iPhone Suddenly Died? Try These Solutions

Posted by Brian Davis on Aug 29, 2019 6:13:12 PM.

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"My iPhone 6 suddenly died when I was driving and using it for GPS, I spent the next half an hour trying to restart it but it didn't work. What should I do?" - A Reddit user

Have you ever found your iPhone suddenly died? I have a similar experience - my iPhone suddenly shut off from time to time a few months ago, which severely affect my usage of the phone. A lot of users are troubled by the same problem, and thus our team concludes the causes and tree most effective ways to help all the bothered users resolve the problem.

1. Hard Restart to Stop iPhone Suddenly Died

If you find your iPhone shuts off constantly or iPhone won't turn on after turning off itself, it may be caught in a rebooting loop or quickly draining its battery due to the rogue process. Either way, to interrupt the shutting off loop, the best way is performing a hard reset.

Unlike normal restart, hard reset, also called force restart, is more complete. Different models of iPhone require different methods to hard restart, you can follow the guide matching your iPhone below:

1) iPhone 6 and its derivative models:

Hold the Home button and the side button for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

2) iPhone 7 and its derivative models:

Hold the side button and the volume button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

3) iPhone 8 or later models:

First of all, press and release the Volume up key. Next, press and release the Volume down key. Finally, hold the side button until the screen shuts off and shows the Apple logo.

iphone hard restart guide

2. Stop iPhone Suddenly Died with TunesKit iOS System Recovery

The sudden death of the iPhone may be caused by the iOS system bugs. However, to tackle the bugs is never easy. To find out the specific problem will cost time energy, while an iTunes restore will have the data erased. But don't panic, we have prepared an effective and safe tool to do this.

TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a powerful iOS repairing tool that covers 30+ issues, such as iPhone black screen, iPhone stuck in DFU mode, etc. It can save your iPhone from a sudden death without any data loss, which is its most important feature. The other main features and the download links of this software are listed below.

ios system recovery

TunesKit iOS System Recovery Key Features

  • Covers 30+ iOS issues and iTunes glitches
  • User-friendly interface
  • 3 easy steps to finish the whole operation
  • No data loss in the Standard Mode
  • Lowest price among similar products

Here is a brief guide of using TunesKit iOS System Recovery:

Step 1Connect your iPhone to the Computer

Connect your iPhone with the computer. After it is being detected by TunesKit iOS System Recovery, you can see an image of the device displayed on the left of the window. Now press the Enter Recovery Mode button under this image and your iPhone will be ushered into the recovery mode.

connect iphone

Step 2Choose the Standard Mode to Safely Recover your iPhone

In the next window, there are Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. Choose the former, because the Standard Mode can resolve common troubles like iPhone died suddenly without data loss, while the Advanced Mode is designed to deal with extremely severe issues at the expense of your data.

select a mode to fix iphone suddenly death

Step 3Download Firmware Package and Fix iPhone Died Suddenly

In the window as shown below, you can see the info of your iPhone, and what you need to do is to ensure all of it is correct so that TunesKit iOS System Recovery can download corresponding firmware. Then download the firmware matching your iPhone and click the Repair button to start recovery. A few minutes, your iPhone should be back to normal.

download firmware to fix iphone suddenly died

3. Deal with Virus Attack When iPhone Randomly Shut Off

If your iPhone shut off from time to time and its running speed becomes slower and slower, it is possible that your iPhone has been invaded by a virus, especially when you just downloaded something not long ago. The random shut off is a sign that the virus trying to hijack your phone. Usually, apps downloaded from Apple App Store shouldn't consist virus, but if you have jailbroken your iPhone and download unofficial apps, then it is another story.

Unfortunately, there is no official antivirus program for iPhone. To kill the virus, you can use TunesKit iOS System Recovery introduced in the last part. The Advanced Mode can kill the virus but erase all the data, so you will have to back up the data in advance so that you can recover it after the repairing.

check iphone virus

To prevent further virus attack in the future, we suggest you not to jailbreak your iPhone. But if you have to do so, please be careful of the things you download.

4. Contact Apple Support to Help with iPhone Suddenly Died

Apple official support is definitely the most authoritative help users can get. So under what circumstances should I resort to the final solution? If all the solutions above fail, then it is possible that your iPhone is suffered from hardware issues, for example, battery breaking down or damage of circuits. And the nearby Apple outlets or customer service centers are the best place to have the hardware examined and fixed.


We understand the inconvenience of having an iPhone suddenly died and your eagerness to fix it, but we beg you to conduct the solutions according to the order they are listed in the passage, because jumping to a certain solution might do nothing but waste your time.

In the end, we truly hope that these suggestions can help you.


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