If you have just upgraded to the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR, then chances are you are confused about how to force reboot your iOS device. The force reboot method on the newer iPhone models is different from older devices such as iPhone 7 or older as Apple has changed the buttons you are supposed to press in order to get the reboot process started. This is because these new iPhone models lack the Home Button, so as a workaround iOS only requires you to press the volume and power buttons to trigger the reboot process.
The force reboot method for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR is same as how you can force reboot iPhone X and iPhone 8, so if you have upgraded from last year’s models then you will feel right at home. For those who have upgraded from older devices such as iPhone 7 or older, it shouldn’t take you longer to get used to the new controls.
Knowing how to force reboot an iPhone XS is crucial as force rebooting it can be helpful in situations when it is stuck, showing black screen or is not functioning normal.
Force restart an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X or iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
So without any further ado, lets check out how you can quickly force reboot your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
- Press and release the Volume Up button.
- Then press and release the Volume Down button.
- Now press and hold the Power/Lock button.
- Keep the power button pressed until you see the Apple logo.
After the boot screen with Apple logo appears, you can let go of the power button and wait for your device to boot up. If your device fails to reboot try these steps again.