iPhone randomly shutting down: Fix

Is your iPhone shutting down randomly? Like other miniscule issues, you shall not take this lightly. There are several situations where your iPhone can shut down randomly. We have discussed all the situations and possible solutions with detailed steps. Just enact those and you will get iPhone restored in no time.


Fix 1 – Restart the iPhone forcefully

These bugs can be fixed by force-restarting the iPhone.

Step 1 – Start the process by pinching the Volume + key once on the side of the iPhone.

Step 2 – Do the pinching action with the Volume – key.

Step 3 – You must hard press the Power button on your iPhone until the phone goes into the reboot mode. Soon, the iPhone will reboot, and you will see the Apple icon on the screen.


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When the iPhone finally boots up, you have to use your Apple ID passcode. Notice the behavior of your iPhone and check whether it is rebooting randomly or not.


Fix 2 – Check whether iPhone storage is full

The lack of enough amount of free space on your iPhone can lead to this problem. Check whether your iPhone has enough storage and clean up old files apps, if needed.

Step 1 – Open the Settings on your phone.

Step 2 – Next, go this way –

General > iPhone Storage


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Step 3 – Check the status of the iPhone storage.


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If you see the red bar in the iPhone storage, your phone is very low in space, and it needs some cleaning.

So, you must delete any unused apps from your iPhone. Check if this works.


Fix 3 – Check the battery health

If your iPhone battery is very low, it won’t be able to hold enough charge and thus, the iPhone randomly restarts.

Step 1 – To check this, put your iPhone to charge.

Step 2 – While the phone is charging, open the iPhone Settings.

Step 3 – Later, access to the “Battery” tab.


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Step 4 – Open the “Battery Health & Charging” option.


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Step 5 – In the Battery Health & Charging tab, check the “Maximum Capacity” option.


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If your iPhone battery health shows 75% or lower, you should consider replacing the battery on your iPhone. The erratic behavior you have noticed on your iPhone is due to the battery, and it can be fixed only this way.


Fix 4 – Reset all the iPhone settings

There are some settings in your iPhone that can brick the iPhone settings. So, you must reset all the iPhone Settings.

Step 1 – Get to the iPhone Settings tab. Touch the “General” tab, in there.

Step 2 – Get access to the “Transfer or reset iPhone” option.


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Step 3 – You will reach the next page. Tap the “Reset” option.

Step 4 – Now, choose to run the “Reset All Settings” to access it.


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Step 5 – Get past the security settings and confirm the process using the “Reset settings“.


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The resetting process does take a few minutes to complete. Check the iPhone once more. If the iPhone doesn’t shut down randomly.


Fix 5 – Delete incomplete updates

Sometimes the incomplete updates on your iPhone can make the iPhone reboot suddenly.

Step 1 – Go to the Settings and open the “iPhone Storage” function.


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Step 2 – Scroll all the way down and look for any incomplete update in there.

Step 3 – Find the “iOS” folder to open it up.


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Step 4 – Now, if there are any unused update files in there, delete it from your iPhone storage.


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After deleting the unused OS component from your storage, close everything else and restart your iPhone.

Do check if the situation improves.


Fix 6 – Restore the iPhone to older version

The last method in our list is the ultimate one. You should fix the iPhone from a recovery mode.

Requirements – 

1. MacBook or Windows PC
2. Lightning cable (for the older iPhone models up to iPhone 14) and a USB cable (for iPhone 15 or newer)

Step 1 – Start the process by using the lightning cable or USB cable to connect the iPhone to Mac/Laptop.

You may need an additional dongle to connect the device properly.


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Step 2 – Take your iPhone and press the Volume Up button and release that. Later, pinch the Volume Down button once and release it.

Step 3 – Next, tap and hold down the Lock/Power button.

Continue pressing the same Power Button until the phone switches off completely. Do not release the pressure, even when the Apple logo shows up.

You will see this message at the top of the screen –



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This means the iPhone has booted successfully into the Recovery Mode.

Step 4 – After this, go to your Windows laptop and open the Microsoft Store.

Step 5 – Search and install the latest version of “iTunes” on your computer.

NOTE – If you are using a MacBook for this process, just open iTunes.


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Step 6 – When you open the iTunes app for the first time, it will ask you to log in.

Step 7 – So, tap “Sign in to iTunes Store” prompt.

NOTE – No need to log in to iTunes on your MacBook, as you are already logged in using your Apple ID.


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Step 8 – Input your Apple ID and password to log in.


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Step 9 – You will see the prompt to fix your iPhone has appeared in the iTunes app.

Step 10 – Use the “Restore” function to fix your iPhone.


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Follow the steps on-screen and complete the process. This will fix the sudden shut down issue in the iPhone.