How to Force restart iPhone 11 [Tutorial]

A lot of iOS users are upgrading to iPhone 11 from iPhone 8 generation and below, and there are things they ought to know when it comes to the basic functions of this latest flagship iPhone 11. One of these modifications is the system reset guide “Force Restart” in which the keys combination to carry out this restart are no longer the same as with these old iPhone versions that have Home button. If you are among these end-users that previously had the old iPhone version, read on and learn the basic on how to perform a force restart on your new iPhone 11 device.

Performing a force restart on iPhone 11 is nothing different from doing it on iPhone X and other later generation,  unless if you previously had an old iPhone version with Home button. It is very important to familiarize yourself with the significant keys on the iPhone 11 since the button combination to force restart this phone range varies from the old iPhones that have Home key feature. In this post, we will help you get to know the relevant keys to use in performing a force restart on your iPhone 11 device and introduce you with some benefits of giving your iOS device a quick restart.

What is force restart on iPhone 11 and when it should be utilized

Force restart is often utilized when having screen display issues on iOS devices such as freezing, lagging, delayed screen response, stuck in white Apple logo, stuck in Recovery mode, not responding to touches, and a lot more. In addition, it is also one of the basic troubleshooting tweaks being utilized when having minor software glitches on iOS devices; dump out cache files from corrupted apps running in the background, and refreshes your phone’s internal memory. Hence, it is very important to know how this reset is being carried out. Technically, this tweak works by pressing the hard keys combination on your device, that is why it is also called as hard reboot. Some users had mistakenly referred force restart as hard reset which is inaccurate. Hard reset actually means restoring your phone to factory default settings while hard reboot denotes the force restart. If you are ready, check out the steps below to know how to carry out force reset on your iPhone 11 device.

How to force restart an iPhone 11

There are 2 essential keys on your iPhone 11 that you need to know, so you will be able to perform the force restart properly. These are the Volume Up and Down keys located on the left-hand side of your iPhone 11, and the Side or Power button on the right-hand side. Now that you already know the keys combination, see steps below to see how a force restart is carry out:

Step #1. Quickly press and then release the Volume Up button.

Step #2. Quickly press and then release the Volume Down button.

Step #3. Then, press and hold the Side or Power button and continue to hold until the Apple logo appears. 

Note: Make sure not to release the Side or Power button when you see the Slide to Power Off command on the screen. Instead, wait for the Apple logo before you release the button.

Though not all the time you are required to force restart your iPhone 11 device. But at the end of the day, it is still important to know this basic system reset. In times you’ll be having issues on your device, you’ll be confident enough to fix the issue on your own as you already know what should be done and how this troubleshooting tweak should be done. 

I hope that we are able to help you one way or another. If you find this post beneficial, feel free to spread the news with your friends or family who also have iPhone 11. Thus, you can visit our Guides page if you are having other concerns regarding your iPhone 11 features and functions, or other iOS devices. Thank you for reading!

Also read: iPhone 11: basic system reset and restore guides