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Full Solutions to Fix My iPhone Won't Turn On Quickly

iPhones have been known to be the most stable smartphones ever developed but apparently they too face issues at times. Some iPhone users complain that their iPhone won't turn on no matter what they do for some reason. If you face trouble like your iPhone refusing to switch on, you may want to investigate the cause of the issue and figure out a solution for it.

Fortunately, there are several methods that you can apply when you face the problem of iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6 not turning on. These methods will fix the specific issue that is causing for your iPhone not to turn on so you can then switch on and use your iPhone normally. Without further ado, let's check out all the reasons of the issue and then the methods that will help fix the issue for your iPhone.

Reason 1. iPhone Runs out of Battery

It could be that your iPhone doesn't have much battery juice left on it and so you are having trouble turning on your device. When the iPhone battery level goes down a certain level, your phone will refuse to turn on no matter how hard you try.

The following is what you can do to get around the issue on your iPhone.

Solution 1. Charge Your iPhone

If your iPhone has run out of battery juice, then the first thing you will obviously need to do is charge your iPhone. Charging it up will increase the battery level and when it has charged to a certain point, it will turn on without any issues.

Solution 2. Check Your Lightning Cable or Charger

If your iPhone screen won t turn on even after you have charged it, you need to make sure the lightning cable that connects the phone and the charger itself are both working. If there is an issue with your charger, your iPhone will not charge and so it will not power on.

Ensure both the equipment's are working.

Reason 2. Software Conflicts or Crash

While Apple has tried their best to keep the software side on your iPhone as stable as possible, it is not completely error-free and it occasionally produces various kinds of errors. If there's a software glitch or a crash on your iPhone, it will cause your iPhone to not turn on simply.

In this situation, you can do the following two things to fix the software issue on your iPhone.

Solution 3. Restart Your iPhone

The first thing you will want to do when you find the software on your iPhone has an issue is to restart your iPhone. Restarting your iPhone will fix any minor software glitches in the software and freshen up the operating system.

start up iphone

To restart an iPhone, all you need to do is press the Sleep button for a few seconds and then drag the slider appearing on your screen to power off your device. When it has completely turned off, press the Wake button and your iPhone will turn on without any issues.

Solution 4. Force Restart Your iPhone

Sometimes a simple restart just doesn't work on a problematic iPhone and Apple knew it from the beginning. So, what the company has done is it has added a force reboot option on the iPhone that forces your device to reboot.

For iPhone XS, XS Max, XR or iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, then press the volume up and down button. Then, long press the side button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus, then long press the volume down and side button till the Apple logo appears and the device restarts.

For iPhone 6s or earlier model, press and hold the Home and Power buttons together for about ten seconds. When you see the Apple logo on your screen, let go of the buttons and your iPhone will force reboot.

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Reason 3. System Glitch or Corrupted firmware

If there is an issue with the core operating system or the firmware of your iPhone, that cannot be fixed by simply rebooting or force rebooting your device. It requires performing a few more steps that ensure the operating system on the iPhone is fixed and the device is ready to turn on.

The following are two of the methods that will help you fix a corrupted iPhone:

Solution 5. Fix iPhone Won't Turn on or Charge with ReiBoot (No Data Loss)

Since there's no option to repair the operating system on the iPhone, you will need to use a third-party app to repair your OS. Fortunately, iPhone System Recovery Tool ReiBoot allows you to fix the entire operating system on your device.

The software also allows you to enter and exit the recovery mode on your iPhone. The following is how you can use it to fix your corrupted operating system:

Step 1: Download and run the software on your computer. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a suitable cable and click on Repair Operating System in the software.

enter recovery mode

Step 2: On the following screen, click on the button that says Start Repair. The software will require you to download a firmware. Click on Download to do so.

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Step 3: Wait while the software repairs your iPhone. You will see the following on your screen. Finally, when the iPhone is repaired, you will see the following message on your screen.


There you go. The operating system on your iPhone has been successfully repaired and your iPhone should now turn on without any issues. We hope that answers your why wont my iPhone turn on question and helps resolve the issue.

Solution 6. Restore with iTunes

You can use the iTunes app to restore your iPhone and this should help you fix the iPhone won't turn on issue on your device.

Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes app. Click on your device, click on the Summary tab, and then choose the Restore iPhone option. Follow the on-screen instructions and your iPhone will be restored.

Note: Restoring with iTunes clears all device data, you can free backup your iPhone beforehand using iCareFone.

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Reason 4. Physical/Liquid Damage (Hardware) or Others

If your iPhone has fallen off your hands or if there has been any other physical damage to it, it will likely not turn on. In this situation, the software methods mentioned above won't work for you. However, you can try the following method to seek help.

Solution 7. Contact Apple Support

Apple Support team is trained to help you out with your iPhone's software and hardware issues. If your iPhone is damaged, take it to your nearest Apple Support center and they should be able to advice on what you can do.


If you've been facing the "my iPhone wont turn on" issue on your device, the above guide will help you get rid of the issue on your device. If all fails, you can always bring your iPhone to an Apple Center for them to investigate the issue and fix it for you.

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