How to Restart iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max

iPhone X acting up? It might just need a restart. But just how do you that on Apple’s new phone? You’ve got two options for powering down your iPhone and turning it back on.one from within the Settings app and the other involving pressing the right combination of buttons. Here’s how to pull of either method.

Apple's newly launched devices, the iPhone X, iPhone XR iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max don't have a Home button and feature new Side buttons with unique functionality, so Apple has introduced a new method for forcing a quick restart.

It takes a unique combination of button presses to cause your iPhone to restart. While it's not immediately obvious, once you've learned the steps, a force restart is the quickest way to restart your iPhone if it's acting up.

How to Restart iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

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  1. Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  2. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears, then release the Side button

During this method, you will see a slider to power off the iPhone. You're going to want to ignore it and continue holding down the Side button until the screen goes black. At that point, the Apple logo will pop up. After the restart is complete, the screen will activate once again.

Using the force restart process prevents you from having to shut the iPhone down entirely, which takes several more steps.

If you do want to shut the iPhone down, you can do so by going to the General section of the Settings app, scrolling down to the bottom, and choosing the Shut Down option.

You can also hold down the Volume Up button and the Side button at the same time. This will bring up the Emergency SOS interface that also houses a slide to" power off" option.

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