How to Reset (Reboot) Your iPhone

by Michael on February 11, 2012 · 0 comments

Has your iPhone become unresponsive? Is it refusing to turn on or wake up? The good news is that you probably just need to reset (reboot) it to get it working again. So how do you reset an iPhone? Read on to find out…


The process is actually pretty simple… You just have to hold down the home an power buttons simultaneously for 10-15 seconds. Your screen will then go black (if it wasn’t already) and the silver Apple icon will appear.

In all likelihood, this will fix your problem. If not, you may need to put your iPhone in recovery mode reset it to factory settings. From there, you can restore your device from your latest backup.

If you do the factory restore/re-sync and the problem persists, there’s a good chance that you have corrupt file in your backup. In this case, you’ll need to sync your data instead of restoring from backup.

The downside of re-syncing your data vs. restoring from backup is that you’ll have to manually set all of your preferences if you don’t restore from backup. But at least all of your data will be safe!


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