iPhone 11 Won’t Turn On? Here’s the Fix

  1. Published on Aug 30, 2021
  2. Updated on Nov 3, 2021
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Your iPhone won’t turn on and you can’t figure out what is happening. You have tried every tool in your arsenal, but you still can’t get your iPhone 11 to turn on.

While this problem can be caused by a number of issues including a depleted battery, software crashes or hardware damage, there are some solutions that can help.

The following are the most effective ways to fix an iPhone 11 that will not turn on.

Force Restart Your iPhone 11

If the iPhone won’t turn on even though you are certain that the battery is sufficiently charged, then it could be stuck on a black screen.

A force restart will close all rogue apps abs system services that may still be running and restart the system. Follow these simple steps to force restart your iPhone 11;

  • Step 1: Press and release the Volume up button.
  • Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down key.
  • Step 3: Then press and hold down the Side button. Continue to hold this button for at least 10 seconds or until you see the Apple Logo on the screen.

Force Restart Your iPhone 11

Power Charge Your iPhone iPhone 11

Sometimes the iPhone may fail to turn on if it has been dead for quite a while. What you need to do in this case is connect the iPhone directly to a power course using the device’s original lightning cable and leave it to charge for at least 20-30 minutes.

If the iPhone is not damaged in any way, you will see it turn itself on in a few minutes. But it is important to also make sure that the cable you are using is fully functional and not broken in any way.

If after 30 minutes the device is still not turning on, it is possible that a massive power drain or some faulty apps could be preventing the device from recharging.

To fix this problem, keep connecting the device to a power source and then while it is charging, use the process described above to force restart the device.

This will force any app and system services that may be preventing your device from charging, allowing it to start charging.

Plug the iPhone into charger

Inspect the Charger and Charging Cable

Check the charger and cable you are using to make sure that they are not damaged in any way. If you can’t see any obvious damage, you can try to use an alternative method of charging such as a wireless charger to see if the problem is the charger or the device.

You can also try using the charger and cable to charge another device. If the other device is charging just fine, then the problem could be with your device.

Use a iOS System Repair Software to Fix the Issue

If you find that charging is not the problem, then the iPhone is having a more serious software-related issue. In this case, the best solution is TinyFix, an iOS system repair tool that is designed to help fix issues like this one quickly and easily.

The following is a breakdown of its most notable features;

  • It can fix most iOS system issues such as a device that is stuck on recovery mode, the white Apple logo, the black screen, or a device that simply won’t start.
  • It is also a good way to get rid of some of the most common iPhone and iTunes errors including iTunes error 4013, error 14, iTunes error 9, and many more.
  • The program’s standard mode will repair the device without causing data loss.
  • It supports all iPhone and iPad models.

Follow these simple steps to use TinyFix to fix an iPhone 11 that won’t turn on;

Step 1: Download and install the TinyFix on to your computer. Connect the iPhone to the computer and then open the program to begin the repair process.

Step 2: In the main window, click on “iOS System Repair” and then select the “Standard Repair Mode.” This mode will repair the device without causing any data loss.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 3: Ensure that the device’s information on the next window is correct and then click “Download” to begin downloading the necessary firmware to begin repairing the device. Once downloaded, the program will begin installing the firmware onto the device.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 4: Then simply click “Fix Now” and TinyFix will begin fixing the device. When the process is complete, the device will restart in normal mode and the problem should be resolved.

repairing the device

Restore iPhone 11 in Recovery Mode

You can also try to restore the device in iTunes. But since the device is unresponsive, this process may cause you to lose all data. Here’s how to do it;

Step 1: Connect the device to the computer using its original lightning/USB cable

Step 2: Open iTunes on Windows or earlier version of Mac or Finder for macOS Catalina

Step 3: On the device, press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Side button until you see the “Connect to iTunes” or recovery mode screen.

Restore iPhone 11 in Recovery Mode

Step 4: In the prompt that appears in iTunes, choose “Restore” and iTunes will attempt to erase the device and restore it to the latest backup. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Put Your iPhone 11 in DFU Mode

If restoring the device in iTunes doesn’t work, then you can try to put it in DFU mode. Follow these steps to do it;

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to a computer.

Step 2: Open iTunes (macOS Mojave or earlier and Windows) or Finder (macOS Catalina or newer).

Step 3: Press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button and then press and hold the side button until the screen goes completely black.

Step 4: Without releasing the Side button, press and hold the volume down button and continue to hold both buttons for about 5 seconds.

Step 5: Release the Side button after 5 seconds, but continue to hold the Volume Down button.

Step 6: Let go of the Volume Down button when you see the iPhone appear in iTunes or Finder.

Step 7: Click “Restore” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.

Put Your iPhone 11 in DFU Mode

Contact Apple for Repair

You can also ask Apple to fix the device for you. Apple repairs are very high quality and they are likely to get to the bottom of the problem very quickly, but it can be costly for devices without a warranty.

To contact Apple about the repair, use their support website or call 1-800-MY-APPLE (1-800-692-7753) to make an appointment or use their mail-in-service to send your device.

You can also just bring your device to the nearest Genius Bar. But you may want to make an appointment to avoid waiting long hours to be served.

A diagnosis at the Genius Bar is often free and many repairs can be done on the spot, depending on the problem and available parts.

Final Words

The above solutions should be able to help you if you have an iPhone 11 that won’t turn on. If you have any questions or comments about any of the processes we have talked about above, post them in the comments section below.

Your feedback is very important to us and we strive to provide you with effective solutions to any problem you may be having.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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