iPhone Keeps Rebooting After iOS 12.1.4 Update? How To Fix It

Sudden reboots on iPhone can lead to a problem that requires immediate fixes. Symptoms cause system instability since you aren’t sure if you could get a task done without any interruption. Generally, automatic restarts in an iPhone are related to hardware failure or system instability. The problem can be the memory, hard drive, power supply, or other factors.

When Apple confirmed the Group FaceTime bug on certain iPhone devices, they promptly pushed a fix patch to address this widespread problem. As a result, the iOS 12.1.4 was officially released. Although there are many iOS devices getting benefit from this latest update, some iPhone users aren’t lucky since they ended up encountering another annoying issue. There were many complaints from iPhone XS/XS Max users ưhen their phone suddenly restarted even when it’s not triggered. So if you are in the same case, read on this post to know how to fix this iOS problem permanently.

What to do if your iPhone XS/XS Max keeps rebooting after iOS 12.1.4 update?

The problem only started after you updated to your iPhone Xs/Xs Max to the latest iOS version. Tackled in this post are some potential solutions that you can refer to whenever needed.

First solution: Force restart your iPhone

If your iPhone has just started rebooting automatically, then there is a chance a minor system glitch or an app has already gone rough from the update. The easiest solution to address minor flaws is a force restart on your iPhone. To get it done

  • Press and quickly go of the Volume Up button.
  • Do the same with the Volume Down
  • Then, press the Power button and then release when it

A forced restart can clear out clear out corrupted apps and files from your iPhone memory that have affected system functions. The process does not affect any saved data on the phone memory, so you don’t need to create backups on your device.

Second solution: Install pending app updates on your iPhone

Apps going rogue from an update are those which aren’t updated. It will occur if the app is no longer compatible with the latest iOS version. To fix the problem, installing all pending app updates could be one of the useful solutions. To get it done:

  1. Open App Store from the Home screen
  2. From App Store screen, scroll down to the bottom tap on Updates  Wait for about 10 seconds to see the list of all pending app updates.
  3. Tap on Update button next to each up to install pending update for it.
  4. If there are multiple app updates available, just tap on the Update All button at the top right corner to install all app updates at once.

Restart your iPhone when everything is done. If the problem still persists, delete any apps and files from your iPhone.

Third solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone

Settings messed up from the update could also the main trigger to system services. It will be the case if you’ve already customized a few settings on your iPhone and the update accidentally override them that caused the conflicts. To rule this out, you should reset all settings on your iPhone XS/XS Max to delete all the current settings and then restore the default options. To do so:

  1. Open Settings app from your home screen.
  2. Tap on General > Reset.
  3. Choose Reset all settings option
  4. When prompted, enter your phone passcode then follow the onscreen instructions to reset all settings.

Once you are done, your iPhone should reboot by itself. Wait until it boots up and you can enable individual features to use on your iPhone XS/XS Max.

Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone

Complex system errors can only be fixed with a full system reset. If your iPhone still reboots unexpectedly, then the next option is a factory reset. The process will erase everything from your phone and then restore the default configurations. If possible, you can reset iPhone from the settings menu. However, before proceeding, you need to back up all your critical data to iCloud for safekeeping. Next, follow these steps below:

  1. From your Home screen, open Settings app
  2. Tap on General > Reset.
  3. Choose the second option: Erase all content and settings.
  4. Enter your device passcode when prompted to proceed then follow the onscreen instructions to factory reset settings.

You can also factory reset your iPhone through iTunes if the procedures could not be finished due to random reboots.

To reset your iPhone using iTunes, you need a computer that has installed the latest version of iTunes apps. After that, connect your iPhone with a Lightning cable to start syncing.

Fifth solution: Recovery mode restore your iPhone

If the problem could not be solved through a factory reset, there is a chance it’s a fatal system error, which requires an advanced solution. The last resort you can try is to restore your iPhone XS/XS Max through the recovery mode.  Your iPhone will be put in a recovery state to repair system errors using iTunes. To proceed, connect your iPhone XS/XS Max to the computer with a Lightning cable. After connecting it to the computer, follow these steps to enter recovery mode:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Do the same with the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Power button until the Connect to iTunes screen shows up, which means that your iPhone has already entered the recovery mode.
  4. When you see the Update or Restore option, select Update to restore without deleting files. iTunes will start downloading the latest iOS version and install it on your device. If you opt to restore from a previous iOS backup, just click on Restore

The recovery restore process usually takes 15 minutes to be done. If it is longer than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode. If that happens, wait for iTunes to complete downloading the software. You should then return the first steps to enter recovery mode again and complete iOS restore.