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How to force quit your iPhone? For Every iPhone out there

How to force quit your iPhone? For Every iPhone out there
How to force quit your iPhone? For Every iPhone out there

Why would you have to force quit your iPhone? An application that consumes a lot of memory may cause your iPhone to freeze. A restart forces the phone and its applications to reboot. However, in case you’re not able to restart your iPhone, you should try to force restart it. If iPhone isn’t responding, and can’t turn it off and on, try forcing it to restart.

You could use the below-mentioned methods for specific versions of iPhones to force restart them. 

How to Force quit your iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12

First Press and immediately release the volume up button, then press and release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button. After the Apple logo appears you can release the button.

How to Force restart any iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2nd generations)

First Press and immediately release the volume up button, then press and release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button. After the Apple logo appears you can release the button.

How to Force restart any iPhone 7

Press and hold the volume down button and the Sleep buttons together. After the Apple logo appears you can release both the buttons.

How to Force restart any iPhone 6s or iPhone SE (1st generation)

Press and hold the Sleep button and the Home buttons together. The Apple logo pops up on the screen, and you can release both buttons now.

The Last Resort – Reinstalling the OS

How to force quit your iPhone?
How to force quit your iPhone?

Even after trying the above steps your iPhone still doesn’t work, then you might need to reinstall its operating system. To do that, first, connect your iPhone to your computer and start iTunes. Then perform a force-restart of your iPhone but don’t leave the buttons after the Apple logo’s appearance. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen i.e., the screen with the iTunes logo and Lightning connector.  A window will appear in iTunes on your computer to Restore or Update your iPhone. Click Update and iTunes will reinstall the OS, this will be done without erasing your settings, apps, and data.

If even this doesn’t help, then restoring your iPhone to factory settings is the only left option. Which will erase all of the existing data and reinstall iOS. After which you will be prompted to restore a backup in iTunes or iCloud that you hopefully created in the recent past. 

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