For some reason, when many people think Apple products, they think good quality and no problems. Well, SURPRISE, the quality may be good but the no problems idea is SO NOT REALITY. This is especially true with the latest version of iOS, version 11, which by all reports (experts, online forums, tech shops, etc.) is one the worst version yet. One simple way to resolve many issues, that Apple has included in all their phones, is to do a force restart of your device. So todays post will go over How To Force Restart iPhones (6,7,8,X)
Some Of The Know Issues – iOS
With iOS 11 some of the known issues are
- battery life issues
- message notifications or alerts sounds randomly not working
- the app store will no longer update existing apps
There are more, but you get the idea. Doing a force reboot doesn’t seem to be a permanent fix, however, it seems that doing a forced reset will at least get the device working properly for a period of time.
How To Force Restart iPhones
- On an iPhone 6S (or earlier)
Press and hold both the home and the side (or top, depending on the model) buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
- On an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
Press and hold both the side and volume down buttons for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
- On an iPhone X or iPhone 8
Apple changed the way to make emergency calls on the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Because this maneuver involves pressing and holding the side button and one of the volume buttons, the force restart routine changed as a result. Force restarting an iPhone X or iPhone 8 requires a three-button procedure:
- Press and release the volume up button -> Press and release the volume down button -> Press and hold the side button until the screen turns off and then turns back on. You can release the side button when the Apple logo appears.
- Forbes – battery life issues / the app store will no longer update existing apps
- Apple – message notifications or alerts sounds randomly not working