When you’re faced with an iPhone 5 that won’t turn on, you may think you have a broken iPhone 5 and worry you will need to buy a new one. That could be true if the problem is severe. But there are a lot of things you can try to fix your iPhone before you decide it’s down for the count.
If your iPhone won’t start up, try these tips to bring it back to life:
1. Turn It On/Restart It
This may seem silly. But if your iPhone 5 won’t turn on, first, just check to make sure that it’s not off. To do this, just press the Hold button for a few seconds. It’s at the top right corner edge of the phone. If the phone is off, it should turn on. You may get the slider that lets you turn it off if it’s on.
If the phone was turned off, let it boot up. If it was actually on, restart it. Turning it off and then turning it back on is probably a good idea.
2. Press the Hold and Home Buttons
If your iPhone wasn’t turned off or won’t restart, try this instead. Press the Hold button and the Home button on the bottom center of the front of the iPhone. Press and hold both buttons at the same time. Hold them both for at least 10 seconds. (There’s nothing wrong with holding for 20 or 30 seconds either. Though, if nothing has happened at that point, it probably won’t.) In many cases, the silver Apple logo will appear and the phone will boot up.
3. Charge Your Phone
Again, this may seem obvious, but it’s actually pretty common. If your iPhone 5 battery runs very far down, the iPhone won’t switch on or work. That’s because it’s using its remaining battery life to preserve your data and settings.
Plug your iPhone into a wall charger or into your computer. Typically, letting it charge for 15-30 minutes is enough for the screen to turn on. But, what if the battery has been drained for a long time? Then you may want to wait a few hours to let the battery fully recharge.
If your phone was just low on battery and needed a charge, this may do the trick. When it’s got enough juice to power the screen, it will turn on. Then, it will show you its charging status, starting with the red battery icon. If you suspect your phone ran out of battery but this technique doesn’t work, it’s possible your charger or cable is faulty. Try using another charger or cable and see if things change.
4. Consult a Professional
If none of these options worked, don’t give up hope. Find a qualified independent repair shop technician. Look for one that has the experience to detect the fault and to make an assessment of the nature of the fault and the cost involved in fixing it. The most qualified iPhone 5 repair technicians have expert knowledge on the unique iPhone parts and their configurations. That enables them to perform repairs quickly and correctly.
A good quality technician will give you honest advice and an initial estimate after physically seeing your iPhone. They should tell you upfront if they don’t think the device can be saved or if a new one is a better option.
You can rely on North Georgia Cell Phone Repair to give you an honest and professional assessment for all of your iPhone 5 repair needs. To find out if you have a broken iPhone 5 on your hands or just need a professional repair, call 770-569-2202 for a free estimate.