The same thing happened twice last week to my wife and my boss. They both complained that their iPhones were dead. I asked them what happened to it and both of them said basically the same thing. “It just died”. Didn’t drop it. It didn’t take a swim. It’s just dead. They tried charging it and hit the on button expecting to see the familiar Apple logo, but nothing.
What to do?
The phone looked like it had no power as the screen was completely black, and pressing buttons did nothing. Holding down the start button up top did nothing. Problem was, their phones were not really off (and they weren’t dead), they were simply hung or stuck. Sometimes, just like a computer, the only solution is to reboot the device. To do so, hold BOTH the start button AND the home button together and within a few seconds the Apple logo will appear and once fully booted, you should be good to go. This should work on any IOS device including iPads and iPod Touches.