How to Restart iPhone from Computer? Top 3 Methods Here

There is no doubt that Apple iPhone is considered the best in the world because of its security and high-class features. But that doesn't mean the users will not encounter iOS issues. The setbacks in the iPhone are common although they are equipped with the latest technology.

The minor issues in iPhone can be easily resolved by restarting the device. The iPhone resets its power cycle when you reboot it. So, if your iPhone is unresponsive or it is not working, rebooting the device may help you fix the issues.

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"I'm using the iPhone 8. It was working perfectly until yesterday when it started to hang a lot. It was not responding to my touches and taps. So, I thought of rebooting the iPhone to fix this issue. But I was shocked to find out that no matter how hard I tried, I still cannot restart it directly. Can you tell me is there is any other way to reboot the device like from computer? Please help me!"

Like the above user, do you know how to restart your iPhone via other ways? Today, in this article, we will show you how to restart the iPhone from the computer.

Situations That You Cannot Restart iPhone via Buttons & Settings

Whenever there is an issue on the iPhone, the first thing that most users would do is to restart it because many iOS issues have been resolved by rebooting the device.

Generally, users can reboot the device in two ways. One is by using the buttons of the iPhone and another is by using the Settings on the device. But often these two ways don't work due to various reasons.

  • When your device starts to perform actions without any commands, you will not be able to restart the iPhone via settings and buttons.
  • When the iPhone screen is unresponsive, you cannot access settings to restart the device.
  • The buttons and settings will also not work for restarting the device if it is stuck on the white screen of death.

3 Ways to Restart iPhone from Computer

You don't have to worry if you are unable to reboot the device using settings or buttons of your device. You can always restart the iPhone from the computer or laptop.

Here is a clear comparison table for you to check the 3 following methods.

iMyFone Fixppo DFU Mode Recovery Mode
Success Rate 100% 80% 80%
Difficulty Easy Complex Complex
Required Time Short Long Long
Data Loss after Fixing No Yes Depends
What Issues Can Be Fixed All system/software issues Some software issues Some software issues

Way 1. Restart iPhone from Computer without Data Loss via Professional Software

iMyFone Fixppo is the No.1 tool for not only restarting your dead phone without using buttons and settings but also for fixing various kinds of iOS issues that arise from time to time.

  • Advanced technology is used in developing this tool which makes it effective among other programs.
  • Fixppo is capable to fix all iOS issues as it comes with a 100% success rate and fastest repairing rate. You will not lose any data when you use iMyFone Fixppo for fixing the issues on your device.
  • You also don't need any technical knowledge for using Fixppo as it has a very simple UI.

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Now let's see how to restart iPhone from the computer using the standard mode of Fixppo.

Step 1: After downloading and installing the latest version of iMyFone Fixppo, connect your iPhone to the computer. Click on Standard mode on the main page and click Next.

Fixppo will detect your iPhone immediately. If it does not, you need to put it in DFU or Recovery mode with the on-screen instructions.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 2: When the device enters the DFU or Recovery mode, it will automatically get detected by Fixppo. Next, download the latest firmware for fixing any iOS issue and restarting the iPhone.

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Step 3: After the firmware is downloaded, it will be verified and the software will be extracted. When the process completes, the iPhone will restart.

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This is the easiest method for fixing the iOS issues on your iPhone as well as restarting the iPhone from the computer without using buttons and settings.

Way 2. Restart iPhone from Computer via DFU Mode

You can use DFU mode for restoring and then restarting your iPhone using a computer or laptop. DFU or Device Firmware Update is used for reloading the software and firmware on your device. Follow the steps for restarting the iPhone using the DFU mode.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then follow the steps corresponding to your phone model.

For iPhone 6s and earlier:

Press and hold both the Power button and the Home button.

After a few seconds, release the Power button and continue to hold the Home button. (If you see the Apple logo, it means you have held the Power button for too long).

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

Press and hold both the Power button and Volume down button.

After a few seconds, release the Power button and continue to hold the Volume down button. (If you see the Apple logo, it means you have held the Power button for too long).

For iPhone 8 and later:

Press and release the Volume Up button and then Volume down button.

Press and hold the Power button until the iPhone screen turns black. Now hold the Power and Volume down button.

After a few seconds, release the Power button and continue to hold the Volume down button. (If you see the Apple logo, it means you have held the Power button for too long).

Step 2: In DFU mode, the screen will not display anything. iTunes will tell you that the device is detected in Recovery mode if the Apple logo is seen. Then you need to retry the above steps if your device screen tells you to connect to iTunes.

Step 3: Now iTunes on your computer will detect your iPhone and allow it to be restored.

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Way 3. Restart iPhone from Computer via Recovery Mode

If you are unable to restart the iPhone normally, put the device in Recovery mode and rescue the device.

First, connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes and follow the steps corresponding to your iPhone model.

For iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold both the Power button and the Home button -> Hold the buttons even after seeing the Apple logo -> You can release the buttons after seeing the Recovery mode screen.

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Power button and Volume down button -> Hold the buttons even after seeing the Apple logo -> You can release the buttons after seeing the Recovery mode screen.

For iPhone 8 and later: Press and release the Volume Up button and then Volume down button -> Now hold the Power button even after seeing the Apple logo -> You can release the button after seeing the Recovery mode screen.

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Once the device is in Recovery mode, you can choose to update or restore your device. After that, it will exit the recovery mode automatically and reboot. Please note that if you choose yo update, then there will be no data loss. But if you choose to restore your device, the data on your device will be erased.

Conclusion

Don't worry if you cannot restart the device using the settings or buttons of your iPhone. Just follow the methods given in this article and restart your device from the computer. Let us know in the comment section below if you have any queries.

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