iPhone Keeps Restarting in iOS 14? Check the 6 Ways Here

"The battery on my iPhone XS run down. but it keeps on restarting over and over again. (it usually does this after I try to upgrade to iOS 14). This time it‘s been restarting over and over again for more than 15 minutes. now right before the screen goes off lines appear. how do I fix this?"

After getting a new iPhone 12, 11, XS, XR or iPhone XS Max, everything seems to operate normally. With the update of iOS version, you also upgrade your device to the newest iOS 14 without hesitation. Then problems arise. One of the most common issues is iPhone/ iPad keeps restarting. In this case, what's the first measure you shall adopt? Take it to Apple Store to repair? Undoubtedly, It would be a high maintenance cost. Try out some feasible options to fix this terrible issue before going to Apple Store.

1. Force Reboot Your iPhone

Restart or force-restart iPhone is usually the first and most time-saving method when there is hardware or software issues on your iPhone.

Force restart iPhone X/ 8 (Plus) or Later: Press and release volume up button quickly, then press and release volume down button, and pressing Lock button for a while until the Apple logo appears.

Force restart iPhone 7 (Plus), 6 or Earlier: Keep pressing and holding volume down and Lock button at the same time until the device turns into Apple screen.

turn off and turn on iphone

2. Check and Uninstall Faulty Apps

In most cases, iPhone or iPad restarts randomly due to the faulty apps not running properly. If your iPhone happens to shut down after you install an app, try to uninstall the app then check whether the bug can be removed itself.

To uninstall an iPhone app, keep holding the app icon until it starts wiggling. Tap the X at the top left corner to remove the app from your iPhone.

3. Update Apps in App Store

Some apps with old version can dramatically decrease battery life and makes the device crash and restart. If you found this kind of apps installed on your iPhone, go to App Store > Updates and update all the apps to install the apps with the newest versions.

update all apps

4. Turn Off Background App Refresh If Necessary

If the Background App Refresh of some apps is enabled, the content will be updated automatically when the device is connected with WiFi or cellular in the background, which puts much pressure on iPhone or iPad. As a result, it's necessary to turn off the Background App Refresh of some apps that you don't need. Navigate to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn it off.

turn off background app refresh

5. Clean Up the Device

If you don't take good care of your iPhone, the performance of which will be affected even if the storage is of 256GB. So one of the best ways to keep the device running smoothly is to clean the app cache and redundant data. Uninstall useless apps or make use of some handy cache cleaner apps can help a lot.

6. Fix iPhone Randomly Restarting via iOS System Recovery

If you search online, you could find several professional software designed to deal with various iPhone problems, such as FoneGeek iOS System Recovery, which is mainly used to almost all kinds of iPhone problems appeared in iOS 14, 13, 12, etc. What is mentioned most is iPhone restarting loop, stuck at updated request, iMessage problems, etc. For detailed information, you can refer the steps given below.


Step 1. Download the iOS System Recovery to fix iPhone randomly restarting problem with ease. Select "Repair Operating System" and connect device to computer.

choose repair mode and connect the device

Step 2. Select the firmware package according to the device information and hit the "Download" button to start to fix.

download firmware package

repair ios system

I wish the solutions mentioned above will bring your device to normal without any hassle. Let us know your feedback about whether you have successfully restarted your device or have any other issues.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on May 05, 2018, 15:19:02

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.