iPhone XR WHat the Dead XR

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1rottenapple, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    this is so weird. I’m more venting than anything but my XR just up and died. It won’t turn on. When I plug it to my MacBook/ITunes, iTunes won’t recognize it. It not responding. I tried holding the volume bottom and power at the same time and no such luck. I can’t force reboot it or anything. I have a genius appointment Saturday. Kinda wish I should have just sent it instead of wasting time at the Apple store.

    This is the first time my iPhone suddenly died out of nowhere. It’s been perfectly fine with no issues what-so-ever.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No possible way I could have waited till Saturday.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It happens. Most times iPhones operate without incident, but sometimes there’s no logical explanation to why they fail. I think it’s happened all of us at least once with one tech product or another.
  4. Cobold, Apr 10, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019

    Cobold macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dieburg / Germany
    My girlfriend's iPhone X had this happen once. Looked like it is completely dead, would not turn on by plugging it in or anything...

    It could be fixed by performing a force restart:
    • Press and release the volume up button.
    • Press and release the volume down button.
    • Press and hold the side button. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears.
    Important ist to press and RELEASE the vomule buttons in THAT order. Really just a short press, not press and hold! And after that, press and hold the side button.

    Give it a try!
  5. Ebok Suspended

    Aug 22, 2018
    Apple store offers walk-in appointments if you’re close by. Sometimes there’s a wait but it’s better than waiting till Saturday.

    Alternatively you can call and get an express replacement.
  6. coldwaves macrumors regular

    May 30, 2011
    Have you tried to force restart the phone? If not, it is worth a try. My dad's iPhone 6s Plus appeared to be dead the other day. It just did not respond to anything. Pressing any buttons or plugging into power did not help. Finally, we did a force restart by pressing the power button and home button together. The Apple logo appeared and the phone restarted. Since then, he has not encountered any problem using it. For iPhone XR, I believe the restart procedure is volume up, volume down, and then hold side button until the Apple logo appears. If you haven't tried this, it does not hurt to give it a go.
  7. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2016
    New Jersey
    I'd go to the store and see if they'll take a look at it and explain Saturday is a little to long to wait. May have to wait a bit at the store, but they should be able to help you. Remember, be nice! You catch more flies with honey....
  8. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    This is a good lesson to always keep a spare iPhone with a mirrored setup. Used iPhones that work fine (but may be a bit slow and old) are available for sale under $100.
    That way, if your daily driver goes belly up as yours just did, it's a simple matter of swapping the SIM and continuing on your way. No emergency.
  9. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    I have a xs max
    --- Post Merged, Apr 10, 2019 ---
    Does work not work.
  10. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Dec 3, 2017
    Yep. This is one reason I always have a second android phone. A phone is your lifeline
  11. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2013
  12. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
  13. Eirik2306 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2011
    Happened to ny iPhone X a few days ago on iOS 12.2, I have used the same iCloud backup since my first iPhone 3g and almost every iPhone I just set up the phone has new, havent rebooted by itself since. Might be some corrupt files after all those years aswell.
  14. Rodan52 macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia and Bali, Indonesia
    Kobold my wife's XR did something slightly different. The screen remained active and it was possible to unlock it fith facial recognition but nothing else worked. All of the icons on the home screens were unresponsive, including the settings menu and control panel. The above method of forcing a restart fixed it with no reoccurrence so far.

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