How to Force Restart iPhone SE

To force restart iPhone SE, just press and release the Volume Up button quickly.Press and release the Volume Down button quickly. Lastly, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo. Further information is also provided below, so read further.

Force restart is one of the most basic, yet an effective solution to a variety of issues that you might experience while using your iPhone SE. One common scenario where you will need to perform a force restart is when your phone’s screen becomes unresponsive.

As you might know, soft reset is executed with the help of screen commands as you will need to drag the Power off slider to the right to turn off your phone. Since that is not possible when your phone’s display is  not responding, that’s where you will need to do a force restart. 

Though it provides same benefits as a soft reset does, force restart often resolves more issues effectively as it turns off unresponsive apps that are running in the background. 


You might encounter moments where your iPhone SE freezes up and stops responding to any commands. When this happens, and you are unable to restart your iPhone, you can use the following method to force restart iPhone SE. Note this does not erase anything from your iPhone SE. It simply turns it off then back on again.

    • Press and hold both the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds.
    • Once you see the Apple logo, you can let go of both buttons.
    • Your phone should now turn back on normally.
  • If you are still experiencing issues, you might want to try a hard reset shown here.

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