How to force restart iphone 12 max

The all new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus offer some incredible features, and many users are getting their hands on these great new devices. But whether you’re upgrading from a prior model iPhone, or from an Android, you may be curious about how to perform one of the most common troubleshooting techniques used on iPhone; a force restart, or a force reboot.

Force restarting all iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 models is actually really simple, but like many things in the iPhone world, if the steps are new to you, then you may not find it to be the most obvious technical procedure. Don’t worry however, you’ll be forcibly rebooting your iPhone 14 series in no time.

Why should I force restart iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus?

You may be wondering why you would need to force restart your iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus, and that’s a valid question. The answer is typically for troubleshooting purposes.

If the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 is not responsive, say an app is frozen, or iOS itself is not responsive and frozen, then a forced restart almost always resolves the issue. Additionally, some apps may malfunction, or the iPhone may be engaging in some other strange behavior, and a forced restart typically fixes the problem. Or maybe wi-fi is suddenly not working, or Bluetooth is acting weird all of a sudden, those type of situations can also often be remedied with a forced restart.

How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Mini, & iPhone 14

Here’s how forced restarts work on iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button
  3. Press and hold the Power/Lock button, continue holding Power/Lock until you see the  Apple logo on the screen

Once the Apple logo appears on screen, you’ll know the forced restart is successful, and you can stop holding down any buttons.

And that’s it, that’s how you forcibly restart an iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.

And yes, a force restart is the same thing as a force reboot, and sometimes it’s called a force reset too, though it’s notable that nothing actually gets reset on the iPhone it just turns off and back on again right away, interrupting whatever is going on.

Knowing how to initiate a forced restart is really handy because it’s such a common troubleshooting trick, so be sure to try this a few times to memorize the button sequence.

Remember, it’s; Volume Up, Volume Down, hold Power/Lock until you see the  Apple logo – that’s not so hard now, is it?

What do you think of this process for initiating a force restart of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus models? Do you think it’s pretty easy, or do you wish it was easier? Do you use this technique often for troubleshooting, or for other purposes? Share your experiences, thoughts, and related discussion in the comments.

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Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and then hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears to force your iPhone 12 to restart. Your iPhone may take a bit longer to restart than usual.

If you can’t shut down or restart your iPhone 12 using the usual methods, you can try a forced restart (sometimes called a “hard reset”), which will not affect your data. Here’s how to do it using three buttons on your iPhone 12.

What Is a Forced Restart?

When your iPhone becomes unresponsive, it might not respond to taps on the screen, and it won’t shut down in the usual way. But not all hope is lost. To fix that, you can try forcing it to restart, which avoids most of the usual software-powered iPhone shut down routines and does a hardware restart at a lower level.

How to force restart iphone 12 max

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It’s important to note that a forced restart should be a rare event reserved only for emergencies. Most of the time, you’ll want to shut down your iPhone the regular way. Also, a forced restart should not be confused with a factory reset. The forced restart you’re about to perform will not erase any data stored on your iPhone.

How to Force an iPhone 12 to Restart

To do a forced restart on your iPhone 12, you’ll need to press three buttons on the side of your device rapidly, one after another. On the last press, keep holding the button.

Here’s what to do: Hold your iPhone 12 in your hand. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Side button (on the right edge of the device). Keep holding the Side button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

How to force restart iphone 12 max

Once you see the Apple logo, you’ll know you have pressed the sequence property. If you didn’t get it right the first time, keep trying. Try to press each button (1, 2, 3) at an even pace, but quickly.

After you get it, your iPhone may take longer to start up than usual. That’s because it needs to completely restart the operating system and tidy things up for use. After a few moments, you should see the lock screen. Then you can use your iPhone 12 as usual.

RELATED: How to Force Restart Any iPhone or iPad

More Troubleshooting Tips

If you performed the hard reset and you’re still having trouble, you might need to put your iPhone into recovery mode and use iTunes (on Windows) or Finder (on Mac) to update or factory reset it. Unfortunately, a factory reset will lose any data stored on the iPhone. In the future, perform regular backups to keep your iPhone data safe.

How to force restart iphone 12 max

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If your iPhone 12 hangs, freezes, or experiences bugs often, try updating your iPhone to the latest version of the iOS operating system. It might fix bugs you are having. If you’re still having trouble after that, contact Apple Customer Support and ask for advice about repairing or replacing your iPhone. Stay safe out there!

How do you turn off a frozen iPhone 12?

How to restart your iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, or later. Press and hold either volume button and the side button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off.

How do I reset my frozen 12 Pro Max?

If your touchscreen is unresponsive, follow these steps to force your iPhone to restart:.
Press and release the VOLUME UP key..
Press and release the VOLUME DOWN key..
Press and hold the PWR/LOCK key. When the Apple logo appears on your screen, release the PWR/LOCK key. Your iPhone will restart..

How do I force my iPhone 12 to reset?

It's a full reset process, forcing your device back to factory defaults, entailing all data and settings wiped..
To factory reset an iPhone 12, go to Settings > General..
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, select Reset..
Next, tap Erase All Content and Settings to completely reset iPhone 12..