5 Tips to Fix iPhone Boot Loop After iOS 12 Update

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iPhone stuck in boot loop after iOS 12 update? This can be a disaster for many iPhone users because we depend on our phones more and more in daily life. Getting iPhone reboot loop problem make you incapable of using your device anymore. We wish to explore the new features of iOS 12, but this really ruins our expectation and excitement. When your iPhone stuck in reboot loop, there are possibilities to fix the problem on your own because it is usually software glitches. We will list the solutions in detail. Please check them out and fix iPhone restarting loop right away.

1. Force Reboot iPhone

The moment you notice iPhone boot loop issue during or after you updating your device to iOS 12, try force restarting your device. In case you have no idea how to do this, we have written the steps for all device models.

  • When you have the latest iPhone i.e. 8, 8 Plus or X, just tap the 'Volume up' button. Now, tap 'Volume Down' button and subsequently hold down the 'Power' button until you see the Apple logo.
  • force reboot iPhone 8

  • On having iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, press and hold 'Volume Down' and 'Power' buttons at the same time and wait till Apple logo appears on your screen.
  • hard reboot iPhone 7

  • The iPhone 6 and earlier model users are required to press 'Power' and 'Home' buttons altogether. Keep doing this until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
  • hard reboot iPhone 6

2. Fix iPhone Boot Loop After iOS 12 Update without Data Loss

In case the above method doesn't help you, you need to reinstall iOS 12 or a previous version that is still available because iPhone boot loop can be caused by improper iOS firmware installation. To deal with such problem, you should try iMyFone iOS System Recovery – a third-party tool designed to resolve all the iPhone problems that caused by iOS glitches with 3 easy steps. The major highlight about this tool is it contains three professional modes to make your device normal when stuck with any sort of iOS issue and won't let you face any data loss.

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How to Fix iPhone Boot Loop After iOS 12 Update Via iMyFone iOS System Recovery

Step 1 – Launch iMyFone iOS System Recovery in your computer after installing it. Make a connection between your iPhone and the computer using a USB cable. On successful connection, choose the 'Standard Mode' from the main screen of the program.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2 – As soon as you select the mode, just click on the 'Start' button, follow the onscreen instructions, and take your device in DFU mode.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

Step 3 – The program will detect your device ultimately helping you to get the latest and the suitable firmware for your device. Hit on the 'Download' button and get the matching firmware automatically.

download firmware

When the firmware is downloaded, click on 'Start to Fix' button, and get your problem fixed within a couple of minutes.

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Note: If there is no iOS 12 when you are downloading the firmware (Apple only released the iOS 12 beta), you can download to iOS 11.4 to fix the problem. If you still want to use iOS 12, you can manually download iOS 12 firmware from internet and then use this tool to intall the IPSW files.

3. Restore iPhone using Recovery Mode (Erasing iPhone)

You can also restore your iPhone using iTunes by enter recovery mode when iPhone boot loop problem occurs. This method will restore your device to factory settings and will lead to data loss. This is a complete installation of iOS firmware, so any iOS problem will be fixed by this method.

  • Get the latest iTunes installed on your computer and open it.
  • Get your device connected with PC using original lightening cable.
  • To put your device in recovery mode, follow the steps for force rebooting iPhone that we have disacussed above according to the device you own, and you will see the iTunes logo on the screen soon. You can check more details in this article.
  • Once this is done, you'll get a pop-up saying that iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. Click 'OK' and then 'Restore iPhone'. iTunes will start to restore your iPhone. Your device will restart after the process and iPhone boot loop issue will be fixed.

restore iPhone using iTunes

4. Try Restore Individual App Data from Backup After Erasing iPhone

After restoring your device, you might want to restore a previous backup to your iPhone. To avoid iPhone boot loop again, we recommend that you restore only the apps that are important to your iPhone. This can be done by iMyFone D-Port Pro that is able to to restore your iPhone fully or selectively as per your needs. That's to say, you can choose to restore an individual App from iTunes or iCloud backup to your device. The steps to restore your iPhone selectively from iTunes backup are as follows –

Step 1 – Install the tool and open it on your PC. From the main interface, look at the left panel and click on 'Restore Backup to Device' option from there. This will provide you the list of all the backups that you've made.

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choose to restore a full backup

Step 2 – Choose the desired backup that contains the files you need and hit on 'Next'. Click on 'Restore Partial Backup' now followed by 'Next'.

click restore a partial backup

Step 3 – There will be a list of file types that you can restore. Select the one you want and hit 'Next' to get the file scanned.

choose the data type you want to restore

Step 4 – After it get scanned successfully, you can preview it and click on 'Restore' as the last step.

preview data in backup

5. Check iPhone at Apple Store

Although iPhone boot loop problem is usually related with software (including improper iOS 12 installation), if sadly the above methods were unsuccessful, we would now suggest you to get your device checked and repaired at the nearest and authorized Apple Store. We hope this will surely bring your iPhone out of boot loop. There could be harm to the motherboard of your iPhone during the iOS 12 update.