Often, if you encounter any technical glitches or issues with any of your devices, one of the go-to and sometimes, effective solution is to reboot. Mobile devices like iPhones lack a direct restart mode compared to their Android counterparts, but we’ve gotten around to simplifying the process of restarting an iPhone for our readers. The piece offers guidance on how to successfully restart an iPhone in the event of any difficulties.
Restart an iPhone X, XR, XS, XSMAX, 11, 12, 13, 14
- The first thing to do when restarting an iPhone 14 down to iPhone X, press and hold the Down Volume and Side buttons at the same time. The upper Volume button is functional, but using one can mistakenly take a screenshot.
- As you press and hold, the power off slider will appear. Release your hold on the Down Volume and side buttons. Then move the slider after releasing the buttons.
- Once this is done, wait for about 30 seconds for the iPhone to go off. Then press and hold the same side and volume buttons to restart the iPhone.
iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8, or SE(1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation)
- To restart an iPhone of the above models and generations, first press and hold the Sleep/Wake button. This is the button that turns off the phone and for the iPhone 6 series and later models, the button is on the upper right side. But for the previous iPhone models before the 6 series, the sleep/wake button is on top of the phone.
- Depending on the model, once the power off slider appears on the screen, release your hold on the Sleep/Wake button. Then move the slider after releasing the buttons
- Once this is done, wait for about 30 seconds for the iPhone to go off. Then press and hold the same sleep and wake buttons to power the iPhone.