How to Force Restart Your iPhone (When it Hangs)

How to Force Restart Your iPhone

Your iPhone Suddenly Hangs Up and Could Not Restart or Even Turn Off?  Your iPhone is equipped with a side button where you can turn it off or restart it by pushing that button. But, what if your iPhone suddenly is frozen and you could not get it to even restart or turn off. If that happens, you need to have the “Cntrl-Alt-Del” situation as same when your PC or laptop hangs. Fortunately, the iPhone does have that function that not many people are aware of.

However, the iPhone rarely gets hang, but it can happen. Here in this article, we are going to show you how to force restart your iPhone if it does get hang when you are using it.

WHY IPHONE HANG OR FREEZES UP?

There are several reasons why your iPhone might be stuck in a frozen situation. Here we list down some of the probable reasons.

LOW INTERNAL MEMORY SPACE – If you open up too many applications that use all the internal memory space in your iPhone, it might cause your iPhone to freeze up.

TOO MANY APPS OPEN – If you open too many complex and sophisticated app, this will also sometimes your iPhone to freeze up as the apps have taken too much of your iPhone’s memory space

INTERNAL HARDWARE MALFUNCTION – It is also possible that the hang is caused by an internal hardware malfunction. If this is the case, you need to send your iPhone to the nearest Apple service centre to check your iPhone.

So, if you are interested to know how to force restart your iPhone when it hangs or freezes up, here are the steps.

HOW TO FORCE RESTART YOUR IPHONE 6

Step 1

Press the Sleep / Wake button and hold

Step 2

Press the Home Button and hold

Step 3

Hold both buttons for at least 10 seconds. Hold until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone screen.

HOW TO FORCE RESTART YOUR IPHONE 7

Step 1

Press the Sleep / Wake Button and hold

Step 2

Press the Down Volume button and hold

Step 3

Hold both buttons for at least 10 seconds. Hold until the Apple logo appears

HOW TO FORCE RESTART YOUR IPHONE 8

Step 1

Press the Volume “Up” Button once and release

Step 2

Press the Volume “Down” Button once and release

Step 3

Press the Wake / Sleep button and hold for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

So, there you have it – Simple steps on how you can force restart your iPhone for iPhone 6, iPhone 7 or iPhone 8. Please leave us a comment below on how often does your iPhone hangs up or freezes.

If your iPhone freezes up due to hardware malfunction, please also read our previous article on how to check if your iPhone warranty has expired or not


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