Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 6:36 PM (in response to MLovell)
I just hade the same problem made a call with 95% battery life, than put into my pocket and it shut off randomly and wont turn back on. I have tried to holding the home button along with the sleep button like everyone else has posted and I stil get no response. Even when I plug into my computer I get no response from Itunes.... Please Help me
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 8:36 PM (in response to MLovell)
Today, I had my first iPhone (iPhone 4) and after 2 hours of work, the device turned off and don't start any more.
I've been trying all recovery tips (press both buttons, plug to PC, plug to wall, etc) but nothing...
any Idea or option to bring on again my iPhone?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 8:41 AM (in response to MLovell)
Same thing has just happened to me and i've tried eveything to get it working again and I rang my phone using the house phone to see whats up with it and on my house phone it was ringing and when i looked at my iPhone 4 it wasn't ringing or anything. Any help will be most apperciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 12:09 PM (in response to tilky100)
I had the same problem. I was about shipping my phone to Apple when I decided to google the solution... I pressed Home+Sleep buttons (as recommended here) without connecting the phone to the computer. It worked! Thank you all!!!
Momeh, Mundelein IL
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 9:42 PM (in response to MLovell)
The same thing happened to me. Working fine and then won't turn on or charge. Holding in home and sleep buttons rescued it. Anybody from Apple know what is going on?? Seems bad???
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2011 8:50 AM (in response to MLovell)
happened to me for first time. only have phone 2 weeks. must be a problem with the phone because other people are reporting same problem. i plugged it into the computer and held the sleep and return home buttons down simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds and it re-booted. apple needs to know to correct this or i'm going back to blackberry.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 3:44 PM (in response to MLovell)
Thank you to this thread! I had put my iPhone in my pocket after calling my wife and when I took it out 10 minutes later it was dead. Did the wake/sleep + home buttons for 10 seconds and ir worked!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to MLovell)
OMG!! Thank you so much for this thread! I nearly fainted when this happened. Sleep+home button worked but not straightaway. I held it for half a minute...nothing. Then again half a minute...nothing. The third time, it worked Cheers man
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 10:13 PM (in response to MLovell)
I hope it wokred out foe you. After nearly a year of flawless performance my iPhone 4 began to shut itself down with only a charging cable making it start up again. Most of the time the date and clock was set to 01.01.1970. A call to Apple support made me restore it and it worked for teo weeks without a problem. Then in started again and now my warranty period is over. I can't help thinking this might be a software thing because it is remedied for a short period with factory reset. Maybe iOS 5 will solve it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2011 3:03 AM (in response to apple1616)
Make sure you hold down sleep/off and return to desktop buttons for 15 seconds with phone plugged into computer. May have to try it twice. I suspect it shuts down without notice if you have two many programs open in the background. My phone so far only shut down once; maybe because I get in the habit of shutting down programs when not using them. I suspect if you do not then the phone may get cluttered, overwhelmed and can no longer "think" so it goes into a coma. I may be wrong but Apple hasn't been right yet about delivering a healthy phone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to MLovell)
My iphone turned off 5minutes ago after i was just playing a game and then i put it in my pocket and went to check the time a minute later and it wouldnt turn on! So i tried connecting it to the charger and pressing the top button but nothing is turning it on! And i checked no red dot inside of the phone of water damage! What do I do??
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 4:24 PM (in response to kimmyk)
As stated in the thread that you posted to but obviously didn't read, charge it for 15 minutes using the wall charger or 30 minutes with a computer, then disconnect and hold the HOME and SLEEP buttons at the same time for up to 15 seconds until an Apple logo appears.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 4:24 PM (in response to MLovell)
Okay it took six tries... but finally on my last try it turned on! but it took 28 seconds of holding home and sleep button while being plugged into my mac! i literally almost dies of a heart attack i love my iphone and i thought i broke it!!!! thankkkks to this feed its working!!!