iPhone 13 Keeps Restarting Loop? Try These Quick Fixes

  1. Published on Nov 29, 2021
  2. Updated on Feb 8, 2022
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An iPhone that is stuck on a reboot loop is one of the most common iOS stuck issues.

Most users report it soon after they complete an iOS update, but it can be caused by any number of problems with the device.

If your iPhone 13 just keeps restarting and you don’t know what to do, you will find this post very useful.

In it, we will provide you with the most effective solutions to this problem so you can get the device back to normal in as little time as possible.

Let’s start with the first thing you should do.

Force Restart Your iPhone 13  

The first thing you should do when your iPhone 13 is stuck on a boot loop is to force restart the device.

This is particularly important because you are unable to access your device and if a force restart works, you should be able to get access to the device, allowing you to figure out the cause of the problem.

To force restart your iPhone 13, do the following:

  • Step 1: Press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Step 3: Then, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds or until you see the Apple Logo appear on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 13

Update the Apps on iPhone 13

Allow the boot up process to complete and once you have access to the device’s settings, follow these steps to update the apps on the device.

This will help if a rogue or malfunctioning app is causing the problem:

  • Step 1: Tap on the App Store to open it and the select “Today” at the bottom.
  • Step 2: Tap on the user profile icon in the top-right corner and you should see your account details.
  • Step 3: Scroll down to tap on “Available Updates” section and then tap on “Update” next to the individual app or “Update All” to update all apps at the same time.

Update the Apps on iPhone 13

Reset All Settings on iPhone 13

You can also try to reset all settings while you’re at it. This can eliminate any conflicting settings that could be causing the problem.

Here’s how to reset all settings on your iPhone 13:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and then tap “General.”
  • Step 2: Scroll down to tap “Reset.”
  • Step 3: Select “Reset All Settings” and enter the device’s passcode when prompted.

reset menu

Confirm that you want to reset all settings and the device will restart when the reset is complete.

Fix iPhone 13 Boot Loop with System Repair Tool

If a force restart doesn’t work, we recommend using TinyFix iOS system repair tool to try and fix the device.

This tool can help fix all iOS stuck issues including a device that is stuck on a boot loop without causing data loss.

To use it to repair your iPhone 13, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install TinyFix on to your computer.

Step 2: Open it after installation and then select “iOS System Repair” from the list of tools in the main window.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 3: Connect the iPhone 13 to the computer and then select “Standard Repair Mode” to begin fixing the device.

Standard Repair Mode

Step 4: In the next window, select the correct iOS firmware package for your device and then click “Download” to begin downloading the package.

get the appropriate firmware

Step 5: Once the download is complete, click “Fix Now” to begin repairing the device. When the repair is complete, the iPhone will reboot in normal mode.

repairing the device

It is important to keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

Restore iOS to Factory Defaults via iTunes/Finder

If you don’t want to use a third-party tool to fix the device, you can restore it in iTunes/Finder.

This is one of the best ways to fix an unresponsive iOS device as it will refresh the iOS system, removing any bugs in the process.

But it may cause data loss: any data that was not included in a backup may be gone for good.

To restore your iPhone 13 in iTunes/Finder, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer using its USB/lightning cable and when prompted to “Trust this Computer,” follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Step 2: Select your iPhone 13 when it appears in iTunes and then go to the “Summary” section on the left.
  • Step 3: Click “Restore [iPhone’s Name] to begin resting the device.
  • Step 4: Click “Restore” again to confirm your selection and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

restore iPhone

Perform Recovery Mode Restore on iPhone 13

If a restore doesn’t work or if iTunes is unable to detect the device, we recommend putting the device in recovery mode before restoring it in iTunes.

Connect the iPhone to the computer and if possible, allow the device to sync with iTunes and then follow these steps:

  • Step 1: With the device connected to the computer, press and release the Volume Up button
  • Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Side/Power button. Do not release the Side button even after you see the Apple Logo. Continue to hold it until you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen.
  • Step 3: Once the device is successfully in recovery, you should see the option in “Update” or “Restore” option in iTunes.
  • Step 4: Select “Restore” and keep the device connected until the restore process is complete.

Perform Recovery Mode Restore on iPhone 13

Perform DFU Restore on iPhone 13

A DFU restore is the last solution you should try. While this solution will work to resolve even the most complex software issues, you should avoid using it if the device has any kind of hardware damage as you may cause permanent damage.

If you are certain that none of the device’s hardware components are damaged, follow these steps to restore your iPhone 13 in DFU mode:

  • Step 1: Connect the iPhone 13 to the computer and open iTunes.
  • Step 2: Press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Step 3: Press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Step 4: Press and hold the Side/Power until the screen goes black.
  • Step 5: Without letting go of the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button and hold both buttons at the same time.
  • Step 6: After 5 seconds, let go of the Side/Power button and continue to hold the Volume Down button until the iPhone 13 appears in iTunes.
  • Step 7: Release the button and then follow the instructions in iTunes to start restoring the iPhone in iTunes.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

Check for a Hardware Problem

It is important to note that hardware problems can also cause this problem. If you dropped the device, some of the hardware components may be broken, causing it to malfunction.

Problems with the battery such a worn-out battery can be behind the problem. If you determine that the battery is the problem, you can fix it by simply replacing the worn-out battery.

If the boot-loop issue happens when the device is charging, check the charging port and the lightning cable for damage, dirt and debris. You may need to replace the charging components.

But if you suspect that there is hardware damage to the device, contact Apple support to get the device repaired.

Repairs at the Apple Store may be costly, but you are guaranteed that they will get to the bottom of the issue and fix the device fairly quickly.

Connect with Us

It is our hope that you have been able to get rid of the boot loop issue and your device is working again.

Reach out to us with any questions you may have on the issue and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Aaron Roussey

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