How to Force Restart iPhone 11 [With Pictures]

How To Force Restart Iphone 11

Force restart is sometimes needed when something goes wrong with your iPhone 11. The steps to perform force restart on iPhone 11 is rather different with the previous version. That’s why you may want to take time and learn how to force restart iPhone 11.

In fact, force restart is not necessarily needed unless you don’t have any other option. There are some situations when you have to restart it, such as app crashing and network error. And when it comes to you, here’s how to power down and start your iPhone 11.

How to Force Restart iPhone 11

Being one of Apple’s newest smartphones, the iPhone 11 brings the same design as its predecessors the iPhone X-model. They share the same design with the physical buttons that are responsible for power on/off, force restart, enter recovery mode, and even disable face ID.

Compared to the earlier version, you’ll notice that Apple has ditched the home button. Instead, the newer model comes packed with physical buttons including two volume buttons on the left and a Side (Sleep/Wake) button on the right

That becomes the question, how to force restart the iPhone 11? When something is going wrong with your phone and you finally decide to restart, here’s what you need to do:

How To Force Restart Iphone 11
How To Force Restart Iphone 11
  • Long press the volume up button and side button at the same time.
  • You will see a power slider on the screen.
  • Swipe the slide to turn off the device.
  • Having done that, power on your iPhone by long pressing the side button.

This is a restart method recommended by Apple. But there’s always a hack to make force restart a little faster. Keep on reading.

Force Restart iPhone 11 Quickly

Force Restart Iphone 11 Quickly
Force Restart Iphone 11 Quickly

Now that you know how to force restart iPhone 11 the normal way, it’s time to make it a bit faster. Whether you don’t have much time or your phone is not able to display slide to power off, the following trick has got you covered.

  • Press the volume up button.
  • Press the volume down button.
  • Long press the side button.
  • Keep holding until the screen displays the Apple logo.

While holding the button, you might see Slide to Power off on the screen. Keep holding and your device will restart instead of shut down.

How to Enter Recovery Mode

The iPhone 11 comes packed with recovery mode that helps you with updates and data restore. Whenever you have trouble updating or restoring the phone, simply put the device in recovery mode and restore with iTunes.

Here’s how to enter recovery mode on iPhone 11:

  • Connect your phone to a computer. Be sure your computer has the latest version of iTunes.
  • Open iTunes on your PC.
  • Force restart by following these steps. Press and release volume up button. Press and release volume down button. Long press side button until it takes you to recovery mode screen.
Force Restart By Following These Steps. Press And Release Volume Up Button.
Force Restart By Following These Steps
  • At this point, you should see Connect to iTunes message. Release the side button.
  • Choose your device in iTunes.
  • Now you are in Recovery Mode. You can begin to restore or update iPhone software.
Now You Are In Recovery Mode. You Can Begin To Restore Or Update Iphone Software.
Now You Are In Recovery Mode

These steps also work on iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The key to get into recovery mode is that you can’t release the button even when Apple logo appears. Keep pressing the button until the screen shows recovery mode.

To exit recovery mode, you can long press the side button. “Connect to iTunes” screen will disappear and your iPhone should be back to iOS.

Learning how to force restart iPhone 11 is important, though this is the last thing you want to do with the iPhone. Whether you experience app crashing or other issues, force restart may help.