How to Fix iPhone 12/12 Mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max Won’t Turn On

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This is how to easily fix your iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max that won’t turn on or turn off. The methods below have proven to be working perfectly without any issues. Hopefully, you will find it helpful.

Why is your iPhone  12 not turning on

Well, many will say it’s a hardware problem especially when the phone just fell on the ground. However, most of the problems are a result of software glitches or malfunctions that can easily be fixed.

So if you have any software crashes on your iPhone 12 , it can be the cause or you just updated your iOS to the latest version. No matter the cause below is the working solution to fix your iPhone not turning on or won’t on or even off.

How to Fix iPhone 12 Pro Won’t Turn On

Before anything please do make sure there is no damage on your iPhone. For example, if your iPhone fell or it comes in contact with water, the problem might be from the hardware. If your iPhone 12 Pro Max comes in contact with liquid and you think it has been water damaged, you should check our guide on what to do here.

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However, if nothing of such happens, then you should think of what happened to your iPhone before you start noticing the problem. For example, did you just upgraded to iOS, install any apps, or you just bought any USB charging cable?. Below troubleshooting will surely help.

Force your iPhone 12 Pro Max to restart

A force restart is the first and most recommended troubleshooting. It’s the same as soft resetting your iPhone. With a force restart, you can fix iPhone frozen or not responding. That been said, you should try to reset your iPhone SE and see if it will work.

Step 1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step 2: Again press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
Step 3: And then press and hold the Side (Power) button until the Apple logo appears
You should note that the Sleep/Wake button is now officially called the Side button for iPhone SE, iPhone 8, and iPhone X.

iPhone 12 Mini Won’t Turn Off? Try This

Go Settings > General > Shut Down.

Or press and hold the side button and either volume button until the power off slider appears. You can then slide to turn it off.

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Allow it to Charge

If a force restart does not solve the problem, you should give your iPhone time to charge. While doing that, ensure that the USB cable you are using to charge it is not faulty. You can borrow any working charger you know either from your neighbor or siblings.

This will help you determine whether the charger is faulty or not. If everything is working just fine, you should see the charging indicator appear on the screen a few minutes from charging.

However, if you did not see any charging indicator after an hour or you see warnings like connecting to power, check the jack, USB cable, or power adapter, just make sure that it’s working fine. If possible, try charging your iPhone using just a USB cable connected to a laptop or a power bank.

Check Lightning Cable

This is the most associated problem with an iPhone not charging or won’t turn on. If your iPhone is not turning, it may be a result of a low battery. Ensure that the USB cable is working and that when plug, your iPhone see is charging well.

Connect Your iPhone 12 Max To Computer

You should try to connect your iPhone to a computer and then open iTunes. If iTunes recognizes your iPhone, it means your iPhone is turning on but stuck on the Black screen. The solution, you can now try to restore your iPhone through iTunes and set it up as a new device and see if that fixes it.

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Put your iPhone 12 Pro Max into DFU Mode

This is mostly the last resolution. Putting your iPhone in DFU mode is the deeper part you can go to fix any software problem. Before you carry on with this, make sure you have the complete backups of your files and data. To put your iPhone SE to DFU mode, you will need a computer, USB cable to connect your device, and use iTunes to access your device. You can check how to put iPhone into DFU mode here.

Contact Apple Support

If the problem continues, the best thing to do is to contact Apple support. You can always book an appointment with Apple and have their expert look into the matter. Use the comment box if you have any questions and also don’t forget to share this post.

The methods above have been over many times to be working. Nevertheless, if none of them works for you, you show use the comment box and explain the exact problem. We will try to help you out.

Miracle .O

Miracle .O

Miracle .O is a Computer scientist by profession and a blogger by passion. He's an expect in writing about phones, gadgets and tutorials. He's the founder of this blog.


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