Upon its release in 2019, the iPhone 11 garnered much appreciation from tech enthusiasts for its innovative features, flawless performance, and Apple’s unparalleled user experience. However, imagine the disappointment to be met with when you cannot experience the remarkable features as the device refuses to stay powered up entirely. Many users have reported facing the issue where their iPhone 11 keeps stubbornly restarting and in this article, we will tell you why this happens and how to fix it.
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How to Fix iPhone 11 Keeps Restarting
It is a common occurrence that even the most advanced technology can encounter occasional glitches. However, we understand that repetitive rebooting can disrupt your daily activities. Before we attempt solutions to the issue, let’s take a look at what could be the possible reasons behind it.
To fix this issue, Update all apps. If it doesn’t help, Update iOS.
1. Open Settings and tap on General.
2. Select Software Update, followed by Download and Install
3. Tap on Install.
Why Does My iPhone 11 Keep Restarting on Its Own?
Here are a few reasons that could be causing the device to boot repeatedly:
- Exhausted Internal Memory or RAM
- Corrupt Data or OS
- Internal Hardware Damage
- Bugs or Malware
Method 1: Basic Troubleshooting Methods
For the initial help, you can follow the undermentioned methods and see if they resolve the issue on the device.
Method 1A: Force Restart Device
If the device goes unresponsive or keeps restarting again and again while using the device, we suggest you force restart it. Follow our guide on How to Force Restart iPhone X. You can follow the same steps for iPhone 11 as well. Don’t worry you would not lose any data. Once the phone boots up, see if it now works stable.
Method 1B: Remove the SIM Card
Sometimes removing the SIM card also helps fix the issue. Please remove it from the slot, boot the device, and use it for some time. If the device functions perfectly, you can say that the error was ruled out using the SIM. In such a case, contact your network operator or the Apple service center.
Method 1C: Clean Up the Charging Port
Dust and Debris in the charging port could cause the phone to get stuck in a restart loop. Remove the case if you’re using one and take a close look at the charging port on the bottom. If you find any signs of rust, discoloration, lint, or just general dust, switch off the device and try to gently clean it up. Now power it on. If the error persists, follow the next method.
Method 1D: Put it on Charge
If there are any form of battery or other hardware issues with the device, it can result in it restarting again and again. Connect your iPhone to the charger and switch the power on. If the device is now stable and consistently powered on, you can assume it to be some internal fault.
Method 2: Free Up Internal Memory
Insufficient storage is the most common reason why the device crashes and tries to reboot itself. If your iPhone 11 is low on storage space, we suggest you remove some apps and data. Follow the steps mentioned below:
1. Launch the Settings on the iPhone.
2. Scroll down and tap on General, followed by iPhone Storage.
Now you can see the apps and data that take up space on the device. Offload or Delete the apps you do not use or delete some media files to optimize the storage space.
3. Choose the app(s) that you wish to remove.
4. Tap on Offload App to remove it temporarily or on Delete App to remove it permanently.
Method 3: Update All Apps
If there is no lack of storage on the device, make sure to update all the apps. Outdated apps sometimes lead to issues in the device’s functionality. Follow the steps mentioned below:
1. Open the App Store and tap on your profile icon at the top-right corner of the screen.
2. Under AVAILABLE UPDATES, see which apps have updates pending.
3. Tap on UPDATE next to them or tap on Update All.
Also Read: How to Upgrade Storage on iPhone
Method 4: Update iOS
Another crucial step you shouldn’t overlook is updating the device itself. Outdated iOS is prone to bugs and glitches. Updating the device could likely address and fix such restarting issues on iPhone 11 if the error has resulted from any such bug.
1. Open Settings on the iPhone and tap on General.
2. Now tap on Software Update, followed by Download and Install.
Note: If you receive a notice requesting to temporarily delete apps so iOS can update, choose to Proceed.
3. Tap the Install option if you want the update the device right away. Once the device is booted up, see if the error is fixed.
Method 5: Check Device Error Logs and Remove Faulty Apps
If you remember the error was triggered after installing any third-party app on the device, then there is a possibility of bugs within the app. We can check the error logs and crash reports in iPhone Analytics Data for this.
1. Launch Settings and tap on Privacy.
2. Tap on Analytics & Improvements.
3. Now tap on Analytics Data
You can now decode the Analytics data. and find out all the performance statistics and reported crashes are errors from your device. If you find any app that can be suspected, uninstall it.
4. Tap and hold the app icon on the home screen.
5. Select Remove App from the menu and tap on Delete App to confirm.
Method 6: Reset All Settings
Resetting the device’s settings can also help to fix the error due to which the iPhone 11 keeps restarting. It allows the device to go back to the default settings.
1. Open the Settings app and tap on General.
2. Select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
3. Tap on Reset, followed by Reset All Settings.
4. Tap on Reset All Settings once again to confirm.
If the error is resolved, you can slowly introduce new settings to the device.
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Method 7: Perform DFU Restore
DFU or Device Firmware Update mode, can be used on an iOS device when it is experiencing severe software issues. This mode bypasses the standard boot process and allows the device to communicate with iTunes or Finder on a computer to restore or update the firmware.
If you are just not able to use your phone, this is the ultimate way. Follow the steps mentioned below:
Note: Before you proceed with the method, ensure that the data on the device is backed up.
1. Launch iTunes on the PC. Make sure to get the latest version of iTunes.
2. Connect your iPhone to the PC via a Lightning or USB cable and wait for iTunes to detect the device.
3. Now press the volume down and the power button on the iPhone for 5 seconds.
4. Release the Power button and wait until the phone enters the DFU Mode.
Note: If a black screen appears on the iPhone, it indicates that the device is in DFU mode. iTunes on the PC should also notify that the device has been detected in recovery mode.
5. In the Summary tab, click on Restore iPhone.
6. If asked, click on Restore to confirm.
Method 8: Contact Apple Support or Visit Service Center
Unfortunately, if none of the above methods have succeeded, the last resort is to visit the Apple service center or reach out to the support team via the iPhone Support page. If there are any form of internal hardware failure or software issues with the device, they can fix it.
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We hope our guide helped you solve the iPhone 11 keeps restarting error. If you have any queries or suggestions for us, do let us know in the comments box below. To find out solutions for more such tech-related issues, stay connected to TechCult.