Fixed! New iPhone 15/14 not Turning on After Data Transfer

When transfer data to new iPhone, you may encounter the issue that new iPhone not turning on after transfer. In this guide, you will know why your iPhone not turning on after data transfer and effective solutions to fix it.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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iPhone 15 won't turn on after data transfer

When I transfer my old iPhone data to the new iPhone 14. Everything seems to be okay. But soon I find my new iPhone 15 stuck on black screen for about five minutes after I finished the data transfer step. No matter how I click, it won’t turn on. Can anyone help me?

- Question from Apple Community

Transfer all data from old iPhone to the new one is, of course, the first thing you will do when you have got a new iPhone. Thanks to Quick Start, the data transfer process has become as simple as possible. However, Quick Start is not working from time to time and this time your new iPhone not turning on after transfer.

New iPhone Not Turning on After Data Transfer

You may not alone who encounter such frustrating issue. Don’t worry, here this guide comes. In the following guide, you will figure out the causes as well as workable solutions to this issue.

Why new iPhone not turning on after data transfer?

Your new iPhone 15 (Plus)/15 Pro (Max) not turning on after data transfer may have nothing to do with physical or liquid damage, but be caused by the following reasons:
❌ Your iPhone has run out of battery.
❌ The software is crashed or has got glitches.
❌ The firmware is damaged.

How to fix iPhone not turning on after transfer

No matter why your new iPhone stuck on black screen or not working properly after transferring, try the following solutions one after another to help you troubleshoot the issue.

Some of the solutions require you to restore new iPhone to factory settings. Therefore, when your trouble gets fixed, you need to transfer data to new iPhone again. If you’re worried about such error happening again, the tool mentioned in Bonus part can give you a hand.

Fix 1. Connect your new iPhone to power source

It is suggested to charge your iPhone during data transfer. If you haven’t, your iPhone is probably out of power, so it won’t turn on after transferring.

Therefore, the first thing you can do is to connect your new iPhone to a power source. If you don't see the charging screen after an hour, your iPhone isn't charging. You might try another power source or check the Lightning Cable and USB Adapter. If it doesn't work, then move to the next solution.

Fix 2. Force restart iPhone

A simple force restarting iPhone can refresh your new iPhone and reload it. It can help fix the “new iPhone not turning on after transfer” problem caused by firmware crashes.

• Force restart new iPhone 15/14:
Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.

Finally, press and hold the Side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

Fix 3. Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode via iTunes

Your new iPhone won’t turn on if the iOS is frozen or crashed. It may happen because of the malfunctioning of the operating system. In this case, you can restore iPhone in Recovery Mode via iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Run the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Wait for iTunes to auto-detect your iPhone in recovery mode, and iTunes will pop up a window, asking you to update or restore your iPhone.

iTunes recovery mode iPhone

Step 3. Choose either Update or Restore to reinstall iOS. If you choose Restore, you will lose the data that just transferred to the new iPhone. Finally, follow the onscreen instructions to finish the task.

Fix 4. Restore iPhone in DFU Mode

If you have tried to restore iPhone in Recovery Mode, but it is still not turning on, you can put it in DFU (Device Firmware Update) Mode. It can deeply and comprehensively solve serious problems on the new iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and run iTunes.

Step 2. Put your new iPhone in DFU Mode: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button > Quickly press and release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until the screen goes black.

DFU mode iPhone

After the screen turns black, press and hold both Volume Down and the Side button for 5 seconds > Release the Side button but still hold the Volume Down button until your iPhone appears in iTunes.

Step 3. Follow the onscreen instructions to restore the iPhone in iTunes.

If your iPhone is still not turning on, you’d better go to the nearest Apple Store to seek help from its pros.

Bonus: Alternative way to transfer data to new iPhone (one-click)

Hope you have successfully gotten out of “new iPhone not turning on after transfer” problem. If you fail to transfer data to new iPhone via Quick Start, you may find it is pretty necessary to look for another data transfer tool to perform iPhone to iPhone migration.

FoneTool, a powerful iOS data transfer tool, can help you transfer everything from old iPhone to new iPhone with no effort. With simple clicks, the data transfer process can be transferred in a flash.

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Step 1. Connect both two iPhones to computer with compatible USB > Run FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > Mouse over to iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Warm tip: If there is only one USB data cable, you can use the "Full Backup" function in FoneTool to back up the whole device to PC, and then restore the backup to another iPhone to realize the switch.

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Step 2. The source and target iPhone will be listed. You can enable Backup encryption to encrypt the data in your source iPhone.

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Step 3. Click Start Transfer to begin the transfer > Wait for the transfer to complete, and the target iPhone will be restarted automatically.

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It is upset if your new iPhone 15/14 won’t turn on after data transfer. Hope the four solutions can help you out the “new iPhone not turning on after transfer” problem.

Instead of Quick Start, you can make use of FoneTool to transfer data to new iPhone. Download FoneTool to your computer and discover more on your own.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.