Help! My iPhone 5 Won't Turn On

iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s/5 is really a miracle for users to explore high idevice experience. But after you handle it for some time, you may find your iPhone 5 (Take iPhone 5 as an example) won't turn on after restore, while charging, etc. Facing such a carking problem, you may consider that your iPhone 5 is broken and you need to look for another new one. However, there are many tips you can try to fix this issue that iPhone 5 won't turn on. Just keep on reading.

Why My iPhone 5 Won't Turn On?

The "iPhone 5 doesn't turn on" problem can happen to anyone at some time. You press the Power button but nothing happens. This could take place when your battery has run down, the charger has failed, the iOS 10/9.3/9.2/9/8/7 got crashed, the firmware turned corrupted, or your iPhone 5 has really got broken, stuckn in recovery mode, etc. Therefore, it is improtant to backup iPhone that won't turn on.

How to Fix It When iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s/5 Can't Turn On?

Try the following tips before you hold the disappointment towards your iPhone 5 that won't turn on.

Tip 1. Connect your iPhone 5 to a wall charger for at least 15 minutes. When iPhone 5 is on a low battery, it will turn off automatically to remain its battery life to preserve your data and settings. If you are not sure there is plenty of charge left on your iPhone 5 battery, then just charge it for a while.

Note: Some USB ports on Keyboards have no enough power to charge your iPhone 5 and you are highly recommended to plug your iPhone 5 into a wall charger. Moreover, if the charging doesn't work, try to use another charger. You can also improve iPhone 5 battery life.

Tip 2. Hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time. If you press the Power button to turn iPhone 5 on and it won't restart, then you can hold the Home and Power buttons for at least 10 seconds. An Apple logo will appear after that and you can release both of the buttons. Wait for about 1 minute, and your iPhone should come back to normal.

Tip 3. Try Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot). Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) is a free tool to help iOS 10/9/8 or iOS 7/6 users reboot iPhone that can't turn on normally. It has only 2 buttons to put your iPhone into recovery mode and then out of recovery mode. This will maintain your device into the best performance. After reboot, your iPhone will run into normal as usual.


 Tip 4. Put your iPhone 5 into DFU mode. Sometimes after you jailbreak or update an iOS on your iPhone 5, you may encounter the issue that iPhone 5 won't turn on. You can take this tip to fix this problem.

Tip 5. Reset all settings on your iPhone 5. Sometimes a malfunction in the proximity sensor can make your iPhone 5 screen turn off. You can hold down the Home and Power buttons to restart the iPhone 5 and then go to Setting, General, Reset, Reset All Settings and confirm the reset.
Note: This will delete all your preferences and settings except data.

Tip 6. Restore your iPhone 5. You can use iTunes to restore your device when all the tips you have taken are not workable. But you need to backup your iPhone 5 in advance. Try iPhone 5 Data Recovery to backup any kind of your data. To restore iPhone 5, first, put iPhone 5 into Recovery mode, then you will see the "recovery mode" alert. Use iTunes to restore your iPhone 5.


With all the above tips, you can easily fix the issue that iPhone 5 won't turn on. If, unfortunately, your iPhone 5 still can't turn on, you should take your iPhone 5 to an Apple store to ask an expert for help.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Follow @Jerry Cook