I have an iPhone XS running iOS 14, and it suddenly switched off, and won’t turn on again.

I tried charging, and there is no response.. I fear for the worse.

Gladly, when I connect to the computer, Finder did detect the iPhone. But it shows the iPhone is in Recovery Mode, and prompted to restore to factory setting.

You don’t have to restore!

I googled for reasons why it would be in a totally non-responsive black screen, yet in a Recovery Mode.

Turned out, it is possible. iPhone screen can be black or frozen.

The trick to restart

I always thought pressing 3 buttons (up, down, side) would shut it down.

But the instructions is this instead:

iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

  1. Press Up
  2. Press Down
  3. Press and hold Side

Tada~ And the Apple logo is shown.




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