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How to Reboot or Force Restart Your iPhone

Posted by Aimee , Dec 24, 2019

"The iPhone screen is frozen and cannot be used normally. Can it be forced restart like a PC? Will a forced restart cause other problems? There is an article on Payette Forward mentioning that forced restart can cause program errors. As the number of forced restarts increases, the device will appear abnormal. I cherish the iPhone 11 Pro Max presented by my dad. Is there any other way to get me out of this dilemma besides the forced restart? "
When the iOS device is abnormal or not responding, restarting or forcing a restart is the preferred method. It can troubleshoot most problems. For example, the device screen freezes, there is no sound during video playback, or the phone runs slowly. Depending on the situation, choose to reboot or force restart. The specific implementation method depends on your iPhone model.

Part 1: What is the difference between restarting and forcing a restart

There is not much difference between reboot or force restart. They are essentially the same thing. Only the method of performing the restart is different, and the applicable situation is different. When the iPhone screen becomes unresponsive or freezes, the usual method cannot reboot the device. In this case, you can only force restart or hard restart. By the way, if the iPhone screen is frequently frozen or an error code appears, you can use RecoveryTool Fix Recovery to fix these issues after troubleshooting hardware problems.

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Part 2: How to Restart iPhone

Reboot iPhone 8 or earlier models
1. Press and hold the Power button until the slider appears.
2. To turn off the phone, you need to drag the slider to the extreme edge.
3. Wait for the device to completely shut down. Then press and hold the Power button for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears on the iPhone screen, and the iPhone will restart normally.
Restart iPhone X and later
1. Press and hold the Power and one of the Volume buttons at the same time for a few seconds, then a slider will appear on your iOS device.
2. Drag the slider to the far right and the iPhone will be turned off.
3. After confirming that the device is turned off, press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears.
Restart iPhone X and later

Part 3: How to force restart iPhone

If the above method does not restart your device, then your device is in a worse state. At this point, you can try to force restart.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later
Follow this sequence: Volume Up> Volume Down> Press and hold "Side"
Note: When you see the Apple logo on the screen, release the "Side" button.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
1. Press and hold the "Volume Down" and "Side" buttons simultaneously
2. Release the button when you see the Apple logo.
iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE and older models
1. Press and hold the "Sleep / Wake" and "Home" buttons simultaneously.
2. Release the buttons at the same time after the Apple logo appears.

Force Restart iPhone

Force restart or hard restart can solve some of your problems. Although you have restored the device to normal, unexpected situations are difficult to avoid.  It is recommended that you back up your data from time to time. You can back up your data through iTunes or iCloud. If you need a more convenient data backup tool, you can use the "iOS Data Backup & Restore" function in RecoveryTool iPhone Data Recovery. Data backup and recovery is easy.


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