iPhone iOS 13 Restart/Reboot Issue Solutions

On December 2nd, iPhones running on iOS 13 encountered a glitch on their software which cause them to automatically restart themselves. A bug in iOS software meant that phones using third party apps to send recurring notifications, like medical app, reminder from work out plans apps, would cause the phone to reboot over and over again.

An iPhone or iPad device restart is one of the common iOS problems. You may also experience this problem while charging your iOS device, plugging in a headphone, or when connecting your device to a computer. Below are some of the ways to fix the iPhone iOS 13 restart issue.

How To Fix iPhone iOS 13 Restart Issue

If you are experience any sort of reboot problem with your iOS device, here are some few steps to take in solving the problem. Before you start any of the process, make sure you backup your device. Some of the tips below requires you to erase your iOS device. Backing up your device will save you from loosing any important information.

1 Update Your Device to the Latest iOS 13

For users experiencing any restarting problem with their iOS device, apple suggested that all affected users should try and update their iPhone or iPad to the latest version of iOS 13. To update your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS, follow these steps.


  • Go to settings > General > Tap Software Update to check for the update > then install.


If you are unable to update your device to iOS 13, Apple suggested that you should try turning off your device notification. To do this, click on Settings, then go to Notifications. Switch off all notifications for all apps. After this, you can update your device to iOS 13, then go ahead to switch on your device notification.

2 Set iPhone/iPad Date to December 1 or Earlier

Another solution that apple suggests is to set your device’s date back to December 1st. To do this,


  • Go to Settings > General > Date & Time > Disable “Set Automatically”.

Use the slider to turn the date back to December 1. You should note that some other issues can arise from incorrect date and time.

3 Force Restart iPhone to Fix Rebooting Issues

This is one of the easiest way of fixing a rebooting iPhone. To solve the rebooting issues, simply force restart your phone.


To Force Restart iPhone 6S or Earlier Models

Simply long-press the Home and Wake button at the same time for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo shows on your screen.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Press the Volume down and Wake button at the same time till the Apple logo shows.

For iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X

Press and release the volume up button, then press and release volume down button, keep pressing the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo.

4 Turn off Power Hungry Feature When Not in Use

Continuous location tracking can put a lot of pressure on your iOS device. It tends to heat up as a result of this. Use your GPS location smartly and allow other apps to track your device location only when it is highly needed. Turn off background app refresh. Once you are done with the use of an app, force quit it.

5 Reset Your iOS Device to Factory Settings

If after going through all this processes, the problem persists, try resetting your device to its default factory settings.


To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. This process will remove all your login details and Wi-Fi passwords.

6 Completely Reset Your iPhone

If you have tried all the methods above, and you are still faced with the same problem. Try and reset your iPhone using iMyFone Umate Pro. The iMyFone Umate Pro, is regarded as the safest iPhone data eraser in the world. The software allows you to preview and selectively erase all kinds of iOS data on your phone, while protecting your privacy by leaving no possibility of recovery.

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To completely erase your iPhone, you need to follow the steps below.

Step 1: Connect your iDevice to your PC using your USB cable

Step 2: After the iPhone might have connected to your PC, choose the “Erase All Data” tab. Click on the “Erase” button

guide erase all data screen

Step 3: Type “delete” into the box provided to confirm.

erase all data

Step 4: Choose one of the 3 erasing options that suits you best.

select security level to erase all data

Step 5: Click on the “Erase Now” button


  • Do not use your device during this process, and keep it connected to your PC.
  • Do not stop the process when the program is erasing data from your device, or when your device is restarting, as this may damage your data or device.
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