How to Restart your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

In this guide, you will learn how to restart different models of iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices.

How to restart iPhone

The process to reboot the device is almost the same only the difference is the keys combination that you need to press and hold to turn iPhone off and on.

iPhone 11 or X

You need to press and hold two physical buttons on the sides of the iPhone X or 11 devices. here is how to do that.

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  1. Press and hold the Side button + any Volume button on the sides of the device as shown below. Keep holding until you see the power off the slide on the screen.
  2. Now, drag the power slider appears on the screen and wait for the device to shut it down.
  3. To turn your device back on, press and hold the Side button and release it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

So this is how you can restart your iPhone 11 or X.

iPhone SE (2nd gen), 8, 7, or 6

If you want to restart iPhone 6, 7, 8, or SE (2nd gen) devices then you just need to press and hold only one button. Here, is how to do that.

  1. Press and hold the Side button on the right side of the iPhone and keep holding it until you see the Power slider on the screen.
  2. Now to turn off the device, drag the slider and wait for it to turn off completely.
  3. To turn on the device again, just press and hold the Side button and release the button when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

iPhone SE (1st gen), 5, or earlier models

The power button on the iPhone SE 1st gen, 5, and earlier models is located on the top of the device. and here is how to reboot it.

  1. Press and hold the Power button on the top of the device and release it Power slider appears on the screen.
  2. Simply drag the slider to turn it off and wait for 30 seconds so it turned off completely.
  3. To turn the device back on, press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo.

See also: Turn off iPhone without power button

How to restart iPad

Method to restart your iPad is different for the variant that comes with the home button and the one with Face ID.

iPad that has Face ID

There are two buttons on the iPad that have Face ID you need to press to restart it. Here is how to restart the iPad with Face ID.

  1. Press and hold the button located on the top head + any Volume button located on the right side of the iPad. Keep holding it until you see the power off slider on the iPad screen.
  2. To turn off the iPad, drag the slider and wait for the device to shut down completely about 30 seconds.
  3. Now, to reboot it press and hold the top button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

iPad that has Home Button

  1. Just press and hold one button located on the top of the iPad. Release that button when you see the Power off slider on the screen.
  2. Drag that power off slider to shut down the device. Wait for 30 seconds and let the device completely turned off.
  3. Now, to turn it on press and hold the top button and release it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

How to restart iPod touch

  1. Just like iPhone 5 or earlier iPhones press and hold the power button on the iPod touch located on the top as shown below in the picture.
  2. When you see the Power off slider on the screen release the button and drag the slider on the screen to turn the iPod touch off.
  3. To turn the iPod touch on again press and hold the power button on the top head and release it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

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