How to Fix: iPhone/iPad in iOS 12/12.1 Keeps Restarting

iPad or iPhone in iOS 12/12.1 keeps restarting? Don’t worry. This article will share you 5 possible solutions to help you fix the iPhone/iPad keeps restarting error and get your device back in action.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 06, 2018
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Every 1-2 minutes my iPhone X keeps restarting. It’s been happening since I update to the new version iOS 12.1 last night. I’m nuts about this. Does anybody know any solution to solve this problem?

iOS 12 and iOS 12.1, the new versions of Apple’s operating system, coming with lots of significant new features and improvements. To experience a faster, more responsive and more delightful device, plenty of iPhone iPad iPod touch users were excited to update to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1.

However, many users have reported an iOS 12/12.1 problem like above user that iPhone or iPad keeps restarting or rebooting randomly after iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 update. If your iPhone or iPad is also plagued in the same annoying issue, try the 5 solutions below, which have worked well for many users.

How to Fix: iPhone/iPad in iOS 12/12.1 Keeps Restarting

Tip 1. Hard Reboot Your iPhone or iPad

Hard reboot device is available to fixing many iOS problems. It is also one of simplest solutions you can try to fix the iOS 12/12.1 keeps restarting issue.

iPhone 8 or earlier iDevices, iPad, iPod touch: Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off it > Press and hold the Side (or Top) button again until you see the Apple logo.

iPhone X: Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your device off >Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 2. Update or Remove Some Apps

If the old apps that are not compatible with iOS 12/12.1 or some apps are faulty and having bugs, then your iPhone or iPad may keeps restarting. So, check for each update on your App store, or remove the faulty apps.

Step 1 Go to Settings > Privacy > Analytics > Analytics Data > Scroll down the list to see if there any apps appear.

Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Restarting in iOS 12/12.1 - Update or Remove Some Apps

Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Restarting in iOS 12/12.1 – Update or Remove Some Apps

Step 2 If you can find some apps there, go back to home screen and long press the apps that you need to remove until you see “X” symbol at the top left corner of the app icon > Tap on the “X” symbol to remove the faulty apps.

Tip 3. Reset All Settings

You can try to resolve the issue by resetting your device to factory settings, as it will remove all login details on your device. This method will not remove any data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Restarting in iOS 12/12.1 – Reset All Settings

Fix iPhone/iPad Keeps Restarting in iOS 12/12.1 – Reset All Settings

Tip 4. Update to The Latest iOS Version

If your device still keeps old iOS version while Apple has released new iOS version, it might be playing a dubious role. In this case, you just need to update your device to the newest version will easily fix the iPhone iPad keeps restarting problem.

Go to Settings > General > Choose Software Update option to check the update.

If you are unable to check for update, simply turn off notifications for all the apps on your device and then update your device again. To turn off notifications for all apps:

Go to Settings > Tap on Notifications > Turn off Allow Notifications for each app that sends local notifications.

Tip 5. Restore from iTunes Backup

If the problem persists, try restoring your device from iTunes backup. But this method will erase all data on your device before restoring. So, you have to be 100% sure that the iTunes backup includes all your existing files. Otherwise, you are likely to lose all important data on device. If you don’t want to erase anything while restoring from iTunes backup, move to Bonus Tip to make it.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your device to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2 Click the device icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup”.

Step 3 Select one backup contains all your data and click “Restore” to start the restoring process.

Tip 6. Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting via PhoneRescue

PhoneRescue iOS Repair feature enables you to restore your iPhone to factory resetting to fix this kind of iOS system issues. And if your iPhone keeps restarting after the iOS 12 or iOS 12.1 upgrade, you may try this feature to have your iPhone restored to normal. Download PhoneRescue for iOS here >>

Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting After iOS 12/12.1 Update

Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting After iOS 12/12.1 Update

Bonus Tip: How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Anything

Since the common iTunes backup recovery way will wipe all current data on device, many users are prefer to take advantage of iPhone iPad data recovery tool to restore from iTunes backup without data loss. And PhoneRescue for iOS is recognised as the #1 data recovery tool for iPhone iPad users to do iTunes and iCloud backup data extraction and recovery.

PhoneRescue for iOS breaks the limitations of iTunes backup recovery, it will not wipe any data on your device while restoring. You can preview the backup details to check whether your wanted files are stored there, and then choose the right backup to restore. Also, it allows you to select the files before restoring, which makes it possible for you to restore the files you prefer most. Its no longer blind full restore. Let’s check the detailed steps to restore iPhone from iTunes backup without erasing data now.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer > Open it.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone X to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right.

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the files you want to restore and click Right Arrow > Check the file categories you prefer > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the data you want to restore > Click To iOS Device button to restore the selected files to your iPhone/iPad now. Or you can click To Computer button to store them on your Mac/PC computer.

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 4

Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 4

Actually, PhoneRescue for iOS also offers you another two recovery modes: from iPhone/iPad directly (even without any backup) and from iCloud backup to ensure that you can get all wanted files back. No matter you have backup or not, you retrieve lost data effortlessly.

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The Bottom Line

With above 5 tips, you may have successfully fixed the iPhone/iPad in iOS 12/12.1 keeps restarting error. If you will meet other problems after updated to iOS 12 or iOS 12.1, leave them in the comment section, and we will reply you soon. Lastly, if this guide is helpful to you, don’t forget to share it with your friends or family.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.