How to Hard Reset iPhone X in 3 Easy Steps

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 2 Nov 2017

iPhone X Features 6

Usually, when the iPhone is acting up or when you encounter a bug, your first instinct is usually to do a force restart where you tap and hold the Power and Home button for a couple of seconds. This nifty trick takes care of small bugs in the operating system (everything from battery issues to UI bugs). And as this is life, the same issues are bound to happen with the iPhone X down the line.

But Apple has changed the process of a force restart (or hard reboot). Here’s how to get it done on the newest iPhone.

How to Force Restart or Hard Reset iPhone X

This has turned from an easy gesture to a bit of an orchestrated dance. You need to press two buttons in quick (and clear) succession and then hold another button. We’ll walk you through the steps below.

iPhone X Hard Reset Buttons

Step 1: Press Volume Up

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press Volume Down

Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and hold Side Button

Press and hold the Side button (Sleep/Wake button) till you see the Apple logo.
Try Resetting Settings and Then, the Phone
If force restarting doesn’t solve your issues, you’ll need to reset all settings. At the last resort is, of course, resetting your whole device (after taking an iTunes backup).

To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Restart.

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