Restarting your iPhone 14 allows you to troubleshoot, apply certain changes, or just start fresh. Plus, restarting is easy: You can use your phone’s hardware buttons, a Settings option, or an on-screen menu. We’ll show you how.
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Use buttons to restart an iPhone 14
The most common way to reset an iPhone 14 is to use the buttons on your phone.
To do that, on your iPhone, press and hold the volume up or down button and the side button. When “Slide to power off” appears, slide the switch to the right.
Wait 15 seconds, and then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears. Your iPhone will now turn on.
Use settings to restart an iPhone 14
You can also use a Settings option to restart your phone. To do that, launch the Settings app on your phone. Then tap “General.”
Scroll down the “General” page to the bottom, then tap “Power off”.
Drag the “Slide to power off” slider to the right and your phone will power off.
Turn your iPhone back on by pressing and holding the Side button until an Apple logo appears on your screen.
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Use an on-screen menu to restart an iPhone 14
Your iPhone 14 offers an on-screen menu where you can tap on the “Restart” option to restart your phone. This is an accessibility feature and you’ll need to turn it on from your phone’s Settings app.
To do that, launch Settings on your iPhone. Then tap Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch. Activate the “AssistiveTouch” option.
On your phone screen, you will see a white dot. Touch this point to open a menu.
In the menu that opens, select Device> More> Restart.
Your iPhone will ask if you want to perform a reset. Tap “Restart” on the prompt.
Your iPhone will turn off and back on again.
Force restart an iPhone 14
If your iPhone 14 doesn’t respond to a normal restart, try force restarting your phone. This method ensures that your phone turns off and then turns back on, even if it doesn’t respond to your other touches.
To do that, press the Volume Up key and release it. Then press the Volume Down key and release it. Finally, press and hold the side button until an Apple logo appears on your screen.
Your iPhone is now forced to restart.
If your iPhone 14 issues persist, it’s a good idea to reset all settings on your phone to potentially resolve them.
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