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How to Restart or Force Restart iPhone [All Models]

This simple hack of restarting iPhone can help you off major issues.

iPhone is one of the signature products from Apple. Though the iPhone is a smartphone, it works completely different from other smartphones. All Apple products work in a closed environment. Apple products like iPhone, Mac, iPad works on iOS that is specially developed for the product. Due to the closed environment, a lot of common features will differ from Android smartphones including basic functions like restarting an iPhone. Restarting is the basic thing that we do to get rid of minor issues and glitches on the phone. So let us see what are all the ways by which you can restart your iPhone.

What is the need to Restart your iPhone

Like every other smartphone device, you need to restart your iPhone to avoid certain issues. iPhones are known for their long-term use. Restarting your iPhone will avoid the following issues.

  • Prevents from hanging,
  • Will avoid slowness of the device,
  • Restart is customary if you update the iOS or any important app.

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How to Restart iPhone X or later

Step 1: Press & hold the Side Button and either of the Volume button until the Slide to Power off appears.

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Step 2: Drag the slider from the left to right. Your iPhone will start to shut down.

Step 3: Wait for your iPhone to shut down. This will take not more than 30 seconds.

Step 4: After the shutdown, press and hold the side or power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Restart iPhone 8, 7, or 6

Step 1: Press and hold the Side button until the Slide to Power off appears.

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Step 2: Drag the slider from the left to the right. Your device will start to shut down.

Step 3: Wait for the device to shut down. It will take 30 seconds (maximum) to shut down.

Step 4: After the complete shutdown, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Restart iPhone 5, SE, or earlier

On iPhone 5, SE and other earlier models, the Sleep/Wake button is placed on the top of the device.

Step 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Slide to Power off appears on the screen.

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Step 2: Drag the slider from the left to the right. Your device will start to shut down.

Step 3: Wait for the device to shut down. This will also take 30 seconds (maximum) to shut down.

Step 4: After shutting down, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Restart iPhone using AssistiveTouch

You can restart your iPhone by using Assistive Touch too. If you didn’t enable the AssistiveTouch, open Settings and go to Accessibility. Under Physical and Motor, tap on the Touch option. Click on AssistiveTouch. On the next screen, turn on the AssistiveTouch toggle button. After turning on the AssistiveTouch, it will appear on your iPhone screen irrespective of the app you are using.

Step 1: Click on the AssistiveTouch button, it will open with some icons.

Step 2: Click on Devices.

Step 3: On the next menu, click on More.

Step 4: There you will find the Restart option. Click on it.

Step 5: A pop-up will appear, click on Restart to confirm your selection.

Step 6: Your iPhone will turn off and turn on within a minute.

If you want you can customize the AssistiveTouch features. To do this, go to where you turned on the AsstiveTouch feature. Under Custom Action, you can customize as per your convenience. Other than the above-mentioned methods, you can also make your iPhone restart by choosing some features. If you try to Reset Network Settings your iPhone will prompt you to restart your phone.

In some situations, your iPhone may hang or it may not respond properly. In those times, the conventional way to restart your iPhone may not work. You need to force restart your iPhone to solve these issues.

How to Force Restart iPhone 8 and later

Step 1: Press the Volume up button and release it quickly.

Step 2: Press the Volume down button and release it quickly.

Step 3: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Slide to Power off screen appears.

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Step 4: Drag the slider as you do in the above steps.

Step 5: Your device will shut down. There is no specified time for this forced shutdown. Wait until your iPhone screen turns off.

Step 6: Press and hold the Sleep\Wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

How to Force Restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Step 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button & Volume down.

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Step 2: Your device will turn off and will turn on after a few seconds.

How to Force Restart iPhone 6 or earlier

Step 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button & Home button.

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Step 2: Your device will restart within a few seconds.

You can’t force restart your iPhone with AssistiveTouch feature.

In the iPhone, there is no Restart button like you have on Android smartphones. You literally need to turn off and turn on your iPhone manually, if you are not a fan of AssistiveTouch. You will restart or force restart your iPhone only if you have some issues on the iPhone.

Getting an issue on the iPhone is very rare as it is one of the best smartphones available in the world. Leave a comment if your problem is not yet resolved. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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