How to Repair a Broken iPhone at Home

by Nina Nixon

On occasion, your iPhone may fail to turn off, an application freeze or other malfunction may occur. If you drop your device off at the repair shop, it might take days to repair and of course, it will cost money unless under warranty. First, try a few tips to repair your broken iPhone yourself.

1

Press and hold down the "On/Off Sleep/Wake" button and release it when the red slider is displayed.

2

Press and hold down the "Home" button to force-quit an application that is causing problems. Alternatively, double-click the "Home" button and then press and hold down the application's icon until it starts to move. Tap the "Red circle and White Dash" icon to force it to quit and remove it from the recently used apps list. If your iPhone still does not work correctly, go to the next step.

3

Press and hold down the "On/Off Sleep/Wake" button and release it when the red slider is displayed. Then move the slider with your finger to turn off the iPhone. Wait 10 seconds and then press and hold down the "On/Off Sleep/Wake" button until the Apple logo is displayed. If your iPhone still does not work correctly, go to the next step.

4

Press and hold down the "On/Off Sleep/Wake" button and the "Home" button together for 10 seconds. Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears. If your iPhone still does not work correctly, go to the next step.

5

Verify that you have installed the latest iTunes version and then launch the software.

6

Connect your iPhone to your computer and then select "iPhone" when it appears under "Devices" in "iTunes."

7

Click the "Summary" tab and then click "Check for Update." Wait for the update to complete and then close out of iTunes.

Tip

  • check Configure your iPhone to automatically sync with iTunes so that it will create a backup when syncing occurs. Launch iTunes and then select "iPhone" under "Devices." Select your sync settings and then click "Apply."

About the Author

Nina Nixon has more than 30 years of professional writing experience. She enjoys writing about business and technology. Her articles have appeared on Chron, eHow Business & Personal Finance, Techwalla, and other digital content publishing websites.