[iOS 11.1.2 Restart Bug] Why Does My iPhone Keep Restarting Itself

On 2017/12/02, most of iOS device users experience some glitches such as recurring notifications such as reminders from medical apps or work out apps, as well as rebooting problems. Apple confirmed that the problem is definitely associated with the iOS 11.1.2 update.

How to Fix it iOS 11.1.2 Restart Bug?

There are several ways to fix this issue. Read below:

1 Update to iOS 11.2

Apple quickly released a new update to fix the iOS 11.1.2 restart bug. It is now available everywhere and iOS users should be able to install it on their device over-the-air.

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Follow these steps to update to iOS 11.2:

  • First make sure to create an iCloud backup as a precaution. You will also need a working internet connection for the update process.
  • Now launch Settings app on your iDevice.
  • Navigate to General>Software Update.
  • Select the Download and Install option, you will be asked to enter your Passcode, enter it.
  • Now Agree to the shown Terms and Conditions. And then tap Agree again when prompted. The new software update will start downloading automatically.

2 Change the Date That Was in the Past

This is a temporary fix introduced by Apple. You will need to change the date to anything that is before 2017/12/02.

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Here’s how to do it:

  • Launch Settings app on your iDevice.
  • Navigate to General > Date & Time.
  • Now set the date and time that was in the past.
  • Reboot your phone. The problem should be fixed now.

3 Disable Notifications

As the problem is directly tied to the notifications received from reminder apps. You can disable them to fix the rebooting issue.

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Follow these steps:

  • Launch Settings app on your iDevice and tap on Notifications.
  • Now select an app and turn off the Allow Notifications option.
  • Repeat the above step for other reminder apps.

4 Disabling Background Refresh

Some users on reddit have had success fixing the rebooting problem by turning off background app refresh. The process to do this is simple.

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Follow these instructions:

  • Launch Settings app on your iDevice.
  • Navigate to General> Background App Refresh and disable it.

5 Reset All Settings

If none of the above mentioned fixes worked for you then you can try to reset all the settings of your iDevice. According to some users, doing this fixed their rebooting problem.

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Follow these instructions:

  • Launch Settings app on your iDevice.
  • Navigate to General>Reset and select Reset All Settings option.

6 Completely Reset Your iPhone

If the above methods don't work, then try to  completely reset your device. iMyFone Umate Pro is a powerful third-party tool that is designed specifically for iOS users to completely reset their iDevice and make their iPhone totally a new one. You can use this software to reset your iPhone and optimize iOS performance, in this way chances are high that the reboot problem on your device will be fixed.

Furthermore, the software also offers tons of additional features as well.

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  • Permanently erase your data from your iDevice and make it 100% unrecoverable so that no one can recover it.
  • You can also permanently erase third-party app data with this tool, such as WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, etc.
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Steps to Reset iPhone Via iMyFone Umate Pro

Follow these instructions:

Step 1: Install iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC then launch it.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC via USB cable.

Step 3: Now choose Erase All Data option from the sidebar of the software. After that, click on the Erase button to proceed.

guide erase all data screen

Step 4: On the next page, you will be asked to type ‘delete’ in the given textbox to confirm your action. Type the word.

type delete to confirm erasing all data

Step 5: You can also select the erasing level by selecting the corresponding option. Choose any option from low, medium, and high level and then click on Erase Now button to start the reset process.

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