Upgraded to iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro with iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 or iPhone 8? While you won’t need it right away, you should know the process of forcibly restarting, hard restarting, or hard resetting your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro as it could be helpful if your phone ever freezes or hangs, starts behaving strangely, or stops to react.
Apple gave up the initial button on the iPhone back in 2017 with the iPhone X. Since then, the process of hard reset or hard restart of the iPhone has changed significantly compared to older iPhones. The three keys are now responsible for the primary functions (Increase, Decrease Volume, Sleep / Wake), turn off the phone, restart, enter recovery mode, and enable emergency SOS.
Note that forced restart, hard reset, or forced restart mean the same thing and you will see that these terms are used interchangeably. See the steps below to learn how to force a restart / restart or hard reset iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro.
Step 1: Press the volume up button
Press and release quickly Sound amplification button.
Step 2: Click Mute
Press and release quickly Turn down the volume button. Yes no it is necessary to press and hold the button.
Step 3: Press and hold the side button
Press and hold Side button. You will see a Slide to Power off button, but keep holding Side button until you see the Apple logo.
Note that your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro screen must be turned off for this to work. You cannot view the home screen when starting the boost sequence, decreasing the volume, holding down the side button.
While this isn’t usually necessary, a forced restart can be a great trick to troubleshoot your iPhone 13, such as freezing, crashing, if your iPhone starts behaving strangely or stops responding. Not all is lost if your iPhone 13 stopped responding or turned off unexpectedly and won’t turn on again. The restart force tip can be used when normal modes do not work.
You won’t have to regularly reset or forcibly restart iPhone 13. But it’s always good to know the process if you ever find yourself in trouble with an unresponsive iPhone.
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