What to Do When Your iPhone 13 Pro Won’t Turn On

3 Min Read

Your iPhone 13 Pro won’t turn on. What do you do? Well, you can panic, or you can fix the problem.

If your iPhone 13 Pro won’t turn on, most of the time a simple restart will get it back up and running.
If you can’t restart your iPhone, then make sure it’s charged. You might need to replace the charging cable and charging adapter. Also, make sure the power outlet is working properly.
If all else fails, contact Apple to have your iPhone serviced or replaced.

It can be frustrating if your iPhone 13 Pro won’t turn on — especially if you don’t know the reason. It might seem like there could be a million things wrong, and who knows where to start? Is it even fixable? It’s never good when this sort of thing happens, but the good news is that most of the time, it’s not difficult to figure out why your iPhone 13 Pro won’t power on and get it working again.

Why won’t iPhone 13 Pro turn on?

  • A software glitch is preventing the screen from coming on. The iPhone is probably already on, but sleeping, and you need to restart it to wake it back up.
  • Dead battery
  • Water damage. You might have gotten your iPhone wet and it has caused some components to fail.
  • Drop damage. If you’ve dropped your iPhone, it might have damaged the internal components (less likely), preventing it from working.
  • Component failure. As reliable as iPhones are, it’s always possible that one can fail due to a manufacturing defect. It’s rare, but it can happen.
  • Dirty charging port or cable
  • Faulty battery or charging port
  • Faulty power button
  • Faulty screen.

How to Fix an iPhone 13 Pro That Won’t Turn On

Try these solutions if your iPhone 13 Pro won’t power on. These fixes also apply to iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Pro Max that won’t turn on:

Power on the iPhone

Press and hold the power button at the right side of your iPhone. If the iPhone is powered off, you should see the Apple logo appear after a couple of seconds, which means that the phone is functioning normally.

Perform a force restart

Your iPhone 13 Pro might simply be temporarily frozen and needs a manual reset or “force restart.” Quickly press and release the volume up button, then the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears, and then release it.

Try charging your phone

If you are unable to restart your iPhone, then it’s likely that your phone is already powered off, and the battery might be dead. Here’s what you should do:

Attempt to charge your iPhone — connect your iPhone to the power outlet and let it charge for an hour or two.

If the iPhone still won’t come on, there might be something wrong with the way it’s charging. See this article if your iPhone 13 Pro is not charging.

Check your charging port and cable

If the iPhone 13 Pro still doesn’t turn on after 30 minutes connected to power, there might be something wrong with the way it’s charging. Inspect the phone’s Lightning port to make sure it isn’t filled with lint or debris, and inspect your Lightning cable for kinks, breaks, or frays. If necessary, swap the cable for another. Alternatively, try charging your iPhone wirelessly.

See also: iPhone 13 / 13 pro wireless charging not working? Fix

Make sure the power button is working

If the power button doesn’t seem to work, plug the iPhone 12 into a power source and see if it turns on automatically. If the phone turns on and has power, then there might be a problem with either the power button or the power button cable. Test the power button and take your iPhone in for repair it if necessary.

Check your display

It’s possible that your iPhone 13 Pro won’t power on because the display is damaged. An easy way to rule this out is to turn the phone on and listen for a sound. Also, you can move the mute toggle switch back and forth to see if it vibrates. If it vibrates or you hear a sound but nothing displays on the screen, then the screen is most likely the problem. Check the next solution.

What If My iPhone 13 Pro Still Won’t Turn On?

If your iPhone 13 Pro still doesn’t turn on after trying the above steps, it may have a hardware failure. The easiest solution is to locate the nearest Apple Store. Apple genius can help determine what the underlying issue is with your iPhone.

If you don’t have an Apple Store nearby, contact Apple Support for help and instructions.

iPhone 13 Pro not turning on: Fixed!

Hopefully, this guide has fixed your issue and your iPhone 13 Pro is back on. Have you faced a problem of iPhone 13 Pro not turning on? Drop a comment and let us know!

Share This Article
GeeksModo Staff is a team of iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch experts led by Moses Johnson. We're passionate about all things Apple!
Leave a comment