iPhone 14 Pros Restarts While Charging: All the Possible Fixes!
by Anna Sherry Updated on 2022-10-10 / Update for iPhone 14
iPhone 14 lineup hasn’t been the smoothest of launches in Apple’s history. Users have been reporting various kinds of issues with their new devices.
One of the issues that have been getting into the headlines is the random restart bug. Users say that their iPhone 14 pro restarts randomly while it’s charging.
If you’re also a victim of this problem, you might be looking for a fix — and we’ve got just the thing. Here’s everything you need to know about this problem.
- I. Why does iPhone 14 Pro restart while charging?
- II. How to fix the 'iPhone 14 Pro restarts while charging' issue?
I. Why does iPhone 14 Pro restart while charging?
There could be several reasons why your iPhone might be restarting while charging. Let’s explore some of the top ones.
- There could be a bug or temporary glitch in your iOS system.
- Your phone might be in a hot room, and the iPhone could be restarting to cool down its temperature.
- You may not be on the latest version of iOS, which might be causing problems.
- You might have a faulty installation of iOS and would need to refresh your iOS system completely.
- There could be a hardware problem with your new iPhone.
II. How to fix the 'iPhone 14 Pro restarts while charging' issue?
Now that you know the causes of the problem, it’s time to talk about the possible fixes for it. We have ranked each fix from basic to advanced, so you must try these in a straight order.
Method 1. First things first, force restart your iPhone
We know, force restarting may not seem like a solid solution to a restarting issue, but it is.
You see, regular restarts and force restarts are different. Force restarting cleans up all the cached files and temporary data stored on your iPhone. Doing this might help fix many kinds of issues, and the random restart issue is one of them.
That said, here’s how to force restart your new iPhone 14/Plus/Pro/Pro Max:
- Press and release the volume up button.
- Press and release the volume down button.
- Press and hold the side button until your phone turns off and you see the Apple logo.
Related read How to restart iPhone.
Method 2. Move your iPhone 14 Pro to a cooler location
One of the major reasons your iPhone might be restarting is that it’s getting hotter than it should.
When your iPhone gets too hot, it might shut down, restart, or become unusable for a period before you can use it again. It does that to prevent itself from heating too much. Simply put, it’s a safety feature.
Luckily, there’s a simple fix to this problem: move to somewhere cooler.
If it’s in a non-conditioned room, move it somewhere else. If AC is not available, put it somewhere under a fan where it has proper airflow. Don’t put it on the charger under natural light.
After you’ve moved it to a cooler environment and it still keeps restarting, touch the phone and notice its temperature. If it’s hot, it means overheating is the problem. If it’s not hot but still restarts, proceed to the next solution.
Method 3. Update your iPhone to the latest iOS version
Apple has already released an update (iOS 16.0.2) which fixes many issues on the 14 series. Furthermore, Apple is also working on another update (iOS 16.0.3) which will fix even more bugs. So, you should always check for the latest updates to avail yourself of the latest fixes released by Apple.
If you haven’t updated already, you should do it right away.
Here’s how you can update.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to General > Software Update.
- Wait for it to check for an update.
If there’s an available update, download and install it right away.
Again, you should check for updates at least after a few days to see if there’s a new update available. If there is, install it.
Method 4. Use Tenorshare ReiBoot to solve the problem
If none of the above-mentioned fixes worked for you, you might need to restore your iOS system from scratch. Doing this will remove faulty files from your system by completely reinstalling them.
The best part is that using ReiBoot? is very easy and straightforward. You don’t need any technical knowledge to operate it. And this tool will not erase any of your device data. It’s 100% safe!
Here’s how you use it to fix your bugs.
Download and install ReiBoot from the official download page. Connect your iPhone to the computer and select “Trust This Computer” if prompted on the screen. Hit “Start”.
On the following page, select “Standard Repair”. Read the instructions.
The system will prompt you to download the latest firmware, click “Download”.
When the download is done, click “Start Standard Repair”.
Wait for the process to complete, and your iOS system has been completely refreshed!
At this point, your iPhone should not restart anymore while charging. But if it does, there’s one last thing to do — and it’s mentioned below.
Method 5. Visit an Apple Store
If none of the above-mentioned fixes have worked for you, it’s almost certain that there’s something wrong with your iPhone’s hardware. There could be a faulty component inside that might be causing it.
But nothing to worry about. If there’s really something wrong with the hardware, Apple will replace the device for you for free. All you have to do is visit your nearest Apple Store or other authorized repair centers to claim your warranty.
The bottom line
And there you have it — that’s how you can fix the random restarting issue in your iPhone 14. Start by force restarting it and moving it to a cooler room. If it doesn’t work, refresh your system with ReiBoot.
If it seems to be a hardware problem, visit an Apple Store to get it fixed or get a replacement device.
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