My iPhone Keeps Shutting Off! Here’s The Real Fix.

Your iPhone is shutting down randomly and you’re not sure why. All of a sudden, your iPhone just turns off without giving you any warning. In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone keeps shutting off and show you how to fix this problem for good!

Hard Reset Your iPhone

One of the most common reasons why your iPhone keeps shutting off is because it’s stuck in a restart loop, constantly shutting off, turning back on, shutting off again, and so on. By performing a hard reset, we may be able to break your iPhone out of that loop.

How Do I Hard Reset My iPhone?

The process of hard resetting an iPhone varies by model:

  • iPhone 6s, SE, and older models: Press and hold the power button and the Home button at the same time until the screen turns black and the Apple logo appears. Release both buttons once the Apple logo appears on the display.
  • iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus: Simultaneously press and hold down the volume down button and power button. Let go of both buttons when the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • iPhone 8, X, XS and newer models: First, press and release the volume up button. Second, press and release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side button until the screen turns black and the Apple logo appears.

Does The Battery Need To Be Recalibrated?

Does your iPhone keep shutting off even when it says it has battery life remaining? It’s possible that your iPhone’s battery percentage indicator has become inaccurate and unreliable!

A lot of the time, this is the result of a software problem, not a faulty battery! You can read our other article with more specific details about why your iPhone turns off even when it still has battery life, or you can keep following the steps below. Both articles will help you address the deeper software issue that could be causing this problem!

Update Your iPhone To The Latest iOS

Apple frequently releases new versions of iOS, the iPhone operating system, to fix troublesome software issues and introduce new features. A new software update could solve a potential software problem that’s making your iPhone shut down unexpectedly.

Check for a iOS update by opening Settings and tapping General -> Software Update. Tap Download and Install if a new software update is available! Take a look at our other article if you run into any problems when updating your iPhone.

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Put Your iPhone In DFU Mode

A DFU (device firmware update) restore is the deepest type of iPhone restore. If a software problem is causing your iPhone to keep shutting off, a DFU restore will fix the problem. Check out our DFU restore article to learn how to put your iPhone into DFU mode!

Exploring Your iPhone Repair Options

If your iPhone is still shutting down randomly after you’ve completed a DFU restore, it’s time to explore your repair options. My first recommendation is to head to your local Apple Store, especially if your iPhone is covered by an AppleCare+ protection plan.

Make sure to set up an appointment before you go into your local Apple Store! Without an appointment, you may have to spend a lot of time standing around and waiting for an Apple tech to become available.

I also recommend the services of Puls, an on-demand phone repair company. Puls can send a technician to you in as little as sixty minutes. Puls repairs are sometimes cheaper than the Apple Store and come with a lifetime warranty!

Shutting The Door On This iPhone Problem

You’ve fixed your iPhone and it’s no longer shutting down on it’s own. I hope you’ll share this article on social media to teach your friends and family what to do if their iPhone keeps shutting off! Feel free to leave any other comments or questions you have down below — I’ll answer them as quickly as I can!

Thanks for reading,
David L.

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4 days ago

My phones trippin, i was on tiktok and out of nowhere is shut down, And then started turning on and off and is still doing so as i type this what should i do?

Rhonda Baumann
17 days ago

I am on my 3rd iPhone 11. It will shit down randomly only when connected to WIFI?
Any help would be great!

30 days ago

Ive done the DFU and everything suggested on my iPhone 7plus and my phone continues to shut on and off with the battery level going up and down every time. Could there be another problem or just time for a new phone? Thank you

1 month ago

My iphone 6 keeps switching off automatically . When it goes on it changes the battery percentage like 3times eg from 2% to 43%and then to the real percentage it was before shutdown . What could be the problem ?

14 days ago
Reply to  Victor

Did you replace the battery by any chance with a cheaper Chinese alternative by any chance?

Last edited 14 days ago by Bongo
hannah farr
13 days ago
Reply to  Victor

mine too do u know the problem and how to fix it

1 month ago

my iphone is stuck on the apple logo and it keeps going off and on. i find myself constantly doing a hard reset

1 month ago
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1 month ago
Reply to  bro

SAMEEE!! Happened to me the same day you posted your comment

28 days ago
Reply to  Amz

is there anyway to fix this? mine has been doing that too

1 month ago

It is literally stuck on the apple logo now!!!!!!!

poorna chandra
1 month ago

My iPhone is problem model iPhone 6s Plus automatically set down automatically on why did this type of problem

1 month ago

Your name is DAVID LYNCH!

2 months ago

Hi, my iphone is stuck on the apple display and it keeps going on and off from there

1 month ago
Reply to  sodiq

what did you do so that it could work again? pls help

2 months ago

I tried no work iphone 8

2 months ago

my iphone 8 keeps shutting down and restarting after that my iphone will be dead, the hard reset and all the buttons does not work

Henrietta Codyre
4 months ago

my iphone 11 keeps shutting down and the apple logo flashes on and off like every 5 sec, i’ve done all the reboot, it will work for a while then it shuts down and starts flashing again.

2 months ago

that’s what my iPhone xr does

5 months ago

my phone glitches them shuts off and it happens quite a lot and my whatsapp is freaking out

Christy Jackson
6 months ago

When doing a hard reset on the phone does it erase anything

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6 months ago

Please Help!! i have tried ALL of your videos and my phone keeps shutting down while using it and says its dead when its not!!

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6 months ago

I don’t have a mac book