iPhone Bricked Overnight? Follow the 5 Real Fixes to Unbrick It!

What does bricked iPhone mean?

Actually, it does not mean you use a brick as your smart phone, but your iPhone is disabled like a brick, like stuck in Apple logo, loop boot, black screen, etc.

Reasons for bricked iPhone are all the same, while it is hard to pick the real solutions to unbrick your iPhone.

No worry, just follow this article to get the latest 5 real universal solutions to fix a bricked iPhone.

Keep your patience and let's uncover the real fixes one by one.

Bricked iPhone

Part 1: Pre-reading: Bricked iPhone (Why and what)

What does a bricked iPhone look like?

  • • There is only an Apple logo left on your non-responding screen, which indicates your iPhone stuck on Apple logo.
  • • iPhone gets stuck in boot loop.
  • • iPhone won't turn on but it is full charge.
  • • iPhone bricks microphone.
  • • iPhone get bricked and get error 53.
  • • iPhone units with third-party display.
  • • iPhone screen is black/white/red.
  • • iPhone is dead and no-responding to any of your tap or voice order.
  • • And more.

You may feel confused why your iPhone is bricked.

Actually, there are various causes of bricked iPhone. According to large amounts of reports, the following are common reasons to explain why iPhone would be bricked.

  • • iOS 11.3 bugs on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
  • • Upgrade iPhone to unstable version of iOS.
  • • Run low storage due to heavy apps, music, videos, photos, etc.
  • • Firmware damage or malware attack.
  • iPhone jailbreak.
  • • Others.
Why would iPhone Bricked

Anyway, having a bricked iPhone is a frustrating thing, especially when you need to use iPhone urgently.

So, let's dive in and discover 5 top methods to unbrick an iPhone safely.

Part 2: Fix Bricked iPhone with iOS System Recovery (Safe without Data Loss)

After learning the common reasons for a bricked iPhone, it’s easy to find that most bricked iPhones have a problematic iOS system. So the best way to fix a bricked iPhone is using a professional iOS system repair tool. Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery, is the universal tool, which can fix your bricked iPhone safely without any data loss.

By putting iPhone into DFU mode or Recovery mode, iOS System Recovery can repair iOS system perfectly safely without data loss.

Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery - Unbrick iPhone without Data Loss

  • Fix bricked iPhone/iPad caused by different iOS system issues, like stuck on Apple logo/recovery mode/boot loop/black screen, and more.
  • Support all iOS models like iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S, etc.
  • Support the latest iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.
  • Offer flexible fix methods including Free Quick Fix, Standard Fix and Advanced Fix.
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How to Fix a Bricked iPhone with iOS System Recovery (iOS 17 Supported)

Step 1. Open iOS System Recovery

Free download bricked iPhone fix software on your computer. Launch it and register with your email account. Tap "iOS System Recovery" to prepare to unbrick your iPhone.

Open iOS System Recovery

Step 2. Connect iPhone to computer

Connect iPhone to Mac or PC with a USB cable. Select the bricked state of your iPhone, and "Start" to proceed the next step.

In the pop-up window, you will find you are directed automatically to fix your iPhone in Standard Mode.

Connect iPhone to PC

Step 3. Enter into DFU/Recovery mode

Press "Start" button and follow the on-screen instruction to put your iPhone into DFU mode or recovery mode. After that, iOS System Recovery can detect your iPhone information entirely.

Enter into DFU mode

Step 4. Select iPhone model

Check the detected iPhone information to see if there is anything wrong, then correct it manually if necessary.

Select iPhone model

Step 5. Unbrick Your iPhone

After everything has been done, tap "Repair" button to start downloading firmware and fixing a bricked iPhone safely and professionally.

Fix iPhone System

Part 3: 3 Common Methods to Unbrick an iPhone

Unbrick an iPhone by Hard Reset

If you'd like to try some other methods to fix your bricked iPhone without a third-party tool, then you can try to hard reset your iPhone.

In most cases, performing a hard reset can solve app crashes and other iPhone system errors automatically. You will not lose any iOS data during iPhone hard resetting, even though it may damage the firmware of your Apple device.

But if you are okay with this risk, then you can learn methods below of how to fix a bricked iPhone without restoring.

For iPhone 6s/6/5s/5c/5/4 and earlier:

Hold and press Wake/Sleep button and Home button together for at least 10 seconds, do not release them until the Apple logo appears. Then restart your iPhone to see if it is still bricked or not.

Hard Reset iPhone 6

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

Long press Power button and Home button simultaneously. When you see the Apple logo again, you can restart iPhone 7/7 Plus and fix it back to the normal state.

Hard Reset iPhone 7

For iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8:

Press and quickly release the Volume Up button and Volume Down button in order. Then press and hold Side button to hard reset iPhone 8 and later models.

Force Restart iPhone 8

This way can work for some easy iPhone problems, which is not related with iPhone system error. If your iPhone is bricked due to more complicated causes, you had better try iOS System Recovery.

Fix iPhone Bricked Issue in Recovery Mode

You can also try to put your iPhone or iPad in recovery mode to get your iOS device out of the bricked status. Follow the easy steps below:

Step 1. Connect your bricked iPhone to a computer.

Step 2. Launch iTunes if you are using a Windows computer, and Finder if Mac.

Step 3. Put your iPhone into recovery mode, then select Restore in iTunes or Finder and confirm your action.

Step 4. Wait for the restore process to complete, then set up your iPhone to check whether it's unbricked.

Fix Bricked iPhone in DFU Mode

If you failed to put your iPhone/iPad into recovery mode, put it into DFU mode then, which is a more advanced mode than recovery mode. You can take the steps below to unbrick your iPhone in DFU mode.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, then open iTunes on Windows or Finder on Mac.

Step 2. Put your iPhone into DFU mode by following these steps:

  • • Press and hold the “Home” button and “Wake/Sleep” button for 3 seconds, and then release your finger.
  • • Press and hold on the “Home” button and the “Wake/Sleep” button for 10 seconds > Release the finger on the “Wake/Sleep” button and the “Home” button for about 5 seconds.
  • • If your iPhone screen stays black and nothing appears, a window will pop up in iTunes or Finder saying that your iPhone is in DFU mode.

Step 3. Now just follow the instructions in iTunes or Finder to restore your bricked iPhone.

Part 4: Fix Bricked iPhone by Restoring with iTunes

If you have backed up iPhone data with iTunes before, you can restore a bricked iPhone using iTunes backup files, but the risk is that you may suffer data loss due to iTunes limitations. Anyway, your bricked iPhone can go back to work, right? So follow steps below to fix a bricked iPhone by restoring with iTunes.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to iTunes

Update iTunes to the latest version before restoring.

Then connect iPhone to a trusted computer using a lightning USB cable and iTunes will recognize iPhone automatically. (iTunes won't recognize iPhone?)

If you use a new computer, then you need to confirm and trust this computer first.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 2. Restore and unbrick iPhone with iTunes

After iTunes has detected your Apple device, choose your iPhone icon and then go to the "Summary" section. You can see basic information of your iOS device. Click "Restore Backup" button under the "Backups" menu.

Restore Backup with iPhone

Then you can pick up the most relevant iTunes backup according to the Date and size. Press "Restore" to start restoring and fixing your bricked iPhone.

Restore Backup with iPhone


Restoring iPhone with iTunes will wipe out your existing data and replace data with the restored iTunes backup.

If you do not want to lose any data, just try to download iPhone files from valid iCloud backup after you fix your bricked iPhone.

If you have any problem of bricked iPhone, feel free to contact us.

We are glad to help you fix a bricked iPhone any time you need.

Part 5: FAQs about iPhone Bricked

What does it mean when an iPhone is “bricked”?

When an iPhone is bricked, it means that it becomes completely unresponsive and essentially unusable. It may not turn on or respond to any commands, leaving you unable to access or use the device.

How do I recover data from a bricked iPhone?

If you have backed up your data with iTunes or iCloud before your iPhone bricked, you can restore data from the iTunes or iCloud backup files. Otherwise, you can try your luck with third-party iOS data recovery software like Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery, EaseUS iPhone data recovery software, etc.

Can I fix a bricked iPhone without losing data?

In some cases, it may be possible to recover a bricked iPhone without losing data, but it's not guaranteed. Restoring the device to its factory settings usually erases all data, so it's crucial to have a recent backup. However, certain advanced and professional iOS system repair software tools or services may be able to fix a bricked iPhone without erasing your data. To unbrick an iPhone without data loss, you can give the Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery tool recommended in this article a try.

Can you restart a dead iPhone?

If your iPhone is completely unresponsive and appears to be dead, you can try these methods to restart it: Charge your iPhone; Force restart; Connect to a computer and use iTunes to restore and update the device.
If none of these steps work and your iPhone remains unresponsive, it may indicate a more serious hardware issue. In such cases, it's recommended to contact Apple Support or visit an authorized service center for further assistance.

How can I prevent my iPhone from getting bricked?

To prevent your iPhone from getting bricked, it's recommended to avoid unauthorized modifications, such as jail-breaking, as they can introduce instability. Additionally, ensure that you regularly update your iPhone's software through authorized channels and consider backing up your data regularly to avoid data loss in case of any issues.


You should have unbricked your iPhone by following the 5 different methods above. If unfortunately not, there may be a more serious hardware issue with your iOS device. If that's the case, it'd be better to ask for help from professional Apple Support.
If you have any questions about the methods we shared in this post, feel free to leave your comment below, we are glad to offer further help.

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