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How to Restart/Force Restart iPhone 11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6

By Carrie Murray, Friday, October 11, 2019

When your iPhone turns into an abnormal state, you may try restarting it to fix the problem. If a simple restart doesn't work, you might need to force restart it. But how can you restart or force restart your iPhone in the right way?

Here I would like to introduce how to restart/force restart iPhone 11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6. There is also a tip on how to fix frozen or dead iPhone when a force restart is unworkable.

How to Restart iPhone 11, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6

1. Restart iPhone 11/11 Pro, XS, XR, X

Step 1: Use one volume button and the Side button, press and hold them simultaneously until you see the power off slider and then release.

Step 2: Drag the slider to the right, and your iPhone should turn off completely.

Step 3: After your device shuts down, simply press and hold the Side button again until the Apple logo appears. Your iPhone will restart normally.

Restart iPhone 11

2. Restart 8/8 Plus, 7/7 Plus, 6/6s, 5, SE

Step 1: Press and hold the Top ( or Side) button until the power off slider appears.

Step 2: Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.

Step 3: When the device completely turns off, press and hold the Top(or Side) button until you see the Apple logo.

Restart iPhone

How to Force Restart iPhone 11, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6

If your iPhone doesn't respond or you can't turn it off and on, try a force restart.

1. Force Restart iPhone 11, XS, XR, X, 8/8 Plus

Press and release the volume up button, followed quickly by pressing and releasing the volume down button and then press and hold the Side button. Release the Side button when the Apple logo appears.

Force Restart iPhone 11

2. Force Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus

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

Force Restart iPhone 7

3. Force Restart iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus, SE, 5s

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

 Fix Frozen/Dead iPhone

If your device has a black or frozen screen, and it still doesn't respond when you touch it after a force restart, then you should try FonePaw iOS System Recovery.

FonePaw iOS System Recovery is professional for fixing your iOS device when you can't enter the system in a normal way. Various screen issues can be fixed by this smart program. For instance, iPhone stuck on frozen/black screen, blue screen of death, unresponsive screen and more. The latest version of this software has listed out all iOS problems that can be fixed, which enables you to troubleshoot the certain issue of your iPhone.


To restart a frozen/dead iPhone:

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer, then go to iOS System Recovery.

Step 2: Click Start.

Start iOS System Recovery

Step 3: Click Standard Mode (Advanced Mode)>Confirm.

Standard Mode or Advanced Mode

Note: If you choose Standard Mode, all data in your device won't be wiped out. If you fix the problem with Advance Mode, all data in your iPhone will be completely erased. But using Advanced Mode can solve some problems that can't be fixed with Standard Mode.

Step 4: Connect your iPhone to the computer. Then follow the on-screen instructions to put your iPhone into Recovery mode.

Put iPhone 8 into Recovery Mode

Step 5: After that, you can see the info of your iPhone. Check whether the presented information is correct if not, select the right ones. Then download the firmware and click Repair to fix the device.

Repair Completed

When you see Repair completed, your frozen iPhone should restart to a normal state with all data preserved.

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