iOS 11 Update Issues

How to Force Restart iOS 16 iPhone/iPad without Using Buttons

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-05-10 / Update for  iOS 11

There are cases that we need to force restart our iPhone/iPad to fix some iOS 16 problems like iPhone stuck, sluggish or errors. It is a bit inconvenient and somewhat complex to hard restart an iPhone by pressing two buttons at the same time, even worse, when the power button is broken on your iPhone/iPad. In this post I share two ways to reboot iPhone/iPad/iPod touch in iOS 16 without buttons.

Method 1. New in iOS 16: Soft Restart Button for Rebooting iPhone/iPad without Using Buttons

A new feature in iOS 16 enables you to restart your iPhone 14/13/12/11/X/8/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s with broken Power buttons. Here are the steps of restarting iPhone/iPad in iOS 16.

#1. Launch Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch, please turn on this feature. And tap Customize Top Level Menu.

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#2. Tap on Device and select Restart from top menu options. Now you'll find that Restart is available on AssistiveTouch shortcuts.

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That is it. You can click Restart to reboot your iPhone/iPad without pressing any buttons.

Method 2. Use Free Tenorshare ReiBoot to Hard Reboot iOS 16 Devices with One-Click

Tenorshare ReiBoot is a well-known iOS reboot software, and it is 100% free. Performing a hard restart on iPhone/iPad will enter into recovery and exit recovery mode to fix iPhone stuck on recovery mode, iPhone run slowly, iPhone won't recognize in iTunes, iPhone restore errors, etc. without data loss. To my experience, whenever you feel your device is not working as smoothly as possible, just try to reboot it.

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This is a PC/Mac based software, so you'll need to install it to computer firstly. Run Tenorshare ReiBoot and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to computer via USB cable. It is compatible with all iOS 16 devices.

Click "Enter Recovery Mode" and wait for several seconds. Your device is getting into recovery mode.

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After entering into recovery mode successfully, and then you can click "Exit Recovery Mode" to get your iPhone out of recovery and hard reboot it.

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This is how to perform iOS 16 hard restart with Tenorshare ReiBoot with 2 simple clicks. iOS 16 is featured many new impressing features like dark mode, screen recoding, etc., tough there are still some problems come along with iOS 16 update. See more iOS 16 problems and fixes here.

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