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iPhone/iPad Keeps Restarting - How to Solve?

By Carrie Murray, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016

Your iPhone or iPad may keep restarting randomly after you install some apps or upgrading the phone the iOS version. When you try to deliver a message or make a phone call, the phone restarts and interrupts the process. This is not a rare situation. You can do something to solve such problem. We recommend you to try the common fixes we provide to simply stop it restarting. If the simplest way does not way, you can try the best method in Section 2.

Solution 1: Common Fixes for iPhone/iPad Keeping Restarting

Solution 1. Switch off/on Cellular

This is the simplest way to stop your iPhone/iPad from restarting randomly and it is worth trying. However it does not work all the time. You can toggle the Cellular feature ON/OFF by following the path below:

1) Activate the Settings app in your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus, etc.

2) Select and touch "Cellular".

3) Tap the toggle following "Cellular" to switch it ON/OFF.

iPhone Cellular Data

Solution 2. Rebooting iPhone/iPad Manually

The way is as easy-to-proceed as the former one. Steps go as below:

1) Hold the Home button + the Power button of your iDevice at the same time.

2) Wait for several seconds.

3) Release your fingers till the Apple logo appears on the screen. The phone will get rebooted.

iPhone Connect iTunes

Solution 3. Uninstall Faulty Applications from your iPhone/iPad

Apps you download onto your iPhone can contains glitches and enable your device to keep restarting randomly although they work normally and seamlessly. Try to recall that if you have installed such apps before your phone gets rebooting. If yes, remove them:

1) Long tap on the app icon.

2) Tap the cross icon when it appears.

3) A pop-up note will appears and prompt that you are deleting the app with all of its data.

4) Tap "Delete".

Delete iPad Apps

Solution 4. Reset your iPhone/iPad

1) Back up your iPhone/iPad with a safe method.

2) Go to Settings app.

3) Enter the General page.

4) Scroll down and touch "Reset".

5) Touch "Reset All Settings".

Solution 5. Restore the iPhone/iPad with an Old Backup

If the abovementioned solutions fail to solve the problems, try to restore the iPhone/iPad with an old backup. Follow the guide step by step.

1) Power off your iPhone/iPad.

2) Connect your iOS device to the computer with a USB cable.

3) Press the Home button until the Connect iTunes message pops up.

4) iTunes will be activated and inform you that the plug-in device has been detected.

5) Go to the Summary panel on iTunes.

6) Click on "Restore".

iPhone Connect iTunes

After finishing the aforesaid steps, you should enjoy a functioning device. If you still fail stop your phone from keeping rebooting automatically after trying all common solutions above, you can fix your phone with FonePaw iOS system Recovery.

Solution 2: The Best Solution to Fix iPhone/iPad that Keeps Restarting

Step 1. Download and Install FonePaw iOS System Recovery

Download FonePaw iOS System Recovery by clicking the download button above. Note that this program is AVAILABLE ON WINDOWS COMPUTER ONLY. When the download process is completed, install and launch the software on your computer. Next, connect your iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/iPad Pro/mini 4, etc. into the PC with USB cable.


Step 2. Select iPhone Repair Tools

When your device is plugged into the computer successfully, select "More tools" at the left pane. Then choose "iOS System Recovery" which is highlighted in the interface.

Choose iOS System Recovery

Step 3. Detect Your iPhone/iPad

FonePaw iOS System Recovery will check the connected phone and recognize the issue your phone is suffering. What you need to do is to click the "Start" button. You phone will be forced into recovery mode.

Detect the iPhone

Step 4. Download the Corresponding Firmware

The program will detect the phone model of your phone. If not, you need to manually check the phone model and iOS version at the back of your iOS device and then select the Device Category, etc. for your phone and click the "Repair" button.

Download Firmware Package

Step 5. Force Your iPhone/iPad into Repairing Process

When the firmware is completely downloaded, the phone will repair your phone and stop it from keeping restarting frequently. It will take some time. During this process, do not eject your device from the computer or use the phone. In addition, the do not disconnect the internet connection.

Repairing Device

After step 5, your phone will be back to normal status and it will not keep restarting automatically. If not, just contact us for further solutions.


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