My iPhone Won’t Turn on – Guide to Fix it quickly

You can’t do anything if your iPhone stops working or it is not turning on because no technology is flawless. What if you want to turn it on and keep pressing the “Power” button and it does not show any display. It creates a baffling situation and same happened to me when I was trying to switch my iPhone on but in vain.

Previously we fixed iPhone won’t charge problem and now here is the list of all of the techniques I used for my iPhone to switch it on. You can also try one or all of them because all are quite handy. So, let’s start with the easier methods first to bring your iPhone back to the life.

My iPhone Won’t Turn on

1: Restore (Most Working Solution)

You have tried all of the easy ways to turn on your iPhone. Now it’s time to apply some technical methods to turn your iPhone on. So let’s go ahead with the “Restore” method first. You need to restore it in either iTunes or iCloud. I would suggest you go with the iTunes because it is a bit safer as compared to iCloud and it really enables you to uninstall or re-install anything in your device.

  • You need to connect iPhone to iTunes on your Windows PC. You can use your Lightning Dock connector for this purpose. You need to attach the USB cable to the iPhone’s Lightning Connector port. (Do not connect the other end to the computer)
  • Now press the “Power” button on your iPhone. (If you are using iPhone 7, do not hold the Home button. You need to press the “Volume down” key)
  • Keep pressing the Power key and then connect the other end of the cable to your Windows desktop.
  • When open iTunes, as its window appears on the screen, on the top left corner of the window, you will see a tab “Device” that you need to select.
  • Here, select “Backup” option.
  • Now wait for a few minutes to finish the backup.
  • Once it is finished, you need to select “Restore” and wait for a while until the restore is finished.
  • Now, again try to turn on your iPhone. Bravo! You have done a great job. It has turned your iPhone on.
  • If it does not work, there are some other methods to try. Follow them.

2. Use DFU Mode for iPhone

Sometimes, the iPhone does not turn on because it could not boot up. Usually, it happens when you are rooting your device or when you are updating the current iOS version, and the phone’s battery is below 50%. The process of updating the current version drains the battery and thus, you face this issue. In such cases, it becomes quite handy if you put the iPhone into DFU Mode. Follow the instructions below to do so.

  • You should plug in your iPhone with your Windows desktop.
  • Now keep pressing the “Power” button for at least five seconds then release it.
  • Now you need to keep pressing the “Power” and “Home” keys together for about ten seconds. (If you are using an iPhone 7, continue holding the “Power” and “Volume” down key together for ten seconds)
  • After ten seconds, leave the “Power” button, but keep pressing the “Home” key continuously for another five seconds. (On iPhone 7 just release the “Power” button and keep holding down the “Volume down” key for five seconds)
  • Now the screen will be dark, and there appears nothing on iPhone. But you will be in DFU Mode.
  • You need to open iTunes, and there will appear the instructions on the screen. You should follow the instruction to move on. I am sure it will successfully turn your iPhone on.

3. Reset Proximity Sensor

If your iPhone is still switched off in spite of all the efforts, you need to check whether the proximity sensor of your iOS device is functioning properly or is there any malfunctioning in it? If there is any issue with it, the display of iPhone turns dim while you put it before your face. Hence, it causes the display to be dim even when you are using the phone, and even you are not bringing it close to your face. So, you should check any malfunctioning in Proximity Sensor. Follow the instructions below to perform this process.

4. Charge the Phone

You may be considering it a silly advice, but it works very well. The phone may be switched off due to a low battery. So, you should put your iPhone on charging to make sure that the low battery is not the cause of this issue. To try this method, you need to follow the steps below.

  • Plug in the charger to your iPhone and wait for about thirty minutes.
  • If in the meantime, it turns on automatically, it’s ok.
  • If it is still off, press the “Power” button again for a few seconds.

5. Try another Charging Cable

Sometimes, the phone runs out of battery and turns off due to it and you suspect that the charging will make it live. It does not happen because the charging cable is dead and not charging the iPhone well. So, try another charging cable to remove this doubt.

6. Restart Your Device

If the battery is charged and the iPhone is still off, you should try this method to restart the iPhone. It will work for sure.

  • You should keep pressing the “Sleep/Wake” and the “Power” buttons at the same time for some time until it shows you the company’s logo.
  • If it shows you the company’s logo, it is good, and it indicates that the system will reboot. If it does not show anything, it means it will not restart, and you need to try any other technique.


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