iPhones shut down by themselves at night. A peculiar phenomenon is baffling iPhone users who claim their devices are mysteriously shutting down during the night. Reports of this unusual issue have surfaced across internet forums and social media platforms, affecting not only new iPhones like the iPhone 15 Pro Max but also older models such as the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
No Morning Alarms and Unexplained Shutdowns
In a Reddit thread, a user complained about two alarms they had set on their iPhone not going off in the morning. Several other Reddit users chimed in with similar experiences, suggesting that the problem was tied to their iPhones spontaneously shutting down at night.
Some users had to input their passcodes to unlock their iPhones in the morning, indicating that their devices had either restarted or unexpectedly powered off during the night.
Alarm Clocks and Nighttime Shutdowns
One Reddit post highlighted the issue: “Check your battery settings and see if there is a gap during the night. Many iPhones shut down for several hours during the night yesterday. In my case, the phone turned back on just one minute before the alarm went off.”
Several users corroborated this experience, sharing that their iPhones also exhibited nighttime shutdowns, leaving them unable to hear their alarms in the morning.
Reports Beyond Reddit
The problem reached beyond Reddit. Zac Hall from 9to5Mac noted that his iPhone 15 Pro Max, running iOS 17.0.3, experienced an unexplained shutdown that lasted several hours during the night. His device was charging with a MagSafe, and he hadn’t enabled battery optimization. He only became aware of the issue when Face ID failed to unlock his iPhone in the morning, requiring the passcode instead.
Users on MacRumors’ forums also shared similar experiences, with one iPhone 15 Pro Max user reporting that three of their friends with the same device and an iPhone 13 mini user had also encountered this peculiar phenomenon.
Check Your iPhone
You can determine whether your iPhone has experienced this unusual issue by navigating to the “Settings” app, selecting “Battery,” and checking the battery charge status over the past 24 hours. If you notice gaps in the graph, it indicates that your iPhone experienced an unexplained shutdown lasting several hours during the night.
It is important to note that this problem seems to affect various iPhone models and may potentially be linked to a bug in iOS 17. As of now, Apple has not issued an official statement addressing this issue. Users who have encountered the problem are advised to monitor their devices and await a resolution from Apple.