Hard Reset Your iPhone X

In Steps by David Lynch

When you perform a hard reset, your iPhone X abruptly restarts itself. Think of it like quickly pulling out and reinserting a plug to try and fix one of your electronic devices.

Why Should I Hard Reset My iPhone X?

If your iPhone X is frozen or unresponsive, a hard reset allows you to restart your device. It's important to note that a hard reset is only ever a temporary fix to a software problem because it doesn't address the underlying cause of the issue.

How Do I Hard Reset My iPhone X?

  • Hard Reset Your iPhone X
  1. Press the volume up button.
  2. Press the volume down button.
  3. Press and hold down the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the display.
  4. Your iPhone X will turn back on shortly after.

Pro Tips

  • Whenever possible, turn off your iPhone X the normal way rather than performing a hard reset. When you perform a hard reset, the programs running on your iPhone don't get the chance to shut down properly, which can cause further software issues down the line.
  • You may need to hold down the Side button for 15-30 seconds.