Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Follow the steps to restart your device.

How to restart

 

Restart your iPhone X

  1. Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears.
  2. Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X completely off.*
  3. After your iPhone X turns off, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Restart your iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Press and hold the Top (or Side) button until the slider appears.
  2. Drag the slider to turn your device completely off.*
  3. After the device turns off, press and hold the Top (or Side) button again until you see the Apple logo.

*With iOS 11 or later, you can turn off your device by going to Settings > General> Shut Down.

If your iOS device is frozen or won't turn on

Learn what to do if your iOS device is frozen or won't turn on.

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