iPhone 12 mini Won’t Turn On? Here’s the fix

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If you own an iPhone 12 mini, but the device won’t turn on, it doesn’t mean everything is lost. There could be some glitch or issue that you can eliminate with some simple workarounds. We will share some suggestions that could help you resolve the problem, so make sure to try them on.

See also: How to Fix Common iPhone 12 mini Problems

What to do if your an iPhone 12 mini won’t turn on?

When the iPhone 12 mini doesn’t turn on, there are not many things to try. But, one of the following could fix the issue:

1. Connect iPhone to PC

It is possible that you can be stuck in a situation where your iPhone 12 mini has a faulty power button and it shuts down unexpectedly. In such cases, you can try to connect your iPhone to a PC and wait for a few seconds or minutes for it to boot. In most cases, if your iPhone has enough charge, it should boot automatically into iOS. If not, try the step mentioned below.

This is also a good way of knowing if your iPhone is actually dead or if its display has just stopped working. If its the latter, the device will still be detected by your PC.

2. Check Your Connections

Firstly, check the obvious points. Did you definitely remember to charge your iPhone? Has the charger become partially dislodged from the wall socket? And is the power socket turned on?

3. Dirt and Dust

Next, ensure there’s no dust, dirt, or other gunk clogging up either the USB port on your charging cable or your phone’s charging port.

Remember, the connections are delicate. The best way to remove grime from ports is to use a can of compressed air.

4 Troubleshoot Your Cable

USB charging cables are notorious for malfunctioning on a whim. You can check the integrity of your cable by using it with another device and seeing if it works.

Make sure the charger is working. The cable should be in perfect condition as well. Also, use the cable that came with your iPhone.
Nothing should be in the phone’s port, so clear out any dirt or dust.

5. Check the Battery Is Receiving Power

After you have plugged your iPhone into your charger, wait for one minute to see whether the battery icon pops up on your screen.

If it does, your battery is fine, and you can move onto the next steps. Alternatively, you might see a small red (or other color) light flashing. If you do, it means your battery doesn’t have enough power to turn on or display any content on the screen. Let it charge for 30 minutes, then try again.

Don’t see a battery icon or a light? That might mean that your battery is dead and needs replacing.

Since iPhone 12 mini has non-removable battery, you either need to try to pull apart your phone and change the battery yourself or take it to an authorized specialist shop.

Be aware that if you try to change the battery yourself, you might void the device’s warranty.

6. Check the Screen

Of course, your iPhone might be powered on without you realizing it. A broken screen can give the impression that there’s no power.

Thankfully, it’s easy to know whether your screen is to blame. Hold the Power button for 30 seconds to ensure your iPhone is definitely powering up, then wait for at least two minutes to allow the boot process to complete.

Now, simply call yourself from another phone. If the iPhone rings, your screen is to blame. If it doesn’t, you need to keep going.

Remember, you can sometimes replace the screen yourself, but once again, you will void your warranty.

7. Your iPhone Might Be Broken

If iPhone 12 mini will not turn on after trying the above steps, it might be time to face the reality that you need a new phone. If your device is in warranty, you can take it to an Apple store or an authorized Apple service center to get it repaired. Since the device will be in warranty, Apple will repair or replace it for free.

If your iPhone is not in warranty though, I will recommend that you take it to a third-party service center first as they can likely repair your Device at a far lower price than Apple. However, do this only if there’s a reputed third-party repair shop for Apple products in your area. Otherwise, if you don’t mind spending some additional money for peace of mind, authorized Apple service centers are still going to be your best bet.

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