Many Users have reported this iOS 11.1.2 issue starting the month of December 2017. Users are finding that their iPhone keeps on resetting or rebooting itself a number of times every few minutes or so. This problem started happening once folks updated their iPhones to iOS 11.1.2. The issue was widely reported on Twitter and other support sites as well.
- A quick workaround though is to set the date to manual and anytime before DEC 2nd, 2017. Go to Settings > General > Date&Time and set it manually to a date BEFORE 12/2/2017
- Another option to try if you’re not able to turn Notifications off or are experiencing problems is to turn on Do Not Disturb and then try to update to iOS 11.2. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb
Then try the following. If after repeated attempts, you can’t get it to work, call Apple.
Fix iOS 11.1.2 Restting Bug: To turn off notifications for all the apps on your device
- Tap Settings > Notifications
- Tap an app and turn off Allow Notifications
- Repeat the above step for each and every app. If your iDevice resets while you’re turning off Notification pick up where you left off
- Only after all notifications are off should you update your device to iOS 11.2.
- After updating, tap Settings > Notifications and turn Allow Notifications on again for each app
iOS 11.2 Your Best Bet to Fix the Resetting Bug
Apple has released the iOS 11.2 to address the various bug fixes including this date-related issue that reboots your iPhone on an endless loop.
The update also brings in Apple Pay Cash feature, faster wireless charging via 7.5W and other bug fixes. Tap on Settings > General > Software update and update to this latest iOS offering.
If you are facing this issue after the update, here are a few suggestions that you can use as a workaround.
- Change the Date on your iPhone. Tap on Settings > General > Date & Time. Disable the ‘Set Automatically’ feature and manually set up a time for a date that was in the past. You can use Nov 25th as an example. Restart your device. Once you resolve the reboot issue, try and change the settings back to ‘Set Automatically.
- Some users are finding that Disabling Notifications on their device is helping prevent the reboot/respring incidents. Also, change Show Previews to Never for now till the issue is fixed.
- The second workaround that is being recommended by Support folks is to try Resetting All Settings on your iPhone. Tap on Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. Please note that this action does not remove your data such as photos or music but it will reset all the various setting preferences and you will need to go in and redo them. You may want to take a screenshot of your common settings so that it is helpful later.
- Disabling Background Refresh also seems to be helping with this issue. Tap on Settings > General > Background App Refresh and switch it to off.
- Uninstall ‘Headspace’ App if you are using it on your iPhone
Apple Releases Fix in iOS 11.2
Since this issue is widely known now and Apple’s support is reportedly fielding many calls, Apple announced a fix and released iOS 11.2 shortly after problems were reported. This bug comes at a time when Apple has been in the news for other software glitches including the macOS Root user security issue. This issue is impacting a lot of users and is spread worldwide.
We will keep the readers posted as we learn more. Please keep an eye on this post or our Facebook Page for further updates. If you have found any other workarounds that work for you, please feel free to share in the comments below.