An apple lights up on the iPhone, after which the smartphone turns off. the wording of one of the most common iPhone problems. It can appear really suddenly. Many users who encounter a problem claim on our forum, that their smartphones turned into a “brick” after the usual call, the removal of some applications from the device or other very standard actions. Whatever the reason your iPhone is in a similar state, this instruction will help solve the problem.
The apple lights up and the iPhone turns off. what to do
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes. Make sure iTunes is updated to the latest version. You can check for iTunes updates on Windows in the program menu “reference“→”Updates“On the Mac tab”Updates»On the Mac App Store. You can download the current version of iTunes at Apple official website.
Step 2. Hold down the buttons at the same time. Home and Nutrition on the iPhone and hold them for 10 seconds.
Step 3. After release the Power button and continue to hold the button Home until iTunes detects the device in recovery mode (about 10 seconds).
Step 4. In iTunes, click “Restore iPhone“And confirm the start of recovery. Important! All media and other device data will be erased. Also, the latest version of iOS for your device will be installed on the iPhone.
Step 5. In the window that opens, click “Further“And”I accept“.
Note that initially iTunes will download the necessary version of iOS from the Apple servers for the device and only after that the recovery will begin. You can monitor the progress of downloading the firmware by clicking on the button in the upper right corner of iTunes.
It is also necessary to emphasize that after connecting the iPhone to iTunes in DFU mode, nothing will be displayed on the smartphone screen. And only when iTunes downloads the firmware and starts direct recovery, the progress bar will appear on the iPhone display.
After a successful recovery, the iPhone will only have to perform the initial setup and begin using the device.
What to do if iTunes does not detect iPhone in DFU mode
There are several reasons why iTunes may not detect an iPhone in DFU mode from the old version of iTunes to a technical malfunction. Before you go to a service center or start repairs on your own, it is recommended that you check the integrity of the USB cable and USB port. Ideally, you can try connecting your iPhone to iTunes on another computer using a working cable.
Other than that, the problem could be an iTunes error. In this case, iTunes must be reinstalled, but do it correctly by removing the program components in the following order:
- Apple Software Update.
- Apple Mobile Device Support.
- Apple Application Support (32-bit).
- Apple Application Support (64-bit).
Extensive iTunes Reinstallation Guide Available here.
If, however, nothing helps to determine the iPhone in iTunes in DFU mode, then there is a high probability of a technical plan problem. In most cases, the culprit is the battery, and after replacing it, the iPhone starts functioning normally again. Detailed instructions on self-replacement of the battery on various iPhone models are presented on our website:
But we warn you, the problem may lie in other components of the iPhone, so the best way out of this situation is to go to the service center.