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iPhone won’t turn on after iOS 15 update? Here 4 solutions to fix the problem

The iOS 15 update brings many new features to its users like changing default apps, widgets, and much more. However, not everyone can enjoy the features of iOS 15 successfully because some people find their iPhone not turning on after the iOS update. Few others report iPhone won’t turn on stuck on apple logo after ios 15 update. This is not a new problem, users also experience it when iOS 14/13 was released. Before you get desperate, read this article and find the solutions that you can try when the iPhone won’t turn on after the iOS 15 update.

Why my iPhone won’t turn?

This is the first question coming to your mind, why my iPhone won’t turn on after the iOS 15 update? Actually, the iPhone stuck on apple logo or won’t run on is a common problem that could happen at any unexpected moment. Either at the time of update or later because of some bugs or any other things. The major culprits behind this issue are:

  • Your device may be run out of battery: As the upgrade process may run the battery down. A lot of things happen in the background when the update is going on for bringing the things back to normal after that update and it will consume more power.
  • iOS crashes: The software crashes can cause many problems include iPhone stuck on apple logo, and usually, a force restart can help remove those bad data bits.
  • The firmware is damaged: When something goes wrong during the iOS update, the firmware will be damaged and you find your device won’t turn on. Sometimes you may find your iPhone stuck on a spinning wheel or Apple logo screen.
  • Hardware glitch, The last thing why your device doesn’t turn on is the hardware glitch. This can be identified if any of the troubleshooting steps given in this article won’t work out.

iPhone not working after update

Here we have listed 4 effective solutions that help to fix if you are experiencing iPhone Won’t Turn On or following problems.

iPhone won't turn on after update

  • iPhone stuck on white or black screen.
  • iPhone stuck on recovery mode or else safe mode
  • iPhone stuck on Apple logo, but it’s not proceeding further!
  • The iPhone screen sometimes gets black showing only the spinning wheel, but it won’t go to the home page.
  • Or else you might experience reboot in loop problems! Where the device reboots itself continuously in a loop.

These solutions apply to all iPhone & iPad models including:iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X/XR/XS (Max), iPhone 11 and 12 (Pro Max), iPhone SE 2020

Connect your device to a power source

If your iPhone iPad or iPod won’t turn on, firstly you should plug it into the power supply. Normally, after a few minutes, you should see the charging screen. If you don’t see the charging screen within an hour, it seems that your device was not charging. You can check the Lightning Cable, USB Adapter, or try another power source. If you make sure that it’s not the charging issue that causes the problem, then move to the next solution.

Force Restart Your iPhone

A force restart will refresh your device’s memory and reload all services. It can help to fix the “iPhone won’t turn on after update issue” problem caused by firmware crashes. It is also good for your smartphone health and can solve small bugs problems too.

Force restart iPhone 8 and later

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side/Power button until you see the Apple logo. This will force Restart your iPhone and might solve the problem. This solution can also be applied to iPad.

Force restart iPhone 7/7 Plus

Press and hold the Top button and Volume Down button together > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears. This will help you to solve the iPhone won’t turn on issue.

Force restart iPhone 6s/plus

Hold down the Home button and the Top (or Side) button at the same time > Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears. This solution can also be applied in iPad with Home button.

Restore your iOS device in Recovery Mode

When the firmware has been corrupted, you need to restore your iPhone to get rid of the iPhone, iPad won’t turn on after the update issue.

  • Firstly, download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer(PC).
  • Then run iTunes and plug in your iPhone or iPad to your computer.
  • If a window pops up and says that you’re required to restore or update your iPhone, just follow the onscreen instructions to make it.
  • Or you can force restart your device to put it in Recovery Mode and a pop up window will appear.
  • Once connected, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and the Home button, in order to force restart. You must keep holding until you see the iPhone Recovery Mode screen.
  • Please don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. It will probably take about 10 seconds for the iPhone Recovery Mode screen to appear.
  • You will see the option to Restore or Update. Choose Update, iTunes will reinstall iOS without erasing your data.
  • If your iPhone is stuck in Recovery Mode for more than 15 minutes and your device exits iPhone Recovery Mode, then, there may be a problem. Retry the process, but this time choose Restore instead. You will be in iPhone Restore Mode.
  • Reset your device. If you had a backup either with iTunes or iCloud, you may be able to restore your old data from your backup.

Restore iPhone iPad in DFU Mode.

 If the Recovery Mode can’t help you fix the iPhone won’t turn on after ios update problem, you can put your device in DFU (Device Firmware Update). Compared to Recovery Mode, DFU is a deeper restore that is more comprehensive and used to solve more difficult and serious problems.

  1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on the computer.
  2. Plug in your iPhone and run iTunes.
  3. Put your device in DFU Mode. Follow the steps below

For iPhone 6s/6s Plus

Press and hold the Power button and Home button together for 8-10 seconds > Release the Power button but continue to hold the Home button until your device appears in iTunes > Release the Home button.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus

Press and hold the Power button and Volume Down button together for 8-10 seconds > Release the Power button but continue to hold the Volume Down button until your device appears in iTunes > Release the Home button.

For iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, XS, XS Max, XR, iPhone 11

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Then quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Then press and hold the Side button until the screen goes black.

When the screen turns black, press and hold the Volume Down button while continuing to hold the Side button > After 5 seconds, release the Side button but continue to hold the Volume Down button until your device appears in iTunes.

Your iPhone screen display will be completely black if you have successfully entered DFU Mode. Try again if it’s not.

Exit DFU mode:

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, quick-press the Volume Up button, then quick-press the Volume Down button, then hold down the Side button until the device reboots.

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, hold down the Side button and Volume Down button until the device reboots.

For iPhone 6/6s plus, hold the Home button and the Lock button until the device reboots.

With these important fixes, hope they are useful and can help you fix this iPhone won’t turn on after update problem. But if you are unlucky, and still stuck on this problem, you have to consider the possibility that there is something wrong with your iPhone hardware. At this moment, you need to go to the nearest Apple Store and check your iOS Device thoroughly. They will guide you and help you to solve your problem.

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