Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Follow the steps to restart your device.

How to restart

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


  1. Your iOS device has a Top button or a Side button. Either way, they do the same thing.
  2. 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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