How to fix an Apple iPhone 11 that keeps restarting by itself after iOS 13.2

Performance issues are common even to high end devices like the Apple iPhone 11. In fact, some of our readers have contacted us because they’ve encountered some of these issues shortly after downloading and installing iOS 13.2. One of those who reported said that his iPhone keeps restarting by itself after the update. Apparently, it’s a system-related issue and you should be able to fix it on your own without bringing your iPhone back to the iStore or Genius Bar, but you need to do some troubleshooting procedures. 

In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your iPhone 11 that keeps restarting on its own. We will look into each possibility and rule them out one after another until we can determine the reason why this problem occurs. So, if you’re an owner of this device and are currently having a similar problem after updating it to iOS 13.2, then continue reading as this post may be able to help you. 

Before anything else, if you are looking for a solution to a different problem, then drop in on our iPhone 11 Help Guides page for we have already solved some of the most common problems with this device. Try to find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our workarounds and solutions. 

Troubleshooting an iPhone 11 that keeps restarting after iOS 13.2

Performance issues are pretty annoying because they usually affect how you use your phone but they’re not really that hard to fix. I have outlined some procedures you can follow below. Try to see which one works for you…

First solution: Try closing all applications in the background

It’s possible that you already have a lot of apps that run in the background and if that’s the case, it’s normal that your iPhone would have some symptoms of a performance-related problem. To rule this possibility out, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and stop at the middle. This will show you the app previews. 
  2. Now, swipe up on each preview to close those apps and release some RAM. 

After this, continue using your iPhone 11 to see if it still keeps restarting on its own. If it still does, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Connect the device to its charger

We have to rule out the possibility that a new iPhone 11 already has some battery issues. We just need to know how your iPhone works when it’s connected to a stable power source.

  1. Plug the charger to a working wall outlet. 
  2. Connect your iPhone to its using the original cable. 
  3. While it’s charging, use the device to see if it still reboots by itself.

Now here’s the thing, if the iPhone 11 still keeps restarting even if it’s connected to the charger, then move on to the next solution as it’s probably just a firmware-related problem. 

However, if the reboots disappeared while it’s connected to its charger, then it’s possible that the battery is really defective. But try to do the remaining procedures anyway. 

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Third solution: Reset all the Settings on your iPhone 11

It’s a possible issue with the settings. You may have changed something that caused this problem. We don’t have to go through all the settings because it would take too much time making sure each setting is correct. Instead, just reset all the settings to bring your iPhone 11 back to its default or out-of-the-box configuration. Here’s how you do that: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Touch Reset All Settings. 
  5. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  6. Tap Reset All Settings at the bottom of the screen, and then tap Reset All Settings again to confirm. 

Your iPhone will reboot after this and once it has successfully rebooted, try to see if it still keeps restarting on its own. If it does, then the next procedure must be done. 

Fourth solution: Factory reset your iPhone 11 that keeps restarting

If all else fails, the next thing you have to do is the factory reset. This will delete your personal files and data so make sure to create a backup prior to the reset. I know that would be a challenge since you don’t know when your iPhone would reboot, but do your best to copy important files. After the backup, follow these steps to factory reset your iPhone 11: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings. 
  2. Find and tap General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and then touch Reset. 
  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings. 
  5. Tap Erase Now. 
  6. If prompted, enter your security lock. 
  7. Tap Erase iPhone at the bottom of the screen.  
  8. Tap Erase iPhone again to proceed.  
  9. Now enter your Apple ID password, and then tap Erase to proceed with the reset. 
  10. Wait until your iPhone has finished the reset, and then set it up as a new device. 

After the reset and your iPhone 11 still keeps restarting by itself, then it’s time you set up an appointment at the Genius Bar so that a technician can check the device for you. 

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I hope that this troubleshooting guide has been able to help you fix your Apple iPhone 11 that keeps restarting by itself one way or another. If you find this post helpful, please share it with your friends or with someone that might need help. 

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