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If your iPhone won’t turn on, it probably isn’t broken. This article will assist you in troubleshooting an iPhone that will not turn on. The steps in this article will also work on an iPad or iPod touch.
It can be a frightening experience when you try to turn on your iPhone and nothing happens. We depend on our mobile devices for virtually everything these days. They are also very expensive, especially if you need to replace a subsidized device. Fortunately, in most cases, an unresponsive iPhone can be fixed. If you can’t fix it yourself, there are services that can repair your device for less than a replacement. Of course, if you have an extended warranty, there’s not much to worry about. Just send it in and you will get a replacement, no questions asked.
Is Your iPhone On?
If you’re an iPhone newbie, you might not realize that the home button doesn’t turn your device on. Pressing home will wake your device if the screen is locked, but it doesn’t turn your device on. Hold down the sleep/wake button at the top of your iPhone for a few seconds. You should see the Apple logo and your device will boot up.
Is Your iPhone Charged?
If your iPhone won’t turn on, the next step is to eliminate the obvious — make sure your device is charged. Plug your device into the charger and wait at least 5 minutes. You should see a screen indicating that your iPhone is charging. After a while, your device should start up automatically. If nothing happens, leave it plugged in for another 30 minutes. It is possible that the battery has been excessively drained and needs more time to reach an operational charge.
Sometimes electrical outlets can break or may be turned off with a wall switch. Try plugging another appliance into the outlet, such as a lamp, to ensure that the outlet works.
USB ports on computers can be problematic when it comes to charging a device. Depending on the age or brand of computer, it may not have enough current to charge an iPhone. Try another USB port or use the charger that came with your iPhone. In general, you should always use the charger that came with your iPhone. There are a few exceptions, such as an iPhone-compatible alarm clock or sound dock.
It is also possible that your charging cable is damaged. There are reports of some of the new lightning cables having defects, but this is rare. These cables are more fragile than their predecessors, so it is possible that your iPhone is not charging due to a damaged cable. If possible, try charging your device with another cable. You may need to borrow one from a friend or take your device in to an Apple store. Make sure to use an official Apple charger.
Ensure that the charging port on your iPhone is clean. Dirt, lint and other detritus could break conductivity between the charger and your device. This is always a possibility, as many people put their iPhone in their pocket. Be careful when cleaning the dock connector to avoid permanent damage. (continue…)