What To Do If Your iPhone 8 Stops Working After Charging Overnight

I know many of you here usually leave your iPhones to charge overnight and of course, it is not an issue. However, for some unfortunate things, this same situation might be risky. In this short iPhone 8 troubleshooting post, I’d like to share with you solutions to fix the current problem on iPhone 8 devices.

Solutions To Fix Your iPhone 8 Stops Working After Charging Overnight

Use another set of charging accessories to charge your iPhone

If your device’s battery is still fine, then the most reason might come from the charging cable or adapter. Tiny wires inside a charging cable can be broken if you don’t take care of it properly. The more wires get damaged, the less power the cable can transfer to your device battery. To check if this is the case, you should try another charging cable to charge your iPhone 8. Do the same for your current adapter.

Power surge

In some cases, because of unexpected power surges, charging smartphones can be damaged. Power surges might happen any time, suddenly creating large input of power. If an electronic gadget is hit by a power surge, its built-in fuse cannot work properly that causes damage to the hardware. If this is what prevents your iPhone from charging properly and turning on, you’ll likely end up replacing the unit.

Also see: How To Speed Up iPhone 8/ 8 Plus

Try DFU Mode Restore

Performing a DFU Mode Restore will be a good solution if nothing has changed. This troubleshooting method will restore the firmware on your phone to the default state. So, if the problem is due to bad software changes, this method will help you. Here are steps to perform a DFU Mode Restore on your iPhone.


  1. Plug your iPhone into your computer with a Lightning cable coming with it.
  2. Launch iTunes software on your computer.
  3. Power off your iPhone 8 as you normally do. From iOS 11, switch off your iPhone by heading to Settings-> General-> Shut Down and toggle the slider to the right to power off your iPhone.
  4. Now, press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds and then hold down the Volume Down button while still holding the Power button. Keep holding both of them for 10 seconds.
    • If you see the Apple logo, it means you have already held buttons too long. If this happens, you need to start over again. Otherwise, skip the next step.
  5. Release the Power button but still holding down the Volume Down button 5 seconds.
    • When you are prompted with plugging into iTunes screen, you have successfully entered Recovery Mode instead. So, you need to return to the first step and make sure you do not hold the buttons too long.
    • If your iPhone 8 screen turns black, your phone has successfully booted into DFU mode. You will then be prompted with an alert message saying that your iPhone has been detected and it’s ready for restore. Simply follow the onscreen instructions to restore your iPhone 8 using iTunes.

Bring your iPhone to Apple Center

There are only two things you can do on your end to resolve the problem. However, if nothing changes after you perform all the above methods, the bad hardware is the culprit. In that case, you should contact Apple support to do a hardware check so that you know whether it can be replaced or repaired.

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