iPhone is one of the best in the smartphone market. But even the best can fail sometimes. Many users reported that their iPhone is not starting even after trying many times. If it is not starting, it may be dead or there can be some other problems. If you are one among them, whose iPhone is not starting, you cannot miss the solutions we will offer in this article.

Every day we get numerous emails from our readers regarding this problem. One of our readers wrote:

My iPhone suddenly turned off while I was talking to someone. First, I thought the device's battery is discharged, so I plugged my iPhone into the wall charger. After waiting for half an hour, I tried to turn it on, but no success. I tried many ways to turn on the iPhone, but my iPhone won't power on. Can you please help me? I don't want to spend on buying a new iPhone.

Before going to the next part, you need to know the reasons why the iPhone is not starting.

  • In most cases, the iPhone battery would be discharged completely and you would not be able to turn on the device.
  • Your iPhone may be infected with a virus and this may be the reason for the iPhone not getting turned on.
  • Your iPhone will also not turn on if the software crashed or got glitches.
  • Even the power button or some other hardware issues might be preventing the device from getting turned on.

Part 1. 2 Basic Ways to Fix iPhone won't Start Issue

After knowing the causes for this issue, try the methods given in this part. All these methods are tried and tested by our experts.

Way 1. Charge Your iPhone for at Least 30 Minutes

If you think that the iPhone is not turning on because of the discharged battery, then charge your iPhone for at least half an hour. Use the original adaptor and lightning cable to charge your device. After some time, the device may turn on automatically. If not, hold the power button and try to turn on the iPhone.


Way 2. Force Restart Your iPhone

If you are unable to turn on the device normally, you need to force restart it to fix this issue.

iPhone 8 and later models: Press and release the volume up button and then volume down button. Now press and hold the power button until your iPhone restarts.


iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the power button and volume button until you see the Apple logo.


iPhone 6, 6 Plus and earlier: Press and hold the power button and home button until you see the Apple logo.


Then your device will force restart immediately.

Part 2. 3 Advanced Ways to Fix iPhone Won't Start Issue

The above ones are the basic ways to turn on the iPhone. Here are the advanced ways that will help you to turn on the iPhone within minutes.

Way 1. Via The Most Effective Software without Data Loss

If you don't want to lose the data of your iPhone, you must use iMyFone Fixppo for fixing this issue. It is a professional tool that is developed using the latest technology and by the best engineers. It can fix all kinds of iOS issues without any data loss.

  • iMyFone Fixppo is compatible with all the iOS versions and works on even the latest iPhone 11/ 11 Pro/11 Pro Max and iOS 13.
  • It comes with a 100% success rate and the fastest repairing rate.
  • One of the main benefits of Fixppo is you don't need any technical knowledge for using this tool.
  • It has already been trusted and recommended by a lot of professional media sites.

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The Standard mode of Fixppo can easily fix this issue in a few clicks. Follow the steps given below once you download and install the latest version of Fixppo.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and click on Standard mode on the Home page. Click Next. Fixppo will detect your iPhone automatically. If it does not, put it in DFU or Recovery mode.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 2: Follow the instructions given on the screen for putting the device in DFU or Recovery mode. Once the device enters the DFU or Recovery mode, it will automatically get detected by Fixppo.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: Next, download the latest firmware for turning on your iPhone. Fixppo will display all the available firmware versions relevant to your device. Select the relevant firmware version and click Download. The firmware will be verified and the software will be extracted.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: The device and firmware information will be displayed. Check if it is correct and click on the Start button to begin the fixing process. After the process is complete, the iPhone will restart normally. If it fails to restart, retry all the steps or try the advanced mode of Fixppo.

finished fixing your device

Fixppo is very easy to use and does not cause any harm to your iPhone. Download the trial version now and fix iOS issues without any loss of data now. You can also check other users' feedback first.

user feedback

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Way 2. Via iTunes Restore

Some iOS issues get fixed immediately when you restore the iPhone via iTunes software. Follow the instructions and restore your iPhone. Please note that your current data will lose after using this way.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it.

Step 2: When asked, tap "Trust" on your iPhone.

Step 3: Now, select your iPhone on the iTunes screen.

Step 4: Click "Device" and then "Summary" on your PC.

Step 5: Next, click on "Restore Backup" and select the desired iTunes backup.

Step 6: Click on "Restore" to restore your iPhone.

restore ipad from itunes backup

Way 3. Contact Apple Support Center

The solutions given above will fix the iPhone won't start problem that is caused by software issues. But if there is a hardware problem or the device is not turning on even after trying any of the methods given above, you must contact Apple Support Center.

Part 3. Review of the Above Methods

We believe that the issue has been fixed by following the methods given above. Now let's compare all the given solutions and see how they are different from each other.

Success Rate Difficulty Required Time Data Loss What Can Be Fixed
Charge iPhone 30% Easy Long No Only battery issues
Force Restart 50% Easy Short No A few software issues
iMyFone Fixppo 100% Easy Short No All system/software issues
iTunes Restore 70% Complex Long Yes Some software issues
Apple Support 100% Complex Long Depends Most hardware/software issues


With the help of this article, you can identify the cause of this issue and then decide which method to try for fixing it. Review the methods properly and then choose the suitable solution for your problem. iMyFone Fixppo is a trustworthy tool that will help you fix iPhone won't power on the issue quickly and effectively. Let us know if you need any help by writing in the comment section below.

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