If I had a penny every time I heard someone say this, I would have about a couple hundred pennies = ) Not exactly a small fortune, yet it amazes me how many people have no idea how to fix this issue. When purchasing an iPhone, customers should really be told about the infamous “Soft Reset” that an iPhone will require from time to time. It will surely save a lot of people a lot of unnecessary aggravation and worry as well as a trip to their local wireless store.
Symptom: iPhone will not power on. It is not responding when pressing the power key. Assuming the device, in fact, is not actually damaged in any way (physical/liquid) and the battery has somewhat of a charge to it, the following steps will work.
1. Press the HOME key and keep holding…
2. While still holding, press the POWER button.
3. Now Continue Holding both of these together for about 15 seconds. I kinda chose that number out of thin air. In fact, it’s a complete guess…Just keep holding both until you see the Apple Logo. Then, you can let both go. This should not take longer than 30 seconds actually. So, if it doesn’t happen, then:
A. Your phone needs to be placed on a charger for about 15 minutes before trying this again.
B. There is something else going on. (Possible broken phone)
So, if you find yourself in this position, Do not fret, as this need for a “soft reset” is normal. As long as your phone responds after completing the above steps, your phone is NOT defective in any way. It is not a lemon. I repeat, it is not a lemon.
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