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iPhone Turning On and Off and Rebooting During Startup — We Can Help!

Kelly Wilkerson | | categories: iphone | View Comments

I've come across a handful of customers that had the following scenario:

  • iPhone1 is stuck in a cycle of rebooting during startup.

  • iPhone works perfectly fine if restored to factory settings.

  • Restoring the iPhone from a backup causes reboot cycle to return.

If you're having this problem, we've had some successes removing the problematic settings files from the backup2 so you can still restore your photos, app data, etc. Send us an email through our support page (and feel free to mention me, Kelly, or this post directly.) We can try out some of the fixes for your backup!

  1. I refer to all iOS devices as iPhones for my posts, just to keep things brief. However, all of this applies to or iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. 

  2. Using techniques we developed for our Decipher Backup Repair product.