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Turn your iOS device off and on (restart) and reset

Learn how to turn off and on (restart) and reset your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 

How to restart

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your device until the red slider appears. Then drag the slider to turn your device completely off.

After the device turns off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo.

How to reset

You should reset your device as a last resort and only if you can't restart it.

To reset, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

Get more help

See what to do if your device still doesn't respond or doesn't turn on.

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