How To Fix A “Bricked” iPhone

We’re so tied to our iPhones. They’re often our pride and joy. The first thing you grab when you wake up and the last thing you look at before you go to sleep.
What happens if it stops working? You may have a “Bricked” iPhone.
 
In its truest sense having a bricked smartphone actually means your device is useless, irretrievable, damaged and beyond repair.  The beating heart of your universe is now nothing more than a beautiful space age brick.
Happily the latest iPhones have a good deal of resilience built into them. It’s almost impossible to permanently “brick” an iOS device.
There are a few reasons you might have an unresponsive iPhone.
  • A corrupted / interrupted iOS update.
  • An attempt to ‘Jailbreak’ your device.
  • Old age (of the handset, not the user).
  • Continually dropping your phone.
All of the above reasons are fairly common occurrences in the day to day life of a handset. Apple has even admitted that regular bombs and drops  were the cause of the infamous Touch Disease issue on the iPhone 6 Plus which led to corrupted software and eventual ‘Bricking’. (See our Blog on that topic here).
For Touch Disease repair, or for cracked or broken screen repair done in-store in under an hour call  Mobile Solutions on 01223 300 200, or visit your local branch in Cambridge, Norwich or Great Yarmouth.

To restore your ‘Bricked’ iPhone simply follow the following easy steps:

 
Hard Reset: 
 
Hold down the Lock/Off button (on the top or side of your device depending which iPhone you use) and Home button together for 15 seconds – on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus you need to hold the Volume Down and Home button. You can let go when the Apple logo appears on screen.
Use iTunes To Restore Your Phone:
 
If your iPhone reboots successfully from the hard reset, happy days! If not, it may show the ‘Connect to iTunes’ logo. This means the handset is in ‘recovery mode’. Plug your phone into your Mac or PC, open iTunes and find your device. From there click ‘Restore’ in the top right of the screen. This will restore your phone to factory settings.
 
Note: You WILL lose your data with this process. Make sure you backup your phone regularly so you can retrieve your information from iCloud once your phone is restored.
 

Fixed?

The above steps will solve the majority of iPhone problems, but if your phone still shows an error message you can bring it into Mobile Solutions. We repair iOS and Android devices.
 
Whether you have a phone with Touch Disease, a cracked screen or one that wont turn on our experienced, trained engineers can fix most issues in store while you wait.
Call us today on 01223 300 200 or visit one of our branches in Cambridge, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

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