If your iPhone Keeps Powering Off, how-to fix it?
March 24, 2014 in iPhone Fix & Repair by
If Your iPhone Keeps Powering Off or Random Shutdown, how to fix it?
Everyone would be frustrated if his or her iPhone keeps turning off at random occasions. Perhaps your iPhone died while you are using the internet or in the middle of a call. This issue may indicate a serious hardware problem, but do not worry, you can easily fix this trouble with some basic system maintenance.
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If your iphone keeps shutting down with no reason, then you need to determine if it’s a software issue or a hardware/battery issue. To do that, after backing up your iPhone to iTunes, erase/hard reset all data and settings from your iPhone to what it was from the factory as new.
You may need to restore your iPhone device to its factory settings. You will lose all your custom settings and data but sometimes restoring your device to factory settings is the best way to overcome just any problem.
This can be found in Settings/General/Reset/Erase All Content and Settings.
Then test it out for a day or two.
If it’s still acting up and keeps powering off, then it’s likely a hardware issue and you will need to get your battery replaced.
If your warranty is done then check out this link to get a battery kit to replace your iPhone battery yourself:
If your iPhone is now working properly after hard resetting it than it’s most likely a software issue.
This battery issue only started after upgrading to iOS7, so it is obviously related to the update not properly installing itself. What has worked for me and many others is to manually update to iOS 7.0.4 using the full downloaded version of the update which is about 1.32 Gigs.
But first you need to find out what model of iPhone you have, click here to determine if it’s GSM or CDMA: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3939?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Connect your iPhone to your PC with the interface cable and open iTunes. Pick your device and then click restore. Before doing this make sure you that you already back up your phone.
Then go here and scroll down to download the iOS 7.0.4 complete update for your device:
Once you have downloaded IPSW file, then, click Shift+Restore button on iTunes and select the IPSW file which you just saved on the computer. The iOS installation will be started right away.
Watch tutorial restore iPhone IPSW with iTunes (shift + restore)
The most common cause of a random iPhone shutdown is a dead battery. Note any red flashing on you battery notification image before any random shutdown. That flashing indicates that your device is low on battery. Make sure your device is off and charge it.
Only turn your iPhone device on after the battery is fully charged.
If you do not suffer any of problems above, perhaps something goes wrong in your iPhone.
You can also find any troubleshooting webpage in the internet or discussion boards to help you find the correct solution to your problem. If you still suffer random shut down on your device, contact nearest Apple Store and consult your problems with the experts to get them sorted out.
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