How to Restart iPhone XS Max, XS, XR or X - iPhoneHeat

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

Want to know how to soft reset restart iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone X? You have come to the right place. Apple removed the iconic Home button from its iPhone lineup starting with iPhone X. The 2018 iPhone models including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR continue to rock a front fully covered with display (minus the notch area.)

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Folks who are new to a Home button-less iPhone would be slightly confused about how to perform certain tasks that involved the use of the Home button. Apart from that, the company has also made changes to the steps required to reboot your iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR.

With every new iPhone, Apple tries to make the transition to the futuristic smartphone a smooth sailing. However, with a changed method to restart iPhone XS lineup, a user may ask: How to reboot iPhone XS / X / XS Max / XR? In fact, there are several ways to restart an iPhone X/XS/XR. We are going to cover all possible ways here.

A restart or soft reset can resolve numerous basic issues such as device crashing, freezing, cannot make or receive calls, won’t ring or vibrate, nonresponsive keypad, and device locks up. A soft reset or restart is just like restarting a computer and is one of the first steps in troubleshooting a device. A software reset/reboot/restart won’t affect the data on your device.

This is not the Hard Reset of Force restart guide for iPhone X lineup. For that check out this tutorial.

How to Reboot the iPhone XS / iPhone XR / iPhone X

Here is the quick and easy way to restart an iPhone XS / XR / X using the hardware button:

  1. Press and hold the Side button + either volume Up/Down button until the slider appears.
  2. Drag the Slide to power off slider to completely turn off the device.
  3. Once the device is off, press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

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With iOS 11 or newer, the Emergency SOS allows you to contact emergency services e.g. 911 sing the same buttons combination as a restart. If you keep holding the Side and Volume buttons for longer than 5 seconds, your iPhone will automatically dial emergency services.

How to Restart iPhone XS Max / XS / XR without using Slide Button

With iOS 11 or newer software version, Apple has included a feature under Settings app that allows you to reboot your iPhone without even touching the hardware button. Here is how to:

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom, and tap Shut Down.
  4. Once the device is off, press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

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How to Restart iPhone XR / XS Max / XS using Assistive Touch

If you don’t want to use hardware buttons or the Shut Down option inside the Settings app, you can AssitiveTouch to soft reset your iPhone:

  1. Launch Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Tap Accessibility
  4. Tap on Assistive Touch.
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  5. Flip the switch to On state.
  6. Tap on the Assistive Touch button.
  7. Go to Device and then more ().
  8. Finally, hit the Restart.
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Wrap Up

If you want to restart iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone 8 or any iPhone with a Home button, simply press and hold the Power/Side button and drag the “Slide to power off” slider to turn the device off. Once it’s completely off, press the power button again until you see the Apple logo.

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