Bricked iPhone? See 3 Methods To Unbrick iOS Devices

You can call it iPhone crash or brick, the truth there is once your iOS device refuses to power ON, it is said to be bricked and the cause of it is usually a corrupted software. I know this topic might sound rare to some people knowing fully well that iPhones doesn't brick easily like that unlike Android device but it actually happens sometimes and that's the reason for this article.

When your iPhone is bricked, you cannot update the it, and the device will continue giving an error message on iTunes. However, just like in Android OS, there are ways to revive your dead iOS device. In fact, we will be looking at three ways to unbrick bricked iPhones. One is performing a hard reset, the second method is restoring the device through iTunes, and the third method is by doing a DFU restoration.

Meanwhile, I advise you to follow the procedures sequentially as it's highlighted here from the first to the last. It will also be awesome if you already had a backup of your data because this can flash and erase all the data on the device. Having said that, let's get back to business. Follow the procedures below carefully.


✔️ Hold the Power button and the Home button till the iPhone reboots. You will see the Apple logo, at which point it will either boot to iOS or prompt you to plug into iTunes. if your device does that, it has entered Recovery Mode. Proceed to connect it to your PC and open iTunes.


✔️ When you connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes, the next step is to click on Restore from the right-hand menu.
On the pop-up that follows
✔️ Click on Confirm. Then wait till the restoration is complete.


If you receive an error message while restoring your device via iTunes, then you need to do a DFU restore. This means you have to completely wipe the phone, and it resets the device to the original factory state. this will utterly delete every input you have made to the device. To do the DFU restore, follow these instructions:

✔️ Plug the iPhone to a PC and launch iTunes.
✔️ Press and hold the Power and Home buttons for 8 seconds. After that, release the power button, but hold on to the Home button until you see a message saying iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
✔️ Now you can release the Home button. Your device screen will go black. If it does not, restart the process.
✔️ Now, you can restore your device using iTunes.

SEE ALSO... How To Unbrick Android Phone

In some case, even after doing these, it will refuse to come up, then it's probably a hardware issue. Kindly take it to an official iOS service center close to you.


  1. I have seen lots of articles on iPhones like jailbreaking but have never seen anything on bricked iPhone

    Thanks for this informative article

  2. Wow I love the last option
    I guess thats what had been looking for

  3. Pls wizytechs, my phone hot-spot switch itself off secs after switching it on,, what can cause this and the likely solution.. thanks!

    1. The cause is probably from the SETTINGS, it might be set to disconnect after some time especially when it's not connected to a device.

      So check the phone's Wifi setup and apply "always active" mode