How to Hard Reset an iPhone

Like all computers, the Apple iPhone occasionally needs a reboot. You can do this by giving it a "hard reset". This does not remove app, songs, contacts or anything else stored on your iPhone. It basically just reboots the phone without following the normal shutdown procedures.....
Like all computers, the Apple iPhone occasionally needs a reboot. You can do this by giving it a "hard reset". This does not remove app, songs, contacts or anything else stored on your iPhone. It basically just reboots the phone without following the normal shutdown procedures.

Steps

  1. Press-hold the Home button (big circle below the screen) and the Sleep/Wake button (on top of the iPhone) simultaneously.
  2. Continue holding both buttons until the iPhone shuts off and begins to restart. This will take anywhere from 15-60 seconds.
    • Assuming your iDevice isn't totally crashed and unresponsive, you will be offered the ability to power off at this point. If you take that option, remember to turn your phone back on when you are done. Alternatively, you can ignore the power off request and continue holding continue following the steps below.
  3. You may let go when you see the silver Apple logo. You have now completed the hard reset successfully.
  4. Don't be alarmed that it takes quite a while to load from the Apple logo to the main screen. This is normal.

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Warnings

  • It's best not to hard reset or reboot your iPhone if you can avoid it. When given the option of powering down and just restarting, take that option.

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