Why Does My Phone Keep Randomly Restarting?

Whether it’s an Android phone or an iPhone, a smartphone under normal operating conditions should not restart the phone without any interaction from you. Such behavior can indicate a number of issues that may require your attention. Here are some reasons why the phone may restart on its own.

Outdated System Software

Outdated system software can cause your problems if your phone has not been updated for a long time. System updates not only include new features but also often come with fixes for bugs and other problems in the software. So, if you are stuck with an old version of software on your phone then it’s time updating it like this can easily fix the intermittent reboots. How to update your iPhone to the latest iOS version
To check for the latest system updates for your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Android users will find system updates under System in Settings. However, every phone stops receiving updates, and if that’s you, it’s time to upgrade your iPhone or Android device.

How to Update Android Incorrect application Apart from system software, applications play an important role in smartphones. As we often install new apps and update existing ones with new features, chances are that any change in your phone’s behavior is due to the installation of a new app or update date.

Malfunctioning Apps

On Android, you can check if a downloaded app triggers a reboot by restarting your phone in safe mode. As phones from different manufacturers have different procedures to enable security mode, you can check the manufacturer’s support website for the correct procedure. But usually, you can enter safe mode by pressing and holding the power button until the power window stops. Then long press the power off option until safe mode appears.

Security mode on Android

The security situation in Android restricts other applications. If the problem occurs in safe mode, the application may cause it to restart.

How to update apps and games on Android
You can remove recently installed apps one by one to identify bad apps. But before uninstalling an app, make sure you are running the latest version of any app because if you have an older version, an update may fix the problem.

Unfortunately, there is no good mode on the iPhone. So you only have to remove installed or updated apps one by one to find out if the wrong app is the cause.


Although some types of PC malware are known to cause the computer to crash or restart, the problem is rare for smartphones, especially iPhones. But given the ever-evolving malware landscape, random reboots due to viruses aren’t entirely a fantasy.

On Android, you can run an anti-malware scan to find the culprit and remove it. We recommend BitDefender. However, if that doesn’t work then a factory reset can also remove viruses or any other type of malware from the phone. That said, make sure you back up your data before you begin.

Bags and other accessories

RIG Nacon MG-X Pro Although accessories such as bags, batteries, or gamepads are useful, sometimes they can cause problems. So when you find startups on your phone, try uninstalling them to make sure that they are not the cause of the problem. Also remember that apps should not cover the phone’s sensors or touch buttons.

Ports and Ports

When you use your phone, the USB port can sometimes get clogged with dirt, lint, or other things. So, if your phone reboots after being plugged in for charging, debris in the USB port may be the cause. A can of compressed air or a toothpick can help remove this debris. Our sister site, Review Geek, has a great in-depth guide on how to keep your phone’s USB port clean.

Storage space is limited

Although rare, running out of storage on your phone can also cause temporary reboots. 15% to 20% free space is recommended for optimal performance of your phone. But if your phone doesn’t have enough storage, it’s time to delete frequently used or unused apps and large files from your phone. iPhone users also have the option to uninstall frequently used apps to keep phone storage free. Problematic word
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Hardware Issues

If none of the previously mentioned things seem to apply to your situation, your phone may have a hardware problem that is causing it to restart. Hardware problems happen when your phone is old, exposed to water or dropped.

In this case, you will have to take it to a service center for repair. Technical staff will diagnose the problem and recommend a course of action in the future. Remember to back up your data at the phone’s factory before taking it in for repair.

Problem solving

No one likes random reboots. However, as we discussed, the underlying problem can be identified. This is most often caused by system software or apps, but hardware issues can also cause the problem. If it’s a software problem, it’s very likely you can fix it yourself.

Otherwise, you can always turn to the device manufacturer for help, whether it’s a software, hardware, or something you can’t identify. Unless your device is under warranty, the manufacturer will likely charge you for repairs. If the cost is too high, you may be better off replacing the phone.

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