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How to Restart and Force Restart Your Stuck iPhone [iOS 17 Supported]

Paula Pailaga Posted by Paula Pailaga to iOS Recovery Jan 17, 2023

Restarting and force restarting your iPhone can help resolve issues like weird glitch on your screen, some features won't work, apps keep crashing, and more. Whatever the reason is, restarting is the easiest and efficient way to solve the issues. Below are the most straightforward methods provided on how to restart an iPhone.

The Easiest Way to Restart Your iPhone by Powering OFF/ON

1. Restart iPhone Using the Power Buttons

The easiest way to restart iPhone is by using the power buttons. This “Soft Reset” method will not lose any of your data. Consider restarting your phone using power buttons whenever your iPhone is functioning slowly, an app doesn't work correctly, or a simple issue that may occur on your iPhone. However, using power buttons depends on what iPhone model you have. Check out below how to restart an iPhone with different models.

For iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, 14, and the latest 15 models:

Step 1Press and hold the Volume and Power buttons until the slider appears on your screen.

Step 2Drag the slider, and wait for 30 seconds until it turns off. If it is unresponsive, consider force restarting your iPhone.

Step 3To turn it on, press and hold the Power button, and wait until you see the Apple logo.

For iPhone 6, 7, 8, or SE (2nd or 3rd generation):

Step 1Press and hold the Power button, and wait until the slider appears on the screen.

Step 2Drag the slider, and wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off. Again, if it is unresponsive, force restarts it.

Step 3 To turn it back on, press the Power button until the Apple logo appears to restart your iPhone.

For iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 5, and earlier models:

Step 1Press and hold the Power button, which is located at the top, until the slider appears.

Step 2Drag the slider, and wait for 30 seconds. Force restart your device if it is unresponsive.

Step 3Press and hold the Power button to turn it back on, and wait until the Apple logo appears on your screen.

Restart iPhone Using Button

2. Restart the iPhone Through Settings

Aside from restarting your iPhone using buttons, you can also restart your iPhone with Settings. If your iPhone still work well, you can use this simple way to restart your iPhone. Whatever iPhone model you have, you can go to Settings to restart your iPhone 14/13/12/11 and earlier models.

Step 1Go to Settings on your iPhone, and tap General. Scroll down until you see the Shut Down option. Click it.

Step 2After your iPhone is turned off, wait a few seconds before turning it back on. Press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears. You just learned how to restart an iPhone with the help of Settings.

Restart iPhone Through Settings

3. Restart iPhone With Assistive Touch

Another easy way to restart the iPhone is through Assistive Touch, which can be a shortcut for Settings. You won’t have to go to Settings and press and hold the Power buttons to restart your iPhone. Of course, you have to activate the Assistive Touch feature on your iPhone, and with three taps, you will be able to restart your iPhone.

Tap on the Assistive Touch on your screen. Click Device, then More, and tap on Restart.

Restart iPhone with Assistive Touch

Suppose the above methods don’t work for you since your iPhone is unresponsive or stuck. In the following part, learn how to force restart your stuck iPhone without losing any of your data.

How to Force Restart Your Stuck iPhone [No Data Loss]

As said above, your iPhone might be unresponsive, and you will have to force restart the iPhone. 4Easysoft iPhone Data Recovery is there to help. It will recover all essential files on your iPhone and other iOS devices. Moreover, it supports almost all iPhone, iPad, and iPod models and versions. Even if you mistakenly delete a file, your iPhone was stolen, or you forgot your iPhone passcode, this powerful program will solve them all for you!

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Step 1Download and install the program, then launch it. Use the iOS System Recovery function provided, as it will fix iPhone stuck issues. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Click the Start button, and your iPhone will be automatically detected.

iOS System Recovery

Step 2Your iPhone’s information is listed on the program. Click the Free Quick Fix to fix simple issues, such as a frozen screen or crashed system. Alternatively, click the Fix button to do further fixes.

iOS Information to Fix

There are two modes for fixing your iOS device: Standard Mode, which fixes simple issues and keeps all data, and Advanced Mode, which fixes serious problems and deletes all data. After choosing, click the Confirm button.

Confirm to Fix iOS System

Step 3Choose your iPhone’s proper category, type, and model. Then, select your preferred firmware, then click the Download button. Lastly, click the Next button to start force restarting your iPhone and fixing the problems.

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FAQs about How to Restart iPhone 15/14/13/12/11


Restarting an iPhone is an easy procedure to fix some bugs on the iPhone, minor issues you’re experiencing with your iPhone, and more. Learning how to restart an iPhone is that important; you can choose from the three different methods above if you like to restart your phone, but it is recommended to try the Soft Reset method first. However, if restarting doesn't work because your iPhone is unresponsive, try using the 4Easysoft iPhone Data Recovery program. It will help restart iPhone, fix your device with a broken screen, iOS system error, such as a black screen, an unresponsive device, and many other issues without losing data.

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