How to force restart / reboot your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Apple is known for having  a complete control over both the hardware and software aspects of its device, resulting in a solid product. Despite offering lower hardware specs such as less RAM, all the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are crushing the competition in their respective categories. It’s because of the facts that the hardware inside these devices and the mobile operating system control those components are optimized so well that both works in harmony with one another. Still Apple’s own iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices sometimes just won’t respond or can freeze. In such cases, it’s required to force restart or hard reboot your device.

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Jailbreak users often have to force restart or hard reboot their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. There are a number of reasons for that, such as an unstable jailbreak tweak, a jailbreak tool bug, or even the iOS itself could lead to such situations. The iOS device also becomes laggy and slow when they are not rebooted for a long period of time, resulting in background processes eating up a lot of system resource. In such scenarios, a hard reboot or force restart is what you need to bring your device back to normal operations.

How to force restart iPhone or iPad

While most of you already know the process, this guide is meant for the new iOS users or the ones who are still living in the dark. Simply follow the two simple steps to hard reboot or force restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch if it has become sluggish or freezing on you:

  1. Press and hold both the Home and Power button on your iPhone, simultaneously, for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Release the buttons only when your device restarts and the Apple logo on the screen appears.

That’s it! The device should go through the normal boot process. The device boot up time varies from device to device depending on the hardware inside. Apple’s latest iPhone devices reboot fairly quickly as compared to the old iPhone 4s or iPhone 5. Once the device is back on, you can use it as you normally do.

The hard reboot or force restart process is very simple and easy, but it can save you a lot of trouble and frustration of device acting sluggish and not responding quickly to your routine tasks.

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