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[7 Solutions] How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop in 2024

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The iPhone boot loop is considered as one of the most common problems by iPhone users. And this is more typical when they made an update to the latest iOS version.

More specifically, the Apple logo will flash then disappear on the screen, which will cause your iPhone restart repeatedly later.

Since the reasons vary, please read on this article to find out what cause this problem and how to fix iPhone stuck in boot loop with 7 practical methods.

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In this article:

Part 1: What Cause iPhone Boot Loop on iOS 17/16/15?

There are many reasons why your iPhone stuck in reboot loop on iOS 17. And before we head to th solutions, it's important to check out all possible reasons behind this typical problem.

  • Failed Software Update: Upgrading to the new iOS like iOS 17 in an improper manner may cause this iPhone reboot loop problem. If the upgrading stops midway, your iPhone may get stuck as well.
  • Improper Jailbreaking: Jailbreaking can cause serious problems. If not done perfectly, your iPhone can break down and you may get a boot loop iPhone easily.
  • Unstable Connection: If ypou try to update your iPhone using iTunes, then the disrupted network connection may lead to this iPhone boot loop issue.

Part 2: 7 Methods to Fix iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop

Generally, the buggy software is the source to this iPhone keeps restarting loop problem, unless you have dropped your iPhone or get the battery replaced. And now, we're going to introduce 7 methods to fix this iPhone stuck in boot loop problem.

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Use iTunes/Finder 60% yes starstar > 1 hour
Recovery Mode 60% yes starstar > 1 hour
Restore Backup 30% Lose current data starstar > 2 hours
Clear Data 30% Lose certain data star star > 1 hour
Apple Support 99% Depends star star > 1 day

1 Fix iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop via iOS Repair Tool [No Data Loss]

If you want to fix this iPhone keeps rebooting issue without losing data, the easiest way is by using a reliable and professional iOS system repair tool - iMyFone Fixppo, which enables you to fix iOS/iPadOS problems with all data saved.

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Step 1: Connect iPhone to the PC/Mac

Download and launch iMyFone Fixppo on your Windows PC/Mac. Connect your iPhone to the computer by using a USB cable.

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Step 2: Standard Mode to Fix iPhone Boot Loop Without Losing Data

After clicking the Apple System Repair tab, choose the Standard Mode to repair without losing data (You may be required to put your iPhone into Recovery Mode first).

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Step 3: Download Firmware for Fixing

When the available firmware is detected, you can choose the one that suits or stick to the one that pops up. Now, click the Download button to get the firmware.

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Step 4: Start Standard Repair iPhone in Reboot Loop

With the downloaded firmware, you're able to click the Start Standard Repair button for the program to save your iPhone from restarting loop.

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2 Force Restart iPhone to Fix iPhone Reboot Loop

You must know what is force-restarting. And it's also a method to fix iPhone reboot loop. For different models, go ahead with the steps given below.

  • For iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X/8:

Press the Volume Up button and release it immediately. Subsequently, press the Volume Down button and release it. Lastly, start pressing the Power button until the Apple logo comes into sight.

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  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Press Vlume Down button and Sleep/Wake button for about 10 seconds, release until you see the Apple logo.

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  • For iPhone 6/6s and earlier models:

Get your iPhone and start pressing the Sleep/Wake button along with the Home button. While doing this, wait for the Apple logo to come on the screen. When you see the logo, release the buttons.

force restart iphone 6 and earlier models

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If you don't know or fails to restart your iPhone manually, you can try to restart iPhone from computer, which requires a few seconds only.

3 Use iTunes/Finder to Restore iPhone Stuck on Boot Loop [Lose Data]

To fix iPhone restart loop or iPhone keeps turning on and off, you can get help from iTunes/Finder. Since this method will cause you data loss, it's better make a backup first before trying.

Step 1: Make sure your iTunes/Finder is in the latest version. Open it and connect your iPhone with a cable.

Step 2: When your boot loop iPhone is detected, a window will shows up, and you can click Restore rather than Update to fix this iPhone problem.

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If your iPhone is not detected, you can hit on the Summary tab, then click Restore iPhone button for iTunes to restore your device.

4 Put iPhone into Recovery Mode to Fix iPhone Boot Loop [Loss Data]

In most cases, you can fix iPhone issues including this iPhone stuck in boot loop by putting your iPhone into Recovery Mode and then restore iPhone using iTunes.

Please note that all data on your iPhone will be erased if you try this method. Follow these steps to restore your iPhone:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer after making sure you have updated your iTunes to the latest version.

Step 2: Put your iPhone into recovery mode with steps for different models listed below.

  • For iPhone 8/X/11/12/13/14/15: Quickly press Volume Up > Volume Down button, then press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Side button at the same time until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • For iPhone 6/6s and earlier models: Keep pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds. Don't release then until the Connect to iTunes screen appears on your iPhone.

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Step 3: When your iPhone is in recovery mode, iTunes will detect it and ask you to click OK to move on. After that, click Restore for it to begin restoring your iPhone.

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5 Restore iPhone from a Backup to Fix Reboot Loop

Restoring your device with the previous backup you made is also a method to fix iPhone reboot loop. However, this method will overwrite your existing iPhone data and is not applicable for every iPhone stuck on reboot loop as some devices may not be recognized.

▼For Windows users or Mac users using macOS Mojave or earlier:

  • Firstly, connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
  • Click on the device icon. If your iPhone cannot be recognized, there will be no icon.
  • Lastly, hit on the Restore Backup button from the main screen and select the preferred backup from the pop-up window. Hit Restore and you will be done.

restore iPhone from iTunes backup

▼For Mac users using macOS Catalina and above:

  • Connect your iPhone to your Mac, either via a USB cable or Wi-Fi connection.
  • Select the device from the side bar in the Finder, and in the button bar, select General.
  • Lastly, hit on the Restore Backup button from the main screen and select the preferred backup from the pop-up window. Hit Restore then you will be done.

restore iphone backup from iTunes on macos catalina and above

6 Clear iPhone Data to Fix Boot Loop iPhone

There are times when your iPhone keeps restarting loop due to unsecured apps installed on your device. That's why it's suggested not to install any unreliable third-party apps outside of the Apple Store.

To check whether it's the problematic apps that cause iPhone stuck in reboot loop, just go to Settings > Privacy > Analytics > Analytics Data menu.

For any repeatedly listed apps, uninstall them and clear all related data to see if the iPhone restart loop problem is fixed.

7 Check the Hardware at Apple Support Center

If all the above methods don't fix the iPhone boot loop problem, your iPhone must get a serious hardware problem. You can check the battery connector first. If it is malfunctioning, the problem could be easily fixed by fixing the battery connector.

Or you can fix it at an Apple store since any improper hardware changes will cause the device to malfunction. Once it's fixed, the device should be able to be back to normal.

check the battery connector


Part 3: Tips to Avoid iPhone from Stucking in Boot Loop Again

To prevent iPhone keeps restarting loop, here're several tips you can learn for potential problems.

  • Keep your iPhone updated to the latest iOS version when there is an important one released.
  • Avoid using up all power for too many times, which will cause force-shutting-down your iPhone. This is a bad lead to iPhone boot loop problem.
  • Don't jailbreak your iPhone unless you have to. The best suggestion is, use apps that require no jailbreaking.
  • Try to install official apps from Apple Store but not those third-party apps from untrusted sources.

Conclusion

That's all about how to fix iPhone stuck in boot loop. There're also tips to avoid your iPhone from being stuck in a boot loop again.

If you want to get the problem fixed as soon as possible, the professional iOS system recovery software - iMyFone Fixppo is what you need. It saves you time and effort while geting your boot loop iPhone back without casuing data loss. Feel free to download and have a try.

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