How to Fix iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Not Turning On At All

Is your Apple iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max refusing to turn on? These kinds of common issues on electronic devices are unavoidable, but you do not want them to occur on a phone like the iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max for which you have a spend a good sum of money. But the fact is that such common issues keep on surfacing whether you have a premium phone or a budget phone. Keep reading this article to learn about common reasons why an iPhone suddenly stops turning on and how to fix it.

iPhone 14 Pro Max not turning on

Why Isn’t My iPhone 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max Turning On?

There are numerous reasons why an Apple iPhone won’t turn on. A software bug is one of the most common reasons, which can prevent the device from performing a normal boot. A software bug can also prevent the screen from showing the contents, even if the device is turned on.

If you have dropped your iPhone or come in contact with the liquid, some internal components may have failed, which is why the device has failed to turn on, despite making a lot of effort. If you’re sure that the device has not suffered physical or liquid damage, carefully inspect the charging cable, adapter, and charging port. Replace the part is required.

Your Apple iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max won’t turn on if the battery is fully discharged or the battery is dead. These are some common reasons your Apple iPhone might not turn on. Now that we understand the problem, it’s time to apply the troubleshooting steps to fix it.

Here’s How to Fix If Your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max is Not Turning On

Try the solutions we have mentioned below to fix your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max not turning on issue. I would recommend testing the solutions in order until the problem is fixed.


Fix 1: Charge Your iPhone

If you can’t turn on your Apple iPhone, it’s likely because of a low battery. You should charge your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max for at least 30 minutes and then try turning it on. To turn on an Apple iPhone, press and hold the power button (side button) until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Fix 2: Force Restart the Device

Your iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max might not be turning on because the screen is frozen or a software bug could be causing this issue. To fix such issues, you should forcibly restart your iPhone. Please note that it does not result in data loss. Hence, you can test the solutions without any worries.

The steps to perform a force restart on iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max have not changed. If you have done it on your iPhone 13 or iPhone 12 phone, go ahead and force restart your latest iPhone. Those who need some help here, check out the steps below:

  1. Press the volume up button and quickly release it.
  2. Press the volume down button and quickly release it.
  3. Now, press and hold the side button and release it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Fix 3: Inspect Your iPhone’s Charger

Your iPhone is now always the source of the problem if it is turning on. If the adapter or the charging cable is damaged, it can’t supply power to the device. You should, therefore carefully inspect your iPhone’s charger and make sure there’s nothing wrong with it. Replace the part which you think are damaged.


Fix 4: Check Your iPhone’s Charging Port

Check your Apple iPhone’s charging port and see if there is liquid or gunk. Also, ensure that the charging port has not accumulated a lot of dust particles. You should clean the charging port using a soft cotton cloth and plug the charging cable.

Fix 5: Check the Display

Your iPhone won’t turn on if the display is damaged. To check if there’s any problem with the screen, press and hold the power button to turn the device on. Put the device close to your eye. If you hear a sound, but nothing displays on the screen, it’s most likely that the screen has the problem.

Final Words

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are the best iPhones you can get. You do not expect the device to run into problems soon after purchasing it. But, some users are dealing with the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max not turning on. To help them, we created this guide to discuss possible workarounds to fix the problem.



If none of the solutions have worked out for you, probably there are some hardware failures. You should take the device to the nearest Apple service center to get it fixed.


  1. Took about 25 tries with the force restart of the Iphone 14 Pro max to make it come on after charging. Charge was 100%. Sad Quality Inspection Apple.

  2. Took 10 tries of the force start on the 14 Pro. Apart from transferring my data, I haven’t even used it yet. Very disappointing to be trouble shooting on the first day.

  3. Plugged my iPhone 14 Pro in, went to bed, woke up with this problem. Thankfully it powered on with the volume+/- & power button reset but you can’t help wondering what the heck happened, it was just sitting there charging.

    1. I had exactly the same problem with my new 14Pro. Was charging overnight just to be dead when I woke up. I finally got mine working after force starting it after 5 tries.

  4. This is ridiculous, after transfer the screen turned off and now I can’t get it to fire up. Ridiculous Apple – this is not okay

  5. I am having this same issue! I just got my new Apple iPhone 14, started transferring the data from my old iPhone.. said it transferred. And then that was it. Black screen, the iPhone 14 wouldn’t turn on. I’ve had it charging and keep trying and nothing. Will try another 15 times with the restart tip above and see if it finally works. But otherwise I’ll head to an Apple person tomorrow. This is way too expensive to have an issue like this right away.

  6. Now it says, “iPhone Unavailable. Try again in 1 hour.” So bizarre. I was thrilled when the reboot tactic finally got the screen to come on.. but now this.

  7. This article is useless for my problem. Purchased a new phone that is obviously having a software/hardware problem that doesn’t respond to any of the typical scenarios mentioned that are also well known by now.

  8. Phone turned itself after transferring my data from my iPhone 11 and didn’t start until next morning almost 24hrs later. Tonight it turn itself off again after two weeks and took me several attempt’s (4hrs later) to get it to turn the screen back on even though the phone would ring if I was called!!
    Am I going to be getting this problem on regular basis and if I do am I able to get a replacement phone hoping the new one doesn’t have the same issue.

  9. Thanks for the advice it worked…!

    When I woke up this morning I took my phone off of the charging cradle, and it was totally dead nothing I was not able to get any type of response. I was like oh s**t. I just bought this on the first day so should be no problem getting it fixed ok when did I back it up last oh s**t I was totally bummed out. I then did a quick google search and I found an option that I thought I would try. 1 Press the up volume button and quickly release 2 Press the down button and quickly release. 3 Now press and hold the side button and release it when you see the apple logo on the screen. Well low and behold the damn thing booted up. Does anyone else have any type issue like this?

    1. Nicole again… apple should be ashamed of themselves… after the 11th time trying to reboot it my iPhone pro max 256 gig finally came on… I really hopes this doesn’t happens again.

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