Is the first thing you hear when dealing with an iPhone 8 or an iPhone 8 Plus that keeps restarting to take it to an Apple Store for a replacement? It probably annoys you that you have to wait for a resolution and you would like to try and fix it on your own…
Without aiming to fuel your frustration even more, we have to say that this is the best option, especially when the device is currently covered by the Apple Care service. If you’re not sure about it, you can get your answer as fast as you access the Apple Support Page. Type the serial number of the device and find out if it is still protected or not. If it is and you know for a fact that the device doesn’t just keep restarting because of some water damage, use the Apple Care!
Professional help, when doubled by the previously mentioned service, will give you the best, fastest, and most affordable solution. You don’t have to stress out, you don’t have to research on anything or to learn any procedure, and you don’t have to pay anything to get the problem fixed. Despite all that, you may be one of those users who prefer to explore on their own whenever confronted with the “My iPhone keeps restarting” problem. If you like to take the longer path, even when knowing that, eventually, you might have to take the phone to an authorized service, we have your back, as usual!
Before moving on to more complicated solutions, we suggest you reset the Cellular Data. By that, we mean you access the Cellular Data option from under the Cellular menu, within the general Settings, and switch its toggle from On to Off and then back to On. The Apple Support Page might give you extra information on how to take care of this action if you take a look at this page. After you’ve turned off/on the Cellular Data, closely monitor the device to see if it keeps restarting. If it still does…
You can connect your iPhone to iTunes and restore the device:
- Tap and hold the Power and the Home keys;
- You keep these two buttons pressed until the display turns blank;
- When that happens, connect the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to iTunes and wait for it to detect the phone as it boots into Recovery Mode;
- Now that the device is in Recovery Mode and connected to iTunes, you can easily restore it right when it keeps restarting.
Then, you should analyze any potential faulty app:
Restoring the phone should normally put an end to this restart cycle but if it doesn’t, consider a faulty app. Some apps can take up many system resources and we’re not just talking about the battery. If you are running apps that have this tendency of constantly running in the background and scanning for updates, there is a chance that those apps are making the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to keep restarting. Now, assuming you suspect one of them in particular, you will have to delete that app, reboot the smartphone, and synchronize it with the iTunes once again.
You can also boot into Recovery Mode to restore your iPhone:
Normally, the restore process of an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus isn’t complicated at all. But then again, your Apple device doesn’t stop restarting and if you’re suddenly interrupted at every two minutes or so, you clearly cannot expect things to run smoothly. You’ll have to try, though, using our indications from above, and prepare yourself to restore the backup that you created right before erasing everything from your smartphone.
Here’s how to restore the old backup:
When you’ve fixed the iPhone 8 keeps restarting problem with a general restore, you’re still left with one major task to handle – bringing back your important files and data. For this purpose, connect it to the iTunes and then activate a previous backup. Once the activation is complete, you can continue using your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus like always, without dealing with the frustrating restart anymore.