The iPhone has the most stable operating system in the mobile market, but it is still not bug free and can happen that your iPhone does not turn on or simply runs out of the black screen and does not respond .
If your iPhone won’t turn on or doesn’t have a charge, this guide is for you. It’s a quick read and will show you how to fix those iphone 12, 13 issues.
One reason for this is if you have water damaged your iPhone. If the water damage is not too bad, you may be able to fix it yourself by taking out the battery and finding a place that sells dry ice or even dry towels to put in your iPhone after you take the battery out.
Imagine that you are using your iPhone normally, you leave it for a while and when you catch it again you try to turn it on and you can not. You are sure that the iPhone has a battery, but no matter what button you can not turn it on or respond to any ringing.
The next thing you do is put it to charge in the hope that your battery has played a bad trick and has suddenly downloaded, but that way you also do not get your beloved Smart Phone of life signs, but do not start to cry yet, almost sure That there is a solution to your problem, and it is simpler than you think.
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My iPhone 12, 13 does not turn on, what do I do?
When you try to turn on the iPhone and check that it does not turn on you can think that the device is damaged and that you are going to have to buy a new one. At worst, you may be right, and you will have no choice but to buy a new one. However, before giving up you can try these tips to find out if it really is damaged or not. As the saying goes, Hope is the last thing that is lost!
This may sound silly, I know, but in some cases it is not. First of all is to check that the terminal is completely off. To do this, press and hold the lock button (you have it in the upper right corner).
If iPhone is off, do not turn it on. If it is on, the display will turn on and you can disconnect the terminal by sliding your finger on the screen.
Why charge the iPhone and check that it has battery
I can tell the story of a friend who went to the Apple establishment because he thought that his iPhone had stopped working, and it turns out that in the same store found that his iPhone was not loaded enough, so it did not work. What a shame that had to happen!
Therefore, if the iPhone refuses to turn on checks that it is loaded. Connect your iPhone to a wall outlet or a computer through the cable that connects it to the USB port. Charge for 10 to 20 minutes.
If it does not charge, the charger or cable may be defective. Try to use another charger or cable to check if that was the problem.
Another tip, check that there is no lint in the iPhone Dock connector. A couple of weeks ago I gave a fright thinking that my iPhone5S had died because it did not load : the problem was that there were lint in the connector.
Trust me, this issue has been faced by many people who have used their phones extensively. For starters, try resetting your phone or restoring it to its factory settings. If you are unable to solve this issue with the methods mentioned, take your phone to a technical support engineer and ask them to diagnose the problem. If they inform you that the issue is non-repairable, then there’s nothing that can be done. Ask them to replace your phone.
Press the “Start” and “Start” buttons at the same time
If the iPhone is fully charged and still does not turn on, press the “Start” and “Start” buttons simultaneously. Keep them pressed for at least 10 seconds (nothing happens if they are 20 or 30.) If the cell phone is NOT broken, the reset process should begin, starting when the Apple symbol appears on the screen.
If on the contrary, your iPhone does not react when you press the two buttons, bad signal: my advice is to take it to an authorized Apple technician.
The longer you wait to charge your iPhone, the fewer options you’ll have for fixing it. If at all possible, try to get it charged up as soon as possible. In the meantime, check if you’re getting any error messages when you press the power button (it will likely just be a blank screen).
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Contact the Company
If you still can not power on your iPhone, contact the company through Apple.com/support/iphone. Enter the serial number of your phone and add a description of the problem. Apple support will send you a number to contact if the problem is not solved online. Most likely, you have to take the device to a company-authorized facility.
What to do if the iPhone does not turn on or stays with the black screen
1- Restart your iPhone with a Hard Reset
This is the first thing you should try, most of the time your iPhone is still on although it does not look like it, just some process has been hung and it does not allow to turn on the screen neither by the action of any button nor touching anywhere Of the screen, to make a Hard Reset you simply have to press the Home button and the power button at the same time until you see the Apple apple appear on the screen. As long as you press the buttons until you see the apple, it should not take more than 15 seconds. Once you see the apple you can drop the buttons, your iPhone has come back to life.
How to do a Hard Reset on an iPhone 7
With the arrival of the iPhone 7 Apple introduced changes to the Home button, now is not really a button, so you can not press if the iPhone goes off . Making a Hard Reset is actually restarting your iPhone while eliminating all the processes that it has running, but there is a time in the process where the iPhone is completely off , hence Apple has had to find alternative to Apply on Hard Reset on iPhone 7 .
If iPhone 7 is left with the black screen, or does not turn on, here’s what you should do to try a Hard Reset:
1- Press the power button and the volume down button at the same time .
2- Keep them pressed until you see the Apple apple appear on the screen. The process should not take more than 15 or 20 seconds.
3- When you see the Apple apple you can release them, your iPhone 7 will have come back to life.
If your iPhone still has a black screen or does not turn on, do not despair, there is still hope, continue testing the methods described below.
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective. Your iPhone may actually have eaten the battery even if you do not believe it. If the iPhone battery is completely exhausted it may take 15 to 25 minutes to turn it back on once you plug it into the network, so have a little patience.
At this point, if you have not yet got your iPhone to respond you should consider restoring it and starting from scratch. You may have plugged it in and see that it loads, but when you disconnect it from the network the screen goes black again and you can not do anything with it.
In this case follow the following steps:
1- Put the iPhone in DFU mode . To do so, press the Power and Home buttons at the same time until you see the apple as soon as you release the power button but hold the Home bobbin until you see the iTunes symbol and a USB cable on the screen.
2- Now open iTunes and plug your iPhone into your computer. ITunes should detect the iPhone in restore mode and tell you.
3- Follow the instructions on the iTunes screen to complete the restore process.
Most of the time you will be able to fix the problem by following one of the above tips, otherwise you can have more damage than normal and you will have no choice but to go to the nearest Apple Store or call Apple service if You do not have any on hand.
How to fix my iPhone if it has got wet
A smartphone like the iPhone is a device that usually always accompanies us and therefore is exposed to a lot of risks that can endanger your life. A fall to the water or any other liquid is one of these risks and, unfortunately, the premature death of this type of devices by this cause is quite habitual.
It is true that with the passing of generations, Apple’s iPhone offers greater resistance to accidental splashing and even underwater dives . In the case of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus the company guarantees that the device offers IP67 resistance, but still in the small print report that this resistance is losing effectiveness over time (as with watches and other devices “Waterproof”) due to the deterioration suffered by the materials that convert the smartphone is watertight. That is why, even if we have a state-of-the-art iPhone or any other “waterproof” smartphone,
The reasons that can cause our iPhone to get wet or fall into the water are varied: from an unexpected dip in a pool, to an accident with the toilet or a spilled glass in the most inopportune place. Luckily, sometimes it is possible to save the device and then we describe a series of steps that we must take to try to avoid damage to a smartphone in case it falls into the water or gets wet .
IPhone wet what’s the first thing we should do?
The first thing we should do if our iPhone (or any other mobile or tablet) falls into the water or gets wet is to stay calm. The evil is already done, so better to act calmly and trying to follow the directions well to try to save the life of the device. Once we have this clear, the first thing we must do is, of course, remove the iPhone from the water or the liquid that is wetting it ; Something that surely will have already done instinctively.
Once we get it out of the water, the next step is to turn off the device completely . To do this, press and hold the upper (or side) button on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 until you see the slide show menu with the power off command. Once the menu is displayed, we turn off the terminal completely.
Now we must begin to dry the terminal with anything we have on hand (a shirt, a cloth, a shoe, a towel, what to use is the least, we simply need something to absorb the liquid). To dry it better it is advisable to remove any cover or case that could have the device. It is also advisable to use an ear bud to clean all openings: SIM card slot (it is advisable to remove the SIM card tray), headphone jack, lightning socket, etc, etc … It is important to be very meticulous to the Time to dry it and make sure to remove as much moisture as possible manually.
Once we have removed all possible water, we proceed to the next step: put the iPhone into an airtight bag filled with rice . Many people are shocked to hear this, but rice is a great moisture absorber and if left long enough it is able to remove much of the water that may be inside the device.
For this step we will need a resealable bag (in any supermarket can be found) and a good amount of rice (better a pump type rice that absorbs more water). We filled the bag with the rice and we inserted the iPhone inside . We must make sure that the rice covers the smartphone completely, since it will be the guarantee that it will absorb the maximum amount of water possible. Once the rice covers the terminal, we close the bag tightly with a little air inside and leave it in a place as dry as possible for at least 36 hours.
After waiting for those, minimum 36 hours, it’s time to check if the iPhone has resisted the dip. We removed it from the bag with rice, we removed all the possible residues of the cereal and we tried to light it of habitual form. If the phone lights we are lucky, it is possible that the damage is minimal or nonexistent and in case it does not light, we must remain calm as it is possible that the repair is cheaper than we could think at first.
What to do if the iPhone does not work well after getting wet?
It is possible that after the dip directly it does not turn on or that some components have stopped working. In this case the first thing is to detect the failures and look for possible solutions:
- The touch screen fails : this fault can be slight or serious. Depending on the level of the fault can be tolerable and be just a little annoyance or really leave the phone unusable. One way to fix it may be to change the screen, although it does not always solve the problem.
- The speakers or the headphone jack do not work : in this case the phone would have to go through a technical service. We can not easily fix it without opening the phone.
- The home button does not respond : calibrating the button or using the virtual button may be options, although in most cases it will be necessary to replace it with a new one.
- Volume buttons : in case it does not work we can go ahead without them, since we can regulate the volume from the iPhone settings.
- Off / on button: if this button fails we can have a fairly fat problem, but if we can turn it on so that it does not turn off, that would be enough.
Depending on the liquid that has wet the iPhone the fault may be higher or lower. It is not the same thing that gets wet in mineral water, that in sea water or water with some type of detergent (if we fall in the bucket of the mop for example). Nor is it the same as getting wet in water than in coffee or some soda. The possible damages will be different in each case and we will only be able to know the damages after carrying out the previous checks.
Check damage with iPhone liquid contact sensors
Apple products have sensors that allow the company’s service to see if the device has been in contact with some type of liquid . These sensors are “hidden” in the iDevices slots (depending on whether we have an iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s or iPhone 6 the sensors are located in different places) and in the following image you can know the exact location of each one of them:
If these sensors activate (they turn red), it is difficult for Apple to accept a warranty repair of the device, but in some cases it is possible that the technical service accepts the repair despite giving positive these sensors . That is why we can always request the repair through the official support of Apple, although first we must think that the warranty does not cover these types of damages to not bring us a disappointment if they do not accept it.
What options do we have left?
If after doing all the checks and testing with the methods explained above still fails, the only solution we have is to go through a technical service . We can take the device to an Apple Store (or contact them by phone) and pay what they ask us for the repair (usually they will offer us a new unit for a pretty attractive price) or look for a smartphone repair service that can give us a Solution at a cheaper price than Apple.
We hope these tips will help if your iPhone ever gets wet or falls on the water , but we hope that you never have to use them and that you do not have the displeasure of having an iDevice passed by water.
If you have completed this troubleshooting guide and you can’t get the iPhone charging again, you might need to repair the dock connector port.
If the device is under warranty, you should contact Apple for repair service. Otherwise determine whether you have the capabilities to do so. If not, then contacting third party repair shops may be the way to go. Repair shops can provide a diagnostic service in determining whether it will be economically viable to undertake repairs and henceforth provide a quote for the same.