when the iPhone is acting up or when you encounter a bug, your first instinct is usually to do a force restart where you tap and hold the Power and Home button for a couple of seconds. This nifty trick takes care of small bugs in the operating system (everything from battery issues to UI bugs). And as this is life, the same issues are bound to happen with the iPhone X down the line.
How to Force Restart or Hard Reset iPhone X
This has turned from an easy gesture to a bit of an orchestrated dance. You need to press two buttons in quick (and clear) succession and then hold another button. We’ll walk you through the steps 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 Side Button
Press and hold the Side button (Sleep/Wake button) till you see the Apple logo.
Try Resetting Settings and Then, the Phone
If force restarting doesn’t solve your issues, you’ll need to reset all settings. At the last resort is, of course, resetting your whole device (after taking an iTunes backup).
To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Restart.
- Press and hold the Side button (on the top right edge) and either Volume Button.
- When “slide to power off” appears, release buttons
- Slide the Power switch right.
Allow several seconds for the device to power off.
- With the device powered off, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears then release.