How to Do an iPhone 13 Force Restart

If trying to reset your iPhone by pressing and holding the Volume Up and Power keys hasn’t worked, you may be asking how to hard reset your iPhone 13.

If an app or service isn’t working on your phone, the soft reset method outlined above or the Shut Down option found in Settings > General > Shut Down should be your first option.

However, this isn’t always effective, especially when the device isn’t responding.

You can hard reset your iPhone 13 by pressing and releasing the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons, followed by pressing and holding the Power button until the phone turns off and the white Apple logo displays.

For more information, you can also watch this video on how to hard reset iPhone 13.

Summary – How to Perform a Hard Reset on an iPhone 13

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down button.
  3. Hold down the Power button.
  4. When you see the white Apple logo, release the Power button.

Our article continues below with more information on how to hard reset iPhone 13, including screenshots of the process.

While the iPhone can generally function effectively for weeks or months without needing to be turned off, something on the device, whether an app or a device service, may periodically cease working properly.

There are a few ways to switch off the phone while the screen is still active, but those options won’t help you if nothing on the phone responds to your touch.

When you are unable to use the “Slide to Power Off” option or the option through the Settings menu, our tutorial below will teach you another restart option that you may execute with just the physical buttons on the iPhone.

Related: How to Turn on Automatic App Updates on iPhone 14

How to Perform a Hard Restart on an iPhone 13

The instructions in this post were carried out on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.4.1.

You should go through and familiarize yourself with these instructions before proceeding since you will need to quickly go through the button-pressing sequence to accomplish the hard reset.

Step 1: Press and release the Volume Up button on the device’s left side.

press Volume Up

Step 2: Press and release the Volume Down button on the phone’s left side.

press Volume Down

Step 3: On the right side of the iPhone 13, press and hold the Power/Side button.

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Step 4: Release the Power button once the screen has gone black and the white Apple logo appears.

Now that you know how to hard reset iPhone 13, you can use it as a troubleshooting tool if your phone’s screen becomes unresponsive or stuck.

In the following part, we will go through how to do a factory reset, which will remove all of your iPhone’s content and settings.

Video About an iPhone Hard Reset

How to Perform a Factory Reset on an iPhone 13

While a hard reset might be useful for troubleshooting, a factory reset is often done when selling or trading in your iPhone.

It has a role as a last resort when trying to fix something on your iPhone, but you should avoid doing so until absolutely necessary, as it can take a long time and be laborious to restore all of your data to the device.

You should double-check that you have a current backup of the device in iTunes or iCloud.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose General.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Select Erase All Content and Settings from the menu.
  5. Tap Continue to complete the erasure of your iPhone.

Depending on how much data is on the device, the factory reset process may take some time. It may also take some time to restore from a backup if you intend to keep using the iPhone 13 that you are factory resetting.

How to Perform a Hard Reset on an iPhone 11 and Other Devices

The procedure for doing a hard reset is the same for other iPhone models that lack a Home button, such as the iPhone 11.

The hard reset/force restart method differs slightly if you have an iPhone with a haptic Home button, such as the iPhone 7.

To do a hard reset, press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously. Hold these buttons down when the phone screen turns dark, and then release them when you see the Apple logo show on the screen.

If you have an iPhone 6 or earlier, you can forcibly restart it by pressing and holding the Power button, then the Home button, until the device restarts. You may keep it held down until you see the white Apple Logo.

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