Is Your iPhone Bricked? Here are 4 Methods You Wish to Know to Fix it

Apple has recently released the official version of iOS 14. I believe that most users are eager to enjoying the official version of iOS 13 system. It is undeniable that iOS 14 system has greatly improved the performance of the old device. The improvement is really obvious, especially for the fluency. While new iOS version brings many new features, it also brings some problems to users. For example, many Apple users have said that their devices consume a lot of power and become brick after the iOS upgrade. Don't worry, the solutions below shared in this article will help you fix your iPhone bricked issue.

What is Brick Phone

In short, if an iPhone is bricked, it means that the your device system is damaged and will not work anymore. The most common phenomenon of a bricked iPhone is that the device is stuck in white apple and "connect to iTunes" mode.

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Why iPhone May Get Bricked

  • White Apple: The iPhone may be stuck in while apple during the jailbreak progress or upgrade progress to the new iOS 13.

  • Recovery Mode: iPhone will always stuck in recovery mode when the upgrade process is interrupted by accidental USB connection or network connection.

iPhone Get Bricked? How to Fix it

For users who are new to use an iPhone, they may be in panic when their iPhone gets blocked after upgrading to iOS 13 and take the device to the repair shop. In fact, there is no need to be so exaggerated.There must be solutions for this issue.

1. Fix iPhone Bricked Issue by Restoring iPhone in DFU Mode

Step 1. First we need to connect the iPhone to computer, then open the iTunes and then follow the steps below depending your device model.

  • For iPhone 6 or earlier models: Press and hold the Home button, then press and hold the Power button until the screen goes to black, then just hold down the Home button until iTunes detects your iPhone in recovery mode.

  • For iPhone7/7 Plus:After turning off the device, press the power button and the volume down button at the same time, and the boot logo may appear, do not care about it, continue to press the power and volume down button and let go, the logo will disappear again. Release the power button and keep pressing the volume down button until the computer detects the iPhone in DFU mode, you can now release the volume button.

  • For iPhone X and later models:Press the volume up button and quickly release it, then press the volume down button and quickly release it. Press and hold the power button until the screen is completely going into black, then release the power button and keep pressing and holding the power button and volume down button for 5 seconds or so. Then release the power button and keep pressing the volume down button for about 5 seconds, the computer will prompt that the device is put into DFU mode.

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Step 2. Subsequently, iTunes will pop up a notification indicating that the device has successfully entered DFU mode.

Step 3. Click Restore iPhone and the newest firmware file will be installed on your device.

2. Fix iPhone Bricked without Data Loss

What you should note is that your iPhone settings and contents will be completely wiped out unless you have previously backed up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud. Or you can also use an alternative method to fix the brick phone issue without data loss. With the assistance of FoneGeek iOS System Recovery, all the data will still be retained after the repair process. And it works well on both your windows and Mac computer.


FoneGeek iOS System Recovery - Instantly Fix iPhone Bricked Issue without Data Loss

It is 100% secure and easy to use FoneGeek iOS System Recovery to resolve the issues that you may have on your iPhone. It can be downloaded on your windows or Mac computer, then follow the steps below to continue.

Step 1. After installing and launching the repair tool from the official site or clicking the download button above. Connect your bricked iPhone to the program and select the repair mode of "Repair Operating System".

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Step 2. The bricked iPhone will be detected by the program, click on "Fix Now" to continue.

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Step 3. Simply put your bricked iPhone into DFU mode based on the instructions on the interface.

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Step 4. Then you need to select your device models and iOS version then click on "Download" button after ensuring that the device details are selected.

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Step 5. The FoneGeek repair program will start to download the firmware package for your iPhone and repair the priced issue.


Step 6. After the problem is fixed, your iPhone will start as normal. You can now disconnect your iPhone from the computer or click "Try Again" to repeat the repair progress.

3. Repair Bricked iPhone via iTunes

This bricked iPhone issue could also be fixed via the way of restoring iPhone system with iTunes.

  • If iTunes is installed on your computer, then update it to the latest version.

  • Connect the bricked iPhone to a computer that you trusted before and iTunes will automatically detect your device and sync it.

  • After the detection and the device icon is displayed, click "Summary" and the option of "Restore Backup" button under the section of Backup.

  • Then you need to pick the latest or any other iTunes backup you synced before and click "Restore" to restore the iTunes backup to fix this issue.

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The suggestions above will help you get rid off the issue like a bricked iPhone. The next time you have the same issue or have other issues on your iPhone or iPad, you can still try the solutions above. And you can also let us know if you have any other better solutions.


By Fay J. Melton

Posted on May 05, 2019, 22:19:52

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.