By AOMEI / Last Updated August 5, 2020

My iPhone keeps restarting over and over

iPhone 8 won’t stop restarting since I install the iOS 14 beta. Sometimes it restarts itself after several minutes, and sometimes after 1 hour. This just happens over and over again. Someone could tell me how to fix the issue?

- Question from Apple Community

Issues seldom happen to iPhone because of its premium quality but when you use the iOS beta, it is very likely to have many kinds of problems.

iPhone Start Logo

If your iPhone randomly restarts when you are watching films or playing games, it would be very annoying. If you have the problem after update iOS 14 beta, you can downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13 to fix the problem and wait for the official update. If iPhone restart loop won’t stop on your iPhone, read this guide to know why it happens and easily fix it.

What makes your iPhone keeps restarting over and over?

Generally speaking, iPhone restarting problems are usually caused by battery problem, water damaging, overheating, or system issues (especially happens to iOS 14 beta).

If your iPhone is too old, the battery might need to be replaced because the power capacity and the voltage are not enough to support the iPhone. You could go to iPhone Settings > Battery > Battery Health to check it. In addition, if you dropped iPhone to the ground, the battery could also be damaged.

Even if water resistance has been a feature on iPhone for several years, it doesn’t mean that iPhone is completely safe in water. You should check the lightning port and make sure it is dry. If the restarting problem is just caused by light water damage, you would find your iPhone turning normal the next day.

Water iPhone

If iPhone battery is damaged after water or drop, or the apps on iPhone take too much RAM, the device would become very hot so it restarts itself. Other system issues might also cause the same problem.

How to solve iPhone keeps rebooting issue?

Knowing the reasons why your iPhone won’t stop keeping restarting itself, you can troubleshoot the causes of the problem and follow the solutions below to fix this issue.

Solution 1. Force Restart

You can do a hard reset to your iPhone to complete restart iPhone. This action could revive iPhone from many system issues and the causes of iPhone restart loop might be fixed.

According to the types of iPhone, pick the right way to force-restart your iPhone.

  • iPhone 8 or later: Press the volume+ button and then quickly release. Press the volume- button and then quickly release. Press the power button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press both the power button and volume- button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.

  • iPhone 6s or earlier: Press both the power button and the Home button for seconds and wait for the Apple logo appearing.

Restart iPhone

Solution 2. Update iOS to the latest version

If you are running the official iOS, your problem might be fixed in the next update.

Go to iPhone Settings > General > Software Update to update iOS to the latest version. If you have problems updating iOS, you can follow the guide to fix an error occurred while checking for a software update.

iOS Software Update

Solution 3. Set Date back to December 1

This method seems weird, but it is recommended by many users out of the problem. It’s simple so you could have a try.

Solution 4. Reset All Settings

If you have installed iOS 14 beta or just update iPhone as usual, some of your settings might be modified. You can recover all the settings.

Go to iPhone Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Reset Network Setting

Solution 5. Fix iPhone in Recovery Mode

iPhone Recover Mode will repair iPhone from any status, but it will lose everything on iPhone so you need to follow the next section to make a backup of iPhone data.

Step 1. Connect iPhone iTunes on computer with a USB cable. Enter Recovery Mode by the way you force-restart iPhone in solution 1. Wait until you see the Recovery Mode screen.

Step 2. After you see the pop-up in iTunes, click Update and wait for iTunes repair your system.

iTunes Repair iPhone Recover Mode

Backup your iPhone to make sure everything is safe

iPhone automatically restarting might cause more serious problems, even data loss, so you need to backup iPhone data.

AOMEI MBackupper is the best iPhone backup software. You can easily export photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages from iPhone to computer.

Free Software: Export Unlimited data from iPhone for free

Select Data: Preview iPhone data and select the needed data

Widely Compatible: Support all the iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Download AIMEI MBackupper to computer for free and backup your iPhone in 3 steps.

Step 1. Select Custom Backup.

Custom Backup iPhone

Step 2. Select iPhone data to preview and select. Click OK then.

Select iPhone Data

Step 3. Select storage path and click Start Backup.

Click Start Backup


Now you have known why iPhone keeps restarting and how to fix it by reading this passage. Just troubleshoot and solve the problem with the above solutions.

To make sure your iPhone data is safe, you need to use AOMEI MBackupper to backup iPhone to computer.

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