How to Restart iPhone When Screen Is Frozen

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever experienced the frustration of your iPhone screen freezing? It can be quite a nuisance, especially when you have important tasks to complete or calls to make.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this problem – restarting your iPhone. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to restart your iPhone when the screen is frozen.

Step 1: Press and Hold the Power Button

If your iPhone screen is frozen and unresponsive, locate the power button on the right side (or top for older models) of your device. Press and hold this button until you see the power-off slider appear on the screen.

Step 2: Drag the Power-Off Slider

Once you see the power-off slider, drag it from left to right to turn off your iPhone. This action will force your device to shut down.


If dragging the power-off slider does not work because of the frozen screen, move on to step 3.

Step 3: Force Restart

To force restart your iPhone, press and hold both the power button and volume down button simultaneously for about 10 seconds. Keep holding them until you see the Apple logo appear on your screen.


The method for force restarting may vary depending on which model of iPhone you have. For example, if you have an iPhone X or later models, press and quickly release the volume up button, then press and quickly release the volume down button, followed by holding down the side button until you see the Apple logo.

Step 4: Wait for Your iPhone to Restart

After performing a force restart, wait for a few seconds until your iPhone reboots. Once the Apple logo appears, it indicates that your device is restarting.

Step 5: Unlock Your iPhone

Once your iPhone has finished restarting, you will see the lock screen. Unlock your device by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (or by entering your passcode if you have one).


Restarting your iPhone can resolve many issues, including a frozen screen. By following the simple steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily restart your device and get it back to normal functioning.

Remember, if you are unable to force restart or experience persistent freezing issues, it may be helpful to contact Apple Support or visit an authorized service center for further assistance.

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