Is your iPhone XR, XS and XS Max keep restarting all of a sudden? Well, if this starts after updating your device to a new operating system or after it falls or comes in contact with water, below is how to fix it. Check out the working method to fix your iPhone XS that keeps restarting itself.
Back-Up Your iPhone XR
Before you follow any of the troubleshooting methods below, it’s recommendable that you take a complete backup of your iPhone to avoid loss of data and other important files. So you need to back up your iPhone XS and once you are done, then you can follow the troubleshooting method listed below.
- 1 1. Update Your iPhone XS Max Software
- 2 2. Check if an app is causing your iPhone to Restart
- 3 3. Reset All Settings
- 4 4. Remove Your SIM Card And Put it Back
- 5 5. Hard Reset Your iPhone XS
- 6 6. Restore Your iPhone XS Max Using iTunes
- 7 7. Check For A Hardware Problem
- 8 8. Time to Take Your iPhone to Repair
1. Update Your iPhone XS Max Software
Just like any other operating system, Apple always comes up with a new update to keeps their phones running smoothly without any issues and if your device is not running on the latest iOS, there are chances that your device will start to misbehave.
So you need to make sure that your device is up to date. To do that, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. Check and if an update is available tap to update it.
Apart from this method, you can also update your iPhone by connecting it to your computer and then using iTunes to runs the software update. No matter which method you choose, just make sure your iPhone is updated.
2. Check if an app is causing your iPhone to Restart
Some apps we install on our device may also be the reason our iPhone XS keeps restarting. To fix this, we need to check if its an app that is causing the restart issue. If you just installed any app recently before your iPhone start to restart, go to the app and uninstall it.
You can also head over to Settings -> Privacy -> Analytics -> Analytics Data and check for problems apps. You should see several entries on this list. Scroll down and if you see any app listed more than once or over and over again, tap and uninstall the app. Your iPhone should be fixed now.
3. Reset All Settings
Yes, resetting your device settings is good magic that always solves many software issues on the iPhone. To reset your iPhone XR settings, go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings. This will restore your device setting to factory defaults. You won’t lose any of your apps and files but your device wifi password will be wiped out.
4. Remove Your SIM Card And Put it Back
Another problem that can cause loops is the connection to your wireless carrier. So removing your SIM is another way to stop your iPhone from restarting every minute. Don’t worry nothing will go wrong when you remove your SIM, just that your iPhone will need to reconnect again and start working fine. If the problem stops after removing your SIM card, put it back, and enjoy your phone.
5. Hard Reset Your iPhone XS
This is another tough way to fix any software glitches on iPhone. You should not hard reset your iPhone except if its necessary. To do a hard reset, hold the power button and Home button at the same time until your iPhone screen goes blank and the Apple logo reappears.
Just make sure to hold both buttons down together for at least 20 seconds. This method usually fixed any issues on most iPhones.
6. Restore Your iPhone XS Max Using iTunes
This method will erase and reloads the iPhone’s software (iOS) and can eliminate any software issues as well. So you should give it a try if you want to fix the restarting issues on your iPhone. To begin with, your iPhone needs to be connected to a computer to restore. You should use a DFU Restore, which goes deeper than a regular restore and can also solve many problems. You can check how to restore iPhone using DFU HERE. After the restore, you can now reload your information using the backup you created at the beginning of this post.
7. Check For A Hardware Problem
Some hardware problems may cause this like your iPhone falling from the top of the table, you mistakenly dropping your device and also check if any debris is stuck inside and for signs of corrosion. If your iPhone fall inside the water and it keeps restarting, here you got the answer, you need to carefully wipe the water off and allow it to dry. Your iPhone 12 may have an IP68 rating but that doesn’t make it completely waterproof.
8. Time to Take Your iPhone to Repair
Sorry if none of this troubleshooting was able to fix your iPhone keeps restarting. There is nothing you can do here than to take it to repair.
Yes, this is your only resolve now. The problem might be from the hardware and there is nothing really you can do here other than take it to Apple Genius Bar. You can book an appointment with them and let them check it.