Restart your iPhone

Find out how to turn your iPhone off, then back on.

How to restart your iPhone X, 11, 12 or 13

  1. Press and hold either volume button and the side button until the power-off slider appears.
    The volume button is located on the left-hand side of the device, and the side button is located on the right
  2. Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off. If your device is frozen or unresponsive, force-restart your device.
  3. To turn your device back on, press and hold the side button (on the right-hand side of your iPhone) until you see the Apple logo.

How to restart your iPhone SE (2nd or 3rd generation), 8, 7 or 6

  1. Press and hold the side button until the power-off slider appears.
  2. Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off. If your device is frozen or unresponsive, force-restart your device.
  3. To turn your device back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

How to restart your iPhone SE (1st generation), 5 or earlier

  1. Press and hold the top button until the power-off slider appears.
    The power button is located on the top of the device
  2. Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off. If your device is frozen or unresponsive, force-restart your device.
  3. To turn your device back on, press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo.
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