How to Fix A Bricked iPhone/iPad with Ease

iPhone/iPad gets bricked for various reasons? This guide will tell you how to fix a bricked iPhone/iPad via 5 methods.

iMobie Last Updated: Feb. 26, 2021

It is quite annoying if you find that your iPhone or iPad gets bricked, that’s why you search for this guide to find solutions. There are many factors that can incur iPhone/iPad bricked. In most cases, failed jailbreaking, iOS update issues, or iPhone virus can lead to a non-working condition.

To help you out of the dilemma, we will tell you how to fix a bricked iPhone/iPad step by step. All the methods mentioned in the post will be applied to almost all iOS devices, ranging from iPhone 12/11/x/8/7/6s/6/SE/5s/5c/5/4s to iPad mini/Air/Pro.

How to Fix A Bricked iPhone/iPad with Ease

How to Fix A Bricked iPhone/iPad with Ease

What Does It Mean to Brick an iPhone/iPad?

How do I know my iPhone is bricked? You may want to know whether you are really meet iPhone/iPad bricked problem. Normally, a bricked iPhone is regarded as a non-responsive device, which has various features as below.

If your device suffers from one of the situations above, keep reading the following part to figure out how do you fix a bricked iPhone/iPad.

Solution 1. Charge Your iDevice

First of all, make sure your iPhone/iPad has enough power to turn it on. If you cannot see the charging icon within an hour, you may be faced with iPhone charging issue. You can have a check on your charger or USB cable to see whether they are working well.

If your device is fully charged but still won’t turn on, then try the following methods.

Solution 2. Hard Reset Your iDevice

The way of hard resetting your iDevice varies from models to models. Here are the basic ways of hard resetting your iDevice.

For an iPhone 6s, SE, or earlier models

  1. Hold down both “Home” and “Power” buttons at the same time until you see the Apple logo.
  2. Wait for a few seconds until you see your device finishes restarting.
  3. Enter your password to reboot your iPhone.

For an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

  1. Press down the “Power/Lock” key on the right side of the iPhone.
  2. Press and hold the “Volume Down” key on the left side.
  3. Wait or a few seconds until you see the Apple logo on your iPhone.
  4. Enter the password at the start-up process.

For an iPhone 8/8 Plus or any iDevice with no Home Button

For any iPhone or iPad devices that don’t have the home button, you can follow the steps to force restart your iDevice as follows:

  1. Quickly press and release the “Volume up” button.
  2. Quickly press and release the “Volume down” button.
  3. Press and hold the “Power” button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo.
  4. Enter the password to start up your iDevice.

Solution 3. Fix A Bricked iPhone/iPad with PhoneRescue for iOS

PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is one professional iPhone/iPad data recovery tool, which can help users fix annoying iOS problems. It can help you easily repair iOS devices when your iPhone/iPad gets stuck in a black screen, white screen, Apple logo, or even in restarting loop. More importantly, you will not lose any data after the repair.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and open it on your computer > Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer via a USB cable.

PhoneRescue for iOS Overview

PhoneRescue for iOS Overview

Step 2. Choose the Repair iOS System mode > Click Right Arrow to confirm.

Choose the Repair iOS System Mode

Choose the Repair iOS System Mode

Step 3. Select Advanced Mode > Click the Right Arrow button to confirm > After entering the “Recovery” mode, click the Download button to download the package for repairing the iOS system > PhoneRescue for iOS will start to fix your bricked iPhone/iPad.

Select the Advanced Mode to Fix Your Bricked iPhone/iPad

Select the Advanced Mode to Fix Your Bricked iPhone/iPad

Solution 4. Restore Your iDevice

If you have no backup for your iPhone or iPad, you will lose all your important data. Just go to Solution 5 to get the no-data-loss way.

Normally, iDevice users will choose iTunes to restore their iDevices. If you have installed iTunes on your computer, you can take the following steps to restore your iPhone or iPad via iTunes. However, you can also take other tools to reset your disabled iPhone or iPad without iTunes.

  1. Update the iTunes to the latest version and open it > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.
  2. Choose your device > Click “Summary” > Click the “Restore” button. (If you have no backup before, you can first make an iTunes backup for your iPhone by clicking the “Back Up Now” button. Make sure that you can recover the lost data after the restoring)
  3. If a window pops up when you connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer, follow the screen prompt to restore the device.
How to Fix A Bricked iPhone/iPad with iTunes

How to Fix A Bricked iPhone/iPad with iTunes

Solution 5. Try DFU Mode

If you prefer an easier way and do not want to lose any data on your device, please go to Solution 5 to get it.

If you are having trouble switch on your iPhone or iPad or an error message appears when you are trying to restore your device with iTunes, then you can put your iOS device into DFU Mode.

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes and open it > Connect your device to the computer.
  2. Press and hold the “Home” button and “Wake/Sleep” button for 3 seconds, and then release your finger.
  3. Press and hold on the “Home” button and the “Wake/Sleep” button for 10 seconds > Release the finger on the “Wake/Sleep” button and the “Home” button for about 5 seconds.
  4. If the screen stays black and nothing appears, it means your device is in DFU mode. Follow the instruction in iTunes to restore your device.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to fix a bricked iPhone/iPad. If you like this guide, please share it to help more people. If you meet any problems, just leave a comment and we will help you out as early as possible.

PhoneRescue –  iOS System Recovery

Have a try on this excellent iOS system recovery tool for iPhone and iPad. Freely download it on your computer and follow the steps above methods to recover your bricked iPhone or iPad to the normal condition.

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