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How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop after iOS 12 Upgrade

by  Joan J. Mims  |  Tuesday September-18 2018  13:45:34

“Hi there, I have an iPhone X that's gone into a boot loop. It won't go into safe mode and force restarting isn't helping. I know it's a really slim chance but is there anything anyone can think of that I could do? I've contacted apple and they say just to reset it but I'm trying to contact any tech guys in my area to see if anyone knows anything. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you so much.”

The problem mentioned above is the issue of iPhone stuck in boot loop, which is usually frequently mentioned by iOS users. If the device is stuck in the boot loop, it will keep getting restarted. Generally speaking, it can be caused by any big or small minors. We have done some testing there, and eventually worked out reasons why this kind of issue happens and solutions for iPhone stuck in boot loop.

1. Why iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop

As we all know that iPhone can get stuck in boot loop for different reasons. The most common reasons are listed below:

iOS Upgrade: Apple keeps releasing iOS 12/11.4/11.3/11.2/11 to repair remaining bugs, however, if the upgrading process is accidentally interrupted, the device is very likely to be stuck in boot loop. Sometimes, this problem also occurs after iOS update.

iPhone Jailbreak: While jailbreaking iPhone brings many new possibilities and improves its performance, it can also cause your iPhone to work very well. So think twice to jailbreak the iPhone unless you have the advantage of technical knowledge.

Screen Replacement: A more severe problem will occur if your iPhone screen is not replaced properly. Remember not to simply replace the broken screen before you take other measures to fix it.

2. Fix iPhone Stuck in Boot Loop with iTunes

With the assistance of iTunes, the device will be restored to previous backup. It’s necessary to note that the existing data will be erased after the restore. it is preferable to making a backup of the device data before you start. Now follow the steps listed below to learn how to overcome it when your iPhone is stuck in boot loop.

Step 1. Connect the device to the USB cord on computer, then open iTunes if it is not opened automatically.

Step 2. You’ll soon get the message that there is a problem with your iPhone, it needs to be restored or updated. Just tap on “Restore” to proceed.

Step 3. If you don’t get such a message, click Summery and you’ll view the option of “Restore Backup”, now click on this option to manually restore your iPhone system.

restore itunes backup

3. Fix iPhone Restarts Endlessly Without Data Loss

The iPhone data is very likely to get lost when you try the common approaches, such as forcing to restart the device or restoring iOS system with iTunes. With this iOS System Recovery tool, you can have a great chance to fix iPhone bootloop without losing any data. It doesn’t even need you to possess professional knowledge. It is known for repairing various iPhone or iPad system issues, like iPhone black screen, device is stuck at update requested, etc. and it is compatible with all models of iOS devices of iOS 12. Follow the step-by-step guide to Fix iPhone boot loop issue with iOS System Recovery.  

Step 1. Free download the iOS System Recovery by clicking the download button below and install it on the computer.


Step 2. Select ‘iOS System Recovery’ on the main interface and plug your iPhone onto computer.

select ios system recovery

Step 3. Your device will be detected to be abnormal. Tap on the ‘Next’ button to check the device information.

check device information

Step 4. When you confirm the device information, click the ‘Repair’ button to download plug-in. Ensure that the iPhone is connected during the repairing process. Your iPhone will be back to normal once the repairing process has finished.

repair ios system

4. Check the iPhone Battery Connector

You ought to check whether any fault happens in the battery connector of iPhone. If this error is truly the problem of battery connector, what you need to do is to fix it so as to get unstuck from boot loop. If there is no any issue with battery connector, it would be better to take iPhone to repair shop in case to make it worse.

You would be certainly bring your iPhone XS, XR or iPhone XS Max back to normal after trying the solutions given in this article. If you still have any issues on your iPhone, feel free to contact us and leave a comment below.