I was using my phone fine and it seems to have shut itself off and will not turn back on
Try doing a hard reset - hold the home button and the sleep/wake button simultaneously until you see the apple logo
if this doesn't work, try charging it for like an hour and then try again
FYI, amy_lou, there's no such thing as a "hard" reset. A reset is a reset. There is no "hard" reset, and there is no "soft" reset.
You're certainly right. That's not the terminology that Apple uses at all... Oh wait. It is. Try not to get so caught up with being hyper critical and focus on helping people. That's all we're really trying to do here.
This has worked for me, I left it on charge for a while and did what you said. Thanks :)
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