We have heard a lot of complaints from iPhone owners that their iPhone is randomly rebooting or respringing. This happens every 30 seconds or when they get new notifications, preventing them from using their device for daily tasks.
Apple has acknowledged the issue, and the company has just releases the fix. However, if you don’t want to update your device, there are still several ways to deal with the iPhone reboot/respring issue.
If you are now facing the issue, we have a couple of solutions that help you get rid of the annoying iPhone reboot/respring problem. For some background, the issue emerges as the date rolls over to December 2nd worldwide. If you are not hit by the issue, make sure you update your device.
How to fix iPhone reboot/respring issue
We recommend you make a full backup of your iPhone using iTunes in case something goes wrong during the process.
Update to iOS 11.2
Apple is aware of the issue, so the company has just rolled out iOS 11.2, the second major update to the operating system. Aside from new features and changes, iOS 11.2 comes with a fix for the date bug which is causing your device to reboot every 30 seconds. To update your device, open Settings > General > Software Update and install any available updates to fix the issue.
Change the date
There is an alternative to deal with the iPhone reboot/respring issue if you don’t want to update your device. A lot of iPhone owners say that changing the date to last week helps get rid of the issue. We recommend you reboot your device after changing the date. If nothing changes, hard reset your device.
Keep in mind that changing the date may cause some apps to malfunction or crash. Therefore, it’s a good idea to create a full backup of your device before moving ahead.
Turn off background app refresh
Background app refresh has been a part of Apple’s mobile operating system for years, allowing iPhone and iPad apps to perform updates and check for content even when they are not running. While this is a great feature, it may cause your iPhone to repeatedly reboot. To turn off background app refresh on your iPhone, head to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn off the switch.
If the problem is still present, try resetting your settings, which also removes your user data. To do this, open the Settings app and tap on General. After that, hit Reset and tap on Reset All Settings.
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