Fix infinite boot loops after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XS Max

When your phone is doing infinite boot loops after iOS update, it is possible that the update wasn’t successful or the system implementation has been corrupted. Thus, the phone keeps on power-cycling. It has been perceived that malware, bad updates, and not enough battery life are the common factors that bring the occurrence of the infinite boot loops on your iPhone XS Max device. Fortunately, this screen issue is still rectifiable using the potential solutions that we have mapped out below. Read on and learn how to eliminate this annoying problem on your iOS device.

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Troubleshooting infinite boot loops on iPhone XS Max after iOS 13.2.3

Listed below are attainable solutions that you can use in fixing this type of screen issues on your device. Follow the instructions carefully to obtain positive output.

First solution: Restart (soft reset) your phone while charging to fix infinite boot loops after iOS 13.2.3.

Often times, end-users ignore the battery life of their device prior to installing major updates. Not knowing that this could hinder the phone to complete the installation process. This is the reason why we never fail to advise our readers to have ample battery life on their iOS device before installing an update. Either your phone has no sufficient battery life while installing the update or the battery connector is malfunctioning for the phone to not acquire enough power, try to recharge your phone to fix the infinite boot loop issue on your iPhone XS Max device. When your phone shows an indication that it is charging, wait until it reaches at least 30% battery life and then perform a soft reset. Here is how:

  1. Press and hold the Side or Power button and either Volume Up or Down button simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. Release both buttons when you see the message Slide to Power Off on your screen.
  3. Then drag the power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Side (Power) button again until the Apple logo appears.

The soft reset will attempt to clear out minor software glitches that might have triggered the boot loader to act up. If the phone successfully passed through the Apple logo, use the phone as you normally do and observe if the infinite boot loop has disappeared.

The first solution is only applicable if your phone responded to your touches while it is being charged. Otherwise, skip this option and move on to the next troubleshooting procedure.

Second solution: Force restart iPhone XS Max to fix infinite boot loop after iOS 13.2.3

To cease the ongoing or infinite boot loops on your iOS device, give your phone a quick start through force restart. Minor software glitches that triggered the phone’s boot loader to misbehave is expected to be cleared out after the process. In addition, apps that were left running in the background while doing the iOS update will also be forced closed. Thus, possible rogue apps that might also hindered the phone to boot up completely after the new system implementations will be ruled out. Here is what needs to be done:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then, press and hold the Side or Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Wait until the phone boots up completely. If it does, check for available apps updates. This is to make sure that all in-apps will work harmoniously with the phone’s new platform. To check for available apps updates, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the App Store from the Home screen.
  2. Select your Profile icon.
  3. Scroll down to the updates section and view the list of available apps updates. If there is no available update, drag the screen downward to refresh the page.
  4. Once your prompted with pending apps updates, tap Update All to install all pending apps updates at once.

Then restart (soft reset) your phone after installing the apps updates to make sure that changes are properly implemented. However, if your phone is still left in infinite boot loops state and doesn’t give you the chance to check for and install pending updates, you need to carry out more-advanced solutions to resolve the infinite boot loops issue on your device. Scroll down and continue troubleshooting your phone.

Third solution: Perform DFU mode restore through iTunes.

By performing the DFU mode restore through iTunes, you will be able to fix your phone’s system without activating the boot loader and perform iOS restoration. The process will require you to put your phone in DFU mode (Device Firmware Update). You also need to have a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes software installed to accomplish this solution. Once the requisites are met, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your iPhone XS Max to the computer using the supplied USB or lightning cable.
  2. Then launch iTunes on your computer.
  3. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  4. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  5. Press and hold the Power button until the screen turns black.
  6. Keep holding down the Power button, then press and hold the Volume Down button while the screen is still black.
  7. After 5 seconds, release the Power button but continue to hold down the Volume Down button until iTunes recognizes your iPhone XS Max device.
  8. After you released the Volume Down button, follow the onscreen prompts to initiate iOS restoration via iTunes.

After the restoration has been completed, perform a force restart to exit from the DFU mode.

Other options

If the infinite boot loops issue persists after exhausting the solutions listed above, you can also try to use a third-party software to fix the problem. There are various iOS repair tools available for free. All you need to do is to install the desired tool on your Mac or Windows computer and follow the onscreen prompts to fix the infinite boot loops issue on your iPhone XS Max device. Otherwise, you can bring your phone to your nearest local office for a possible repair. If this option isn’t available for your, you can contact Apple Support instead. Make sure to provide detailed information on how you incurred this screen issue and the troubleshooting procedures you did prior to contacting them.