Apple iPhone is one of the most desired phones on the market. It’s been more than 10 years since Apple first debuted its first iPhone model. Apple’s mighty iPhone has changed so much since then, with bigger screen size and new design language.
Last year, Apple announced three new iPhone models to celebrate the 10th anniversary of iPhone. Apple iPhone X marks the re-adoption of all-glass back design that was once used for iPhone 4. With iPhone X, Apple debuted its OLED display panel on its iPhone lineup, offering better picture quality and more details.
However, Apple iPhone has its own issues that ruin your days. A number of iPhone owners have reported that their iPhone keeps shutting down. They say that they reboot their devices several times, but the problem still persists.
If you are among those users who are dealing with the issue, then we are here to help. In the section below, we are going to show you some steps on how to fix an iPhone that keeps shutting down. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of iOS on your device.
First, why does your iPhone keep shutting down?
There could be any reason why your iPhone shuts down suddenly, ranging from faulty apps to outdated software update. But in most cases, the battery is to claim. The poor battery is among the major concerns when it comes to Apple devices.
Last year, Apple confirmed that the company was deliberately slowing down older iPhone models due to battery problems. In iOS 11.3, the company added a new Battery Health feature, which lets you monitor and control your battery’s performance. To access this year, open the Settings app from your home screen, and then select Battery. Once you are in, you should see battery information, including maximum capacity and peak performance capability.
The coolest part is that you can check if your battery needs to be replaced. Apple is offering battery replacement programs for iPhone models with infected batteries. However, before taking your phone to a local App Store, there are some steps you can try to fix the issue.
Hard reset your iPhone
The first thing you need to do is to perform a hard reset of your phone. A hard reset may help you fix some minor iPhone problems like app crashes, frozen keyboard, and touchscreen not responding. If you now own a 2017 iPhone model, then the method used to hard reset your device is different than past iPhone models.
To hard reset on an iPhone X, press and release the Volume Up button. After that, press and release the Volume Down button and hold the Side button. Keep holding the buttons until you see the Apple logo. Release the buttons and your iPhone should boot up.
Check your battery health
In iOS 11.3, Apple added Battery Health, a great feature that lets you manage your iPhone’s battery. Apple’s move aims to help users check if their iPhone’s batteries need to be replaced following reports of slowing down old devices. The feature received a wide welcome at launch.
To access Battery Health feature, open the Settings > Battery > Battery Health. Once you are in, you will be presented with two options, including Maximum Capacity, and Peak Performance Capability.
Restore your iPhone from backup with DFU
If your problem still persists, then the next solution is to perform a DFU restore of your iPhone. For those that may not know, DFU allows you to create an installation of all software on your iPhone. This approach lets you keep your saved files and data.
To perform a DFU restore of your phone, you need a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed on it. Here is how.
Step one: First off, connect your iPhone to a computer and then select your iPhone from iTunes
Step two: Click Back Up Now in iTunes and then put your iPhone into DFU. If you now own an iPhone X, the method used to put your device into DFU mode is different.
- To do this, press and release the Volume Up button, and then Volume Down button. After that, press and hold the Side button.
- Keep the button pressed until your iPhone’s screen turns black, and then keep the Volume Down button pressed. Release the Side button (make sure you keep the Volume Down pressed). Release all the buttons when your iPhone shows up in iTunes.
Step three: Now just simply restore your device from backup.