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November 08, 2017 11:28 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Fix
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To facilitate our iPhone problem fixing, we have listed all possible methods we need to know on how to reboot our iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/5s/SE/4/3. Let’s read on to explore.

Part 1: How to Reboot/Restart iPhone?

Restart iPhone with Buttons

To restart an iPhone 7 or earlier with buttons, you just need to turn your iPhone off and on. Simple as this technique may seem, it can help us solve some basic iOS problems such as poor signals or Wi-Fi connection, stuck or unresponsive apps, and other common issues. Below is how to reboot your iPhone 7 or older:

restart iphone

Restarting an iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X is quite different from restarting other iPhone models. Pressing and holding down the sleep/wake button will not help soft reset your iPhone. Instead, it can only activate the Emergency SOS feature. To reboot your iPhone 8 or iPhone X, try the following:

restart iphone 8

Restart/Reboot iOS 11 Device without Buttons

For any iPhone with the newest iOS 11/11.1 version, you are provided with another quick way to restart your iPhone without pressing any buttons.

Related Read: How to Force Restart iOS 11 iPhone/iPad without Using Buttons

Part 2: How to Force Reboot/Hard Reboot iPhone?

Sometimes when soft restart does not solve the issues, we need force restart to help us out. For most of the time, force restart can fix problems that a simple restart can’t solve, such as when your iPhone won’t respond to any of your pressing or tapping, or you come across a hung iPhone or a frozen app, or your iPhone gets stuck or frozen. To hard reboot your iPhone, follow the steps below:

Force Restart iPhone 6s/6s Plus or Older

Force Reboot iPhone 7/7 Plus

iphone 7 hard reset

Force Restart iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

how to force restart iphone 8

Part 3: Force Reboot Any iPhone without Using Power (Sleep/Wake or Side) Buttons

If any of the buttons fail to work properly, that means iPhone rebooting will be not that easy to accomplish. In this case, we need help from certain third-party iPhone reboot software. Free Tenorshare ReiBoot is such a tool that can help you restart and recover iPhone to normal without any data loss by forcing your iPhone into and out of the recovery mode within one click. Besides, it can help you fix all kinds of iOS stuck problems, including iPhone stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode, white apple logo, black screen, and others.

Step 1: Download Tenorshare ReiBoot and connect your iPhone to it.

Step 2: Click “Enter Recovery Mode” button to put your iPhone into recovery mode. And you will see the device with the USB to iTunes logo.

iphone enter recovery mode

Step 3: Click “Exit Recovery Mode” to force reboot your iPhone. And wait a few seconds for your iPhone to reboot.

iphone exit recovery mode

Part 4: Reboot a Locked/Disabled iPhone

What can you do if you forget the iPhone passcode and are locked out of your iPhone? There is still one way to get access to it. When an iPhone is disabled, you can factory reset your iPhone to reboot it without passcode.  

Step 1: Launch Tenorshare ReiBoot on your computer, and connect iPhone to the program.

Step 2: Find “Factory Reset iPhone” in the settings menu of the top right corner, and click on it.

iphone exit recovery mode

Step 3: Click “Fix Now” to download the iOS firmware package when you come to the Advanced Mode.

iphone exit recovery mode

Step 4: After downloading, click “Start Repair” to recover your iOS system.  And after about 10 minutes, your iPhone will be factory reset to normal.

Part 5: Reboot iPhone Battery

Some iPhone users may find their batteries draining/dying so fast. We provide you with some tricks to calibrate your iPhone battery and better your iPhone battery life.

Step 1: Drain your iPhone battery until it powers off automatically.


Step 2: Leave it for about 5 hours to further drain it.

Step 3: Charge your iPhone to 100%, and then keep charging it for another two hours without unplugging iPhone.

Step 4: Use your iPhone regularly to let it drain completely without charging it.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3. Then you will have better battery life for your iPhone.

Part 6: Reboot iPhone Camera

Normally, iPhone Camera works find for most of the time. But it could fail to work normally once in a whie, getting frozen or laggy, showing a black screen, options missing, etc. This article will teach you how to troubleshoot the iPhone Camera Issues.

Way 1: Kill the Camera app. Tap on the Home button twice quickly, and find the Camera app to swipe it up to kill it.

Way 2: Restart your iPhone.

Way 3: Reset iPhone to factory settings. Go to Settings >> General >> Reset >> Reset All Settings.

Related read: Top 5 Ways to Fix iPhone Camera Won’t Work after Update to iOS 11

Part 7: Reboot iPhone from iCloud

When you have lost or deleted your iPhone data, you may wish to restore your iPhone data from iCloud to recover files or transfer data. This could be done either using iPhone or Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. The multifunctional software Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery helps you recover lost iPhone/iPad/iPod touch files, including music, photos, videos, notes, messages and other data with or without iTunes/iCloud backup files.

restore iphone from icloud

Related read: How to Restore Data from iCloud without Restoring iPhone/iPad/iPod

Part 8: Reboot iPhone to Factory Settings

Way 1: Restore iPhone with iTunes

Step 1: Connect iPhone to your computer or Mac. Open iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Select iPhone on the iTunes. If you iPhone is unresponsive or has other problems, iTunes will notify you to restore your iPhone to factory setting to continue. Click on Restore to factory reset your iPhone.


Step 3: If your iPhone works fine, click Restore on the Summary panel of iTunes. Then your iPhone will be restored as well.


Way 2: Factory Reset iPhone with Tenorshare ReiBoot

Tenorshare ReiBoot can also help factory reset you iPhone easily without using iTunes. Although it may remove all your iPhone data, it can help solve many iOS problems, such as that iPhone got stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode, Apple logo, frozen, hung, laggy, etc.

factory reset iphone with reiboot

Related read: Top 2 Ways to Force Restore iPhone to Factory Settings with/without iTunes


This article introduces 8 solutions to iPhone reboot issues. Next time you have the iPhone reboot issues to solve, give any of them a try.

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