Restarting your iPhone 14 allows you to fix issues, apply some changes, or just get a fresh start. 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 restart an iPhone 14 is by using the buttons on your phone.
To do this, 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, 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 this, launch the Settings app on your phone. Next, tap “General”.
Scroll down the “General” page, then tap “Stop”.
Drag the “Slide to power off” slider to the right and your phone will turn 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 will need to enable it from your phone’s Settings app.
To do this, launch Settings on your iPhone. Then tap Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch. Enable the “AssistiveTouch” option.
On your phone screen, you will see a white dot. Touch this dot to open a menu.
In the menu that launches, select Device > More > Restart.
Your iPhone will ask you if you want to perform a restart. Press “Restart” in the prompt.
Your iPhone will shut down and then turn back on.
Force restart an iPhone 14
If your iPhone 14 does not respond to a normal restart, try to force restart your phone. This method ensures that your phone turns off and then turns back on, even if it doesn’t respond to your other taps.
To do this, press and release the volume up key. Next, press and release the Volume Down key. 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 fix your issues.
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