Hard Reboot / Force Restart Methods For All iPhones And iPads

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Most of the people confuse the Hard Reboot with Hard Reset, but it is not like that. Hard Reboot does not Erase any data from your phone instead, it only refreshes your phone if it is working abnormally.

If your phone is not responding/stuck, lagging or behaving abnormally in some specific task, you can try Hard Rebooting your iPhone as it is the first and foremost Troubleshooting method.

Read the article below and look for the Hard Reboot method for your desired device.




Hard Reboot / Force Restart Older iPhones (iPhone 6 Series and iPhone SE 1st Generation).

Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake Button and the Home Screen Button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Hard Reboot, Force Restart iPhone, iPad
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This will Force Restart your device and all the systems of your iPhone will be refreshed.




Hard Reboot / Force Restart iPhone 7.

To Hard Reboot your iPhone 7, press and hold the Volume Down button and the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Hard Reboot, Force Restart iPhone, iPad
credits: Apple

This will Force Restart your device and all the systems of your iPhone will be refreshed.




Hard Reboot / Force Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone SE (2nd Generation).

To Hard Reboot your iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2nd Generation), quickly press and release the Volume Up Button, then quickly press and release the Volume Down Button, then press and hold the Sleep/Wake Button (Side Button) until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Hard Reboot, Force Restart iPhone, iPad
credits: Apple

This will Force Restart your device and all the systems of your iPhone will be refreshed.




Hard Reboot / Force Restart iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 & iPhone 12.

To Hard Reboot your iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 or iPhone 12, quickly press and release the Volume Up Button, then quickly press and release the Volume Down Button, then press and hold the Sleep/Wake Button (Side Button) until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Hard Reboot, Force Restart iPhone, iPad
credits: Apple

This will Force Restart your device and all the systems of your iPhone will be refreshed.




Hard Reboot / Force Restart iPad Without A Home Button

If your iPad is stuck, you can force restart it quickly by following these simple steps:

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Then press and hold the Power button until the device restarts.



Hard Reboot / Force Restart iPad With A Home Button

If your and older iPad with a Home Button and it is stuck, you can force restart it quickly by following this simple step:

  • Hold down the Power button and the Home button together until the iPad turns off and reboots. You can let go when you see the Apple logo on the screen.



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