How to Fix “iPhone Keeps Going to Lock Screen” Issue

“My iPhone 6s Plus keeps going to lock screen and asking for Touch ID or passcode. This lock screen fault keeps reoccurring, and I’ve tried troubleshooting the iPhone by restarting and force restarting it. The annoying thing about this issue is that I can’t get stuff done. Now, even to type a text message is a hard task because my iPhone randomly keeps going to the lock screen. Once I unlock the iPhone to continue with writing the text message, it reoccurs again. Please, help me with some tips on how to fix my iPhone and stop it from going to lock screen. "Cheeky99

Reasons for “iPhone Keep Going to Lock Screen” Issue

It’s usually an annoying glitch when your iPhone keeps snapping back to PIN lock screen especially when you need to complete a process. You may have asked some question like “What causes iPhone keep going back to lock screen issue?” In response to this common question, we’ve outlined some of the possible causes of this problem.

  • The reason for this problem is the majorly iOS version you are using. Updating or downgrading to the latest or earlier version of iOS have been reported to solve this issue.
  • It can be due to corrupt iOS settings. You can reset all iOS settings and restart your iPhone to correct this error.
  • If you used a software to unlock your secondhand iPhone, then this may be due to poor iPhone unlocking process. Using the right tool can solve this problem.

3 Simple Ways to Solve “iPhone Keeps Going to Lock Screen” Problem

The following are the basic solution to fix “iPhone keeps going to lock screen” issue. You can choose any of these solutions as a way to troubleshoot your iPhone.

1. Reboot Your iPhone

The following steps describe various ways to reboot different versions of iOS devices.

  • For iPhone X/8 Plus: Press the Volume Up button and quickly release it, then press and hold the Volume Down button and quickly release it, and finally press and hold the Power button until Apple logo appears on your iPhone screen.
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  • For iPhone 7: Simultaneously press the On/Off button and the Volume Down button as the screen turns off and then turns back on and shows the Apple logo.
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  • For iPhone SE/6s and earlier versions: Instantaneously press the Home and Power button, keep holding them until you see the Apple logo.
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    2. Reset all iPhone Settings

    You can reset your iPhone iOS settings by following these steps:

  • Go to the Settings app and click on it.
  • Click “General > Reset > Reset All Settings".
  • Enter your Apple Password and confirm your request.
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    3. Update to The Latest iOS Version

    Updating your iOS to the latest version can help to solve ‘iPhone keeps going to lock screen” issue.
    Step 1: Launch iPhone Settings app from your Home screen.

    Step 2: Click “General > Software Update > Download and Install”.

    Step 3: Enter your Apple ID passcode, tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions and then tap Agree again to Confirm.

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