My Iphone 12 Pro Won’t Turn on

November 12, 2023
Holding an iPhone 12 Pro with a black screen, surrounded by charging cables, power bank, and a frustrated emoticon floating above, all against a backdrop of lightning bolts and question marks

If your iPhone 12 Pro won’t turn on, it can be very annoying, especially when you need to use it. Don’t worry, though; we can try a few simple solutions to fix the problem.

First, make sure your phone is charged correctly by plugging it in and waiting a few minutes.

If that doesn’t work, try a force restart by quickly pressing the volume up button, then the volume down button, and finally holding the side button until the Apple logo appears.

It’s also important to check for any visible damage on your phone.

If it’s still not working, you can attempt to restore your iPhone using iTunes on your computer.

If none of these steps help, it might be time to get professional support.

Follow these tips, and you’ll likely solve the issue and have your iPhone 12 Pro running again.

Charge Your Iphone

To check if your iPhone 12 Pro simply needs a charge, connect it to a power outlet using the Apple charger and cable that came with it. This is important because using the official charger avoids issues that can arise from using non-compatible accessories. If your iPhone’s battery is fully depleted, it might take a few minutes before the phone turns on, so be patient.

If your iPhone still doesn’t turn on after waiting, it’s time to look at the battery health in the settings to see if that’s the problem. Keeping the battery in good shape is key to making sure your iPhone lasts longer and works well, so you don’t have to charge it all the time.

Perform a Force Restart

If your iPhone 12 Pro won’t turn on even after charging, try a force restart to fix any minor software problems. This method won’t harm your phone’s battery or delete your data.

To do this, quickly press and let go of the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button. Next, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo shows up. Make sure you do these steps in the right order to reboot your phone correctly.

If your iPhone turns on again after this, it probably had a software glitch. If it doesn’t work, the problem might be physical damage, which you should check for next.

Check for Physical Damage

If your iPhone 12 Pro won’t turn on, you should check it for any visible signs of damage. Look closely for scratches, dents, or bends, especially on the screen and edges, because these could mean there’s damage inside that’s affecting the battery or other important parts.

Also, take a look at the water damage indicator inside the SIM card slot. If it’s red, that means the phone might’ve water damage, which can ruin the internal parts and stop it from working.

If you see any damage, don’t try to turn on your phone because it could make things worse. The best thing to do is to get in touch with a professional repair service to see how bad the damage is and what can be done to fix it.

Restore via Itunes

If your iPhone 12 Pro won’t turn on, you can try fixing it by restoring it with iTunes. This might solve any software problems. Here’s what to do:

First, connect your iPhone to a computer that has the most recent iTunes update.

Next, to enter recovery mode, quickly press and release the volume up button, then the volume down button, and finally, hold down the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

Once you’re in recovery mode, choose ‘Restore’ when iTunes asks you. This will delete all the data on your phone and update the software, which could fix errors stopping your phone from switching on. But before you start, make sure you back up your data so you don’t lose anything important.

Seek Professional Help

Since we haven’t been able to fix our iPhone 12 Pro by using iTunes, it’s clear we need to get help from someone who knows what they’re doing. A working phone is essential for us to stay independent and in control of our daily tasks.

So, we’re going to reach out to Apple Support or head to an Apple Store to let the experts take a look. If our phone is still under warranty, we’ll ask if the warranty might cover the repair without costing us extra. It’s important to have a trained technician work on our phone to avoid causing more issues and to make sure the repair is done properly.

Before we give them our phone, we’ll back up our data. This way, we can keep our information safe and not worry about losing it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Extreme Temperatures Affect My Iphone 12 Pro’s Ability to Turn On, and What Should I Do if It Was Exposed to Such Conditions?

Absolutely, very high or low temperatures can indeed stop your iPhone 12 Pro from turning on. If it’s been in such an environment, don’t worry. Just let it get back to a normal indoor temperature slowly, then try turning it on. This careful approach helps make sure your phone works the way it should.

For example, if your iPhone has been in a cold car overnight, bring it inside and let it warm up for an hour before you press the power button. If you think the battery might be affected by the temperature, you might also want to plug it in to charge during this time. A steady, gentle return to a comfortable temperature is key to avoiding damage to your device. Remember to keep your iPhone within the recommended temperature range to ensure its longevity.

How Can I Tell if My Iphone 12 Pro’s Battery Health Is the Cause of It Not Turning On?

If your iPhone 12 Pro won’t turn on, you might wonder if the battery is to blame. Look out for signs that your battery is wearing out, like if your phone often turns off suddenly or has trouble charging. If you notice these issues, it could mean your battery is failing, and getting a new one might help. Replacing the battery can sometimes make your phone work like new again, letting you stay connected without interruptions.

Are There Any Known Software Updates or Bugs That Could Prevent My Iphone 12 Pro From Turning On?

In our research into common problems with iPhones, we’ve discovered that sometimes, a phone might not turn on due to software errors or a failed update. Before you think it’s a physical issue with your iPhone 12 Pro, it’s important to check if there’s been a recent software update or known bug that could be causing the problem. For instance, you might find that your phone needs a forced restart after an update doesn’t install properly, which is a simple fix. Always make sure your phone’s software is up to date, as this can prevent many issues. If you’re unsure how to check for updates or fix these issues, Apple’s support website has step-by-step guides, or you could visit an Apple Store for help.

Could Unauthorized Third-Party Apps or Accessories Be Responsible for My Iphone 12 Pro Not Powering On?

We are looking into whether using off-brand chargers or the chance of harmful software might be why your iPhone 12 Pro won’t turn on. These can cause serious problems for your phone, making it so you can’t use it and cutting off your ability to communicate. This is important because using the right accessories and protecting against viruses is key to keeping your phone working properly. For example, always using Apple-certified chargers can help avoid these issues. In a friendly tone, just imagine we’re having a chat about how to keep your phone in tip-top shape!

Is There a Way to Retrieve Data From My Iphone 12 Pro if It Won’t Turn on and I Haven’t Backed It up Recently?

We’re looking into data recovery experts who can check the hardware of our iPhone 12 Pro to try and get back our files. Since we haven’t backed up our data recently, their skills might help us access our important information that we can’t get to right now.

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