Force restart iPhone

Force restart iPhone

If iPhone isn’t responding, and you can’t turn it off and on, try forcing it to restart.

Note: The steps to force restart iPhone depend on the model. To learn what model you have, see the Apple Support article Identify your iPhone model.

If iPhone doesn’t restart after you try these steps, see the Apple Support article If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won’t turn on or is frozen. Or if your iPhone isn’t working correctly after you restart it, see the iPhone Support website.

Force restart iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, or iPhone 12

Press and quickly release the volume up button, press and quickly release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

An illustration of a face up iPhone model without a Home button. The volume up and volume down buttons are shown on the left side of the device, and a side button is shown on the right side.

Force restart iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2nd generation)

Press and quickly release the volume up button, press and quickly release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

An illustration of a face up iPhone model with a Home button. The volume up and volume down buttons are shown on the left side of the device, and a side button is shown on the right side.

Force restart iPhone 7

Press and hold both the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

An illustration of iPhone 7 with the screen facing up. The volume down button is shown on the left side of the device, and the Sleep/Wake button is shown on the right.

Force restart iPhone 6s or iPhone SE (1st generation)

Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

Illustrations of two of iPhone models with the screens facing up. Both have Home buttons near the bottoms of the devices. The leftmost model has a Sleep/Wake button on the right edge of the device near the top, while the rightmost model has a Sleep/Wake button on the top of the device, near the right edge.

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