Fix iPhone Won’t Turn Off or Reset after iOS 17.3.1 Update in 2024

Ohh no, why is your iPhone frozen and won’t turn off or Force reboot with the Video guide? Here I tell you a story of one of my best colleagues, For the last several days, his iPhone was often stuck, and the iPhone screen unresponsive to touch while he tried to tap on any app, or shake to assistive touch, but nothing happened, and after bored he was trying to turn off his iPhone to restart. Badly its iPhone is frozen and won’t turn off. So he came to me and explained the issues. At that time, I suggested several tips to him to fix your iPhone hanging problem.

These are the ways that you can apply on Apple iPhone 15, iPhone 11(Pro Max), iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 6S(Plus), iPhone 6(Plus), iPhone SE/5S, and earlier iPhones. Let’s follow the guide to resolving iPhone Freezing and unresponsive touchscreen issues.

Tricks to Fix iPhone is Frozen and Won’t Turn off or Reset: Useful for iPad, iPod Touch

Fix 1: Force Reboot iPhone

Don’t worry it won’t erase the content currently on your device.

For iPhone 8 or later:

1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
3: Press and Hold the Side Button until you see the Apple logo on the Screen after the black screen.

To Start the iPhone, Again press the Side button until the startup apple logo on the screen.

Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step
Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step

For iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus: Use the Sleep/Wake button + Volume down button at once until the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 6S and Earlier: Way to Force restart iPhone, Press and hold the Power button + Home button simultaneously for 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo. And again follow the same process to turn on your iPhone.

Force Restart iPhone 5S iPhone 6 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

After checking out it, I hope, your iPhone will run like a brand new one.

That’s it. Also, try if any hardware damage in the Side or Home buttons.

In addition, there are essential instructions you must check out given below.

Get Detailed About: Reboot iPhone X, iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus.

Fix 2: Use AssistiveTouch to Turn Off the Phone

If the Power button stops working or malfunctions, you can use the AssistiveTouch, the virtual button, to turn off the phone. Alternatively, the iPhone updated to iOS 11 or later can shut down the device from the settings app.

Two Methods:-

Use an Alternate technique for turning off iPhone: Turn off iPhone without Power Button. [Turn off iPhone 5 Without the Top Button, iPhone 6/iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X or other models without Side button]

Use the Settings option for Turn off or Shut down iPhone,

Step 1: Launch Settings App On iPhone.Tap on General tap, then Scroll the find Shut Down.

Open Shut Down Settings On iPhone

Fix 3: Check Available Storage on iPhone

Insufficient iPhone Storage is a direct invitation to hundreds of issues like App Crashing, iPhone Lagging, iPhone getting stuck on Apple Logo, and more. Make sure enough storage is available on the iPhone to avoid such dilemmas.

Step 1: Open Settings app on iPhone.Tap on General

Go to the settings tap general on iPhone

Step 2: Click on About next, and look Available size between Capacity and Version.

Click on about tap on available on iPhone

If available storage is less than 1GB, please take a backup and delete unnecessary Apps and data.

Fix 4: Update the iPhone

In addition, Verify your iPhone firmware is up to date. To make confirm it,

  • Open the Settings App→ Tap General → Click on Software update.

If your screen shows Unable to Check for the update then try this solution

Fix 5: Contact Apple Support

In the end, if nothing helps, you must reach the Apple Store to get assistance from Apple Technicians. It seems like the iPhone Won’t Turn On is a bigger problem than we imagined. Make a genius bar appointment to get assistance face-to-face or call Apple Support.

You might not make or receive available calls due to the touch screen being unresponsive and totally frozen.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- [OR]

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