One of the most common and perhaps the most effective ways to remove system bugs on any iPhone is to reboot the device.
But lately, we have seen a number of complaints from users who say that their iPhone 11 gets stuck on a boot loop soon after they attempt a reboot.
This problem is characterized by a device that keeps going from the Apple Logo and back to the black screen- essentially remaining stuck in the start-up process.
While there are a lot of reasons why your iPhone 11 may be stuck in a boot loop, there are just as many solutions that you can try to get the device out of this loop.
In this article, we will show you the best solutions to implement when your iPhone 11 is stuck in a boot loop. But before we get to the solutions, let's take a look at some of the main reasons this may be happening.
Note: If the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max gets stuck on a boot loop the first time you try to use it, you can take it to an Apple Store and it will be replaced with a new one. But this is only applicable to very new devices.
Why is My iPhone 11 in a Boot Loop?
Since the iPhone 11 will not turn on, it can be difficult to effectively diagnose the problem with the device. But most hardware malfunctions and software issues have been known to cause an iPhone to get stuck on an endless boot loop.
The following are some of the most common causes;
An Incomplete iOS Update
This problem has been known to occur if for some reason the update process gets interrupted.
For example, if you lose a USB connection when trying to update the device via iTunes or Finder or if the Wi-Fi connection you are using is not strong enough to support an OTA update.
In this case you can fail to download all the firmware files which can cause a lot of issues.
Jailbreaking your iPhone can be a good way to remove some of the iOS restrictions and allow apps to access the system directly. If some of these apps have malware, they are likely to affect the system, causing the device to get stuck on a boot loop.
Insufficient Battery Power
If the device has a bad battery connector or there isn’t enough power to turn it on, you may have problems with the booting process, causing a boot loop. But this is likely to happen with much older devices or if the battery was improperly replaced.
If you dropped your device or it suffered liquid damage, then you may have damaged some of the hardware components required to get the device working normally, causing it to get stuck on a boot loop.
Your iPhone may also get stuck on a boot loop after a screen replacement, particularly if the screen replacement is not done correctly or if some damage to other hardware components occurs during the screen replacement.
Regardless of the reason your iPhone 11 is stuck in a boot loop, the following are some of the most effective solutions;
Force Restart iPhone 11
A Force Restart is the first solution on this list and with good reason. It is a simple, but one of the most effective ways to fix an iPhone 11 that is stuck on a boot loop or really just any problem you may be having.
This solution doesn’t cause data loss, so you don’t have to worry about having a backup beforehand and it is really quite easy; just follow these simple steps;
- Step 1: Just kind of tap on the Volume Up button (do not press for too long).
- Step 2: Do the same with the Volume Down button.
- Step 3: Then press and hold the Power (Side) button and continue to press it until the Apple Logo appears.
- When the device turns on normally, enter your passcode and you should now be able to access it. If not, then try the next solution.
Fix iPhone 11 Efficiently via iOS System Repair Tool
If a force restart doesn’t work, then the problem may be deeper than anticipated. In this case, you may benefit from a good iOS System Repair Tool, such as TinyFix.
It is a great way to troubleshoot some of the common iOS system issues such as a device that is stuck on a boot loop, the Apple logo, recovery mode, battery draining issues or an iPhone stuck in black screen.
To use the TinyFix system repair tool, all you have to do is connect the device to the computer. Once you launch the program, it will detect the connected device and from there, the process is wholly automatic.
The greatest advantage of using TinyFix is that it can fix the device without restoring it, meaning you will not have to worry about data loss.
The following simple steps show you how to use TinyFix to fix an iPhone 11 stuck in a boot loop;
Step 1: Connect the iPhone
Download and install TinyFix on to your computer. Open it after installation and then connect the iPhone 11 to the computer using its original lightning cable.
In the program’s main window, click on “iOS System Repair” from the left column and then select “Standard Repair Mode”.
In the next window, you should see some information about how the program works. Simply click on “Start” to begin the repair process.
Step 2: Download the Firmware
The program will need to download the latest firmware for the device and it will provide you with a number of options, depending on the available firmware.
Choose the one that you would like to use and click “Download” to continue.
The program will begin downloading the firmware package. The download may take a few minutes.
Step 3: Fix Your iPhone 11 Device
When the download is done, click on “Fix” and allow the program to begin repairing the boot loop issue.
The repair process will also take a few minutes and your iPhone 11 will restart in normal mode when it is complete.
Restore your iPhone 11 via Recovery Mode
Putting the iPhone 11 in recovery mode and then restoring it in iTunes is another very effective way to fix the device.
Recovery mode is effective because it allows you to easily remove any system errors or damaged iOS components, such as incomplete firmware files.
But it is also worth noting that by restoring the device in recovery mode, you risk losing some or all of the data on your device.
Therefore, before following these steps, you may want to backup all your data;
- Step 1: Connect the iPhone 11 to the computer using its original lightning/USB cable.
- Step 2: Open iTunes (for PC and older versions of Mac) or Finder (on macOS Catalina and newer versions).
- Step 3: With the device connected, press and release the Volume Up Key.
- Step 4: Then press and release the Volume Down Key.
- Step 5: Now, press and hold the Power (Side) button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” or recovery mode screen appear. It is important to keep pressing the button even if you see the Apple Logo.
- Step 6: Then simply follow the instructions in iTunes or Finder to restore or update the device.
To avoid any additional errors, it is very important to make sure that the device remains connected to the computer until the process is complete. When the process is complete, you can force restart the device to exit recovery mode.
Restore Your iPhone 11 Via DFU Mode
Restoring your iPhone in DFU Mode is the last resort and should only be attempted when you are unable to fix the device even after putting it in recovery mode.
When a device is in DFU mode, it is able to communicate with iTunes or Finder without activating the bootloader. This makes it one of the most effective solutions when your iPhone 11 has serious software issues such as a corrupt iOS.
But putting your device in DFU mode and restoring it in iTunes or Finder will cause total data loss. If you can, you should backup all the data on your device before using these steps to restore your iPhone 11 in DFU mode;
- Step 1: Connect the device to the computer and then open iTunes or Finder.
- Step 2: With the device connected to the computer, press and release the Volume Up Button.
- Step 3: Press and release the Volume Down button.
- Step 4: Then press and hold the Side button until the screen goes black.
- Step 5: Continue to hold the Side button even after the screen turns black and press and hold the Volume Down button. Hold both buttons for about 5 seconds.
- Step 6: After 5 seconds, let go of the Side button, but continue to hold the Volume Down button for an additional 10 seconds.
- Step 7: If the screen goes black, the device is successfully in DFU Mode. If you see the Apple Logo or Connect to iTunes logo appear on the screen, then you may have held the buttons for too long and you need to start again.
In iTunes or Finder, you should see “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode and that you must restore it before it can be used with iTunes.” Click “Restore iPhone” and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Once the process is complete, you can force restart the iPhone to exit DFU Mode.
Is Your iPhone 11 Still Stuck in a Boot Loop?
Many of the common iOS errors that can occur on your iPhone 11, including a device that is stuck on a boot loop can be easily fixed using the solutions outlined above.
The only exception is when the problem is caused by hardware damage. In this case, we don’t recommend that you try to fix the device on your own as you risk causing additional damage to the device.
If you suspect that the iPhone may have suffered some hardware damage, the best thing you can do is visit the Apple store or any other Apple-authorized service center in your area to get the problem diagnosed and repaired.
Hardware repairs can be costly if the device is not under warranty, but sometimes it is the only way to get the device working normally again.
Just make sure that you make an appointment before visiting the Apple Store. This will prevent you from spending too much time waiting. Once at the store, be sure to describe the problem in as much detail as you can.
This will make it easier for the technician to determine the cause of the problem and repair it for you more quickly. If you are lucky enough to find all the required repair parts, the repair may be done immediately.
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It is our hope that with one or more of the solutions above, you have been able to get the iPhone 11 working normally again.
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