Reboot Your iPhone in Four Easy Steps

reboot iphoneiPhones are complicated machines which run many programs and processes simultaneously. It is likely, therefore, that you will need to restart your phone from time to time. If done correctly, an iPhone reboot is a quick and easy procedure, resulting in no damage or loss of information. This article takes you through the process in four simple steps.

You may need to reboot your iPhone if one or more of the following scenarios occurs:

  • Your screen freezes mid-task.
  • Your screen turns black or blank unexpectedly.
  • Your screen stops responding to touch.

It should be noted that excessive use of your phone over a short period of time can contribute to the above scenarios occurring, and you may see these if you use it all day, every day.

Apple has made the process of restarting an iPhone quick and easy, and you should be up and running again in a few minutes.

  1. Press and hold the Home button and the Wake/Sleep button simultaneously. The Home button is the large, circular button centrally located underneath the screen. The Wake/Sleep button is the small, silver-colored button on the top of your phone. Getting this step right is the key to a successful reboot.
  2. Make sure you hold these two buttons for at least ten seconds. When the silver-colored Apple logo appears in the center of the screen, you know you have pressed for a sufficient length of time.
  3. Let go of the buttons and wait for the iPhone to reboot. The length of time this takes depends on how much information is stored on your phone, and how many applications are running. Don’t be alarmed if nothing seems to be happening for a minute or longer.
  4. Your iPhone will reboot. This process is called a hard reset, and should only be carried out if you experience a crash or freeze, as listed above.

You now have the tools to restart your iPhone confidently, safe in the knowledge that you are following the correct procedure. If you follow these simple steps, you don’t need to worry about losing information or damaging your phone.

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