How to Force Restart iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

Apple logo on the back of a black iPhone.Primakov / Shutterstock

Like computers, iPhones sometimes stop responding during their use. Rarely, they become so insensitive that they can not be extinguished. However, it is possible to force an iPhone to restart in these situations and bring it back to life.

Forcing an old iPhone to reboot was easy: all you needed to do was hold down the Volume and Home buttons. But the iPhone X and later have no Home button, so the process had to be changed.

Apple provides a method to force the restart of all modern iPhones, but you must know the combination for it to work.

How to force the restart of a modern iPhone

In rapid succession, press and release the Volume Up button, then press the Volume Down button and release it.

Then, hold down the power button (Apple calls it the side button). You can release it when the Apple logo appears on the screen of the iPhone.

Press Volume Up. Press Volume down. Hold the side button

When your iPhone restarts, it should work normally. The next time you want to turn off your iPhone, you can turn it off with the help of the conventional method.

Removing the Home button means that other standard functions have been remapped to new key combinations. Take screenshots is an example, and the whole Apple Pay Experience is completely different, too.

If you're new to iPhones without Home Buttons, we have a complete overview how to get around on iOS, use your apps, and so on, so you can run in no time.

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