iPhone Won't Turn on After iOS 14 Update? Check the 6 Solutions Here

"My iPhone won't turn on or charge and is not responding to anything I try what do I do?"

What can you do if your iPhone won't turn on? Never need to fear about that and take a moment to settle your thoughts and get into the right frame of mind. Why iPhone won't turn on? It might be the reason of battery, stuck or crash issue. Now we will provide you with different solutions to different situations for not being able to turn on iPhone.

1. iPhone is of Low Battery

Some users are unable to turn on their devices because the battery is running out. When iPhone doesn't turn on, you can connect the phone to the power supply first. If the charging sign is displayed on the iPhone screen showing low power, the battery should be dead. Now keep the device connected with the power supply for charging.

If the battery is run out, the battery could be turned on normally when it is charged to 5%. So this information needs to be tucked in your mind to remember next time out.

2. iPhone Stuck on Black Screen

iPhone won't start for black screen? You may need to perform a force reboot. You can force reboot the device even if the screen is black or the button is not responding. And force restart will not erase the content of the device. You can refer to the following steps to force restart your iPhone:

  • For iPhone 8 and later models: Press and release the volume up button quickly. Press and release the volume down button quickly. Then, hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

  • For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 PlusPress and hold the side button and the volume down button for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

  • For iPhone 6s and earlier modelsPress and hold the home button and the top (or side) button for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

turn off and turn on iphone

3. iPhone Screen is Broken

If the iPhone works normally but the screen doesn't show anything when you tried to turn it on, it may be that the screen is damaged and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, the LCD and the glass panel are merged together and must be replaced together.

The most simple method to test whether the screen is broken or not is to turn on the device and check the sound. You can also toggle the mute button to make it vibrate. If the device vibrates and you can hear the sound while nothing showed on the screen, then you could be sure that there is a problem with the screen. At this time, you will need to take the device to Apple store to change the screen.

4. Software Error

If the iPhone still does not boot properly after confirming that the device is fully charged, there might be a problem with the mobile software system. You can try to press the home button and power button simultaneously until the screen light up.

If this method doesn't work, you can also connect the phone to the power supply, then press the power button and the Home button at the same time to see if the iPhone can be turned on.

put iphone into recovery mode

5. System Crash

If the above solution still does not work, and the "connect to iTunes" is displayed on your iPhone's screen, it means that the phone has entered the recovery mode. In such a situation, there is no way to do but restore the iPhone system. Try the following steps.

  1. Connect the iPhone to computer with an USB cable.

  2. Press and hold the home button and the power button for 10 seconds, then release the power button and continue to press and hold the home button for 5 seconds.

  3. The device will successfully enter the DFU mode if the screen turn to black.

  4. Then you can use iTunes or a 3rd-party tool to restore iPhone system.

iphone recovery mode

6. Fix iPhone Won't Turn On without Losing Data

If you are looking for an effective and fuss-free method to fix this iPhone doesn't turn on issue, then FoneGeek iOS System Recovery is your choice! This program fixes all problem related to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provides a straightforward method to fix the booting problem in one click. In addition, you don't need to worry that your iPhone data will be erased after the repairing process. This iOS System Recovery program will not affect any of your iPhone data when you try to fix your iPhone issues.

FoneGeek iOS System Recovery: Fix iOS Issues without Data Loss

  • All iOS issues like iPhone tuck in white screen, white Apple logo, connect to iTunes logo, black screen, reboot loop, etc.
  • iTunes errors could also be repaired, like iTunes error 9, iTunes error 4013, iTunes error 14, etc.
  • Easy to use. No need to have technical knowledge.
  • Fully compatible with the newest iOS 13 and iPhone 11/11 Pro.


How to Fix iPhone Won't Turn On with FoneGeek iOS System Recovery

Follow the simple steps below to restart your iPhone 11/11 Pro/XS/XR/XS Max/X/8/7/6s. The complete repair process will not take much time.

Step 1. Download and install this repair program to your computer. Upon finishing the downloading and installation, launch it and connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable.

connect ios device

Step 2. Once your iPhone is recognized by the program, click on "Repair Operating Syste" to begin the repairing process. 

repiar operating system

Step 3. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery will update corresponding firmware package matched with your iOS version and device model. Just click "Download" to perform the repair process. After that process, your iPhone will turn on automatically.

download firmware

What introduced in this article are solutions for iPhone won't turn on, if you experience such a problem, you can always refer to these methods.


By Fay J. Melton

Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 19:56:18

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.