
Although all the “i” devices that should work without any problems, it often turns out that no technology gadget is without flaws. It may have happened to you one or more times while using your iPhone that your device did not want to turn on. The screen remained dark and lifeless. Before you start thinking about the worst, wait a while for the reactions. There is a way to bring your “i” device back to life. Below, read more about what to do in a situation where your iPhone won't turn on and how to fix it.
First — plug in your iPhone, let it charge and wait
When the battery is low, if you try to turn on the device, you will see an indicator that the battery is low and the device needs to be plugged in as soon as possible. But, if the battery is completely discharged, you will not be able to see anything but the black screen. What you can do is plug in your device and wait for fifteen minutes until the device is charged. After 15 minutes, try switching the device on again. If the battery is low on energy, you cannot expect the device to turn on immediately and to respond immediately even after you have plugged it in. If everything is all right with the device, after a short charging time, it should turn itself on and show that everything is OK. Of course, what you need to check before you put your device in charge is that the charger and cable are correct. A charger and cable malfunction will either prevent normal charging or completely disable the charging of the device. To check if there is a problem with the charger, try a different iPhone cable if your iPhone won't charge
. Lithium-ion batteries have their life span. Most devices in the mobile phone market are designed to withstand a two-year warranty with no major performance issues. Translated into the battery life of a smartphone those two years are about 700 charge and discharge cycles. When this period has elapsed, the battery capacity will noticeably decrease. Since iPhone is quality device that can last up to 5 or 7 years with some moderate usage, it is important to keep in mind that the battery has a shorter life than that and that two years of use is the optimal time to replace the battery, if any of the problems we are going to address here arise.
Did you drop or get your iPhone wet? How to fix?
If your phone dropped to a hard surface or into the water a few moments ago, you will have a few problems. If you dropped it on a hard surface that caused the damage, you will need to take your phone for repair. If your iPhone accidentally dropped into the pool, toilet, sink, do not panic. The most important thing is to get it out of the water as soon as possible! The longer it is in the water, the greater the chance of permanent damage. You must not do the following:
- do not turn it back on if it is already off, or use any features,
- do not press a key,
- don't shake it or knock it,
- do not attempt to disassemble it unless you have a warranty,
- do not dry it with a hairdryer as water can reach other parts and cause more damage,
- do not approach it with any form of heat,
- do not even think about placing it in the microwave.
Water can cause a short circuit on any part of your iPhone and destroy it. A short circuit is unlikely to occur on a device that is not lit and where no current flows through most parts. The iPhone even has sensors that automatically shut down the device that comes in contact with water. If the device goes off by itself, do not turn it on. It is a sure indicator that water has entered it. If it cannot be turned off normally, try turning it off by holding down the HOME + LOCK buttons for 5-10 seconds until the iPhone is turned off. Dry the device with a dry cloth, remove the Sim card from your iPhone. Don't shake your iPhone sharply to get water out of it. This can even spill water on the system board and do even more damage. After drying the iPhone from outside, take the zip lock bag which can be completely closed, insert the iPhone into the bag that you previously filled with white rice. Close the zip lock bag and leave it for a minimum of 24 hours. Silica bags work the same way, but a little faster and better, since they are designed to do that. Silica bags can be found in pockets of clothing and shoe boxes, even with some food and definitely with different electronics. The principle is the same. Fill the bag with silica bags and close them with your iPhone. After a few days, open the bag and turn on your iPhone. If you were able to follow these steps in time, the iPhone will work as new and you will have no problems.
At the same time, hold down the power buttons and the Home button to make a force restart of the device
Like any other technology device, the iPhone can completely freeze itself! So, you may need to force a restart! A force restart can be done in several ways. One of the ways is to press the two buttons at the same time. This should produce the same effect as when moving the battery. Pressing the Home buttons and the On / Off button at the same time will cause a hard reset on the device. To perform a force restart, you can;
- Press and hold the power key and the mute key
- Keep these keys pressed together until you see the Apple logo on the screen of your device (which should appear approximately ten to twenty seconds after pressing these two keys at the same time)
- After the logo appears, your “i” device should then turn on.
Restore iOS using iTunes
Any “i” device that does not want to turn on usually has either a battery problem or an issue in iOS that has frozen for some reason. Sometimes you will be able to turn on your iPhone, though for a short while just to see a message on your device screen indicating that there is some operating system error on your device. One indication that this is an operating system error is if you are shown an image of a USB cable and an iTunes logo. This guide, which otherwise suggests that users connect to iTunes promptly, means that the iOS system is broken or that something about the operating system is not working properly. To restore iOS to its original state that worked, what you need is an iTunes, Windows, or Mac. Connect iPhone to PC and launch iTunes. After that, iTunes should warn you that there is a problem with the device and that the device should either be upgraded or restored. What you will probably need to do is restore the “normal” state. iTunes will download the latest available iOS upgrade for your device and install it. The new iOS installation will wipe out whatever was on your device (which you couldn't reach anyway because the device was “malfunctioning”). You can try to recover your lost files later using the iCloud backup application. You can put any iPhone device in recovery mode by turning it off and plugging it into your computer via a USB cable. Keep pressing the Home button until you are presented with the option “Connect to iTunes.” If none of this has helped, then it's probably a hardware problem. Hardware problems are best solved by entrusting your device to an authorised Apple service.
We need our phones. We've come too accustomed with them by our hips or in our bags, or lying motionless beside us on the couch or bed, waiting for the vibrate or text/notification tone to sound, alerting us to our next social fix. So, why struggle to charge your phone? Hopefully, for the issue you're having, something above helped you find and solve it. If you find your iPhone is still not working, you can send in your iPhone for repair, drop it off, or contact us and we will come and fix your iPhone!