How to Restart iPhone XR: A Handy Guide to Solve the Frozen iPhone Screen

Apr 12, 2021 05:30 PM

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Tripboba.com - When your iPhone screen is black or frozen and unresponsive, a normal restart may not work. In case your iPhone is not responding and does not restart the normal way, a force restart can turn it back on.

Don’t worry, a forced restart doesn't delete anything on your iPhone. Keep scrolling to know how to restart iPhone XR correctly!

How to Force Restart iPhone XR

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Performing a force restart shouldn't erase any data, but it can come in handy if your iPhone XR freezes or needs troubleshooting. Here’s how to restart iPhone XR.

Method 1. Press and release quickly the Volume Up button. Or press and release quickly the Volume Down button.

Method 2. Finally, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears. After that, release. The screen will go dark temporarily while the iPhone shuts down and reboots. Keep holding the button until you see the logo.

How to Restart An iPhone XR: Soft Reset

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In case your Apple iPhone XR doesn't seem to be working completely as it should, you can overcome it in most cases by turning the device off and on again. Besides, you can also give it what's called a 'soft reset'.

When you are doing a soft reset, the operating system will be rebooted and all services are reloaded. If you use this reset method, all your personal files, data, and applications on the device will not be changed.

Here’s how to restart iPhone XR with the soft reset method.

  • To reboot Apple iPhone XR, press and release the volume up button. Press and release the volume down button. After that, press and hold the Side button until the screen turns off.
  • Apple iPhone XR will reboot automatically.
  • When the screen pops up, slide your finger across the screen to open it.
  • Meanwhile, if the screen doesn’t pop up, you can go to the next step.
  • The Apple iPhone XR has rebooted.
  • In case the problem persists then attempt using what is called a 'hard reset' to solve the problem. With a hard reset, the device is reset to factory settings.

Note: Unlike a soft reset, with a hard reset all your personal files, data, and applications on the device will be deleted.

How to Hard Restart iPhone XR

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Apple has focused on stability with iOS 12. However, it doesn’t mean your new iPhone XR won't crash or hang once on a blue moon. Such a scenario would require you to hard reset the iPhone XR is a commonly simple process.

However, in case previously you're from an older iPhone with a Home/Touch ID button, you might be wondering how to restart iPhone XR with a hard reset because it doesn't have a home button. Don't worry because the steps are still relatively easy and simple, just follow the steps of how to restart iPhone XR below.

Step 1: Press Volume Up

Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press Volume Down

Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and Hold the Side Button

Press and hold the Side button. You will see a Slide to Power off button, but keep holding the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

How to Restart iPhone XR When Frozen

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Restarting your Apple iPhone XR can help if you experience persistent reboots/resetting, freezing, crashing, or if the touch screen is not responsive.

Note: Since this device has a non-removable battery, a soft reset can be used to simulate a 'battery pull' when the device becomes unresponsive, hangs, or does not turn on.

In rare cases restarting can impact the data (e.g., backup in progress, cached data, etc.). Here’s how to restart iPhone XR.

Step 1

Press and hold the Side button (top right edge) and one of the Volume Keys.

Step 2

When 'slide to turn off' pops up, release the button.

Step 3

Slide the Power button to the right. Allow a few seconds for the device to turn off.

Step 4

With the device turned off, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo pops up then release. In case your device is not turned back on, charge the device partially and then try again.

That’s all about how to restart iPhone XR you need to know. Feel free to share this handy guide with your family and friends to help them too.

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