iPhone 11: How to Force Restart, Hard Reboot, or Force Reboot

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 20 Sep 2019

Upgraded to the iPhone 11 from the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, or iPhone 8? While you won’t require it straight away, you should know the process to force restart your iPhone 11 since it might come in handy if the phone ever freezes or hangs, starts behaving strangely, or stops responding.

Please note that Force Restart, Hard Reset, Force Reboot, all mean the same thing and you will see these phrases used interchangeably.

Since the iPhone 11 lacks a Home button, the process to force reboot it is different from older iPhones featuring a home button like the iPhone 7, iPhone 8. Check out the steps below to know how you can force reboot or force restart your iPhone 11.

How to Force Restart, Hard Reboot, or Force Reboot iPhone 11

Step 1: Press Volume Up

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.

iPhone 11 Force Reboot

Step 2: Press Volume Down

Quickly press and release the Volume Down button. You do not need to press and hold down the button.

Step 3: Press and Hold Side Button

Press and hold the Side button. You will see the Slide to Power off button, but continue holding the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

While not usually required, a force reboot can be useful if your iPhone 11 ever straight up freezes or hangs, crashes, starts behaving strangely, or just stops responding.

The steps to force restart iPhone 11 is quite a bit different from other phones and its unlikely that you are going to remember this method. So probably bookmark this page for future reference.