My Phone Keeps Going Back To Home Screen iPhone [Fix]

If you’re having trouble with your iPhone going back to the home screen, the first thing you should do is make sure that you’ve updated your operating system to the latest version, as Apple regularly releases updates to address known bugs and problems.

If your phone still keeps going back to the home screen after updating your operating system, make sure that you’ve downloaded any available software updates in Settings > General > Software Update. If you still can’t figure out why your phone keeps going back to the home screen, contact Apple support directly.

In this article we will walk you through all the process, that makes your iPhone to keep going back to home screen. 

My Phone Keeps Going Back To Home Screen iPhone

Please follow the steps below to resolve your issue: 

  1. Reset your device by holding down the Sleep/Wake button and slide to power off. Once powered off, hold down the Sleep/Wake button until you see slide to power on. Please do not release the Sleep/Wake button after powering on until you are prompted with the Apple logo and option to swipe if prompted. 
  1. If resetting does not work, remove any case that is on your phone and try again. 3. If removing a case does not work, backup your data in iTunes and then perform a factory data reset from Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. 4. If restoring from iTunes backup still doesn’t fix the problem, then visit an Apple Store or call Apple Support for further assistance as they will be able to assist with troubleshooting this further for you.

Try turning it off and on again

It could be a setting. Restarting your phone can fix certain glitches and solve problems that can’t be resolved through the regular troubleshooting process. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds until you see the slide to power off screen, then wait 10 seconds before pressing the power button again to turn on your phone.

If restarting your phone doesn’t work, try restarting your router. Your Wi-Fi connection may have gone down or a network cable may have been unplugged. Also make sure you are in range of the router and that it is turned on. You might need to switch channels if there’s too much interference. If this doesn’t help, contact your ISP because there might be an issue with their service. A cell phone repair store can also reset your settings so you don’t lose any data from what was already saved on your device. However, they’ll likely charge you money and should only be used as a last resort.

The Problem Is Probably In Your Apps

If your phone is resetting itself to the home screen, one potential problem is that you have an app that is crashing. When this happens, Apple can’t fix it automatically. However, you can try to track down which app might be causing the crash by restarting your phone and disabling apps one at a time.

Just swipe up on your screen to reach the home screen of an open app and press Disconnect when prompted. Then disable another app until you find the one that’s crashing. 

Once you’ve found the culprit, just go back into your settings and turn off notifications for that app. After a few days, turn them back on and see if the crashes persist. You may also want to delete the app completely if it continues to cause problems or contact the developer with your issue.

Update your apps manually

If your phone keeps going back to the home screen, try updating your apps manually. Apple doesn’t push out app updates at the same time, so you might be running on an older version of an app that’s causing your phone to crash. There are two ways to do this: either click on the App Store icon and see if there are any updates or tap Settings > General > Software Update. 

You can also try resetting your phone by pressing and holding the power button until a red slider appears. Slide it across to turn off your device before turning it back on again (holding down the power button again). If you’re having trouble with an app in particular, try deleting it completely and downloading it again from the App Store. 

If none of these fixes work for you, contact Apple Support.

Reset your phone through iTunes

To reset your phone, turn it off and then on again, go to settings > general > reset all settings. This will restore your phone to the default factory setting. If you have any data backed up in iCloud or iTunes, it may be restored to your device after resetting. 

If not, anything stored on your device will be lost during this process. Once the process is complete, you should see a home screen with an Apple logo and black background. 

Now navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. You will want to update your iOS version as soon as possible as Apple releases updates regularly that fix bugs and vulnerabilities. Make sure that when updating you are connected to Wi-Fi so that the update doesn’t take too long.

Update iOS manually using iTunes 

To update your iOS software manually, connect your device to a computer and start iTunes. Then click on the Summary tab at the top of the screen and scroll down to find the Software Update button. Select it and wait for the download to finish. 

Once it’s done, click Update or Sync Now depending on what you’re updating. Let iTunes know when it is done restarting your device after installation is complete and turn it back on by pressing either volume up or home button. Wait until everything has loaded before doing anything else. 

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Conclusion

In some cases, the problem may be related to corrupted system files that need repairing. You can try booting into recovery mode and restoring from backup – if this does not work, try DFU mode instead where your phone goes into Recovery Mode but stays in Recovery Mode as opposed to going back to Home Screen which usually means that something needs repairing in there.

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