How to Force Restart Older or New iPhone

Are you looking for a way to force restart your iPhone? In this guide, you will learn how to properly force restart any iPhone with/without faceID. Normally, when you turn off your device and then turn it back on, it’s just a soft reboot. But, force reboot is different, why we need to do that and how to do that, let’s see.

Why Force Restart?

A force restart is just like cut the power and start again. It’s also very useful when your iPhone is completely frozen, touch isn’t responding, iPhone turned on but the screen is black or the device is in Recovery Mode, DFU Mode, or Restore Mode. You can also do a force restart when your iPhone feels glitchy and the response of the device is not good. This might be the reason for a bug in the iOS or any app you have installed, so let’s see how to force reboot iPhone.

How to Force restart iPhone

The 3 steps given below will work on the following devices.

  • iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone SE 2020 (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone X, XS, XS Max and iPhone XR
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

First read all the steps to understand what you are going to do and then perform it step by step.

  1. First, press and quickly release the Volume-UP button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume-Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button, keep holding the side button and release it when you see the Apple Logo on the screen.

Note: If the steps don’t work for you then try to follow the steps again. Make sure you press and release the volume buttons quickly and then you have to press and hold the side button for approx. 10 seconds or until you see the Apple logo. There is nothing special to do it just be patient and it will work for you. Force restarting the iPhone may lose the data of any running app that cause the device to freeze, other than that your data will be fine.

Force restart iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

The following force restart steps only work for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.

  1. Just press and hold the two buttons, Volume-Down and the Sleep/Wake (power) button simultaneously.
  2. Keep holding these two buttons until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Force restart iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus, or iPhone SE (1st generation)

To force restart the iPhone 6 variants and iPhone SE 1st gen, follow these steps.

  1. Just press and hold the Sleep/Wake (power) button and Home button once.
  2. Keep holding both buttons, and release when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

I hope your problem will be gone after force rebooting your device. If you still feeling you have the same problem with any app then make sure you have updated to the latest iOS version or the updated version of the app that might be creating a problem for you. If you are using any Public Beta version on your device this might be the reason for the problem that you having.

A weak battery can’t give a smooth performance, you might feel glitchy performance, so make sure iPhone’s battery is healthy. Open up the Settings go to Battery > Battery Health and look for the Battery Health and Peak Performance capability.

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