How to Fix iOS 10 Bricking: iPhone iPad iPod Won't Turn On After Update

Summary

After update, find iOS 10 bricked your iPhone iPad, and won't turn on? No matter you are stuck on Apple logo, iTunes logo or its screen won't turn on, read this guide to fix it in minutes.

Sep.21, 2016

by Vicky

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As an iPhone iPad user who experienced the recent big iOS software updates, like iOS 8 or iOS 9, 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, battery drains much faster, cannot activate iPhone iPad, stuck on verifying update, etc. No surprise, these problems happened again in this iOS 10 update.

To help you have a smooth upgrade to iOS 10, we collect the most common iOS 10 problems and bugs and also offer the potential solutions so that you can fix every problem you encounter during iOS 10 upgrade. In this guide, we will focus on solving this kind of iOS 10 problems, iOS 10 bricked my phone, iOS 10 bricked iPad, and iPhone/iPad won't turn on because it is stuck on white Apple logo, iTunes logo, or screen is black for 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. Now let’s move on!

Part 1: Why My iPhone/iPad/iPod Bricking or Won't Turn On After iOS 10 Update

iPhone, iPad or iPod bricking and won't turn on, this is not rare, probably happened to everyone, especially after iOS upgrade. Just like this iOS 10, the first day of iOS 10 release, many people complained that iOS 10 bricked their iPhone iPad, and couldn’t be turned on. Or not about iOS update, one day, you hold on your iPhone 6/6s or new iPhone 7, press the Power button and find nothing happens, it means you are also stuck on this problem – iPhone iPad won't turn on.

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 4/5/5s/6, iPad 4, or even the new iPhone 7, 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 ran out, your iDevice can't be turned on. So if you find your iPhone iPad's screen black for 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 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 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 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 with charging, reset, and restore, DFU Mode, Recovery Mode, but your iPhone or iPad 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. This problem is not the one we can fix, but before getting this answer, you should move to Part 3 and try all the possible solutions firstly.

Part 2: 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 10 bricking and iPhone iPad won't turn on situations, and also offer you the potential solutions to the situation you are stuck on.

1. iOS 10 Bricked My iPhone/iPad – Stuck on White Apple Logo

iPhone iPad is bricked and stuck on 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.iOS 10 Update Brick - iPhone iPad Stuck on Recovery Mode/iTunes Logo Screen

If you find your iPhone iPad is bricking when upgrading to new iOS 10, and an iTunes logo appear in your screen, you can try to fix it with the solutions mentioned in this tutorial.

How to Fix iOS 10 Brick - Stuck on Recovery Mode/iTunes Logo Screen

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3.iOS 10 Bricked My iPhone/iPad - Stuck on Verifying Update Screen

When I was updating to new iOS 10, my iPhone 6 also had the same problem - stuck on verifying update screen. I tried to press 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 Veri-fying Update Screen >

4. iOS 10 Bricking iPhone/iPad - Stuck on "Slide to Upgrade" Screen

When getting iOS 10 on your iPhone iPad, if you find iOS 10 bricking your phone or tablet, and stuck on "Slide to Upgrade" screen, you can move to this guide and get possible fixes.

5. iOS 10 Update Brick - 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 following methods:

  • Do nothing, just be patient! It will take a while to download iOS 10 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 Apple logo appears.
  • Try to update with iTunes again. Normally, updating with iTunes will be much faster than Over The Air.

6. iOS 10 Bricked My Phone/Tablet - iPhone/iPad Won't Turn On

Compared the situations above, this situation - the screen of your iPhone iPad is black for 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 3.

Part 3: How to Fix iOS 10 Bricking Problem - iPhone iPad iPod Won't Turn On

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

1. Connect Your iPhone iPad to Power Source

If your iPhone iPad or iPod won't turn on, firstly you should plug it to 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 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 latter, you should try with other charger, like another iDevice's USB cable or power adopter. 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 iOS 10 charging problem, try to fix it by visiting this guide: How to Fix iOS 10 Charging Problems on iPhone iPad >

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2. Try a Hard Reset

To fix iPhone iPad won't turn on, you can try a hard reset. Hold on 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 most time.

3. 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 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. All you need to do is following the screenpromts.

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 allows 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

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

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

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.

4. 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, 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:

Step 1: Connect iPhone iPad's USB cable into the Lighting Connector port, but don't connect it to your computer.

Step 2: Hold down the home button of your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, and connect your device to computer with USB cable at the same time.

Step 3: Then run iTunes on your computer, it will recognize your iPhone in Recovery Mode. You just need to follow the screen prompts to restore your iDevice.

Also Read: What If Your iPhone iPad is Stuck on Recovery Mode During iOS 10 Update >

5. Put iPhone iPad into DFU Mode

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

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

Step 1: Connect your iPhone iPad to computer with its USB cable.

Step 2: Hold on the Sleep/Wake button for 3 seconds, and then release your finger.

Step 3: Hold on Sleep/Wake button and Home button together for 10 seconds. Then release the finger on Sleep/Wake button, but still hold on Home button for 5 seconds.

Step 4: If the screen stays black and nothing appears, it means your iPhone iPad is in DFU mode now. You just need to follow the screen instructions in iTunes.

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6. Fix iPhone iPad Won't Turn on with PhoneRescue

Although just like its name shows PhoneRescue is an iPhone iPad data recovery tool that helps iDevice users recover deleted iOS data and files no matter whether they have backups, it also is fitted with some iOS repair tools that can fix some iOS problems, like, iOS upgrade failures, stuck on Apple logo, 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 black screen, white Apple Logo, or Recovery Mode, and you can have a try with PhoneRescue.

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 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 on your computer (PC or Mac), and then connect your iPhone iPad to computer with its USB cable.

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

How to Fix “iPhone iPad Won't Turn on” with PhoneRescue – Step 2

How to Fix "iPhone iPad Won't Turn on" with PhoneRescue – Step 2

Step 3: Click Start button to begin this repair process, and then follow 3-step instruction to enter Recovery Mode.

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

How to Fix “iPhone iPad Won't Turn on” with PhoneRescue – Step 4

How to Fix "iPhone iPad Won't Turn on" with PhoneRescue – Step 4

Step 5: Once the firmware file is downloaded, PhoneRescue 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 computer.

If you want to know more about this process, or want a more detailed tutorial with step-by-step screenshot, please visit: PhoneRescue guide: iOS Repair Tools >

With these iOS 10 brick fixes, hope they are useful and can help you fix this iPhone iPad won't turn on 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 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 comment section, maybe you can help others out.

After fixing all kinds of iOS 10 problems and bugs, your iPhone iPad and iPod touch is running with iOS 10 now. At this moment, you may want to get back the lost iOS data or files, or learn some tips to make your iOS 10 devices run faster, or learn some iOS 10 tips & tricks, like:

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