Simply restart your iPhone or iPad to fix a myriad of minor glitches. However, if your device doesn’t turn off or on, your screen goes black, or your device freezes and becomes unresponsive, you need to do something other than a normal reboot. Now it’s important to force restart or restart your iPhone.
Whether you’re using the latest iPhone SE 3rd Generation, iPhone 13, iPad mini 6, or iPhone 6s, a forced restart is a convenient way to resolve the issue along the way. Here’s how to force a reboot of all iPhone models:
- 1 How to force restart iPhone 13, 12, 11, X-series, iPhone SE 2022, SE 2020, and 8
- 2 How to force restart iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
- 3 Restart iPhone 6s or earlier
- 4 How to hard reset iPad model with Face ID
- 5 Restart your iPad with the home button
- 6 FAQ
- 7 Video: Force restart / restart all iPhone and iPad models
How to force restart iPhone 13, 12, 11, X-series, iPhone SE 2022, SE 2020, and 8
iPhone 13, 12, 11 series, XS, XR, and iPhone X have Face ID and no home button. iPhone SE 2022, SE 2020, and 8 series have a home button with Touch ID. However, the process of forcing a reboot of all these devices is the same.
- From the left side of the device, press and quickly release volume up button.
- Then press and immediately release Volume down button.
- Finally, from the right side of the device Side button..
- Release the side button when displayed Apple logo On the iPhone screen.
How to force restart iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
iPhone 7 or 7 Plus has its own way to force a reboot. This is different from all old and new iPhone models. Here’s how to force a restart of iPhone 7.
- Press and hold Side button On the right side of the iPhone Volume down Button on the left side together.
- Is displayed, release both buttons Apple logo It will be displayed on the screen.
This method is also used on the iPod Touch 7th generation. Just use the top button instead of the side button.
Restart iPhone 6s or earlier
Here’s how to force a restart of iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE 1st Generation, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, and earlier models.
- Press and hold House With the buttons on the front of the device Side button Together on the right side of the device.
- Release the button when displayed Apple logo On the screen.
These steps also apply to iPod Touch 6th Generation. Just use the top button instead of the side button.
How to hard reset iPad model with Face ID
The flagship iPad has Face ID and no traditional home button. The process of restarting these iPads is the same as for iPhone 8 and above. Method is as follows.
- Press and quickly release volume up The button on the right side of the iPad.
- Press and quickly release Volume down The button on the right side of the iPad.
- Lastly, Power Button at the top of the iPad.
- Release the power button when the iPad restarts.
- Press and hold Home button With the front of the iPad Top button together.
- Is displayed, release both buttons Apple logo On the iPad screen.
Yes, it is completely safe to force restart your iPhone. It’s like restarting your computer. That said, there’s really no reason to use it on a normal reboot unless the iPhone freezes.
No. Personal data, downloaded apps, contacts, messages, etc. will all be displayed in the location you left behind after the reset. On the other hand, if you use Erase All Content and Settings to reset your iPhone to factory settings, everything will be deleted.
Everyone, that’s all.
This is a way to force a reboot of your iPhone, iPad, and other devices. If this does not resolve the issue, we recommend that you put your iPhone or iPad in recovery mode or DFU mode.
Video: Force restart / restart all iPhone and iPad models
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