My Apple iPhone XR won’t turn on after the iOS 13 update. Here’s the fix.

Some owners of the Apple iPhone XR have been complaining because their devices reportedly shutting down and won’t turn on anymore after the iOS 13 update. According to some, their iPhones powered down for no apparent reason and would no longer respond no matter how long they press the Power or Side key. Others have it that their iPhones have stopped responding after leaving then on charge overnight. 

In this post, I will walk you through carrying out simple procedures to deal with an issue on the iPhone XR that won’t turn on after the iOS 13 update. Any of the given procedures should be able to get your device back up and running properly again for as long as it doesn’t have any sort of physical or liquid damage. Read on to find out what to do if your iPhone won’t turn on from the recent update to iOS.

Before we move on to our troubleshooting, if you happen to find this post while looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our iPhone XR Help Guides page for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published articles that could help you fix your problem. Find issues that are similar to yours and feel free to use our solutions.

Fixing an iPhone XR that won’t turn on after iOS 13

As an owner, you should be the first one to know if your iPhone suffered from physical or liquid damage. You should check it physically if there are dents, cracks or scratches that are an indication of physical damage. But assuming that your iPhone has not been dropped or submerged in water, then you can always this problem. Here’s what you need to do…

First solution: Perform the Forced Restart on your iPhone

Most of the time, regardless of whether the iPhone has recently been updated or not, when the device powers down by itself and would no longer respond or won’t turn on, the problem is just a result of a firmware crash. Firmware crashes occurs every now and then but it often happens after a huge update. It’s because some files and caches may already be obsolete after the update, and that could be the reason why the phone crashes. To address this, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then quickly press and release the Volume Down button. 

  2. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key until the Apple logo shows on the screen. force restart iphone xr that won't turn on from an ios update

If you were able to make your iPhone show the Apple logo on the screen, then that’s a sign that the problem is fixed. However, if your device still won’t respond, then move on to the next solution. 

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Second solution: Charge your iPhone and do the forced restart

If your iPhone XR that’s running the iOS 13 still won’t turn on or respond after the first procedure, then it’s possible that the battery is drained. Therefore, the next thing you should do is make sure there’s enough charge to power up the device. Most of the time, a drained battery isn’t really a problem, but if the firmware crashed just before the phone turned off, then you’ll be dealing with a couple of issues that both leave the device unresponsive. Here’s what you need to do about it: 

  1. Plug the charger to a working wall outlet. 

  2. Using the original cable, connect the phone to its charger. 

  3. Regardless of whether the phone shows the charging symbol or not, leave it connected to the charger for at least 10 minutes. 

  4. While the iPhone is still connected to the charger, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then quickly press and release the Volume Down button. 

  5. The moment you release the volume down button, press and hold the Side or Power key until the Apple logo shows on the screen. 

Based on experience, these two procedures will make the device respond again. However, if your iPhone XR still won’t turn on even after doing these procedures, then it’s time to schedule an appointment at the Genius Bar and have an Apple tech check the device for you. 

I hope that we’ve been able to help you fix your iPhone XR that won’t turn on after the iOS 13 update. We would appreciate it if you helped us spread the word so please share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you so much for reading!

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