How to Restart an iPhone or iPad (All Models)

Whenever you restart your iPhone or iPad, it turns off and then turns back on again. This simple process can fix several minor problems that your device may encounter during regular use. Of course, when restarting does not work and your device is responsive, a force restart is required but that’s only on rare occasions. It’s recommended that you restart your iPhone or iPad at regular intervals such as every couple of days to keep it running smoothly. So let’s see what the process involves different device models.

How to Restart iPhone 11 Pro Max, X, Xs Max, and iPhone XR

Step #1. Press and hold the Side button from the right side of the device, and either Volume Up or Volume Down from the left side of the device. Leave both buttons when you see the slider.

Press & Hold the Side Button Volume Down Button on iPhone 11

Step #2. Drag the slider from left to right.

Drag the slider to Turn Off iPhone 11

Step #3. Wait for at least 30 seconds.

Step #4. To turn ON your iPhone with Face ID, press and hold the right Side button. Leave it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Restart iPhone 11

How to Restart iPhone SE 2020, 8, 7, or 6 or Earlier and iPad (that has a home button)

The second-generation iPhone SE, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone SE 1st Gen, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, and all iPads with Home button have the same method of restarting.

Step #1. Press and hold the Side button from the right side of the device (Top button for small iPhones and iPads). Stop pressing the button when you see the slider.

Press and Hold Side Buttong on iPhone 6s

Step #2. Drag the slider from left to right.

Drag the Slider from Left to Right on iPhone 6s

Step #3. Wait for at least 30 seconds.

Step #4. To turn ON your iPhone or iPad with the Home button, press and hold the right Side button (or Top button). Leave it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Restart iPhone with Home Button

How to Restart the iPad that has Face ID

If you have iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th or 3rd generation, iPad Pro 11-inch original or 2nd generation, then the process to restart is almost the same as iPhones with Face ID. Take a look.

Step #1. Press and hold the Top button, and either Volume Up or Volume Down from the right side of the device. Leave both buttons when you see the slider.

Press and Hold Top Button and Volume Down Button on iPad That has Face ID

Step #2. Drag the slider from left to right.

Drag Slider from Left to Right on iPad

Step #3. Wait for at least 30 seconds.

Step #4. To turn ON your iPad with Face ID, press and hold the Top button. Leave it when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Restart iPad that has Face ID

That’s all, mate!

Signing Off…

This is the standard way in which you can restart any iPhone or iPad. However, it is also possible to restart your device without the power or home buttons. Finally, if a simple restart or force restart is not able to resolve a problem you’re encountering, then you may have to use Recovery mode or DFU mode. Let us know in the comments below if you have any other questions.

Also Read:

How to Turn Off or Restart any iPhone or iPad

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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