iPhone Boot Loop After Restore? Try These Fixes First!

  1. Published on Dec 6, 2021
  2. Updated on Dec 6, 2021
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You love your iPhone, but there comes a day when it starts to reboot again and again after restoration. This can be annoying and frustrating as you’re unable to perform any task.

Fortunately, there was ways to fix the iPhone boot loop issue:

Force Restart Your iPhone

The first solution we are going to try involves force restarting the iPhone.

You can perform a hard reset holding down the Power and Home buttons simultaneously until the iPhone screen turns black, and the Apple logo shows up on the display.

If you’re using an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, force restart is a little different:

You would need to press down the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously. The iPhone 7 screen will then turn black, and the Apple logo will reappear

For users of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X or above:

Force Restart iPhone 7

Force restarting the device requires long processing the Volume Up and then releasing it quickly, immediately followed by pressing down and releasing the Volume Down button.

Then, press and hold the Side button until you can see the Apple logo appear.

Force Restart iPhone 8

Make sure whichever iPhone model you have, when pressing down the Home or side button, keep holding it for at least 20 seconds or longer.

We have seen many iPhone users going to the genius bar to get the iPhone into a hard reset properly.

Remember, holding down the buttons for less than 20 seconds can make it seem like you have done a force restart.

But actually, you have just restarted your iPhone and did not fix the boot loop problem.

In many cases, SIM cards can be a cause of the iPhone being stuck in a restart boot loop. So before putting your device into a force restart, you can check by removing the SIM and turning on the iPhone.

If the problem still exists, then your SIM isn’t the root of the problem. Therefore, you can put the SIM card back in your device and proceed to force restart it.

removing the SIM

Hopefully, this method has fixed your problem, but if the problem continues, you can fix it by using repair software.

Fix iPhone Restart Loop with iOS Syste Repair Tool

If the above method was not able to fix your iPhone from restarting in a loop, you can use a third-party repair tool to fix the problem.

There are many restoring tools available on the internet, like the TinyFix iOS System Repair tool.

You can find many troubleshooting sites over the internet that can find and identify the problem. Then, these troubleshooting tools will repair the system issues on your iPhone and fix issue.

These tools can be a reliable and effective way to fix any of the iPhone bootup problems.

You can read our easy-to-understand instructions on how to use the TinyFix to fix the boot looping problem.

Step 1 - Start by connecting your iPhone to the PC or Mac. Download, install and launch the iOS System Repair program. 

You would need to select one of the options from the windows. As we are trying to get the solution to the boot loop problem on the iPhone, click on the iOS System Repair option and move to the next step.

 main screen of TinyFix

Step 2 - A new windows prompt will open asking you to choose the mode. You can select the Standard Repair Mode which is better in fixing any system errors without data loss.

However, the tool also has an Advanced Mode. If the Advanced Mode is selected, then the tool will erase all the data and will repair the iOS firmware. 

Standard Repair Mode

Step 3 - Download and install your preferred firmware. The tool will give you a list of firmware options that you can choose from. Once the firmware is downloaded, proceed to the next step. 

get the appropriate firmware

Step 4 - Wait for the process to fix the iPhone's endless boot problem. Once, the firmware is downloaded on the system, click the Fix Now button to start the process. It will take a few minutes for the tool to fix the problem.  

repairing the device

Once the tool finishes fixing your iPhone, you can use the device normally and without any worry. The iPhone will boot up and it will work without any problem.

Note that TinyFix iOS System Recovery is great for fixing other iPhone problems as well, like an iPhone stuck on a black loading screen, or stuck in the recovery mode.

Restoring iPhone from Recovery Mode

If you do not want to use the third-party software to fix the problem, then you can put your device into the Recovery mode and restore it.

To do that, check the instructions below as it varies from one iPhone model to another. Also, make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your PC.

Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer. Wait for a while until the Recovery mode option is displayed on the screen. Then follow these steps:

iPhone 8 and iPhone X users need to press and release the Volume Up button quickly, and repeat the same step with the Volume Down button. Then press and keep holding the side button until you can see the recovery mode option.

For iPhone 7, press and hold the side and Volume Down button simultaneously` Keep them pressed until the recovery mode option appears on the screen.

As for iPhone 6 and older models, press and keep holding the Home and side button together. Don’t release the buttons unless you can see the recovery mode option.

iPhone 8 or later in recovery mode

Once you can see the option to update or restore the iPhone. Choose the update option as it will install the iOS without erasing any important data.

finder recovery mode notification

Once the restoring process is finished, you can start setting up your device. You can also restore any backup data to the iPhone.

Restore iPhone in DFU mode

Another way to fix the iPhone boot up loop problem is to restore the iPhone by using the DFU mode.

Simply put your device into DFU mode, connect it to a PC and launch iTunes. Then, choose the option to restore the iPhone. This method will erase all the data from your iPhone.

To put your iPhone into the DFU mode follow these instructions:

iPhone 8 and iPhone X users need to press and release the Volume Up button quickly, repeat the same step with the Volume Down button.

Then press and keep holding the side button until the screen turns black. Now for 5 seconds, press and hold down the side and Volume Down button.

Then only release the side button. Now release the Volume Down button when you can see the iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode message.

For iPhone 7 users, press and hold the side and Volume Down button simultaneously for 10 seconds. Release the side button and keep pressing the Volume Down button until you can see the iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode message.

As for iPhone 6 and older models, press and keep holding the Home and side buttons together. Release the side button and keep the Home button pressed until you can see the iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode message.

Follow the guide on screen and restore the iPhone.

 restore iPhone in DFU mode

Check For Hardware Issues

Another reason why your iPhone is restarting again and again can be due to hardware problems. Check the charging port on your iPhone to see whether there is any obstruction inside it.

Clean the iPhone by using a toothbrush and wiping the dust with gentle movement. If the device hardware has been short circuited, then plan a trip to visit the Apple genius bar.

If you’ve eliminated all the software problems, it’s definitely a hardware-related issue that’s causing the boot loop on your device.

In case of hardware damage, book an appointment with the Apple genius for repairs. A physical visit can turn out expensive for some people, so an alternative option is the mall-in repair services.

Wrapping Up

There are many fixes available for the iPhone stuck on a boot loop after restore. We suggest you try all the software fixes before proceeding with the hardware problem.

Hopefully, one of them will resolve your issue for good. Leave a comment and let us know which method helped fix your problem.

Aaron Roussey

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