This article may become a total frustration for some Apple fans… You are going to face a horrible truth about Apple devices! Every iPhone, iPad or MAC computer can possibly glitch, get stuck or freeze as well as other electronic devices on the market. To get you prepared I decided to write this post to show you how to restart an iPhone or iPad when it’s not working properly.

Are you shocked? I was… when my iPhone and iPad stopped working for no obvious reasons. Every electronic device tends to fail from time to time, may it be due to overheat or RAM overload… It doesn’t matter.

At a glance Apple products have a perfect look, but I can tell you one thing: THERE IS NOTHING IDEAL IN THIS WORLD. iPhone and iPad are NOT the exceptions from this rule! These two may easily stop responding to touch gestures or even physical buttons. Some people might think the device is now dead, but stop right there!

I want you to try the following solution first. There are two ways to reboot an iOS device. I call it – Soft Restart and Hard Reset.

Soft Restart of the iPhone

To do a soft restart of an iPhone press and hold a POWER button for 5 seconds then swipe on the red line at the top of the screen. Be patient, your iPhone will shut down in few seconds. To turn on the iPhone press the POWER button ones again.

How to restart iPhone

It’s hard to believe, but restarting iPhone in such way may cure quite few problems with your iOS device. I managed to fix an issue with YouTube video playback on the iPhone this way.

Hard Reset of the iPhone

If your iOS device is not responding, stuck in the app or has a black screen, you should do a hard reset. To do so press and hold HOME + POWER buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds. The device should turn off and reboot.

How to reset iPhone

This method cured my iPhone from crazy battery discharge (losing more than 20% of the charge overnight).

How to restart iPhone if Power/Home button don’t work?

What would you do if the iPhone has to be restarted but one of the iPhone buttons is broken? It’s a real situation and a lot of people had already experienced it. It might seem there is no fix for that, but there are few solutions actually.

1 If you need to hard reset of your iPhone with broken Power or Home button, you have to wait until the iPhone battery completely drains off and the iPhone shuts down. To turn the iPhone back ON, just connect it to a charger.

2 If you need to make a soft restart of the iPhone with a broken Power button, you can activate an Assistive touch option. To do that go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch. The square button will appear on the screen on the device. Pressing the button will allow you to complete multiple actions.

Don’t panic if your iOS device stopped working properly. Today you’ve learned few ways how to reset your iPhone or iPad. If the article was helpful, please share it on social networks.

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