Performing a force restart should not delete any data, but it can be useful if your iPhone XR is frozen or needs troubleshooting.

  1. How to Force Restart an iPhone XR, How to Force Restart an iPhone XR: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button (1).

    • Quickly press and release the Volume Down button (2).

    I have tried this several times and all I get is Siri

    Jacqueline Russell - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0


    please make sure to follow the instructions correctly.

    Quickly press and release the Volume Up button (1).

    Quickly press and release the Volume Down button (2).

    Finally, press and hold the side button (3) until the Apple logo appears, and then release.

    Denis Bonasera -

    I've Followed the steps promptly.. but still nothing happen.. I've been "pressing+ Hold" more than 30min.. Can u help me in this matter

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  2. How to Force Restart an iPhone XR: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Finally, press and hold the side button (3) until the Apple logo appears, and then release.

    • The screen will temporarily go dark as the iPhone shuts down and reboots. Keep holding the button until you see the  logo.

    I have done this over and over and every time I hold the side button all I get is Siri. Why?

    Haley Parlin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    This is not working after several attempts

    Tarine O Connor - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I can’t even get it to reset!!!!!!!! The volume button lags my phone what a 15 minute waste of my valuable time

    We are Spoons - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Every time I try this, I only get Siri when I press the side button??

    Shauna - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Press the two up and down volume buttons slowly. Then press and hold the lock button for 15-16 seconds. If this does not work tap and slide the manual off button. Wait for phone to turn back on and try this again. I had this happen earlier last year with iOS 13

    Mitch -

    Works every time for me. Just keep forgetting which button is first.

    Maggie Hansard - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Great! Thank you so much!!!

    anoutsia - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Please help. I have this issue and nothing works. I’m alone during this crisis and of course I need my phone. Have iPad but not the same. HELP ME PLEASE. My family is 1500 miles away, I’m alone.

    Gay Mavros - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Hello, please share your problem and we will try to help.

    Provide as much details as possible.

    Denis Bonasera -

    my screen has been stuck on the black screen with the apple logo, i tried this and its still just cycling through turning off and then turning to the black screen with apple logo. it wont actually turn on like its stuck in some loop???

    Rockwell The Great - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    My Photos app was frozen with a blank white screen. After following the instructions and then doing the steps the 5th or 6th time to reset my iPhone, it finally reset. And it worked. Whew!

    Michelle Rouch - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    yes it worked perfectly thank you sir from india

    venkata ramana - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Please help it didn’t worked, I can reset it and turned it off it has a problem because I can’t enter to my apps either and they don’t work

    Romina Rohde - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Hold the big side button and one of the volume (either up or down) at the same time to shut off. Same for restart.

    seth ahmed - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I am updateing the iOS (I think to 14.4). It is “veryfying” since maybe two hours. When I tried the trick from seth ahmed, it triggers an emergency call with a strange alarming sound, but nothing beyond this. HOW CAN I STOP THIS PHONE? Do I have to wait until the battery is down?

    Willi Brammertz - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    Got sire or Alert Trick don’t works! What happends here?

    2410sanni - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

    I tried upper volume, lower volume then right button for 25 seconds. Won’t restart or turn on my phone

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Unfortunately this did not work for me. It’s frozen so badly that I cannot even shut it off.

Larry Lambert - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

same happened to me, did not work

rhayribeiro11 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

What did you finally do to fix your phone

My xr is frozen and nothing is working

Robin Murray - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Mine didn’t work this phone is garbage I have for 2 days and is not working

jackie e - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

This worked :) Thank you so much

vivek sv - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Tap the up and down side buttons real fast then hold down the side button on the right until the phone turns off

joel chinloy - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

thanks it worked!!

Emilia -

this tip works fine and succes in my ipone. i think this trick only apply if your iphone not entirely frozen or hang. mine cant go to home but still can acces lock screen

dipta dadia - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

my phone is hang during update 13.3.1 i try to reboot but cant.. pls help me


chetan bairagi - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My phone won’t respond to touch it won’t shutdown it won’t reset and it won’t forceable shutdown how do you fix that!?

Bie 53 - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Worked on 3rd try! Thank you

broniebee - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

it did not work at first but i kept trying and it finally shut my phone off . it worked!

Beth Spallone - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I have tried the force restart instructions above, but after the phone shuts down and reboots it stays on the apple logo. Don’t know what to do!

jensencorbin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

it turned off and then turned back on and is stuck on apple logo.

Natalie Zayas-Bazan - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My phone was slammed down still worked perfectly until the battery died. Tried to charge it started charging then shut off and Apple symbol kept blinking off and on and now it is completely dead. Will force restart help that?

Elroy Smith - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

My ipad did that with the Apple logo flashing. It was the battery. It was the first tablet/phone I worked on myself. When I finally tore down my ipad, the battery was blown up. Once I changed it out, it works fine

Kayla Tobin - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Your explanation through pictures is awesome. My frozen XR is now finally working.


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