There’s little more frustrating than being in the middle of doing something on your phone and for it to restart of its own volition. You don’t need to put up with it. In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone 13 keeps restarting an show you how to fix the problem.
If your iPhone 13 is constantly restarting, many things could be the culprit. It might be a dodgy app that you’ve installed, a sign that your phone is overheating, or that the battery is dying.
We’re going to run through the troubleshooting steps you should take if your iPhone 13 is crashing and restarting.
Restart your iPhone
If your iPhone 13 is stuck in a loop of endless restarts, you might be able to break the cycle by performing a restart. You can do this by holding the Power and one of the Volume buttons simultaneously. After the phone has been completely shut down for about a minute, turn it back on and see if that solved the problem.
If you have a Windows or Mac computer, you’re used to the concept of updating the operating system to benefit from the latest features, bug fixes, and security patches. .Your iPhone 13 is no different.
If your iPhone operating system is outdated, it could cause issues that make your phone restart. As such, you should check for updates. To do this: start the Settings app and then tap General. Tap Software Update. If there’s an update available, you’ll be able to install it from here.
Update Your Apps
Alongside updating the iOS, you also need to ensure all the apps on your iPhone run the latest version. Some apps will update more often than others, depending on the type of app and how involved the developer is.
If you notice that your iPhone 13 restarts when using a certain app, or when you have it running in the background, then the problem is likely caused by it. As such, you might be running an old version of the app that is incompatible with your iOS version, or the app developer might have released a fix for the crashing.
To update your apps:
Open the App Store.
Tap your profile.
This screen will show you if your apps have any updates available. If so, tap Update all.
Check the iPhone’s error logs
Likewise, the problem might be the result of a single app that’s causing a serious error to occur. Of course, if the restart problem very clearly started right after installing a recent app, uninstall that app now and see if that solves the problem.
If not, you can still check a log that your iPhone generates to see if there’s an easy-to-spot problem. Start the Settings app and then tap Privacy. Tap Analytics & Improvements and then tap Analytics Data. Here you’ll see a long list of reports. They’re not especially easy to read, but you should scan the most recent reports to see if a specific app is mentioned more than once. If so, it might be causing critical errors. Uninstall the app and see if that solves your problem.
Check for Signs of Overheating
If your iPhone 13 overheats, it can restart or shut down to protect itself. It’s not uncommon for your iPhone to get hot during intensive tasks, like gaming for an extended period, but if your iPhone constantly overheats then it’s a problem.
Check out our guide on why your iPhone 13 is overheating. This explains all the causes and the solutions. Follow them, keep your phone cool, and hopefully it will stop restarting itself.
Reset all your settings
Your iPhone manages a lot of settings — everything from WiFi passwords and network configurations to location and privacy settings. While it’s not likely any of these settings are causing your iPhone 13 to spontaneously restart, it’s a possibility.
The most likely culprit is your network settings, so you should reset that first and see if it solves your problem. Start the Settings app and then tap General. Tap Transfer or Reset iPhone, followed by Reset. Finally, tap Reset Network Settings and confirm you want to do this.
Reset your iPhone to factory conditions
If absolutely nothing has made your iPhone 13 stop restarting, you’re down to your final option before contacting Apple for customer support: Reset the iPhone to its factory conditions, erasing all apps and data stored on it. If the problem is caused by any sort of software glitch, this will fix your iPhone.
When you factory reset your iPhone, remember not to let iOS automatically restore your apps and data right away. Start with a "factory fresh" iPhone and see if the restarting problem is fixed. If it is, you might try to restore your data. If the problem returns, you’ll need to factory reset your iPhone and then manually reinstall apps from scratch — do not restore from a backup, because the glitch causing the problem is somewhere in your data. You’ll need to start fresh.
Contact Apple for customer support
If you’ve tried all these troubleshooting steps and your iPhone 13 still keeps restarting, it’s likely the problem is not software related, but you have a hardware problem. That’s not something you can solve on your own, so you should contact Apple’s customer support and see if the phone needs to be serviced or replaced.
iPhone 13 Keep Restarting: problem fixed!
If you’ve followed all these steps, your iPhone 13 should no longer restart unexpectedly. You can get back to enjoying your phone without fear it’ll randomly turn itself off.