How to Restart the iPhone

Knowing how to reboot the iPhone can be useful in case of cell locking. When this happens, it is natural that your smartphone does not respond to any commands, including the option to turn it off. The solution, in such situations, is to force the iOS reboot. The trick is to press a key combination until the system shuts down. No data is lost in this process.

In the following walkthrough, learn the combination of buttons to restart the iPhone. The procedure is different for newer models of the Apple phone, such as the iPhone 7 or iPhone 8, where the home button is virtual, and also the iPhone X, which does not have the start button.

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Learn how to restart the iPhone

How to Restart iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

If you have iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, simply press the Volume Down key and the side button on your phone for ten seconds until the apple mark appears.

How to Restart iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XR

The procedure is different for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Check below:

Step 1. On the left side of the iPhone, press and release the volume up button. Then do the same with the Volume Down button.

Press and release the volume

Step 2. Finally, on the right side of the device, keep the screen lock button pressed until the iPhone restarts.

Keep the lock button pressed until restart

How to Restart iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S

In older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, the procedure is even simpler: just keep the home and screen lock buttons pressed until the phone reboots itself.

Simultaneously press the home and screen lock buttons

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