How to Restart/Force Restart iPhone XS/XR

New iPhone always comes with enhanced functions as well as unknown issues, if your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max get frozen or meeting some unknown problems, you can try to reboot or force restart your iPhone to let it do away with issues.

By Thea Lewis | Posted on: Sep. 27, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2018
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Apple surprised the world by introducing the iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR. As expected, it is the phone of many firsts. The first to have big screens, especially iPhone XS Max, which has a 6.5-inch screen – the largest display up to now. And, iPhone XS Max even becomes the first iPhone to support dual CARDS, giving you more choices and bringing more convenience to your work and life. The iPhone XS and iPhone XR also feature with advanced Face ID, wireless charging, intelligent A12  Bionic, big phone storage (up to 512 GB), etc.

Image of iPhone XS

Image of iPhone XS

The new iPhone XS or iPhone XR come at a hefty price that can be the priciest iPhone Apple has ever made. However, many technology reviewers say that when you have the phone in your hand, it feels worth it. iPhone XS has been shipped for several days and many users already have this new iPhone in their hand. Inevitably, problems are coming. Some users even returned their phones after having it only for three days. In fact, it’s unavoidable that something may go wrong, but it’s not wise to negate the phone just according to this unexpected issues.

Actually, you know that many small problems can be solved by rebooting or forcing a restart. Well, some users may not clear about how to restart or even force restart an iPhone, especially the new iPhone XS, in this case, here comes this step-by-step tutorial to guide you restart or hard reboot an iPhone XS. Moreover, the operation on the iPhone XR is the same. Let’s check right now.

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How to Restart iPhone XS (Max), iPhone XR

To restart an iPhone XS (Max) or iPhone XR, you can follow steps below:

Step 1 Press and hold the Side button, simultaneously press either volume button until the slider appears.

Step 2 Switch from left to right to turn the iPhone off.

Step 3 Press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

How to Restart iPhone XS/XR

How to Restart iPhone XS/XR

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

To force restart an iPhone XS (Max) or iPhone XR, you can follow steps below:

Step 1 Press and release the volume up button.

Step 2 After Step 1, quickly press and release the volume down button.

Step 3 Then quickly press and hold the side button about 10 seconds until the screen turns off and then turns back on. You can release the side button when the Apple logo appears.

How to Hard Restart iPhone XS/XR

How to Hard Restart iPhone XS/XR

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to restart or force restart an iPhone XS, iPhone XR, hope this guide can bring you some convenience. If you have any other question, please let us know in the comment. If you feel this guide is helpful, welcome to share with your friends and families.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.