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How to reboot or restart a ‘frozen’ or ‘hung’ iPhone

In this article, I am gonna show you How to reboot or restart a ‘frozen’ or ‘hung’ iPhone, iPad, or iPod.If your device has a frozen screen or doesn’t respond when you touch it, or becomes stuck when you turn it on, learn what to do.

reboot or restart a 'frozen' or 'hung' iPhone

If your screen is black or frozen:

If your screen is black or frozen, you might need to force restart your device. A forced restart won’t erase the content on your device. You can force restart your device even if the screen is black or the buttons aren’t responding. Follow these steps:

  • On an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.
  • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
  • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
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If your device turns on but gets stuck during startup:

If you see the Apple logo or a red or blue screen during startup, try these steps:

  1. Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes. If you don’t have a computer, try to borrow one, or go to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider for help.
  2. While your device is connected, force it to restart.
    • On an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
    • On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
    • On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Top (or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
  3. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.
  4. When you get the option to restore or update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data.
  5. iTunes will download the software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ll need to repeat steps 2 and 3.
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Reference: Apple Support.

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