How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Series

Oct 11, 2022 - 2 Comments

iPhone 14 Pro

The all new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus offer some incredible features, and many users are getting their hands on these great new devices. But whether you’re upgrading from a prior model iPhone, or from an Android, you may be curious about how to perform one of the most common troubleshooting techniques used on iPhone; a force restart, or a force reboot.

Force restarting all iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 models is actually really simple, but like many things in the iPhone world, if the steps are new to you, then you may not find it to be the most obvious technical procedure. Don’t worry however, you’ll be forcibly rebooting your iPhone 14 series in no time.

Why should I force restart iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus?

You may be wondering why you would need to force restart your iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus, and that’s a valid question. The answer is typically for troubleshooting purposes.

If the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 is not responsive, say an app is frozen, or iOS itself is not responsive and frozen, then a forced restart almost always resolves the issue. Additionally, some apps may malfunction, or the iPhone may be engaging in some other strange behavior, and a forced restart typically fixes the problem. Or maybe wi-fi is suddenly not working, or Bluetooth is acting weird all of a sudden, those type of situations can also often be remedied with a forced restart.

How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Mini, & iPhone 14

Here’s how forced restarts work on iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button
  3. Press and hold the Power/Lock button, continue holding Power/Lock until you see the  Apple logo on the screen

Once the Apple logo appears on screen, you’ll know the forced restart is successful, and you can stop holding down any buttons.

And that’s it, that’s how you forcibly restart an iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.

And yes, a force restart is the same thing as a force reboot, and sometimes it’s called a force reset too, though it’s notable that nothing actually gets reset on the iPhone it just turns off and back on again right away, interrupting whatever is going on.

Knowing how to initiate a forced restart is really handy because it’s such a common troubleshooting trick, so be sure to try this a few times to memorize the button sequence.

Remember, it’s; Volume Up, Volume Down, hold Power/Lock until you see the  Apple logo – that’s not so hard now, is it?

What do you think of this process for initiating a force restart of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus models? Do you think it’s pretty easy, or do you wish it was easier? Do you use this technique often for troubleshooting, or for other purposes? Share your experiences, thoughts, and related discussion in the comments.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks, Troubleshooting

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  1. Donald says:

    It doesn’t work!!! Help…this is a new phone and had been charging.

  2. Joyce says:

    It didn’t work for Me -suggestions?

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