iPhone Factory Reset Itself, Why and What to Do?

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"iPhone Factory Resets Iteslf with Random Key Presses Before Logging In. My toddler was randomly pressing my iPhone 6 while it's locked. I have a 6-digit numerical passcode that she could not have gotten in. After she was done playing with the phone for somewhere between 5 to 10 minutes, when I turned on the screen again, it was the "Hello" page that you see on a brand new or factory-reset iPhone."

I have heard a lot of people complained that their iPhone factory reset itself for no reasons and they lost all data on it. Really painful, isn't it. Worse still, Google "iPhone factory reset itself", there isn't any feasible solution to this problem. In this article, we will discuss the possible reason that cause iPhone factory reset itself and how to save your lost data to reduce your loss.

Why iPhone Keeps Resetting Itself?

In the case described above it is because you have set up that erase all data on this iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts. Simply go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Turn off Erase Data, and your iPhone won't factory itself next time.

iphone keeps resetting

However, for many other people, the iPhone just shut down and factory reset itself for no reason. No matter for what reasons you iPhone factory restore itself, the most important thing is recovering your lost data to reduce your loss.

How to Fix iPhone Factory Reset Iself

If your iPhone keeps resetting after update or iPhone keeps resetting on its own, here are some tips for you to resolve.

Tip 1. Check Battery

Sometimes the iPhone factory reset on its own due to battery issues. Since iOS 11.3, Apple introduced batery health feature. You can go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health. Look at both Maximum Capacity and Peak Performance Capability. If Peak Performance Capability shows anything other than normal, read the detailed descripiton underneath it. It may advise you to repalce the battery or seek additional assistance from Apple.

check battery health

Tip 2. Force Restart iPhone

Trying to force restart your iPhone if it resets randomly.

iPhone 8 or above: Press and quickly release the Volume up button and Volume down button. Thereafter, press and hold down the Power button until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone screen.

iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: Press and hold down Power and Volume down button together until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone screen.

iPhone 6S or earlier, iPad, iPod touch: Press and hold down power and home buttons until Apple appears on your iPhone screen.

force restart iPhone

Tip 3. Change Time and Date

Go to Settings > General > Date & Time. Disable the option ‘Set Automatically’ and manually set up a time for a date that was in the past. Then, restart your device to see whether iPhone keeps resetting itself resolved. Once the reset issue is resolved, you can change the date and time settings back to ‘Set Automatically’.

set date and time automatically on iphone

Tip 4. Update Apps on Your iPhone

Anohter tip to fix iPhone randomly resets is to check all iOS apps are up to date. You can open App Store o your iPhone, and tap on the Updates icon on the menu bar, and then tap on Update All at the top of the screen. This will update all Apps in a time.

Also, if you've purchased a third-party app, and the randomly resetting occurs since then, we'll recommend you uninstall the app because that would be the cause of the problem.

Tip 4. Repair iOS to Fix iPhone Keeps Factory Resetting (Recommend)

This is the recommended fix for fixing iPhone system problems by using iOS System Repair. This program will repair iPhone keeps resetting, restarting or crashing without data loss. What makes it prominent is its powerful features to repair iPhone problems with the least effort.

Download and install this program on your computer, and connect your iOS device to computer. Choose "Repair Operating System" from the main interface.

repair operating system

Prior to system repair, you can download the firmware package online by clicking Download button.

download firmware package

With the firwmare package, you can start repairing the system to fix iPhone keeps resetting problem.

repairing iOS system

After a few minutes, your iPhone will restart after system repair. The problem should resolved now.


Wrap It Up

Here in this post we summerized the common tips and as well as recommended a third-party iOS system repair software to fix iPhone 11/11 Pro/XR/XS/X/8/7/6/5 factory reset itself problem. Hope it helps you somewhat.

Updated on / Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook