Do you own an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max? You should know the process to force restart or hard reboot your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro since it might come in handy if the phone ever freezes or hangs, starts behaving strangely, or stops responding.
With newer iPhones no longer coming with a Home button, Apple had to move almost all core functionality to the remaining three buttons. Three buttons are now responsible for the primary functions (volume up, volume down, sleep/wake) as well as turning the phone off, restarting the phone, entering recovery mode, and enabling Emergency SOS.
Please note that force restart, hard reset, force reboot, all mean the same thing and you will see these phrases used interchangeably. Since the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro do not feature a Home button, the process to force reboot it is different from older iPhones that have a home button like the iPhone 7, iPhone 8. Check out the steps below to know how you can force reboot or force restart your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro.
How to Force Restart or Hard Reboot iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max
Step 1: Press Volume Up
Quickly press and let go the Volume Up key.
Step 2: Press Volume Down
Quickly press and let go the Volume Down key. You do not need to press and hold down the button.
Step 3: Press and Hold Side Button
Press and hold the Side button. You will see the Slide to Power off button, but continue holding the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
Note that your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro display must be off for this to work. You cannot be viewing your home screen when starting the Volume up, Volume down, Side button hold sequence.
While not usually required, a force restart can be a nifty trick to resolve iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Issues such as freezes, crashes, if your iPhone starts behaving strangely, or just stops responding. If your iPhone 11 has become unresponsive, or it’s shut it down and it won’t turn on again, all is not lost. The force restart tip can be used when the normal modes of operation aren’t working.
The steps to force restart the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are quite a bit different from other phones and it’s unlikely that you are going to remember this method. So probably bookmark this page for future reference.
Let us know how it goes in the comments below.