Fix: iPhone/iPad/iPod Won’t Turn on After Update [iOS 14 Supported]

After iOS update, find it bricked your iPhone iPad, and won’t turn on? No matter your iDevice is stuck on Apple logo, iTunes logo or its screen won’t turn on, read this guide to fix the iPhone iPad won’t turn on error in minutes.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 27, 2021

As an iPhone iPad user who experienced the recent big iOS 14 software update, you must know that every iOS software update always brings us some tough iOS issues. Like, iPhone iPad won’t turn on, iPhone iPad won’t connect to Wi-Fi, brightness problems, cannot activate the iPhone iPad, froze during the update, etc. No surprise, these problems happened again in the new iOS update.

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In this guide, we will focus on solving this kind of iOS problem, like the iPhone won’t turn on because it is stuck on the white Apple logo, iTunes logo, or screen is black for a long time, etc. No matter which situation you are stuck on, read our post to know why your iPhone iPad won’t turn on, and what to do if your iPhone won’t turn on, and then fix it in minutes.

Part 1: Why My iPhone/iPad Won’t Turn On

iPhone, iPad, or iPod bricking and won’t turn on, this is not rare, probably happened to everyone, especially after iOS upgrade. After updating to iOS, many people complained that iOS update bricked their iPhone iPad, and couldn’t be turned on. Or not about iOS update, one day, you hold on your iPhone,  press the Power button and find nothing happens, it means you are also stuck on this problem – iPhone won’t turn on. If your iPhone still in iOS 11/10, you may also encounter this problem as well.

When you are stuck on any situation above, the first thing you need to do is making it clear why your iPhone/iPad won’t turn on. Normally, no matter you are working with an iPhone 6/7/8/X, iPad Air or iPad Pro, or even iPhone Xs/Xr/11, your iPhone iPad or iPod not turning on is probably caused by the following reasons:

1. Your iPhone iPad Has Ran Out of Battery

You know, once your iPhone iPad’s battery has run out, your iDevice can’t be turned on. So if you find your iPhone iPad’s screen black for a long time, and can’t turn on, you need to recall and ensure if the iPhone or iPad has enough battery before turning off.

If you find your iPhone iPad won’t turn on, and you can’t ensure if it has enough battery, or in other words, if you find you iDevice won’t turn on, the first solution you can try is connecting it to a power source.

2. iOS Crashed and Needs to Reset It

If your iPhone iPad still won’t turn on even if it has enough battery, or after being fully charged, you may need to consider this reason – iOS crashed and needs to reset it.

3. Firmware Has Been Corrupted

Your iPhone won’t turn on, this doesn’t only mean your iPhone iPad’s screen is black or it won’t light up. Sometimes, you find your iPhone iPad is stuck on the white Apple logo during powering on, this also means the firmware has been corrupted, and you need to restore your iPhone.

4. Something Wrong with iDevice’s Hardware

Without doubts, if you have tried charging, reset, and restore, DFU Mode, Recovery Mode, but your device still can’t turn on. At this moment, you have to consider the possibility that there is something wrong with its hardware. You need to take your iDevice to Apple Store and have a professional test.

Part 2. How to Fix: iPhone iPad iPod Won’t Turn on

If you are stuck on iPhone iPad’s screen is black for a long time, and it can’t be turned on at all, please go-ahead to fix it with the following methods:

1. Try AnyFix – iOS System Recovery

AnyFix – iOS System Recovery is a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool for fixing 130+ iPhone issues and 200+ iTunes problems. With it, you can fix the iPhone or iPad won’t turn on the problem in clicks, no need to go to an Apple Store. Now download AnyFix on your computer to get your iPhone back to normal.

Step 1. Install AnyFix on your computer, and open it. Choose System Repair.

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Open AnyFix and Choose System Repair

Open AnyFix and Choose System Repair

Step 2. Choose iPhone Problems and click Start Now.

Choose iPhone Problems and Click Start Now.

Choose iPhone Problems and Click Start Now.

Step 3. Here are three repair modes for you to choose from, you can choose according to your iPhone state. For iPhone won’t turn on issue, if the Standard Repair mode not working, you can try the Advance Repair mode or the Ultimate Repair mode.

Choose a Repair Mode to Start

Choose a Repair Mode to Start

Step 4. Then you will need to download firmware for your iPhone.

Download a Firmware for Your iPhone

Download a Firmware for Your iPhone

Step 5. After the firmware is downloaded, click on Fix Now. AnyFix will start fixing your iPhone system issue, please be patient.

Firmware Download Completed

Firmware Download Completed

2. Connect Your iPhone iPad to Power Source

If your iPhone iPad or iPod won’t turn on, firstly you should plug it into the power supply. Normally, after a few minutes, you should see the charging screen.

If you don’t see the charging screen within an hour, or you see a screen that reminds you to connect to a power source, this means your iDevice was not charging. At this moment, you should check your charger, connector, USB cable, and see if they are been connected, and work well. If you still can’t see the charging screen after one-hour later, you should try with another charger, like another iDevice’s USB cable or power adapter. Or you can take your iPhone iPad that won’t turn on, to the nearest Apple Store, and try with their connectors.

If you ensure your iPhone iPad won’t turn on because of an iOS charging problem, try to fix it by visiting this guide: Fix: Charging Problems on iPhone iPad >

3. Try a Hard Reset

To fix iPhone iPad won’t turn on, you can try a hard reset. Hold on the Wake/Sleep button and Home button for 10 seconds until an Apple logo appears on the screen. This will forcibly restart your iPhone iPad, and fix this iPhone iPad won’t power on at the most time.

4. Fix iPhone iPad Won’t Turn on with PhoneRescue for iOS

Just like its name shows, PhoneRescue is a comprehensive data recovery for both Android and iOS devices. PhoneRescue for iOS not only helps iDevice users recover deleted iOS data and files no matter whether they have backups, but also is fitted with some iOS repair tools that can fix some iOS problems, like, iOS upgrade failures, stuck on Apple logo, the device is stuck on Recovery Mode, etc. Therefore, if you are stuck on this problem – iPhone iPad won’t turn on, no matter it is a black screen, white Apple logo, or Recovery Mode, and you can have a try with PhoneRescue for iOS.

1. After using iOS Repair Tool, all the data and settings on your iPhone iPad will be removed. And it can’t be used again until you set it up again, just like activate a new iPhone iPad.

2. During this process, your iOS devices will be updated to the latest iOS version. So if you are fixing a jailbroken device, it will be updated to non-jailbroken. And if you have unlocked your iDevice before, it will be re-locked again.

Step 1. Free download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (PC or Mac), and then connect your iPhone iPad to the computer with its USB cable.

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Step 2. Run PhoneRescue for iOS, and then click iOS Repair Tools on Homepage. Then click button at the lower right corner to get ready for the repair.

Choose the Repair iOS System Mode

Choose the Repair iOS System Mode

Step 4. Check your Device info and click the Download button to the firmware for your iPhone iPad or iPod touch.

Step 5. Once the firmware file is downloaded, PhoneRescue for iOS will repair your iPhone iPad automatically. And during this process, you just need to wait for this to finish and keep your iDevice connected to the computer.

If you want to know more about this process or want a more detailed tutorial with a step-by-step screenshot, please visit this guide – PhoneRescue for iOS guide: iOS Repair Tools. And if you have any problem when fixing iPhone iPad won’t turn on the problem with PhoneRescue for iOS, be free to submit your problem on this page, and our Support Team will contact you within 24 hours.

5. Restore iDevice with iTunes

When restoring your iPhone iPad with iTunes, you may meet two situations: one is backing up and restoring with iTunes as you like without any error message (during this process, you won’t lose any data or settings), and the other one is following iTunes error message and screen prompts to restore your iDevice (during this process, you will lose all the data and settings on your device). According to your situation, follow us to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

1) If No Any Error Message Appears

If you still can’t wake up your iPhone iPad after charging and hard reset, you can try to connect your iPhone iPad to iTunes, see if it is can be recognized by iTunes. If it does, make a full backup of your iPhone iPad firstly. This will help you get rid of any data loss.

Then you can click the Restore button to restore your iPhone iPad or iPod touch. During this process, iTunes will retain all the data on your device and reset its firmware. Once the process is finished, iTunes will ask you whether you would like to restore from a previous backup.

When restoring iPhone iPad with iTunes, if you just want to get some files from iTunes backup back to iDevice, you can try AnyTrans that allow you to extract what you like from iTunes backup without restoring iDevice, and then get them to your iDevice.

2) If An Error Message Pops Up and Asks You to Restore or Update iDevice

When you connect your iPhone to iPhone, if a window pops up and says “there’s a problem and that you’re required to restore or update your iPhone”, you just need to follow the screen prompt and restore it. But there is an important thing you need to know – it will completely erase your iPhone iPad during this process. Hope you have you’ve been proactive enough to back up your iDevice every now and then.

Fix iPhone iPad Won't Turn on - Restore iPhone iPad with iTunes

Fix iPhone iPad Won’t Turn on – Restore iPhone iPad with iTunes

6. Force Device to Recovery Mode

After restoring your iPhone iPad, if your iPhone iPad still won’t turn on, you can try to fix it by getting your iPhone iPad to Recovery Mode.

Recovery Mode will erase all the data and settings on your iPhone iPad and iPod touch. If you had made an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can get them back by restoring from the backup, or you never can get them back.

If you ensure you have a recent backup, or you do want to fix this problem of iPhone iPad iPod won’t turn on even if you will lose iOS contents, here are steps to get iPhone iPad to Recovery Mode:

  1. Connect iPhone iPad’s USB cable into the Lighting Connector port but don’t connect it to your computer.
  2. Hold down the home button of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
  3. Connect your device to the computer with USB cable at the same time.
  4. Then run iTunes on your computer, it will recognize your iPhone in Recovery Mode.
  5. You just need to follow the screen prompts to restore your iDevice.

7. Put iPhone iPad into DFU Mode

Sometimes, after jailbreak and iOS upgrade, your iPhone iPad may not turn on, because it won’t boot up. At this moment, you can try to get your iPhone iPad into DFU Mode to fix it. The steps are as followed:

  1. Connect your iPhone iPad to the computer with its USB cable.
  2. Hold on to the Sleep/Wake button for 3 seconds and then release your finger.
  3. Hold on the Sleep/Wake button and Home button together for 10 seconds.
  4. Then release the finger on the Sleep/Wake button, but still, hold on the Home button for 5 seconds.
  5. If the screen stays black and nothing appears, it means your iPhone iPad is in DFU mode now.
  6. You just need to follow the screen instructions in iTunes.
Fix iPhone iPad iPod Won't Turn on – Place iDevice to DFU Mode

Fix iPhone iPad iPod Won’t Turn on – Place iDevice to DFU Mode

With these brick fixes, hope they are useful and can help you fix this iPhone iPad that won’t turn on the problem. But if you are unlucky, and still stuck on this problem, you have to consider the possibility that there is something wrong with your iDevices’ hardware.

At this moment, you need to go to the nearest Apple Store and check your iDevice thoroughly. By the way, if you fix this problem with other methods, be free to share them in the comment section, maybe you can help others out.

To help you have a smooth upgrade to the newest iOS, we collect the most common iOS update problems and bugs and also offer the potential solutions so that you can fix every problem you encounter during iOS 14 upgrade.

Part 3: iPhone/iPad Won’t Turn On – What iOS Bricking Situation You Are Stuck On

We have explained why your iPhone iPad bricking and won’t turn on. Next, we will list the most common iOS update bricking and iPhone iPad won’t turn on situations, and also offer you the potential solutions to the situation you are stuck on.

1. Stuck on White Apple Logo

iPhone iPad iPod is bricked and stuck on the White Apple logo, it is a common iOS update problem. If you find your iPhone iPad has this problem, you can move to this iMobie guide to get solutions.

2. iPhone iPad Stuck on Recovery Mode/iTunes Logo Screen

If you find your iPhone iPad is bricking when upgrading to the new iOS version with iTunes, and an iTunes logo appears on your screen, you can try to fix it with the solutions mentioned in this tutorial.

iPhone Stucks on iTunes Logo

iPhone Stuck on iTunes Logo

3.  Stuck on Verifying Update Screen

When I was updating to new iOS, my iPhone Xs also had the same problem – stuck on verifying the update screen. I tried to press the Wake/Sleep button, but failed, and then did a hard reboot, it worked. If you are stuck on this problem at the moment, you can try all the potential solutions one by one by moving to this guide: How to Fix iPhone iPad Stuck on Verifying Update Screen >

4. Stuck on “Slide to Upgrade” Screen

When getting new iOS on your device, if you find iOS 14 or other iOS versions bricking your iPhone, iPad, or tablet, and stuck on “Slide to Upgrade” screen, move to this guide and get possible fixes.

5. Stuck on Downloading or Installing iOS Software

Stuck on downloading or installing iOS software, normally, this happens in updating OTA (Over The Air). At this moment, you can try with the following methods:

  • Do nothing, just be patient! It will take a while to download iOS software whose installing package is 1.1 GB.
  • Perform a hard reboot on your iPhone or iPad: hold down the Sleep/Wake button and home button, and then release your fingers when see the Apple logo appears.
  • Try to update with iTunes again. Normally, updating with iTunes will be much faster than Over The Air.

6. iPhone/iPad Won’t Turn On

Compared to the situations above, this situation – the screen of your iPhone iPad is black for a long time looks more terrible, and can’t wake it up with normal methods. If you find your iPhone iPad has this problem, try to fix it by moving to Part 2.

The Bottom Line

After fixing all kinds of iOS problems and bugs, your iPhone iPad and iPod touch are running with iOS 14/13 or other iOS versions now. At this moment, you may want to get back the lost iOS data or files or learn some tips to make your iOS devices run faster.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.