Many iPhone users utilize the ‘Reset All Settings’ technique to address various software issues. Resetting all settings often pays dividends and the software issues get fixed. Lately, some iPhone users are facing a weird issue. They use the option Reset All Settings for troubleshooting or for any other reason and end up with a stuck iPhone instead of the problem getting solved.
The iPhone getting stuck means that it won’t turn on after the reset is complete. For some users, the screen gets stuck on the Apple logo (when the phone restarts) and a few users have reported that the screen gets frozen making the iPhone irresponsive. All these issues fall under the category stuck and if you facing any of these issues after resetting then have a look at these troubleshooting methods.
The first option is a Force Restart. It is not the normal restart and therefore, resetting is different for different iPhone models. Here is how to do it:
For iPhone 8 or Later:
Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:
Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:
Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
The second option on the list is to put your iPhone to recovery mode. Here is what you need to do.
1. Switch off your iPhone and connect it to iTunes on your PC.
2. Try force restarting the device while connected to the iTunes. You can refer to the methods mentioned above as per your iPhone’ model.
3. Keep pressing the buttons until Connect to iTunes logo appears on the screen. Leave the buttons you are using for force restart.
4. This will put the iPhone in recovery mode and it will switch on after some time.
Restore iPhone via iTunes:
If Recovery Mode doesn’t help, try restoring your iPhone via the iTunes. Here are the steps you need to follow.
1. First of all, make sure that your iTunes is running on the latest version.
2. Connect your iPhone to PC and open iTunes.
3. Click Summary followed by Restore iPhone from the iTunes menu bar.
4. Click again on the option Restore to confirm your action.
5. Let the iTunes finish the process.
Additionally, the same method also allows you to update software. If you are running on an older version iOS while new update is available then click the option Check for Update. Update your iPhone if applicable and you may not need to Restore iPhone as updating the iPhone may solve the issue.
The DFU Mode:
The DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, and you can consider it as an advanced method to recover/restore your phone. The downside of this recovery method is the risk involved. There is a minimal chance that your iPhone can go entirely dead after the DFU. You can consult an expert before opting for this option. Once decided, you can follow these steps for the DFU mode:
1. Connect your phone to iTunes through a charging cable.
2. Press-hold Sleep/Wake button for 3 seconds.
3. Simultaneously press-hold volume down button along with sleep/wake button for 10 seconds.
4. Make sure the Apple logo doesn’t appear on your screen while this process is going on. If it does, repeat the process.
5. Let go your Sleep/Wake button but keep holding the volume down button.
6. If your screen stays black (Charging + iTunes logo doesn’t appear) then your phone is in DFU mode.
There is a decent chance that the issue will get addressed by one of the above methods. However, if all the methods fail then you can use a third-party tool to your advantage. There are so many good troubleshooting tools available on the internet. They all come with a proper guideline on how to use them.
It is entirely up to you to choose your preferred tool. Some of these tools are paid and more effective while some are free but can get the job done. Using them is quite easy and they do not affect your data or iOS functionality by any means. The functionality of all these tools Is pretty simple. You won’t find any difficulty in addressing the stuck issue through these tools.