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How to fix iPhone stuck on red battery screen? 

 September 19, 2021

By  Phil Borges

If you're wondering how to fix iPhone stuck on a red battery screen, then it's time to read this blog post. We'll go over the causes and the solutions that will help your phone back to work again. No matter what the cause of the problem is, there are some troubleshooting steps you can try to fix it yourself before taking time off work for an appointment with an Apple technician.

How to fix iPhone stuck on a red battery screen?

When your iPhone is stuck on the red battery screen, it can be really frustrating. It's possible that you're not doing anything wrong, and it's just a software issue (most likely), a hardware problem, or a faulty battery that requires attention from an authorized technician.

Luckily, there are some troubleshooting steps you can try before taking your iPhone to a repair shop. Before you start, please check the following first:

  • To guarantee that the iPhone Lightning port charges effectively, clean it.
  • Double-check that the charging cable, adapter, and wall outlet are in good working order. You plug in the device believing it is charging, but it isn't, leaving your battery empty because of a fault.
  • Before performing the repairs, allow the gadget to charge for up to 30 minutes.

1. Restart Your iPhone.

Perform a force restart to your iPhone. It is one of the first troubleshooting steps to take when it's stuck on the red battery screen and won't turn on normally. The method for restarting the iPhone varies depending on the model.

iPhone 6s or iPhone SE (1st generation)

  • At the same time, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button. When the logo of Apple appears, release both buttons at the same time.

Force restart iPhone 7

  • Hold down the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time for a few seconds. When the logo of Apple appears, release both buttons at the same time.

iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, or iPhone 12

  • To turn the device on, press and quickly release the volume up button, then the volume down button. After that, hold down the side button. When the logo of Apple appears, release the button.

2. Connect the iPhone to the computer or Mac, then disconnect it.

If connecting a charger to an adapter does not work, leave the phone connected to your Mac or PC for a few minutes. Next, unplug it and try switching it on. Sometimes this helps to wriggle on.

3. Slightly heat the phone.

This procedure is optional but seems to work for some people who tried this. You'll need a hairdryer to warm the back of the iPhone for 30 seconds to a minute. Then, try pressing the side button to turn it on.

If none of the fixes work, then you'll need to take your iPhone to a repair shop. Be sure that the repair shop you choose is an authorized service provider so you can be sure to get the best service.

How to make an iPhone battery last longer?

Here are some tips you can follow to help your iPhone battery last longer:

  • Turn off any features that are killing your battery life, such as Bluetooth or GPS, when you are not using them.
  • Keep your iPhone's screen brightness as low as possible or use dim mode.
  • Close all apps that are running in the background which you are not using or manage the app background activity.
  • Keep your iOS up to date.
  • Turn off the notifications for apps that you don't need or turn on the "do not disturb" mode when needed.
  • Turning WiFi on all the time is a surefire way to deplete your battery quickly. If you don't need it, then just turn the WiFi off.

At what stage should you change the battery in your iPhone?

There are a few things to consider before you make a decision to replace the battery in your iPhone. You should first see if the problem is software-related, which will be determined by seeing if the problem continues after restoring from a backup. If it does, then it's usually a software issue that can be fixed with an update from Apple. If it doesn't, then you may have a more serious hardware problem like an overheating or faulty battery that needs to be serviced by professionals.

If your iPhone is still under warranty, it's best to handle this issue with Apple support or an authorized service facility. Otherwise, if your phone is out of warranty and you've had no luck troubleshooting it yourself, you may ask the help of a qualified repair shop that specializes in smartphone repairs for the best possible action to take.

Conclusion

iPhone stuck on a red battery screen can be a very frustrating problem. It's best to try all the solutions before you decide that your phone is dead for good. If none of these fixes work, then it might mean that there is an actual hardware issue with the device and needs servicing by professionals in order to get your device working again. We hope this post has been informative and provided you with some helpful insights into your iPhone's battery life.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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