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Fix iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on

Last Updated on April 22, 2022 by Kennedy

This is a post on how to fix iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on. I know this can quite confusing seeing your iphone charging but it won’t turn on.

You’re not the first person to see such problem cause I myself have seen this happen on my IPhone xs max , and I was able to fix the problem without taking it to a phone repairer.

Fix iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on

So let’s get started on how you can fix such problem on your iPhone.

1. Fix iPhone won’t on by using the buttons

This was the method I used in resolving the issue on my iPhone xs max. What I did is to press down the volume up button and let it go, press down the volume down button and also let it go, and finally press hold the side button and that was it, my iphone xs max turned off and within seconds I saw the Apple logo.

Kindly note that this method works on iphone 8, iPhone 8 plus, iPhone x, iPhone xr, iPhone xs, iPhone xs max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 pro max, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Pro, and IPhone 12 pro max.

If you’re using the iphone 7 and iPhone plus; kindly tap hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button at same time. Don’t remove your fingers, keep holding both buttons until the screen turns black and you’ll the Apple logo.

For those using the iphone 6 below, Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at same time until you see the Apple logo shows up on your screen.

This is the first fix I have for you on iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on. It truly worked for me so I recommend you trying this first, and if it didn’t work out for you, you can then move onto the next step.

2. Use another cable

Another reason that causes this type of problem on iphones is the lightning cable. Maybe the cable has worn out or is faulty and which you don’t know about it.

So if you have any lightning cable around it, use the cable to charge your Apple iPhone for about ten to fifteen minutes and try power it on. If it does power on, then the problem you’re having is caused by your lightning cable.

This is the second sure method on how to fix iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on.

Again if this method didn’t work for you, move onto the next step.

3. Use another wall socket or Power extension 

iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on

This does happen though very rare. I’m talking about the wall socket or power extension causing the problem of iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on.

I’ve seen this happen and it was caused by a power extension cord used in charging the iPhone. The power extension cord was faulty and the user didn’t know about it. Immediately he changed to another power extension cord and charged his for about thirty minutes, he pressed the power button and he phone was on.

This now made him to believe that it was the power extension cord that caused the problem and not really his iphone.

So in this case you should try a different power extension cord or wall socket and see if it will resolve your issue on iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on.

4. Hard reset your iphone

I know this is one method which you wouldn’t want to see or to do especially if you don’t have any backup for your phone. However, you don’t have any other option left if the three methods didn’t work for you.

I’m sorry but you will have to hard reset your iphone and in most cases it does help to rectify the issue if the problem is a software related issue.

Ive seen some number of iPhone users that had this issue of iphone charging but wont turn on, saying that hard reset helped to power their phone on. This is why I’m recommending it to you as the second to the last option on how to fix iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on.

However, if after hard resetting you phone and still it didn’t work, then you only have one option. And that is;

5. Taking your phone to a repair

That’s the only last option you have, taking your iphone to a phone repairer. If the warranty is still valid, take the phone to any Apple store around you. But if the warranty is exceeded, then you’ll have to take it to a good phone engineer.

Definitely the phone engineer should resolve the problem with your phone, and also tell you what actually went wrong and what really caused the problem.

So far these are the methods to fix iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on, and I can tell you that any of the methods will definitely fix your iphone for you.

How long does it take for a dead iphone to turn on

From my own experience, it takes about fifteen minutes for a dead iphone to turn on. The maximum I’ve seen is thirty minutes though I purposely left the phone on charging for about thirty minutes and powered it on.

I do recommend you to leave it on charging for about fifteen minutes, and then power it on. If it didn’t power on, plug it again for another fifteen minutes and power the phone on. This time, it should power on and if it didn’t, use the above methods to resolve the issue.

With all these being said on this post, I’m sure they will help you out in resolving the issue of iphone has been charging for hours but wont turn on. It can be frustrating, but I want you to know that your iphone isn’t damaged and there’s nothing to fear at all.

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