How to force restart iPhone 12

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To restart, press and hold the side and volume down buttons, then move the slider to turn off the device from left to right. To perform a hard reset, press and release Volume Up, then Volume Down, then hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

To turn your iPhone back on, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears. This article explains how to perform the two basic types of iPhone 12 reboots: the standard reboot and the forced reboot. It also explains when you should use each method.

  • How to reset iPhone 12

How to soft reset an iPhone 12

Every now and then, you'll probably need to restart iPhone 12. You can restart an iPhone to fix problems like poor Wi-Fi connectivity, app crashes, or other minor bugs. Whether you need a standard reboot or a forced reboot depends on your situation.

  • Standard reboot turns off the iPhone and then turns it back on. This is also called a soft reset.
  • If the standard reboot doesn't fix the problem or the iPhone is frozen and unresponsive, a forced reboot (also called a hard reset) may work.

To restart an iPhone 12, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the button lateral and the button Volume down. The button too Volume up it works, but if you use it and don't time it correctly, you may accidentally take a screenshot.
  2. After a few seconds the sledge shutdown cursor will appear on the screen. At that point, release the buttons Side e volume Down.
  3. Move the slider to turn off the slider from left to right to turn off the phone. Have you thought about cleaning your iPhone screen? Doing this while the phone is off is smart. This way, you won't accidentally press anything on the screen or mistakenly change your settings.
  4. Wait about 15-30 seconds for the iPhone to turn off. When the iPhone is off and 15-30 seconds have passed, press and hold the button again lateral until the Apple logo appears. Let go of the button lateral and let the iPhone 12 reboot.

How to force restart iPhone 12

Standard rebooting can fix many problems, but it won't fix them all. If your iPhone 12 is completely frozen and pressing the side button does nothing, you need to try to force restart iPhone 12. Here's how:

  1. Press the button once increase of volume.
  2. Press the button once Volume down.
  3. Press and hold the button lateral. Keep holding until you see the Apple logo. Ignore the slide to turn off the cursor when displayed. When the Apple logo appears, release the button lateral.
  4. Wait for your iPhone 12 to restart.

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