How To Fix iPhone 12 Won’t Turn On After Charging

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How To Fix iPhone 12 Won't Turn On After Charging

iPhones has been well known to rarely develop issues, so it can be very frustrating to wake up one day and find out that your iPhone 12 won’t turn on after charging.

In this article we will show you guys what to do if your iPhone 12 won’t turn on, and also show to how to prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

When a top-quality phone like the iPhone 12 won’t turn on, the problem most of the time can be very easy to fix, but that is when there’s no physical damage to the iPhone 12

As a owner, you should be the first to be aware, or at least, have an idea as to why your iPhone 12 won’t turn on. If the problem was unanticipated or random, it may be that a firmware glitch that caused it.

How To Fix iPhone 12 Won’t Turn On After Charging

If your iPhone won’t turn on after being charged, there could be a few things that could be causing the problem. With all these been said here’s what you should do

1. Force Restart The iPhone

Most of the time, when an iPhone gets stuck on a black screen without much apparent cause or reason, it is just because of a firmware update. You might fix it yourself without going to the Professional.

Follow the steps below to do the force restart

  • Quickly press and release the Up Volume and the Down Volume buttons.
  • As soon as the Volume Down button is pressed, press the Power key for 10 seconds. This will initiate the forced restart or simulated battery pull procedure.
  • If the Apple logo displays, be sure to press and hold the Power key and allow the device to continue the boot process.

2. Charge It!

This is a very common reason why your iPhone 12 won’t turn on after charging.

If you can’t restart your phone, it’s likely that the battery is dead or the phone is turned off. Your iPhone 12 was really charged, maybe because of debris or dirt in the lightning port or a bad lightning cable and charger. You have to carefully inspect your cable to be sure if it’s not damaged or better still get a guaranteed new one.

In a scenario when they are debris in your lightning port make sure you clean it carefully to enable the phone charge properly.

Try charging the iPhone 12 again. Make sure you plug it directly to an ac power source rather than plugging to computer’s USB port. All these procedures are to just make sure the device is charging properly

Its very much possible that the issue or the problem is from your lightning port and charger. So, if it can’t charge obviously, iPhone 12 won’t turn on. So, this should fix your problem.

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3. Make Sure Your iPhone Is Not Wet

If the phone is extreme low it won’t turn on or charge if the lightning port is wet. Your one choice is to put it in a bag of rice and let it soak in there for a few hours until the residual moisture evaporates. The latest iPhones have an IP67 rating which means that they are dust and waterproof to a certain extent. However, the ratings for older iPhones are not as robust, and any liquid spill could be harmful for them. As a precautionary step, your phone will automatically shut down if there is a major liquid puddle. Instead of attempting to restart your phone over and over, you should put it in a bag of rice or in a bag with silica gel for a few hours so it will absorb the moisture.

Another option is to blow it dry with a hairdryer. You should also try and get all water out from the ports of the iPhone before putting it on charge or if you leave it charging, the device could malfunction. You can also try booting your iPhone again and if that does not work, your only alternative is to take it to a repair shop.

4. Take It To The Customer Service Center

If you’ve tried all the above mention steps, and iPhone 12 won’t turn on. The only option you now have is that you have taken your device to your nearest Apple service center. If it’s under warranty, you can take it to an Apple store or an authorized Apple service center to get it repaired. Since the device’s warranty is still in effect, Apple will either repair it or replace it for you for free.

If your iPhone 12 is not covered by Apple’s warranty, I’ll recommend that you take it to a third-party service center first as it is likely to get them to repair your iPhone at a lower price than Apple would be able to. However, do this only if the professional you contact is reputed for Apple repairs in your location. Otherwise, if you are set on saving money, your best bet is to find authorized Apple service centers.

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Q: What happens when force restart doesn’t work on iPhone 12?

A: Press the “volume up and volume down” buttons quickly, but hold down the side button for at least one second. Apple’s terminology is the power button on new devices. Do this for a brief length of time on the control button, and your iPhone 12 will restart itself after about ten seconds.

Q: What happens when force restart doesn’t work on iPhone?

To shut off your iPhone 12, press and hold Power and Volume buttons until a slider appears onscreen. If restarting your device does not produce any more results, it can hopefully be fixed by pressing Volume Up, Volume Down, and then Power. If you are unable to bring your device into working order now, you can attempt a “force restart” by pressing Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power simultaneously.

Q: Can you hard reset an iPhone 12?

A: Yes,

Q: Are there problems with iPhone 12?

A: Apple has discovered that a small number of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices may be experiencing sound issues due to a defect. The defect affects devices manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021.


The above procedures and guidelines should help you fix iPhone 12 when it won’t turn on. But in rare cases if it doesn’t work then you have to visit a service support center.

Apple is offering a comprehensive warranty and exchange program for iPhone 12 that are having the above-mentioned related issue.





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