Different Ways to Restart & Force Restart iPhone

The premium phones manufactured by Apple are loved by everyone as they excel in their features and services but there are times when iPhone users face many technical malfunctions on their iPhone. During such a situation they are forced to restart or reset their iPhone to make it function normally again.

Apple iPhones come in different versions and the method of restarting every version varies, and it is essential to know how you can restart it when there is some technical glitch. If in case your iPhone’s screen is working properly and you can access the “Settings” then you can go ahead and do the normal restart but if in case you are locked out of your iPhone then you would have to force restart it. This article tells you how to restart iPhone 7/5/6/8/XS(Max)/XR/X.

Part 1: Different Ways to Restart iPhone

Two methods for restarting different iPhones are given below. Depending on the condition of your iPhone you can choose either of the two methods.

1.1 How to Restart iPhone Using Buttons

The steps for restarting each version of the iPhone vary from one another. Follow the steps below to know how to restart the iPhone using buttons.

Restarting iPhone X/XS/XS Max/XR:

Step 1: Press the “Sleep/Wake” button and “Volume Down” button and hold it till the slider appears.

Step 2: Move the “Power Off” slider from the left side to the right side.

This would shut down the iPhone and you can restart it by pressing and holding the “Sleep/Wake” button until the Apple logo appears.

Restarting iPhone 8/7(Plus):

Step 1: Press the “Sleep/Wake” button on top of the iPhone and hold it till the “Power Off” slider appears on the screen.

Step 2: Move the “Power Off” slider from the left side to the right to shut down the iPhone.

By pressing and holding the “Sleep/Wake” button again until the Apple logo appears, your iPhone will restart.

Restarting iPhone 6/5 and older models:

To know how to restart iPhone 6/5 and earlier models, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the “Sleep/Wake” button on the right side of the iPhone and hold it till the “Power Off” slider appears on the screen.

Step 2: Move the “Power Off” slider from the left side to the right to shut down the iPhone.

By pressing and holding the “Sleep/Wake” button again until the Apple logo appears, your iPhone will restart.

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1.2 How to Restart iPhone If Buttons Are Broken

In some cases, your iPhone’s buttons may be broken, jammed or stuck. In such cases, you can still restart your iPhone by creating a virtual “Home” button on the screen with the help of AssistiveTouch. For AssistiveTouch to work you would have to enable it, you can do this and then restart your iPhone by following the steps below:

Step 1: From “Settings” go to “General” and then navigate to “Accessibility” and then to “AssistiveTouch” and move the slider to the right to enable it.

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Step 2: After this, a virtual AssistiveTouch button will appear on your iPhone screen, tap on that.

Step 3: Tap on the device icon and then on more which will be represented with three dots.

Step 4: Tap on the restart icon to restart your iPhone.

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Your iPhone will turn off and then after about 30 seconds, it will turn on again.

Part 2: Different Ways to Force Restart iPhone

If in case you are locked out of your device or your screen is not working, you can opt for the option of force restarting your iPhone. You can force restart the iPhone by following the steps below for different models of the iPhone.

Force Restart iPhone XS(Max)/XR/X/8

Follow the steps below to force restart iPhone XS(Max)/XR/X/8.

Step 1: Press and release the “Volume Up” and then the “Volume Down” switch simultaneously.

Step 2: Press the “Power” button until the screen displays the Apple logo.

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Force Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus

Follow the steps below to force restart the iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Step 1: You can find the “Power” button on the right side of your iPhone, press and hold it.

Step 2: At the same time, carefully press and keep holding the “Volume Down” switch until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Force Restart iPhone 6/6s/SE/5 And Earlier Models

Follow the steps below to know how to restart iPhone 6/6s/SE/5 and earlier models.

Step 1: Press and hold both the “Power” button and the “Home” button at the same time.

Step 2: Keep holding the buttons firmly till you see the Apple logo.

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Part 3: What to Do If Restart/Force Restart Won’t Solve Your Problem

If the problem in your iPhone is still not solved by restarting or force restarting your device, then you can fix the issue by performing a system recovery with the help of the highly recommended software iMyFone Fixppo, which can fix many technical issues in your iPhone without causing any loss of data.

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You can perform the system recovery in your iPhone by following the steps below.

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Step 1. Download, install and launch iMyFone Fixppo on your PC/Mac and then choose “Standard Mode” from the main interface.

main interface

Step 2. Connect your iPhone which has the problem to your PC/Mac and clicks “Next”. If it is not detected, put your iPhone in DFU mode or Recovery Mode.

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Step 3. Download firmware by clicking on “Download” after verifying your iPhone model and the firmware version.

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Step 4. Click on “Start” to start fixing the issue on your iPhone.

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This will fix the technical issue on your iPhone and after this, your device should start functioning normally again.

Conclusion

Many minor issues on your iPhone can be easily fixed by restarting or force restarting your iPhone. Both the methods of restarting your iPhone are pretty easy as described above. If the issue on your iPhone is still not fixed you can consider downloading iMyFone Fixppo which can fix almost every technical issue in your iPhone almost effortlessly! We highly recommend you to go for this amazing software.

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