iPhone 11 Hard Reset - Force Restart

In rare cases, the iPhone freezes so that nothing works anymore. The display then no longer allows any input and key combinations for switching off or restarting no longer work. However, there is a key combination that can also help with a bugged app, an error in iOS and other crashes of the iPhone: the one for the hard reset. With an iPhone 11 hard reset you can force a restart on the iPhone 11. However, this is not a "reset" - your data, contacts, photos and other memory allocations are retained. Here you can find the instructions for the forced restart on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Force restart: iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro (Max) hard reset

Do you have to restart the iOS operating system on the iPhone 11 because an app is in an unpredictable loop, a system bug has paralyzed the device or another error has occurred? Then just use the following step-by-step guide for the iPhone 11 hard reset. In just a few steps, the restart is forced and your Apple smartphone works again:

  1. Briefly press the "volume up" button and release it again
  2. Briefly press the "Volume down" button and release it again
  3. Hold down the side button (right) until the Apple logo appears
With the iPhone 11 hard reset you can force the iOS restart if the Apple smartphone hangs up. If the display freezes, these step-by-step instructions will help you!

With the iPhone 11 hard reset you can force the iOS restart if the Apple smartphone hangs up. If the display freezes, these step-by-step instructions will help you!

Force restart iPhone 11 with a hard reset

If the iPhone 11 / Pro (Max) has hung up due to a software error, a faulty code is being executed or another bug is paralyzing the smartphone, the hard reset can help. This forces a restart of iOS, which should fix the error. If this occurs again and again and you have to play through the above instructions over and over again, then you should go to troubleshooting. Does the iPhone always hang up when you use a certain app? Then maybe you should uninstall it and find a replacement.

In addition to the Apple iPhone 11, Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, the procedure described also works on other models. So you can do the above steps for a iPhone 12 hard reset use. Or to force a restart on the iPhone X, iPhone XS (Max) or iPhone XR. The procedure works on almost all iPhone models that no longer have a home button. The home button is part of the hard reset when it comes to that iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone SE (1st gen) goes. 

Further information on the topic: Apple Support

Even more advice and help for iOS on the iPhone

In the Sir Apfelot blog you will not only find advice on the forced restart on the Apple smartphone. We also have a lot more help, instructions and recommendations for devices with iOS in stock. There are also articles on Mac and macOS, iPad and iPadOS, Apple Watch and watchOS, Apple TV and tvOS and much more. Here is a small selection:

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