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6 Ways to Fix iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop after iOS 15 Update

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“My iPhone 7 is stuck in boot loop, it won't respond to a reset or connect to iTunes. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!”

The issue of iPhone stuck in boot loop isfrequently reported by iOS users in Apple Discussions. If the device is stuck in the boot loop, it will keep getting restarted. Generally speaking, it can be caused by a variety of reasons. We have done some testing there, and eventually worked out reasons why this kind of issue happens and solutions for iPhone stuck in boot loop.

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Why Your iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop

As we all know that iPhone can get stuck in boot loop for different reasons. The most common causes are listed below:

  • iOS Upgrade: Apple keeps releasing iOS update to fix remaining bugs, however, if the upgrading process is accidentally interrupted, the device is very likely to be stuck in boot loop. Sometimes, this problem also occurs after completing the update.

  • iPhone Jailbreak: While jailbreaking iPhone brings many new possibilities and improves its performance, it can also cause your iPhone to work improperly. So think twice to jailbreak the iPhone unless you have the advantage of technical knowledge.

  • Unstale Connection: If you update, backup or restore your iPhone using iTunes/Finder, the unstable connection between the iPhone and computer will also cause your iPhone stuck in boot loop.

  • Screen Replacement: A more severe problem will occur if your iPhone screen is not replaced properly. Remember not to simply replace the broken screen before you take other measures to fix it.

  • Battery Connector Malfunction: If your iPhone has been used for a long time and there is a problem with the battery connector, it will not getting enough power and thus lead your iPhone stuck in boot loop.

Easy Methods to Fix iPhone Boot Loop - No Data Loss

Way 1. Force Resrat the iPhone

The simplest method to fix iPhone boot loop is to force restart the device. To do that, follow these steps:

  • For iPhone 8 or later models: Press the Volume Up button and release it quickly. Then press the Volume Down button and release it quickly. Finally, press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears.

  • For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Please the Volume Down button and Power button together until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

  • For iPhone 6s and earlier models: Press the Power button and Home button at the same time until you seel the Apple logo on the screen.

force restart iphone

Hopefully a force restart can help you fix the boot loop problem. If your iPhone still keeps restarting, continue reading and follow other solutions.

Way 2. Update Your iTunes

If your iPhone stuck in boot loop while attempting an update or restore via iTunes, it is mainly because you are using an old version of iTunes. In this case, you can check your iTunes and update it to the latest version.

Open iTunes and select "Help" from the menu, click on "Check for Updates" and follow the on-screen instructions to install the newest version.

check for itunes updates

Way 3. Using Third-party Repair Tool

iPhone boot lopp is often caused by software erros and you can rely on third-party iOS repair tool to fix it. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is a professional tool that will help youfix iPhone bootloop without losing any data. It is known for repairing various iPhone or iPad system issues, like iPhone black screen, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, device is stuck at update requested, etc. And it is compatible with all models of iOS devices and all iOS versions, even the newest iPhone 13/12/12 Pro (Max) and iOS 15.


Follow the step-by-step guide to Fix iPhone boot loop issue with FoneGeek iOS System Recovery.

Step 1. Download and install FoneGeek iOS System Recovery on your computer. Then launch the program and choose "Standard Mode" to continue.

choose repair mode

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer with an USB cable and click on "Next". Wait for the program to recognize the connected device.

connect ios device

If your iPhone is not recognized, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions to put it into recovery mode or DFU mode.

put iphone into recovery mode

Step 3. Once your iPhone is detected, confirm the device information and choose the firmware that matching the device. then click "Donwload".

download firmware

Step 4. When the download is complete, click on "Fix Now" to begin the repair process. Ensure that your iPhone is connected during the whole process.

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Complex Methods to Fix iPhone Boot Loop - Data Lost

Way 4. Restore iPhone Using iTunes

You can restore your iPhone using iTunes and reloads the iPhone's software to eliminate any software issues. It's necessary to note that the existing data will be erased after the restore. It is preferable to make a backup of the device data before you start. Now follow the steps listed below:

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable, then open iTunes if it is not opened automatically.

  2. You'll soon get the message that there is a problem with your iPhone, it needs to be restored or updated. Just tap on "Restore" to proceed.

  3. If you don't get such a message, click Summery and you'll view the option of "Restore Backup", now click on this option to manually restore your iPhone system.

restore ios system

Way 5. Put iPhone Into Recovery Mode

You can also fix iPhone boot loop issue by putting the device into recovery mode and then restore using iTunes. Keep in mind that this method will also erase all data and setting from your iPhone.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

  2. Follow the steps in 2.1 to force restart your iPhone and put it into recovery mode.

  3. Once your iPhone is in recovery mode, iTunes will offer you the option to Restore or Update. Click on "Restore".

put iphone into recovery mode

Way 6. Check for Hardware Problems

If none of the above methods helpedto fix iPhone boot loop problem, your iPhone must have a serious hardware problem. It is necessary to check whether any fault happens in the battery connector or of iPhone. If it is truly the problem with battery connector,it would be better to get help at a local Apple Store in case to make it worse.


You would be certainly bring your iPhoneback to normal after trying the solutions given in this article. If you still have any issues on your iPhone, feel free to contact us and leave a comment below.

Joan J. Mims

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

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